Tuesday, May 19, 2009

best day EVER.

today was the greatest. and sadly the only photo-documented proof i have of the day is this picture:

i had been having panic attacks for five days straight, waiting for my trusty american idol email to come through and offer me free tickets like it has the past two years. however, despite the fact i registered four different email addresses this year, i had nothing as of monday night. totally sad.

THEN my friend heather called last night and said SHE had gotten the email! only thing was, hers was for seat-filler tickets, not actual tickets to the show. whatever -- we are always up for an adventure. so, i rearranged my work schedule, called up my fellow idol-loving friend dana and booked it to the nokia theater this afternoon. [literally. i made it from cypress to downtown in 20 minutes. world record.]

dana and i met up with heather and her friend marissa and waited outside for a few hours with our fellow seat-filler friends [no cell phones or cameras allowed, sadly]. i was skeptical as to what would actually happen to us inside the theater -- in theory, seat-fillers wait in the wings and then swoop in to fill seats for ten minutes while important people use the bathroom. imagine my surprise when the planets aligned and i ended up in the fourth row for the entire show -- and then my heart just about stopped when they filled the rest of our area.

picture this: me. fourth row. the only people between me and the stage -- the 11 idols already voted off, plus kris allen's cute wife and parents. um, yeah. i almost died. the WHOLE show i just sat and stared at these people i'd been watching on tv for the past five months.

we high fived, we waved, we chatted. the idols were delightful and friendly -- they really look like a fun bunch of people to hang out with. and just in case you're wondering, allison does NOT bleach her hair blond before dying it red. i interviewed her myself.

we also got to see a ton of actors and former idols -- david archuleta, ruben, carly, melinda, justin, etc. katie holmes carried her alien baby in for one adam song and then left. anthony hopkins & wife hugged kris' parents and said they loved him. celeb spotting is fun. oh, and i hope kris wins tomorrow...but both guys were good.

today was everything i hoped for :)

p.s. did anyone else catch glee after a.i. tonight? i think i am going to like that show...any pilot that includes a rockin a capella version of "don't stop believing" is definitely on my good list.


Angela and Mike said...

wait wait wait...you want Kris to win? I thought you were in love with Adam?

I am so excited you got to sit near all those celebs. I know how much you love your celebrities and to be the the presence of SO many must've been the best day EVER! :) I am also jealous, but I will just stick with the "excited for you" emotion because I'm nice. haha.

Let's see who wins tonight. I didn't love Kara's song. At all.

Stephanie said...

That is awesome! You were probably on TV then. They showed that area several times! :) That is so lucky. I so want KRIS to win!! He's my favorite.

megan said...

completely jealous
i tried to win tickets
and didn't
so so jealous

Mollie said...

Jelousy in my heart! So fun! Glee was good. I think I will like it too.

Tyson and Heather said...

love it!! that was too fun and i was beyond stoked for you (and still am) that you sat by the idols--gaaa!! so i didn't see katie holmes!?

dana said...

Thanks for the invite. it was AWESOME!

Brandon and Erica said...

Dude. You are amazing. Seriously, you have no idea how JEALOUS I am. And I try not to covet.

Jean said...

Oh my gosh, THAT IS AWESOME!!! I'm not an AI fan, but I am SOOOO happy for you!!!!!!! :-)

dietcokegrrl said...

AWESOME day!! So glad you guys got to go!!

Scott and Megan said...

That is amazing. You seriously are the coolest person I know by association of all the cool things you get to do. Most people have one maybe two cool things happen to them in a life time... you are like a magnet! Seriously... coolest person I know.

AND YES!!! Lets hang out!!! Tell me when and where!!

The Facks of Life said...

How fun!! I'm so glad you got in. Matt will be jealous of all your star sightings. He loves seeing famous people. Can't wait to hear about it.

A and M said...

How Fun! A.I. sounds way more entertaining than America's Got Talent, too bad my world couldn't collide with yours for that event!
Your blog is so fun to read & cute...I'm going to add you on my list if that's OK?

JoLee said...

I still can't believe you did this...and I didn't! I am just jealous!