like a lot of others, i was a big fan of the show "quantum leap" back in the day. it was always entertaining with a great storyline and a ton of special guest stars over the course of five seasons - like jennifer aniston, bob saget, melora hardin, teri hatcher. i remember hating the series finale, but i guess one bad episode out of 97 isn't too bad. and in all honesty, i'd totally forgotten about the show until i came across a marathon on the syfy network - which was happening because of a reboot that i didn't know was coming.
and then as i was going through the google, reading articles from several sources to get myself caught up on the new show, i found something that caught my eye. to celebrate the kickoff of the first season of the revamped "quantum leap," there was going to be a pop-up somewhere out in hollywood that would offer the chance to fill up your gas tank based on gas prices from 1985. they promised a fun drive-thru experience complete with trivia, breakdancers, swag and snacks.
my friend said "you're driving to hollywood for cheap gas? you drive a tesla!"
while that's true, the old lady's always looking for a great deal. and she's usually up for a fun adventure like this as long as her work schedule allows. and as luck would have it - well, you can see where this is going.
after we dropped the bean off at school, we hopped right onto the freeway and made the trek out to hollywood to find the check-in lot and hopefully score some fuel for a mere $0.91 per gallon. we followed the directions and joined the line of cars that wrapped around the block, with a sweet view of the famous capitol records building.
with news of the promo being spread on the radio that morning, we were prepared to wait (and potentially not even snag any gas). but we were pleasantly surprised to find that line moved fairly quickly thanks to the staffers running the show. they were friendly, organized, and had their shit together. pretty soon we were right in front of the entrance:
and then we pulled into the lot and went through the quantum leap "accelerator."
we drove past some signage with the rules for the event.
and then we were directed to join one of the lines of cars waiting to receive further instructions.