Friday night, I’m hanging out with Brad Pitt. And 299 other people, but whatever.
The upcoming movie Moneyball, which highlights how Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager put a successful team together on a shoestring, and starring Brad Pitt is filming at the Oakland Coliseum. And since the filming is scheduled around the A’s game schedule, most of it is taking place late, late at night. Or early, early in the morning depending on how you look at it.
So a few weeks ago, one of my girlfriends found a link to sign up to be an extra in the movie. I’ve never been an extra in a movie before! This is practically bucket list material. And to be an extra in this movie is particularly appropriate because I actually used to work for the Oakland A’s, so somehow it all seems fitting that of COURSE my baseball fan self should be filling those bleacher seats. There were a variety of time selections, but I opted for fulfilling this bucket list moment in the middle of the night so that A) Timing doesn’t interfere with my day to day reality and B) No babysitter needed as she and my husband will both be asleep at home. My official call time is 10:30pm to 5:30am. I know I can rock this because A) I basically stay up way too late every night anyway, B) I definitely have seen the sun rise from inside a Kinko’s while in college, C) I’ve made it through teething and breastfeeding in the middle of the night. I don’t even need coffee I’m going to rock this so hard.
Just to keep us all awake, they are raffling off flat screen televisions, DVD’s, baseball memorabilia, cameras, autographs, a laptop computer, bobbleheads, baseballs, kids fan packs and paid extra walk-on parts in the movie. Who could sleep through that? I’m certainly feeling lucky. And they keep it rolling with the food and beverage carts all night long. And I love a good snack.
So while you are crawling into your cozy bed on Friday night, think of me, rocking A’s gear from 2002, a Kraft Services doughnut in one hand, foam finger in the other, 423 feet away from Brad Pitt, and making a bucket list memory.