Hollywood was sweating global climate destabilization last Sunday night
Variety.com - Tents moments: "With Oscars coming on Sunday, this is the most stressful week of the year in Hollywood. No, not over who's going to win or lose: The big question on everyone's lips is 'How many parties am I going to get invited to?' The calendar is chockablock with pre-Academy Awards events. Nobody could possibly attend all of them; nobody really wants to. They just want to make sure they're invited -- to feel, you know, loved and important.
But if the potential partygoers are stressed out, that's nothing compared to the planners. Aside from the usual stress that goes into working out details for a major Hollywood event, they have to contend with one more horrifying factor: wet ground.
The punishing rains of the last few weeks have left virtually every area in town filled with potholes and puddles, which do not easily mix with formal wear. Now, aside from flowers, candles and tiki torches on the walkway to the parties, the planners have to make sure the red carpet is dry.
Sure, the Oscars have survived rainy days before, but the last time was when the show was held at the Music Center downtown. The mixture of Hollywood Boulevard and rain hasn't been tested. Though rain's not forecast for the weekend, the planners go pale at the mere mention of more showers.
Still, Hollywood is putting on a brave face. The show must go on, and so must the party. [...]"