(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Los Angeles — Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 — Following the second day of LACC which took place at the L.A. Convention Center. Almost a mile down the road at the Mayan, an historic after party took place.
The after party titled Raiders of the Hidden Temple takes its name from the legendary Nickelodeon game show Legends of the Hidden Temple and the iconic first Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Mayan itself was already perfectly fit for this theme, but there was extra decor added in including an Indiana Jones idol replica. There were two featured acts with the first being the voice of everyone’s favorite character that “lives in a pineapple under the sea,” Spongebob Squarepants.
Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas performs throughout L.A. and earlier in the day, Kenny was the second panelist on the main stage at the convention following the 20th anniversary reunion of Jimmy Neutron: Buy Genius.
Kenny and his band performs covers of Motown Classics and other great R&B/ Soul songs of the 60s. At one point Kenny was out singing in the audience. This performance wouldn’t be complete without “The Best Day Ever” and “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” both coming from Spongebob Squarepants. Due to time constraints a few songs were cut from the performance. The Hi-Seas include are a 11-piece band with three backing vocalists, a guitarist, bassist, drummer, keyboards, and horns.
The next performance came from supergroup The Action Figures made up of actors Scott Grimes (American Dad), Greg Grunberg (Star Wars), childhood actor Brad Savage, and Dynasty’s Jack Coleman, and artist Nick Marzock. Their guests included The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s, and everybody’s favorite Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers). The Action Figures played a number of incredible covers like Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker’s “American Girl,” Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” The Action figures have performed at not only various comic conventions but also American Idol, The Tonight Show, and Nascar.
Greg Grunberg from Star Wars the Force Awakens. Photos by Alex Kluft
Actor Adrain Pasdar (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) on guitar at the After Party. Photo by Alex Kluft