By Cheryl Lee Latter
From South Bend To North Bend – My Twin Peaks Trip Across the US
March 1st- On this day in Twin Peaks – Jacques cabin, Fleshworld, Audrey gets her way into One Eyed Jack’s.
On Sunday morning, there was a Q&A with the cast. All except Sherilyn, but maybe she isn’t a morning person.
It was sweet to see their interactions and hear their stories, and a big treat to have Charlotte Stewart recount her memories of working with Lynch and Jack Nance.
There was genuine friendship and camaraderie between the cast members, and it was good to see so many that were just at the start of their careers 30 years ago recall such positive experiences. The bond between them is a beautiful thing.
See Steven Miller’s fabulous video here:
At the end of the Q&A, many fans gathered for a Log Lady Parade, a concept envisioned by Blake Morrow, and executed beautifully by Aaron Cohen.
It was a lovely thing to see fans dressed as Margaret, each reciting one of her lines, some funny and some moving, in loving memory of Catherine Coulson. And even lovelier to see the cast have an emotional response to it, especially the quotes from Fire Walk With Me.
Everyone did such a wonderful job of capturing Catherine’s creative spirit. I’m sure she would have taken great joy from it.
It seemed that Saturday at the convention was the big Twin Peaks day. Sunday was a bit quieter, with more Cosplay and non-Peaks fans.
It did mean we had lots of time to see the cast with no queues, as they were just milling about a bit more.
I’m used to the UK Fest being my main Peaks events, where the cast are around all day and accessible, but this was even more so. They were just in the room all day, and so relaxed and friendly. It was a great atmosphere. They even let us sneak into each other’s photos without paying.
As it was a quieter day, we had more time to explore Fayetteville and to hang out with other fans. So many people made the trip here, not just from the US, but from Europe and Canada. It was so good to reconnect with old friends and to make so many new ones.
Twin Peaks fans really are the best in the world, and the love and sincerity we carry for the show, and each other, is truly magical.
It was such a positive and enriching weekend, no-one wanted it to end. It’s always difficult to say goodbye to friends you only see rarely. I’m sure we’ll see each other in the trees again one day, though.