Adam Sandler, a jack of all trades was in Cleveland Thursday night for his “100% Fresher” tour at Playhouse Square. A tour that stems around his Netflix show where he talks about his days on Saturday Night Live, relives a few of his favorite movie roles, tosses out some new jokes and of course a couple of old tunes.
Rob Schneider, another comic genius has been popping up with Sandler on his tour. Schneider who also has a Netflix series out called “Real Rob” which is filmed with his actual wife and going into its second season appeared in Cleveland with Sandler on Thursday night as well!
WE WENT STALKING
Thursday started off warmish and rainy, not ideal for a stalk but manageable. The rain had stopped during the day and the temperature was on our side for most of the night. The show started at around 8 p. m. and so we arrived a little after 8:30 p.m. to wait by the stage doors for when Sandler and Schneider exited.
A Mob Had Formed
A group of men “Ebayers we like to call them” had gathered with their clipboards and printed out glossy photos for the actors ready to pounce. Drunk concert goers had joined in on the fun and were being loud and obnoxious. Security asked people to move or line up against the wall to clear a path on the sidewalk but it wasn’t happening.
Word spread that the two had already left and security was trying to get everyone to leave. Once our new friend confirmed with her source that the two snuck out a different entrance we called it quits but not before we made one more stop.
The Race to the Ritz
Chatter was that the comedians were staying at The Ritz – Carlton and so we did a drive by before heading home and found another small group waiting outside. Five dramatic minutes of looking for a safe, non-towing zone on top of what felt like a 45 minute parallel parking fiasco which resulted in the bottom of my car getting scuffed up we finally parked and made our way to the hotel doors.
Another Crowd / More Waiting
This group was small and less rowdy so we all waited patiently until a car pulled up. The vehicle was part of the Sandler crew but without the Sandler. A couple of guys were just dropping some luggage off and then were heading back out to meet up with Sandler and Schneider who were apparently having dinner. Once the car left the “Ebayers” all got in their vehicles and sped off after them, it was like a super lame Fast and Furious trailer.
I Can’t Feel My Toes.
We decided to stay back and wait. The wind had picked up significantly and the temperature had dropped, us four girls were sporting sweatshirts, wimpy hats and were huddled together for warmth. We all agreed that midnight would be the cutoff. However we ended getting the car and bringing it to the hotel entrance (there was room after everyone left) and sit inside with the heat on blast giving us the strength to wait a little longer.
Within the short time it took to grab the car and pull around, Adam and the gang were making their way back and had turned the corner within a minuter or two. I jumped from the car and secured my spot by the roped off area and waited for the guys to emerge.
WATCH: Sandler and Schneider Appear.
Phone was set to record because I figured the duo would just walk right past us and I wanted to at least have video of them getting out of the car for the blog. When Sandler instantly approached everyone I began to fumble around. Rob stayed back and watched from a distance.
I wanted to film, get all the autographs and take a selfie but I only had two shaky hands and almost missed my opportunity.
Lucky for me I had my mylar (a movie prop that goes above the theater door letting you know what movie is in there) of Anger Management and my little autograph book out and ready but my Anger Management DVD was in my book bag.
I really only wanted a picture with the guys and was caught off guard when Adam literally signed EVERYTHING for EVERYONE.
He signed the mylar and then asked if I wanted him to sign my book too, as I was opening it up it fell to the ground and as I went to pick it up the mylar took flight and headed down the fucking street.
It was one of those scenes where every time I went to grab it, it would blow a few more feet further down the road, it was like a dollar on a string. I hated my life.
Finally the mylar landed against the wall of the hotel and I was able to snag it, I casually walked back towards the group after causing such a ruckus and just stood behind Sandler. To my right, Rob Schneider.
I said hello and asked him for a picture, which as you can see he gladly obliged. We shook hands and I thanked him. I also apologized for how cold my hands were, he agreed and held my one palm warming it up. We made idol chit chat until Adam was done with everyone else and I quickly snagged him for a picture before they both darted into the lobby never to be seen again but not before I shouted “I love you”…
I do and say stupid things when I get nervous.
It was a long, cold evening but a very successful one at that.
Much thanks to the Playhouse for their patience and to the Ritz for allowing our small group to gather outside.
But the biggest thanks of all goes out to Adam and Rob, what great people. I know it was a long day and the last thing you wanted to do was deal with a bunch of weirdos freezing to death out on the streets of Cleveland but you did and by doing that you made this girls year!
Kisses to all that followed along to the end, I appreciate you!
Stalk ya later!