In search of fame and fortune, many Nebraskans have headed to the bright lights of California.
Johnny Carson, Henry Fonda, Dick Cavett all made it in L.A. Now names like Rex and Taylor hope for their own Hollywood ending.
In a universe of stars, Husker Nation shines bright. Get ready, Tinseltown, the Big Red is here. From Atkinson and Kearney respectively, Paul Seger and Morgan Montgomery find themselves a long way from home.
Los Angeles is just a little different than Atkinson.
"Little bit. Little bigger, not much, little bit," Seger joked.
"Only been in a few traffic jams, Montgomery added.
Seger responded, "I'm the driver and it's not much fun but some people decided they wanted to be in a traffic jam on the way here and I fulfilled that wish, knocked it off the bucket list."
Kellie Wilkinson sure isn't in Kansas any more.
"This is my first airplane ride," the 24-year-old said.
With a big match-up along the Sunset Strip, Husker fans are making their presence known.
Wilkinson said, "We went to Wisconsin last year so we're tying to travel once a year so it's perfect. California's a perfect trip."
Some come in search of Nebraska legends. UNK grad Frank Ryan and his wife Barbara, of Omaha, stopped on Johnny Carson's star on the Walk of Fame, at Hollywood and Vine.
"We were here 25 years ago in Hollywood, which is her big thing, so we're back visiting," Frank explained.
Barbara pointed out she's the movie buff in the family. "Very much so. Don't ever ask . If you ask, I'll tell."
There are plenty of Nebraska ties, even an NTV connection on the walk of fame with Marg Helgenberger. But you don't have to be in the cast of CSI to see evidence of Big Red pride.
Husker fans know what to expect at the famed Rose Bowl.
"Very red, a sea of red as they say," Barbara Ryan said.
To be sure, the "city of angels" has its sights.
Morgan Montgomery listed off some of her favorites. "Skyscrapers, Hollywood sign, pretty cool."
But that's not why they made the trip.
"I think the highlight's still to come," Atkinson native Ben Gossman said.
As they say, there's no place like Nebraska.
Barbara Ryan summed it up. "you have never experienced college football until you have experienced the Big Red."