Monday, August 22, 2011

Dick Van Dyke at D23 Expo 2011



Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix perform a cappella on Day 1 of the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 19, 2011.

Seating was VERY limited for this special Dick Van Dyke appearance, with the line starting about 3 hours in advance of the start time. I recorded only a fraction of the numbers they sang since I wanted to soak in the experience as well as film it.

Dick Van Dyke is amazingly spry for his age and as charming as ever. My favorite song of the session was him reprising his role Mr. Dawes Senior in "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank." Dick Van Dyke joked that he didn't need any makeup now for the character. :-P

At the end of the performance (before an encore song), my friend Cheska helped present Dick Van Dyke with a commemorative Mary Poppins giclée print!

To see more videos of this Dick Van Dyke & the Vantastix performance at D23, I recommend checking out youtube.com/mrdaps.