One of the fun things to be able to do at the D23 Expo is to meet a variety of Disney-type celebs from Imagineers, historians, actors, singers and composers. My kids have grown up with the music of Michael Giacchino ("juh-key-no") who has contributed much to the Pixar music catalog. So when we found out he had a signing scheduled, we immediately put that on our schedule as a priority.
Disney Music Emporium has been a popular fixture at the D23 Expo. With the popularity of vinyl, their booth has become more popular. We were able to choose our record and each get a wristband for the signing. I was appreciative that we could do this the day before the signing.
My youngest daughter loves the score from Inside Out and her favorite character is Sadness. There was a special 45 RPM that was being individually sold. You could buy the character's music/record. So that is what I bought to get signed. You could choose to have your actual viynl and/or art cover signed
Giacchino was genuinely nice and did take a minute to greet and talk with each person who approached him. I thanked him being the soundtrack of my kids' childhood. The cast members at the booth were super nice and even took our cameras to capture the moment. I was thankful that they weren't too pushy and did not rush people through the organized line.
My older daughter and husband, MacSparky, both chose a Star Wars record, Rouge One. My daughter would have choose Ratatouille and MacSparky would have reached for The Incredibles but those weren't available at the booth. But they were both happy to have the opportunity and purchase such a great soundtrack. MacSparky actually told Giacchino how excited he was when he heard that he (Giacchino) had gotten the opportunity to write music for the Star Wars franchise.
Happy Music Monday!