Last week I was listening to the radio on my way to get my hair done specifically for this event with the hopes that I would wait in line that Saturday to get tickets into the event. 101.9 The Mix announced a give away of VIP wristbands. You had to listen at 6:20 and call or do whatever they ask to get the tickets. I tried to call in but each time I dialed I got a busy signal or my call couldn't go through. Since they were only looking for caller 10 I gave up shortly after starting. I went and got my hurrrr did and was super excited.
We had our plan ready for what would happen Saturday.
The next day I just so happened to get on Facebook, I surprisingly spend less time on Facebook then I used to but got on there anyway. The Mix had the Breaking Dawn poster up
I dial... I dial like I've never dialed a phone in my life. I get a busy signal... dial again. It rings... Koz picks up. I'm freaking the fuck out! "Hi yeah I'm calling about the Breaking Dawn red carpet event." "Yep so how many wolves are on the poster?" "Seven, there's seven wolves!" "Yeah." "Did I win???" "Yes you won!" "HOLY FREAKING CRAP!" I give Koz all my information... blood type, social security number, promises of my first born child.... and I'm still freaking the fuck out! My voice is shaky, my hands are shaky and the rest of the night goes by in a blur.
Cut to five days later and the 6 of us pile in UAB's van and head downtown to House of Blues. You can read UAB's account of her line experience Saturday here. From here on out you are getting the "WTF is going on? But we're VIP..." version of today from me.
When we get down there at quarter to 2 there is the general line where Naughty and I split from the group to head inside to the box office to check in... we were there so early they were barely setting up things for the event inside. The lady at the box office tells me and Naughty that we have to come back at 4:15... we head to the bagel shop to have a snack and use the facilities. After we finish up at the bagel shop (where I had to scrape gum off the bottom of my shoe, yuck!) I found MamaCougar in line. We chatted for a few before NHB and I got a bit antsy and went to look for the VIP line, just in case.
There was a bit of a cluster fuck when it came to where VIP should have lined up so we were like #20 and 21 in line.
Naughty and I check in and get our pink/purple shiny wristbands and some raffle ticket cards for our pictures and autographs. They send us up to the third balcony and just above us the red carpet was set up for interviews...
|Christina Perri and yes she is in this picture.. it's like Where's Waldo|
I head back out and take more pictures of the red carpet interviews.. it was a strange set up. We had to do a lot of 'cameras randomly in the air while standing on tip toes' to get pictures. Thank god for zoom lens! At one point Charlie went to a box on the lower level balcony. Naughty turned and saw him... she was like "Hey Charlie!" we all turned to look and he took our picture of us taking his picture.
|Who is this? Ahhh right Dr. Cullens hot dark haired twin Peter.|
During the red carpet interviews people were taking pictures of us from up on the balcony and some came down to take pics. One guy came over and asked to take my picture because he wanted to get my shirt in the pic. I said sure so he took a couple.. I was scrunching Edwards face at first so you couldn't tell it was a Twilight shirt. I don't even want to know where that pic ends up. UAB, me and only a hand full of other people wore Twilight shirts which is surprising considering the amount of crazies there.
After the interviews were done they lined us all up again and were taken to our group picture. Oh good lord Charlie is so freaking hot in person. I couldn't look into his eyes so I starred at his pecks as I walked up towards him. Naughty couldn't decide where to stand... she wanted to be between Jackson and Charlie. I wanted to be between Jackson and Peter. Clearly that was not going to work. Peter and Nikki were talking when Naughty walked up. She will have to recount the exact words spoken but Nikki told her she could stand wherever she wants and so she jumped right in next to Jackson. When she grabbed on to him he said mmmmmmm or maybe it was more a growl? Again she will have to tell you exactly what went down. I was a spaz and said "Oh my god this is so exciting!" Ashley laughed and said "Oh yeah?" Charlie didn't say anything but I probably would have dropped to the floor hearing that accent so freaking close to me. It was more than enough I got to wrap my arm around him and damn it... I thought I was touching Jackson on the other side of Ashley... turns out Naughty had to burst my bubble and tell me it was her I was touching LOL.
|Carlisle, Rosalie, Naughty, Jasper, Alice, MKC, Demetri|
Peter, Nikki, Marie, Jackson, Ashley, Kassie, Charlie
What a group!
Here are the pictures I got from the Q&A
|They brought some random girl up bc there was an extra seat.|
It was Dean's chair but whatevs.
|Peter pretending to stage dive when someone asked him to come down off the stage.|
|Jackson talking about showing a clip and Peter Kanyeing him.|
"Jackson imma let you show that clip in a minute..."
Bravo Peter, spot on!
|Jackson busting out the harmonica.|
Someone gave him a monkey hat... it's on his chair!
Me: Hi, I follow you on Twitter, you are sooo funny!
Charlie: You do? *seems genuinely surprised* Well keep following there's more to come.
Nikki: You're welcome! (that did not go as planned lol)
Me: I was here to see 100 Monkeys in July, the show was AMAZING!
Jackson: Really? Thank you so much! *smirk* (I died a little every time he did that over the course of the night)
Me: OMG I totally freaked out on you guys earlier.
Ashley: That's okay. We love it! (oddly she sounded just like Alice lol)
Me: Thank you!
Christina: You're welcome
Me: I love your ring (it looked like a piano) cute!
Christina: This is just a junky piece of jewelry.
Me: Those are the best kind of jewelry.
|Annnd that's my poster!|