August 1, 2009: tanster’s report
Here is my report of The Office Fan Tour from August 1, with guest Bobby Ray Shafer. Lots of photos and a few videos, too!
Or as Bobby Ray calls it, Get On The Bus With Bob. :)
A great time was had by all. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you, fun folks of Scranton!
Photo credit: Andrea
My boyfriend Sandy (a self-professed Office “widower”) and I took the red-eye flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia on Friday night. We had a 3-hour layover, and then an extra hour of waiting added on top of that due to a flight delay.
After our Philadelphia/Wilkes-Barre flight arrived, Tucker met us at the airport and took us to our hotel, the Lackawanna Radisson, where we had just enough time to drop off our suitcases and freshen up. Then it was off to the Mall at Steamtown for the start of the tour!
There are signs all over the Mall at Steamtown celebrating The Office, including this one right above the elevator.
Watching various welcome videos, including the video that Scranton sent the show to persuade them to put on The Office Convention back in 2007. It’s pretty funny!
Bobby Ray Shafer signing autographs.
Bobby Ray graciously obliged every request for photos and autographs, and was also really hilarious, cracking jokes all throughout the tour.
This made me laugh to no end. Bobby Ray started posing for photographs with a cardboard cutout of Phyllis’ head!
Hanging out with the Vances.
Here’s a short video that Sandy shot at the Mall at Steamtown, right before we got on the buses: