As the Netflix Rolling Roadshow (operated and conceived by Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse crew) continues to roll, reports have flown in rapidly to chronicle the stop in Dyersville, Iowa. The Rolling Roadshow stopped in Dyersville for a special screening of Field of Dreams on (part of) the farmland used for the beloved father/son baseball flick. Not only did the show reportedly draw around 5,000 fans, but star Kevin Costner attended. And played a set with his rock band. Mark Caro writes up some coverage for the Chicago Tribune, that includes:
Costner’s star power no doubt had much to do with the large crowd, which skewed more female than male (even though “Field of Dreams” is one of the rare movies that make grown men cry) and ranged from boys in baseball uniforms scooping commemorative gravel into water bottles to a sizable gray-haired contingent. It wasn’t your standard rock ‘n’ roll crowd, but Costner used the occasion as a coming-out party for his still-unnamed band.
His 75-minute set preceded the screening, and he received a hero’s welcome as he walked through the audience wearing a goatee, sunglasses, a baseball cap (which he eventually turned backward), blue jeans and a “Field of Dreams” gray T-shirt under an unbuttoned dark shirt.
“This was the first time it felt right to come back,” Costner told the crowd before getting to the business at hand. “Let’s break the mystery of what you think you’re going to hear right now. Fair enough?”
Thanks to John for the heads up.