Cleveland Comic Con / Wizard World

Wizard
Hello!
I’ll try to make this short and sweet but there is soooooooooooo much to talk about. Let us begin where Pat and I were going to purchase the 3 day weekend pass but ended up just getting tickets for Saturday. It was $107.00 for the two of us, $45 a piece plus some crazy amount of tax. However Pat and I were planning this for some time now so we were prepared to pay the price. We had never been to a #ComicCon before and with this being #Cleveland‘s first we just had to check it out. #ClevelandComicCon Now my husband is a geek and loves his super heroes and comic books, so he was excited for other reasons. I on the other hand was all about the celebrities that would be occupying their little booths. One celebrity in particular was Scott Wilson / #HershelGreene from The Walking Dead (TheWalkingDead) , and I was going to snag him for sure. The sucky thing about all of this was that you had to pay for a picture and then pay for an autograph but not all of us had a million dollars. But I had a few bucks in my pocket and went there expecting to spend some of it, I wasn’t leaving there without a picture with a celebrity.When we got there, we headed straight to the back where all the celebs were caged in little areas. We headed over to where Scott Wilson was, it was very exciting…for me. At most of the booths you could pay in cash for a picture (selfie) or an autograph or both but at a cheaper rate. You also could chat it up with them for a bit and then move a long. Wizard World was offering “Photo ops” for a lot more money but they were professionally taken, and you got a free print out of it. I didn’t need all that and was content with an average photo with my own camera. Pat forced me to get in line and do my photo op with Scott before it was too late. As I was scooting through the line I made eye contact with Scott and we had a small conversation before I made it to him. So I did, paid my $20 and got a picture with Mr.Wilson, I didn’t want to pay another $30 for an autograph. When I got up there he asked for a hug, and of course I gave him one. He was super sweet and talked to us for a minuet.
Scott Wilson
When all was done Pat and I went our separate ways. He was going to look at all the toys and booths and I was going to hang out with the celebrities. I wanted to meet more but I didn’t want to pay for it, so I decided to try and catch them in between. It didn’t work out so well:
1) Seth Gilliam / #GabrielStokes from #TheWalkingDead had a booth next to Scott. I saw him leave his area and book it across the floor, so I followed him. I made it to him and asked for a quick picture, he acted as though I wasn’t there. He was frantically looking around for something, I asked if he was on a mission and he said yes. So I let him go but I still followed him, lol. The whole time I kept an eye out and nobody even noticed him so I wasn’t to nervous about drawing any unnecessary attention. On his way back, I hung behind and let him pass me. I walked back up to him and asked Seth again. He said no and told me I could go to his booth if I wanted a picture. I told him maybe I would and he said ok. That’s when I decided I wasn’t going to give him my money, his booth remained empty for most of the time. I felt one quick selfie wouldn’t have hurt anything.
Seth Gillum
2) Lou Ferrigno / #TheIncredibleHulk was next, his booth was more open and was easier to get to. At one point he left his post to talk to someone, I waited till he came back. When he did, I “accidentally” walked into his path to make contact, which I did. He put his large hand on my tiny Shoulder and we exchanged words. He stood there for a second, we were kinda behind the black wall. I took this chance to ask him for a selfie, I said “Can we take an illegal selfie real quick?” he hesitated, and then sad no and pointed to his booth. For a moment I felt he was going to say yes but the power of the #WizardWorld people must be stronger than I thought.
 Lou
3) Adrian Paul / #Highlander had left his booth he was on the move and I literally had to jog to catch up with him. I reached him and got his attention, he turned around and apologized but he couldn’t, and then a staff member came running towards us saying he had to go and he couldn’t stop. Then he disappeared into the photo op section, I think he had an appointment with paying customers. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and let this one slide.
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4) James Marsters / #Spike from #BuffytheVampireSlayer and #Angel. This was towards the end of the day and I wasn’t even looking for him when I happened to look up and saw him walking towards me. So of course I asked if it would be ok for a picture and he apologized but couldn’t, the guy he was with said the same thing and then they walked away.
Spike
I was denied 4 times and wasn’t feeling it anymore, I had failed. It might not have been so bad if I had recordings of the rejections but I thought I would get the selfie (plus I had to act fast) so I had to have my camera ready just in case. Anyways, I kept circling the booths with $60 burning a hole in my pocket, I wanted one more celebrity. My back was hurting me my feet and legs hated me but I kept on, at one point Pat found me and forced me to eat something.

I was able to sneak a selfie of myself and Lou

Lou and I

and myself and Jason David Frank, The Green and White #PowerRanger.

Jason David Frank

I finally decided who I was going to get a picture with next, Drea de Matteo from #TheSopranos and #DesperateHousewives ( I LOVE and MISS DHW). My main decision had a lot to do with that she was the cheapest at $20 for a picture. I would have gotten a picture with everyone but since my money tree withered up, I had to resort to penny pinching and thus my decision to snag Drea. She was starting to put her jacket on so I jumped right in, she was kind enough to spare some time. Her handler took 2 pictures like super quick, I thanked her and walked off. I took a look at the pictures of us and I looked horrible. One, my eyes were closed and the other, I had a stupid look on my face. So I walked back over there and asked for a redo, that I’d even erase the other two. She said “I didn’t have to do that” and she would take another one with me. We joked around, and the guy kept taking picture after picture. At one point she even tickled me, it was a fun and awkward photo shoot. I thanked them and then went on my way, making sure to check and see that I had a good picture. Out of the dozen or so I was able to find a nice one.

Drea

Well, this is the longest blog of your life and I apologize but I can’t help myself. I promise, it’s almost over.

It was after 5 or 6 and most of the booths were cleared out, I decided to call it quits. I found Pat sitting at a table and joined him, it was nice to rest. As we were chilling I saw that Adrian was packing it up for the night and last minuet I had to get a picture with him too. I walked over and put on my cutest smile, they were kind enough to let me sneak in a quick one. The man that was with Adrian took the picture for us and of course before I could leave I had to check to see if I looked good in it. Adrian, looks at me and goes “Is it good?” I nodded yes, he smiled, I thanked him and that was that.

Adrian

When that was all said and done, we made our way towards the door when my husband told me there was a #DoctorWho actor over here taking pictures with people. I never watched the show or knew any of the actors in it but I jumped in to get a picture with the guy anyways. I Googled the show but couldn’t find this guy anywhere, I saw someone had tagged him as the tenth doctor and some of the pictures looked like him. Well, I posted the picture but was told that wasn’t the actor but a look a like. OH well, my mistake. I did find that he is on a web series about the show on YouTube, so that kinda counts…right?

Doctor Who

Finally the floor was closing and we decided it was time to leave. We had a nice adventure but Pat was disappointed that the comic books were not as plentiful as he would have liked. I thought Wizard World was a little greedy with everything, especially with the celebrities and all the fees. I also think that Wizard World has strict rules, which was why I was dissed on the selfies. It seemed some wanted to take the picture but that they were scared to death to give in, haha. I’d like to know how that all works, and who gets paid and where all the money goes to. For now, I’ll keep a low profile. Maybe some day, I’ll figure it out.

I would have LOVED to get more celebrity faces and I feel that I tried really hard to make that happen but the cards were against me that day. I also didn’t get any autographs, just money I felt I better  hold onto for food and such and it’s not like I plan on selling the autographs anyways…so no need for them at this time. PLUS. I like a picture anyways, shows proof you were there and is worth a thousand words from what I hear.

ALSO, might I add. Everyone was super friendly, from the staff, to the customers, all the booth people and mostly the celebrities. Can’t be easy sitting there for hours having the same conversation with creepy fans day after day. Mad props and a great big THANK YOU!

 

There were other celebrities floating around too, these were the ones I got pictures of. There are a few others I didn’t recall seeing while I was there or missed completely, exciting –  I KNOW!

 Billy Boyd

 Billy Boyd

      Bruce Campbell

 Bruce Campbell

Corey Feldman

   Corey

William Shatner

  Shatner

Ian Somerhalder

Ian

     Michael Rowe 

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Gregg Henry 

  Gregg

Joey Lauren Adams

  Joey Lauren

Sean Gunn

 Sean Gunn

 

A lot of the celebrity folk hung out and around the Cleveland area, including the Casino AND were nice and taking pictures…probably for free I might add. Next time I’ll pay more attention and chill at the Black Jack tables, I might have better luck. It’s very hard though to be on call, especially living on the eastside which is a good 15 to 20 minutes away, not like I can just take a walk down the block. Parking is expensive and traffic can be horrible, not to mention the weather we’ve been having here lately.

I think that is it for now, enjoy the pictures. Some of the staff were super serious and wouldn’t let you take pictures of the stars but I did my best. I have more pictures that maybe I’ll upload later.

Ohhh and I went back before I left and gave Scott another hug, we talked for a minuet and then I let the man be. If I was thinking I could of had Pat take pictures or record it…but I didn’t think of it till after the fact. Also. It appears that Mr.Wilson hugs everyone, young, old, and ugly. I thought we shared a moment…I still think I was his favorite though.

Thank you for your patience, I know this was long.

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Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

Hello everyone!!
Saturday (1/31/15) night Shari and I attended a concert at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, this club has only been open for about 4 or 6 months, it actually appears to be apart of the same building the Cleveland Improv is located.

Initially we thought it was just a bar type situation, we would go, order some food, have a couple of drinks and enjoy the show. But it turns out this is more of a club and we had to purchase tickets to get inside. Bummer. This wasn’t in the budget, so now we had to make plans for our plans because we still wanted to meet Jeff Daniels. AND at this point if you’re like “#JeffDaniels, the actor?” I will add that you are correct. I thought the same thing but looked it up and he has been writing and signing for sometime now. His son has the band #TheBenDanielsBand and I guess Jeff is floating around with him for a little bit.

Moving on.

I made contact with the club and they told me to check out FlashSeats, last minute, I did and got 2 tickets for $13 total. Normal ticket prices were like $30 a piece, so we lucked out.

Shari picked me up around 7 and we made our way downtown, took us a minuet to find the place but we did and parked. Parking was $6, not horrible. As we walked to the entrance we checked out the surroundings to see where the exit door would be and the possible escape rout. There was one place, the side of the building and pretty close to the actual main doors. There was a black van that looked like it could hold some band equipment. We felt pretty confident that this would be the spot we needed to be after the show. As we made our way in and up the stairs we saw a table that had a sign reading CD’s and merchandise. Hoping that he would hang out there afterwards and we could just do a wham, bam, thank you ma’am and leave.

Inside was what I would describe like a smaller wedding type hall, lined with tables. We were seated pretty close to the stage and sat at a table with other peoples. Shari and I ordered some food and a couple of beers and enjoyed our night.

Jeff and the Ben Daniels Band came out on time and began playing. I liked the music, it was upbeat for most of the time with hints of humor in it.

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Jeff talked a lot and explained how he came up with the idea for certain songs, and was very informative. He also had a pretty decent raspy voice, I was impressed.

 

The night ended and they said their goodbyes, Shari and I waited for our check and made our way out. The table we passed on the way in was bare so we knew that we were going to have to head out into the cold.

When we got outside we saw that there were a few people waiting already and in the spot we figured. However these folks were the eBay people with their little clipboards and printed pictures of Jeff Daniels.

Then one of the band mates came out and looked like a deer in headlights when he saw all 6 of us standing out there. He was kind of rude and told us we could not stay there, that they had to leave and get back to Michigan before the HUGE snow storm. Anyways. All the eBay people left and it was just Shari and I and then 2 other woman who were kind of waiting behind us.

Well to make this story longer, it started getting really cold and it was taking forever for Jeff to come out but we were gonna to wait and make sure Jeff denied us and not his security.

Finally he came out and the security made a line, at one point the guy in front of me turned to look at me and then stepped in my way. Annoying. But I was recording the whole time. Jeff walked out and ignored us pretty much, you can hear him saying he can’t and he might of said thank you or something IDK. Anyways. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t take a minuet for a quick picture. I guess it is what is it but I am a bit salty about it.

 

All and all it was a nice evening and pretty cheap, glad we went.

Check out the videos above, just click on the links and they will take you to my YouTube page…which you can also subscribe to.. (Hint, Hint, Wink, Wink)

Oh and we met a nice couple sitting at our table, I feel bad I didn’t get their name but they were big supporters of our “stalking”. Love meeting new people!!

Thank you to everyone, hope you enjoyed our little adventure. Please, like, comment, and share with all your close friends.

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I’m BACK!

Woah!!

I don’t know what happened (and I’m not sure if I am fully functional yet) but thanks to my buddy Johnny Sarcasm I am at least above water.

Sorry that I have been so out of touch and not up to date but there have been a few adventures I need to get everyone up to speed on.

While the site was down I started a Facebook page and continued from where I left off. At this point it’s a lot easier and more convienient to use that portal, so I am torn with what do. I am getting a lot more views (I think) and interactions with Facebook than this blog but I hate to just give up on it. Please visit the page for the full stories and more pictures, I am thinking I will transfer everything to here soon depending on my decision.

Any feedback is very much welcomed!

For the moment, this is what you have missed:

 

I met Clint Frazier after a Captains baseball game one day, got a picture and had him sign a foul ball we got a few weeks eariler. He was signed by The Indians in 2013 and could make it to the pros sooner than later.

The So You think You Can Dance crew came into town, we waited out in the cold for hours only to not meet anyone. A few were sick and they all had excuses that they were told from upper management they were NOT to come out and mingle with fans. I felt salty and voiced my opnion on Twitter, got a response from the winner and then backlash from all his fans. Eh. I’m over it.

Melissa Etheridge was a big success. I actually went to her show and had a blast, what a performer. Met her out back, she signed our ticketstubs and then went on her way. She declined a picture because she had just taken a shower and wasn’t all dolled up. I dropped the ball and didn’t get any secret video but got plenty of pictures of her during the show.

Tony Bennett was also a success, snagged him AND his daughter as they were entering the building. Got a picture with his daughter but he was only signing things, I got partial video the rest stopped recording… Very upset.

Chris Daughtry was a big fail, got there to late and missed him going into the building. We waited a little bit but he never came back out. We walked to the front and saw him through the glass taking pictures with fans. I recorded it but both my devises failed and I didn’t get anything to report back on.

I got to meet a few of The Cleveland Browns players, they were at a bar for an autograph party. Phil Taylor, Robert Nelson Jr, and Craig Robertson. Got pictures of them, with them and around them, got some things signed and talked to the guys. They were very nice.

Emma Stone was performing in New York City on Broadway, Shari took a trip down there to see the play and to try and meet her. SCORE. She got her playbill signed and got some video of her signing everything. She rolled throught the crowd pretty quick, no selfies though… this time. (winky face)

Got 4 free tickets to see David Alan Grier, great show and of course got in line to meet him afterwards.

Dancing With the Stars season 15 winner Alfonso Ribeiro went on tour with the group and had two performances at the HardRock Rocksino. Shari and I got there just in time as the bus was rolling up, he came out, signed our things and took a picture with us. Very nice!

 

 

http://youtu.be/eivTdiHwrD8 – Alfonzo Robeiro video
http://youtu.be/t-tiniEzOvY See More – Tony Bennett video

 

 

Clint Frazier  Melissa Etheridge  ABnnett  Phil Taylor Browns 1 Browns Emma Stone  David Alan Grier Alfonso    

As you can see my theme is black men… Ha..ha..ha!

 

Anyways. Stay tuned. More things to come.

 

Thank you to all those who follow a long, I appreicate it!

 

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The Voice Tour 2014

Welcome back!

Sorry it took me a minuet to get this post up but it’s pretty good, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

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Shari wanted to hit up the crew from The Voice Tour and asked if I would go along with her and well…the rest is history. I felt kinda bad because I didn’t watch the last few seasons and had no idea who any of these singers were but you know me I am always down for a good stalk. I wish I had done some research at least (and I said I was going to but it came up really fast) this way I could have related to them on some level, but I did ok.

I worked till 3:30, swung by picked Shari up and made our way to Cleveland. By the time we parked and walked to the Playhouse it was probably a little after 4;30 and there were 3 giant busses already parked. Shari had picked us up some food and we sat on the sidewalk across from the parking lot and had a small picnic while checking our Twitter for any important tweets. At this point we figured everyone was in there but it was still a good 3 hours before the show and hoped we could catch a few walking back and forth.

There was plenty of activity but no one of importance… to us at least. The one thing that hurt us is that there is a building going up right next door and blocking the side of the building that we usually hideout at, it was rather annoying. So the one main door was butted up to the construction fence and it was really hard to see anyone or thing unless they came out past the building. At one point Tessanne Chin (season 5) and Jake Barker (season 6) popped out and Shari jumped up and tried getting their attention, waving and calling out Jake’s name. He waved back and gave her the “Hold one minuet” finger gesture and then sat down next to Tess on a curb behind a few cars and out of sight. Assuming they came out for a quick smoke and didn’t want to be bothered. Shari wanted to walk over there, I said he acknowledged you so he’ll be over no need to run them down. WELL, a few minutes later they got up, never looking at us and walked back inside as we yelled. That just made us salty right there, so we sat back down and watched the ants devour a puddle of ranch dressing we left on the sidewalk. It was getting closer to show time so we started pacing around and walked to the one side of the bus so we could look down the side of the building to see if anyone was hiding. We saw a couple, dressed nice and making out. Like creepers we watched and I took some serious stalker video and pictures (maybe I will post later). It looked like the guy could have been Will Champlin but it was hard to tell for sure and at one point they saw us but it was a weird situation all around. He started walking our way so we figured it was him and he was being nice but he made a sharp right turn and started towards another bus across the parking lot. So I started walking in that direction to try to get a better view of him, he never looked over and got on the bus. I wasn’t sure, Shari wasn’t sure either but I didn’t think it was. Maybe a relative but this mans beard was a little longer so we took our seats again but this time we moved up a few feet sitting on the edge of the grass/curb like situation with our feet in their parking lot.  Literally 30 seconds a voice comes booming over some speakers somewhere and tells us we are on private property, and on surveillance and need to leave. Shari and I just sat there like, is this really happening. We waited and then it spoke up again, “the police have been notified leave the premisses now”. Well this was a first for us, we’ve been to many a stalking at The Playhouse and never had this happen. It was very embarrassing (if there were anyone around to see it) and a little unsettling. security seen us, staff had seen us and if they had a problem they could have told us to move along like they’ve done in the  past. Well, anyways we decided to take a walk and come back after the show, just in case they did call the cops. Plus the sidewalk is not their property, could they really make us leave? So this really chapped my ass and I kept thinking and thinking about it. On the building there was what looked like some old ass speakers and next to that was a camera so yes, this could be real right now but I still couldn’t believe the Playhouse would stoop to that level.

The two of us walked to some new cupcake place and indulged a little then we went to Starbucks and rehydrated before pressing our luck at the Playhouse. We ended up standing on the corner, literally by the cross walk for fear of being arrested. It was close to 8 or 9 or something and Cleveland workers were emerging from the shadows, they help set up and take down stage equipment for shows and such. Most of the guys were hitting on us and who could blame them but we told them about the loud-speaker and they couldn’t believe it either. Which made me think that it wasn’t the Playhouse and here’s why. When we were watching that couple make out they probably felt threatened or they were just being dicks and wanted us to leave so when the guy walked to the bus and 30 seconds later the voice of God filled our bodies with electricity I figured it had to be him but how? I finally noticed that this bus had what looked like two speakers pointing outward on either end of the hood of the vehicle, I am still not 100% sure but I am leaning towards that it was the guy trying to scare us off. We may never know and even when the original Playhouse security came out I almost asked them but I didn’t want to get involved just in case.

The concert lasted a lot longer than we had anticipated it to but finally people started to flock from around the corner and with the presence of security it was almost time. It took a few minutes but finally the singers all came out and everyone but 2 made an appearance however Shari and I only got 6 out of the 9 because Tess slipped away before we could snag her.

Below is some video clips of the majority of the guys and girls coming out and being friendly. enjoy!

Everyone was super nice as you can see, took pictures, talked, and signed. (I still need to add Shari’s pictures)

The boys came out first while the ladies showered the stank off of them, first to jump into the crowd was Will Champlin (Season 5). He was the one we thought we saw earlier in the day but he never said anything to us and up close he looked differently than the other guy.

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The picture came out a little blurry and let me tell you why –  my new camera is pretty sweet and by accident on vacation we found out it has a feature that takes random video while you’re taking pictures. I figured what better way to actually get me in some shots as well but the downfall is that it doesn’t let you focus it (that I know of) and thus the blurry effect. It’s really not a bad picture at all, very pleased with this one.

Next up was Jake Barker from earlier, the one that teased us and then ignored us but he redeemed himself. When Shari walked up to him he asked if she had waived before, of course we did and he replied with how sorry he was. He felt really bad but he had to get back inside and then gave us both a hug. So, we didn’t feel salty about him anymore.

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Another great picture, damn Instagram you done good.

I do believe Josh Kaufman (Season 6) shuffled by after Jake, I thought he was super cute and of course very friendly.

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We had to take a couple of pictures because the flash didn’t quit work the first time, it took a picture but this one came out better.

Jack Worthington (Season 6) appeared after Josh, they actually met in the middle and had a fun interaction together that was caught on video.

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He actually almost walked away from me after Shari got her picture but I was like “hey” and he came back, everything worked out and no punches had to be thrown.

During all of this the ladies, like a heard of sheep came out all fresh and so clean-clean. Some went to the bus and never came out and some went to drop their bags off and then worked down the line.

First gal that made an appearance I think was Jacquie Lee (Season 5) and I didn’t know it was her. She had come from the back of the line and when she got closer she was all energetic and running around, I almost punched her in the throat because I thought she was a line jumper. I quickly calmed down when I realized she was signing ticket stubs and taking pictures. She was adorbs and very nice, I’m glad I didn’t take her out with my karate chop.

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I look like a chooch standing next to her but whateves at least I got to meet her.

I do believe during this time Tes came out but she was only waving and you could tell wanted noting to do with her fans as she tried to back away. There was this one woman who was hanging out in the back and when Tes came out she was all over that shit, she pushed through and gave Tes a big hug. I’m assuming they knew each other and then after that she left. By this time Tes got sucked into the crowd and not to appear as a giant dick took a few pictures with people but still trying to rush back. She was getting close to us so we thought oh cool this might happen but then Christina Grimmie (Season 6) came running out towards us and everyone went wild. She came right over to Shari and I first and was pretty cool, we shared a few moments. During all of this Tes had slipped away and made it back to her safety zone but that was fine, I’d rather have met Christina over her anyways.

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The bright building lights make for a sexy effect on the picture, even with my cheesy grin.

So we got what we needed from her and then waited for the other two to come out but rumors were flying around that they weren’t.  I’m not sure which story belongs to whom but one girl was visiting with her family and had left only to return later and then the other was on an intense phone call and couldn’t come out. That’s all I know and our security friend told us they were shutting it down anyways so Shari and I called it quits.

We ended up getting home later than we wanted to but the outcome was worth it, we met some new friends and had a nice time. The weather held off and was actually warm and dry which made for an easy stalking.

I got them all to sign my printer paper, haha.

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It’s pretty ghetto but it does the trick.

Thanks to The Playhouse Square for putting up with us and for the performers of The Voice Tour.

Much thanks to our fans, please continue to stop back and enjoy our journey. Much love!!

 

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Danity Kane (DK)

Howdy!

May was pretty slow but JUNE is jam-packed, we have a lot lined up and hopefully we can snag as many victims as possible.

But first here is Shari’s Danity Kane story.

I had just come back from the Dominican Republic and was unable to hang with Shari but she did fine without me.

 

“Alright my beautiful blockers- time to tell the story of Danity Kane! So, Nick and I went to House of Blues around noon, after a Starbucks run, of course! We were the only two people back there waiting, and when we arrived, we saw there were no buses. Herego, the girls weren’t there yet. We started to get hungry and decided to make a quick trip to CVS so we could get a nutritious lunch of snapples and chips. We came back and saw no buses still so we knew we were in the clear. Then, as soon as I sat down, a bird shat on my pants. We had to wipe it off, Cleveland style, with chips. So now Nick and I are freaking because Nick described himself as looking “ratchet and hit,” and I had remnants of bird shat on my leg. So we continue to chill, and notice a white van roll up into the parking lot. I see a cute little girl with a whole lot of hair roll out of the van carrying her own luggage. I asked Nick if it was Aundrea and he wasn’t certain, and I got nervous and started fumbling, so we let her go into the back of HOB without any words of acknowledgement. This is when I started getting angry with myself for not having lady balls to say something. A few minutes later, she came back out with her BF, and I stood up-she looked like she was walking over by us so I waved and she waved back. I asked her for a pic and to sign my DK cover and she did (good thing I come prepared and had my own sharpie!), so her BF volunteered to take the pic, and Nick jumped in too. She was super nice, asked me what my name was, introduced herself, and told us the other girls would be there soon. So Nick and I know we can’t leave and continue to chill.Meanwhile, I see a van with a UHAUL circling around, but figured that it wouldn’t be them. Then the van came back and pulled by the stage door, so I asked Nick to watch who got out, so he did, but we only saw some guys so we assumed it was stage crew. I continued to watch, and then I saw a little blonde jump out, then another one, then Dawn. So I ran right over and screamed for Dawn because she was closest to me. She turned around and I asked for a pic, then I realized I left all my stuff by Nick so I start screaming “NIIIICKKK bring all of my stuff!!” Then Dawn gave me a hug! And told me the other girls ran in because they had a meet – n- greet. I felt bad and told her that Nick was hauling ass and said sorry for holding you up and she said “No, don’t rush, it’s okay!” She was so sweet! So I realized my security friend was working and asked him if it was better to wait or come back after the concert, he told me after, and he knows his shit so I left. Their concert was literally over at 930, and I am still upset that they did not perform BAD GIRL! TOTAL BETRAYAL! Anyhoo, afterwards, Aundrea definitely took pics with the crowd, but Dawn, Aubrey, and Shannon shafted everyone. A little upsetting but Dawn was a total sweetheart to me earlier! And there you have it! Til next time!”

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Hope you enjoyed that story and that it keeps you full and wanting more until our next big event!

Sit tight and enjoy the ride.

 

Thank you again for everything and REMEMBER –  Like, Comment, and Share.

 

Stalk ya later!!

 

 

Christina Perri and Birdy – Head or Heart Tour

Christina Perri was a very much planned event, we went to the concert and performed the stalk afterwards.

Below is the story.

Calender was marked all we had to do was purchase the tickets and make traveling arrangements but we still had some time to fine tune everything, so we waited a smidge longer.

Lucky for us I found a great deal online, for $60 I got 2 tickets to any show at the HOB and $50 to spend on food/drink and merchandise.  We totally made out, ordered our tickets and confirmed plans for that night.

Shari volunteered to drive and so I met her at her place around 5:30 and then we headed downtown for a fun evening of dinner, drinks, music, and STALKING!

Parked the car and headed into the restaurant at the House of Blues, unfortunately it was a 30 minute wait without a resevation…something we didn’t have but there was a smaller bar/lounge area that had drinks and finger type foods we could go sit at. Shari and I made our way back to the front of the building and managed to snag a tall table with 2 chairs, we sat down and studied the menu.  A couple of beers later, a cheeseburger, some spinach and artichoke dip and we were on our way to the front of the line (if you spend $20 a person you get a pass to get into the concert before the outside people do).

We made our way to stage left, same spot we had for Hanson and Icona Pop but a lot closer and more center since we were earlier and the barricade was not up so the people went right up to the stage.

Seemed like forever until the show started, standing all day at work and then some more surrounded by sweaty people I was ready for bed and it was ony a little past 8pm. Finally the lights dimmed and the band came out, now we were getting somewhere. The opening act was Birdy, a 17 year old with a fantastic voice. I have never heard of her nor did I know anything she sang but I enjoyed it.

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She had invited everyone out into the lobby for a small meet and greet after her last song. We had 2 others with us and we debated whether to go in groups so we could save our spot up by the stage but we all ended up going together.

We got out there, stood in line and got to meet Birdy.

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After our little rendezvous the 4 of us hurried back inside but it had filled up 100% and there was hardly any room to move and when we got back to our spot there was no way we were going to be able to squeeze  between all the stanky people. So we ended up way right and up a level, it was rather annoying and hard to see. However we made the most of it and I was still able to get some good pictures and videos while trying to enjoy myself.

This first video is Christina performing A Thousand Years, enjoy!


The next video is Jar of Hearts, one of my favorites.

Now that I think about it I should have gotten her singing Human, but that’s ok.

Below are a few still shots I got!

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Shari and I bounced before the last song to get in line out back and wait to meet her when she came out. We were the first ones out there and we walked to Euclid avenue and waited by the entrance of the driveway by the tour busses. A few minutes later a cute gay couple came over and joined us on our stalk, along with 4 others who eventually left due to the cold and  time.  So now it was just the 6 of us waiting out in the dark, I think it was about midnight and hyperthermia was setting in.  Shortly after that 2 ebayers popped over but then left and right after them 3 more showed up but these gals never left.  It was an older lady and 2 younger girls, I believe one was her daughter and the other a friend.  I overheard that they traveled from… I think New York to see Christina and were pretty obsessed with her. They had paid for the meet and greet earlier so already got to meet her get pictures and autographs too, not sure why they came back at 1am to stand in the cold but they did.

Shortly after that 2 figures started to walk towards us, I figured it was the moment we’ve all been waiting for and so I started to record.

Christina walked out with a good-looking gentleman and right away we were told to get into a line, and everyone followed directions but then the light went out but right before it did one picture was taken.

The picture below is one of my favorites, it was taken right before it went dark and we headed to the building. It’s of Jaime and Christina, a great picture by the way but what makes this picture awesome is the fact that I am in the background with an accidental photobomb.

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I was actually recording the video above as the picture was being taken.

 

Anywhos..

The video pretty much explains what went down but here is a brief description.

That’s how it was all night, there was one bright light and every few minutes it would shut off and then turn back on. So instead of waiting for it to come back on, we all headed back to the ramp that lead inside the House of Blues little dock area and began taking pictures. At one point the girls were so excited they were like almost running me over, until the one girl said to her friend (You can hear it in the camera as we walk) to back off since I had yet to meet her. I was thinking, calm yourself…we just waited like 2 1/2 3 hours in some cold ass weather fighting off homeless people and you’re going to show up 15 minutes before she comes out and after already MEETING her and crash my parade.. uhuh!

So the girls stood in the background as we all took our turns with Christina and once we left they pounced, I later found out that they got their picture posted by Christin on Instagram as her “favorite penguins” of the night and of course got another picture with her.

Anyways, jumping back a step. I recorded up until it was my turn to get my picture with Christina, I walked up and held my arms out for a hug.. got the hug and then smiled for the camera. (I really need to have someone record my interactions with these people, be nice to make an appearance in my own blog)

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She was super cute, very patient and friendly, after the picture I asked for a quick sig, aka signature. She was looking for a marker but I had brought one with me ( always be prepared ) it was red and matched the ticket, she commented on how she liked red or something. When she was done signing she blew on the ticket to help it dry…adorable and then like a minute later I asked if she could put “to Lauren”, I mumbled how I was being annoying and she disagreed…once again blowing to dry the marker.

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Then Christina mentioned something about a group photo, and the 4 of us got together. Someone had mentioned a “Selfie” picture but she said it was too cold and a group photo would be better. The guy took 2 different pictures of us, I am only posting the 1 because I look horrible in the second one.

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And like the loner I am I get pushed to the front and used as a stepping stool.. but… I’m over it.

It was close to 2am by the time we got out of there and I got back home to my warm bed.  Before I called it a night I took a peek at myself in the mirror and almost shit myself. My eyeliner was smeared all over my face, it was probably there all night and I am sure very noticeable but… I am also over that… I think.

All in all I had a great night and accomplished what I went there for, I got to hang out with my friends and meet new ones.

MUCHO thanks to the House of Blues staff/security and especially Birdy and Christina Perri, for without them this awesome blog wouldn’t exist.

 

AND THANKS to all of you!!

Please enjoy, comment, like and SHARE!!

 

Stalk ya later!!

Boyz II Men – Wanya Morris

Shari and I decided last minuet to stalk some Boyz and thus made arrangements only a few days in advance.

Originally they were on the calendar but nothing was set in stone, especially since Shari had already met 2 out of the 3 and our schedules were tight. However she doesn’t like to leave unfinished business go for too long and I have a real hard time turning down a stalk.

I talked to my husband who agreed to drive, drop us off at the HOB and then he would wait for Shari and I at the Casino.

The two of us walked down the alley, it was about 5pm and we found out the Boyz were still at the hotel. So we took a little stroll to the Ritz to check some thing outs, we didn’t see a bus and figured we had a better shot to catch them as they rolled in. We were early and knew we had a few hours to spare since the show started at 8:30, so we took a little trip through Tower City, got a bite to eat and then headed back to our stake out spot in the parking lot.

The temperature dropped pretty quickly and where we were standing was like a wind vortex which made it seem like it was 30 degrees colder. Shari and I stood out there all by ourselves pretty much dancing and trying to sing all The Boyz II Men songs we could think of as we waiting for their arrival. Finally about 8:00pm a dark SUV pulled by us and up into the dock area (which was now going to make it harder for us to get to them) but we approached them anyways.

Check out the video below.

((Warning: Video may cause dizziness and vomiting))

So. What happened here was as soon as I realized the Boyz were in the car I began to record and slowly walk towards the vehicle but not to quickly as to cause any alarm… You know how dangerous 2 white woman can be.

The security was totally in my way as I was tried to see where the other 2 guys were at but during everything they slipped out the right side and disappeared into the building (shady).

Wanya however was not lucky enough because as soon as he turned around we were in his face, Shari asked for a picture and he was very happy to. At this moment she handed me her camera at the same time I was recording so I wrapped my camera string around my wrist and dropped the camera as it was still recording and it just swung back and forth.. which is where you get the dizzy effect.

Next is my turn and I hand my camera to Shari, which is still recording and I’m all like ahhh it’s still recording and she’s like.. ahhh what do I do? So I was like just let it go figuring I would get a couple of still shots from it but she started hitting the button to take the picture. Good thing it switched right over and in a few seconds she took the picture, we thanked Wanya and then departed… making our way back to the casino.

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(I have to do something about that elbow, seems to be my trademark lately. Does it make me look sexy?)

We didn’t go to the show but I have a feeling it would have been a good one, I will make more of an attempt to attend the concert the next time they come around. My friend said they played all the hits. PLUS Shari still has yet to get her 3rd boy and of course now I need the other two.

It ended up being a good night and a successful mission.

After all that Shari and I met up with Pat at the casino and as we were sitting in the bar area some guy came up and handed us 4 free tickets to the Indians game. It was about an hour into it but we decided to take them and continue our evening. We walked over to the game and took our seats, which were awesome. They were right behind home plate and slightly to the right about 10 rows up. Weather was perfect, a smidge chilly since we were not dressed to attend a game but it was bearable. The Tribe showed promise but fell in the 10th to the BLue Jays. We headed back to the casino where I played a few slots and made about $50 off a twenty, we cashed out and headed home ahead and happy.

 

Many thanks to the House Of Blues and Boyz II Men for letting us hang out and chill!

AND thank you to everyone who visits the blog, shares, likes and comments. Please don’t stop the love.

Stalk ya later!!

Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat came to Ohio on March 4th -16th, 2014 at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the two main performers were Diana DeGarmo as the narrator and Ace Young as Joseph.

Both from American idol,  Diana came onto the scene in the 3rd season and Ace popped in on the 5th season. The two  became engaged on May 23rd, 2012 after Ace surprised Diana with a ring on the American Idol season 11 finale.

Below is how I met the two, enjoy!

I like to perform in plays but have never really been a huge fan of going to watch them so I had decided to skip out on this one. Shari had bought tickets to a Sunday night performance for her and a friend, she was going to meet the cast afterwards. However her date for the show did NOT want to stick around afterwards so Shari called in the recruits.. me. Sunday night was bad for me especially with work early the next morning so I was up in the air about it. If I could get Pat to come with then it would have been easier to go but we still had a few days to think about it and I told her I would get back to her. Then plans changed again, Shari decided to go up Saturday and try to meet Diana and Ace and once again invited me to go along. It’s really hard for me to turn down a good stalk but Pat and I had plans and didn’t know where we would be at that time, we would play it by ear. Saturday came and went and I totally forgot about the possible plans until I saw Shari’s Facebook photo’s of her and the two. She went up Saturday night all by herself and stood in the cold dark streets of Cleveland waiting for the show to end. When they came out, she was able to get pictures and autograph’s. They even walked her to her car, the sweet people they are.

Now I am all like … “man, I wish I would have went” so I pouted for a minute until Shari informed me they were here for a whole nother week and that she would love to meet them again. So we made plans to head out to Cleveland Thursday night and do a quick snag.

The funny thing is after Sundays show, Shari and her friend accidentally ran into Ace and Diana walking to Starbucks afterwards and got a few mores pictures and autographs.

Now fast forward to Thursday.

I worked till about 4 and then met Shari for dinner around 7 at Fridays, we had a nice time catching up. Shortly after 8 we packed up and headed downtown, found a nice spot to park and then hit the Playhouse. We were early and decided to take a walk to Starbucks, it was dark inside and the sign read closed. Very odd for it to be closed that early, especially in Cleveland when there were things going on. So we walked back and decided to wait it out, luckily for us the crowd had started to exit. We found the stage door and slipped inside and off of the sidewalk to try to block some of the wind from slowly killing us. It was literally freezing and I had my tennis shoes on with that breath type material, all of my toes went numb and to the point where it hurt to stand on them. I started jogging in place but that only seemed to warm my upper body up and was doing nothing for my feet. during all of this a mother and her daughter came by and actually walked past us and down into the building, they were kicked out and joined us in the frozen wastelands along with another couple.

Shortly after that the two former Idol contestants came out, there was not much wait time between the show ending and their exit.

Right off the bat they started to talk, shake hands, hug, and greet the 6 of us that were out there. I, like the creeper I am stood off to the side and began recording.

Below is the video of Ace and Diana walking out and then their interaction with everyone, it is two separate videos merged into one.

This video is a great way to show how two celebrities act, happy and unselfish as the camera secretly records.

I love how the camera gets close to them, you can see Ace talking to me after I dropped my pictures on the ground how Diana called me a lovely lady and asked to borrow my sharpie again. Diana after meeting Shari for the 3rd time remembers her name and how to spell it, priceless! These are things that make standing out on the cold streets of Cleveland all worthwhile and we love every minute of it.

Notice right in the beginning how Ace stops and lets Diana walk a head of him, what a gentleman. They both head their separate ways talking to everyone and then make their way to the street and eventually back to the hotel.

A couple of things I like to point out which is something I am good at doing…pointing things out, if it seems like I am acting salty it’s because I am. I want this blog to be a success and by that I have to put forth a lot of effort and time to get it to come together, that also means to take pictures and videos as things are going down. My problem with this whole situation is that when I am recording, I usually get left behind and by that I don’t get to fully interact with the celebrities. In this instance I stand-off to the side and record, casually smiling and throwing out 1 liners here and there without revealing the fact that I am recording. This also means you will rarely see me on camera and you are constantly hearing my horrible voice all loud and slutty coming out of the speakers. It’s a tough job and someone has to do it, right? RIGHT!

The security was being very nice about it but she was also being very pushy, she kept telling me if I wanted a picture I would have to jump into one with a complete stranger to make things go by quicker ( you might even be able to hear it on the video). I agreed but took my time getting there, I don’t want to upset anyone but I am also not going to have a bunch of randoms in my picture with me either. During all of this I did manage to get my playbill signed, thanks to Shari and all while still recording.

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Finally it seemed like it was my turn to get a picture, pretty much now or never so I jumped in with Shari (at least I knew her) but of course I am off to the side and look like a chach (I am never happy) and then.. get this. I think this is what sets me off, so in the beginning the younger girl gets like 2 pictures with the couple and then at the end her mother was like can I get one too and the nice people that they are allow another fan to get a picture EVEN with the pushy security. So, I have come to the realization that it is ME, I am the problem here. All I had to do was ask “hey can I get one?” but no, I was worried about making them mad or holding them up and therefore am the only one without a solo picture. I don’t think the two would have had a problem as they were very kind and patient and the best part is, the security wasn’t even walking them back to their hotel she just wanted them out of the Playhouse area. So you mean to tell me we could have walked 3 more feet out onto the street and I could have had a little bit more time and not felt rushed about getting a picture with them? Probably, another lesson learned. However I did get a picture and I did get to meet them, get an autograph and some nice video so all in all it was more than a success. I just want everything to be perfect and in life  that is hard to come by, so from here on out I am going to try to be more forward and less of the wallflower. 🙂

Thanks to The Playhouse square and to the great couple Diana and Ace for hanging out in the cold with a bunch of crazy fans!

And to all of YOU, please keep reading, sharing and commenting. Let me know if you have any ideas or thoughts, I would love to hear them.

STALK ON!

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A Great Big World

A Great Big World!

This story begins one cold January night, OK actually I don’t remember when any of this really happened but I shall tell the tale anyways.

A few weeks ago we found out A Great Big World was coming to The House of Blues on Monday, February 3rd. We planned to buy some tickets, go to the show and stalk before OR after. Well we waited too long and just our luck ..the tickets were sold out, balls! That was fine because our plan was still to snag these two men one way or another, we just didn’t know for sure how we were going to go about it.

We then heard that the group was hitting up two radio stations before arriving at HOB, we pondered the idea of maybe showing up there and skipping the concert. We both worked so everything depended on when we could get off and how quick we could get from point A to point B.

Shari entered to win an in studio pass at 96.5 Kiss FM and we found out Saturday night she won. Now you think this would be easier, and yes it would be BUT now if we wanted to go we would have to make arrangements with our work. I was able to take a half a day and last-minute Shari was able to swing it too with her employer, piece of cake.

The funny thing is, is that the radio station called her the night before and left a message on her home answering machine. However her parents failed to let her know so when she went to call them back and confirm she got no answer, this made us nervous. She called and left a few messages and even contacted them two different ways on Twitter. We went back and forth about it all Sunday night, during the Super Bowl and decided to just go up there. If they gave our seats away we would just creep outside and snag the boys as they walk in OR out but I had a feeling there would not be a problem and there wasn’t.

So Shari and I worked a few hours and when work ended we raced down to Clear Channel where 96.5 Kiss FM lived. We walked up and got right in, no problems at all. They shuffled us into a room filled with a handful of 12 year olds and 2 women in their 40’s who dressed like they were in their 20’s. We waited for a while due to technical difficulties at Q104’s headquarters but they finally showed up, did their sound check and then shuffled us into another room. Like our last in studio experience with Karmin, the two of us got to sit right in the front where all the action is. A few short minutes later  Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino  walked in, they immediately made interaction with the small group and then jumped right into one of their songs “Rock Star”

I apologize in advance, the video is a bit shaky at first but mellows out. Also, my phones memory was maxed out and cut off recording towards the end, like a weirdo I was at the pet store the day before taking numerous videos of 2 ferrets playing together.

Check out the video below.

Next up was “Say Something” the most anticipated song of the year, or close to it.. performed by Ian. He goes into a little bit about the song and then begins the music on his keyboard. Enjoy the video below!

After that was all said and done they guys were asked a series of questions from some of the ladies in studio, I couldn’t think of anything fun or witty to say so I stayed quiet. Below is the Q & A session.

They put on a very intense, in the moment heartfelt performance. I am very glad we got to go and share the experience with them, they deserve what lies ahead of them.

The guys exited the room and got ready for the photo shoot outside, we followed behind everyone and got in line. We got our pictures taken and received a personalized autographed picture of the two.

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While I was getting my picture taken Shari asked the guys for a shutout which pretty much was them waving and screaming “hi” into the camera. Super cute!

We had a good time, can’t wait for them to roll through Cleveland again!!
Much thanks to 96.5 Kiss FM and to A Great Big World!
AND thank you to all my fans!!
Stalk ya later.

 

3 Doors Down – All Access Pass

My EPIC night with 3 Doors Down!

I don’t consider myself lucky, you’ll never see me hit a big jackpot or win a large amount on a scratch off ticket but on February 14th, 2014 I started to think differently. It’s not always about winning money or trips but taking a few steps back and looking at what you have and what you’ve been apart of.

For me I am married to a wonderful man who has a wonderful family, I myself have been blessed with a great family as well. We have a good thing going, we work hard and go on vacations, enjoying life to the best of our ability. It’s not the big things but the hundreds of tiny things that make us rich in life and that’s how I’d like to start this post.

Never in a millions years would I have thought that I would be chilling backstage with a popular music group, eating, drinking, and being merry.

My mom texted my brother, sister, uncle, and myself asking if we ever heard of the band 3 Doors Down. I had responded with yes and asked what was up, she then began to explain to me why her sudden interest.

THE BACK STORY

My mom attends church and has met many nice people, one of them happens to be cousins with Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down. This lady has been following the band around since the late 90’s and I was lucky to have been asked to tag along on this trip, well.. my mom was and she dragged me with her.

I wanted to go so bad but it was Valentines Day and I wasn’t going to leave my husband high and dry on the most romantic night of the year. I had told him the story and he said it was ok for me to go, that he understood how much I love to do this stuff and that it would be a great entry for my blog. I got a hold of my mother right away and we made plans to leave right after work the next day and be in Pittsburgh by 6:00pm.

Friday morning comes around and I am super stoked because I find out not only are we getting tickets to the show but we get to meet and greet the band as well, an ALL ACCESS PASS kinda day. It was a little after 3 and I hightailed it out of work and headed to my mom’s house where we would get picked up by Donna (Chris’s cousin) and then drive down together. We left shortly after 4, making good time and not running into any scary traffic or weather. The ladies had packed sandwiches, fruit, and snacks for us to munch on during the 2 hour ride to Pennsylvania.

We arrived shortly after 6, missing the actual meet and greet but that was fine. We pulled into the parking garage entrance and asked the gentleman running the gate where the buses were parked, Donna showed him her pass and we were on our way. We had to pull back out and search for the street where the buses were resting but after a few turns we spotted them and maneuvered the vehicle between them and a handful of naked trees.

We grabbed a few of our belongings and trudged trough the snow towards the backstage entrance, running into some of the band mates on the way. Donna said hello to them and I stood there gawking like.. I think I know you. One of the guys ended up being Brad Henderson, the lead singer but it was dark and I was unsure so I walked on by and made my way inside. Donna showed her pass to security and we were pointed up some stairs, which we climbed and then walked down a hall and into a room.

FOR ONE NIGHT I WAS A GROUPIE!

Standing in the doorway I could see Chris (who at the time I didn’t quite know was him) sitting on a couch. We headed in and were introduced to Chris and his mother who was hiding behind the door. Donna started catching up and my mom and I just stood there, she had taken her coat off and started to get comfortable but I was still in awe and remained still in my winter attire.

I was just listening to the conversation when Chris’ mom in her sweet southern accent asked if I wanted to get my Cd’s signed.  I was rather embarrassed, of course I wanted them signed but I had JUST walked in the door so the last thing I wanted to do was intrude. I shyly said yes but insisted it could wait, at this time Chris got up and said it was fine and that he should do it now. He asked if that was all I had for him to sign, I thought 2 Cd’s was pushing it but I guess not. He grabbed my stuff and disappeared outside to scrounge up the band and have them sign my stuff. He came back shortly later with 2 signed Cd’s and then continued to chill on the couch but not before we had a photo shoot.

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Wait for it…Yes, I know..my hair. I had just had it cut the day before and it was super fresh not to mention it spent 8 hours in a hairnet at work so when I exposed it that’s what I got BUT my mom looks awesome. Also please notice, or don’t.. my torpedo boobs, for whatever reason I can’t seem to take a normal picture.

Moving on…

After this was done the ladies went out for a smoke in the freezing snow storm, I decided to stay behind. They disappeared for a while and in the meantime it was just Chris and I sitting across from each other in awkward silence, well he was playing a game on his Ipad, I was the one being awkward. He broke the silence by asking where I was from and we talked about that for a bit before it got quite again. During this time I was going over in my head how to ask him to give a shout out to the website and the more I thought about it the more nervous I got. My mouth dried up and I started to pant loudly, finally I told myself “Lauren, you want this blog to be successful then you need to grow some balls and ask this man for a shout out” and so I did. CHECK out the video below.

After that was all said and done I slithered over to the couch where he was and watched him play a game called “The Room” which is a serious type of puzzle game that I know I would basically stare at the screen and drool but he was pretty sweet at it. I watched him for at least 10 minutes until the ladies came back, Chris’s mom walked into the room and the others grabbed some food and left to eat it.

Did I forget to mention that the hallway was lined with tables that had tons of food and drinks on it? I didn’t, well.. it did.

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After a few minutes I left Chris and his mom and I went into the other room where my mother and Donna were sitting at a table enjoying some food. As I got in there I realized Brad Arnold, the lead singer was in there too. He just got done eating, was cleaning up and getting ready to leave. I motioned for my mom that I was going to ask him for a picture, I wanted to make sure she was ready. As he walked by I asked and he was more than happy too.

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I look slightly better in this picture but not much and of course Brad is a cutie which helps take away from my frohawk.

It was almost show time and while the guys were getting ready to go on, I had a little bite to eat since all I had was a couple of car ride snacks. Then Donna came in and delivered our tickets, we finished up and headed down to the theater.

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We took our seats and only waited maybe 10 minutes before the boys came out and played for us. Brad talked about how their “Songs from the basement” acoustic tour was pretty much a laid back band practice kind of show. The stage was set up like a basement and around them were couches and in those couches were people and one of those people were Chris’s mom, it was really cool how they did that.

The guys were awesome, laid back, and a lot of fun. The sound was amazing and Brad’s voice was fantastic. I was able to snag a few pictures and some video clips of the night in between security running around and yelling at people with cameras.  Check it out below and enjoy!!

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The show ended and what a great show it was, I could have watched them all night but unfortunately we had to head back to Cleveland.  However our night doesn’t end here, we headed back up after the show because Chris had a few more family members that were stopping by. We had to wait a few minutes and give the band time to get off stage and situated before we ran back up stairs, plus the women had to smoke again.

So while they were outside I stood on the stairs catching my death every time the door would open up. As I was waiting for everyone to come back inside Justin and Brad came from above, they too were going out into the cold. Check out the video I have of the boys walking by me.

I’m such a creeper Mc.Creeperson.

Finally the ladies were done and we could head back upstairs, while everyone was catching up, mom and I hung out in the hallway scouting for more band members. We found Brad and I was going to ask him for a shout out too but he also had company so I didn’t want to interrupt. I saw he went downstairs and decided I’d catch him on the way back up, he never did HOWEVER Justin Biltonen walked by so we jumped him instead.

He was kind enough to take a picture with me and then mom spoke up “Lauren, didn’t you want to ask him a question?” she totally caught me off guard but he was all like “Yeah, shoot” and I was all like (blank stare) but I was able to get out a few words explaining to him about my blog and if he would hook it up. Mom then asked how the band got their name “3 Doors Down”  he explains it all, Check out the video below!!

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Donna wrapped it up with her family but not before I could get another autograph from Chris, I wanted my ticket stub signed and he was totally down with that. We all bundled up and headed down and out but not before I could snag an autograph from Justin to match the one from Chris on my ticket stub.

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So all pictures were taken, all autographs were signed and now it was time to go. We stepped out into the snow and said out goodbyes, as we sat in the car a few of the band members, Justin was one for sure was outside the bus throwing snowballs at each other.  It was cute and If it wasn’t cold and dark I would have had footage of that too.

Everyone was very nice, special thanks to 3 Doors Down and everyone behind the scenes.

I had a GREAT time and an awesome experience! I want to thank Donna for letting us tag a long and for Chris who welcomed us into his dressing room and personal space. Definitely something I will never forget and hopefully I can be apart of many more opportunities like this in the near future.

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