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Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking Dawn Premiere: Best Day Ever!

I have SO many pictures to share with you from my time living as a distinguished resident of Tent City and then attending the LA premiere of Breaking Dawn (plus tons of great shots from the BD convention the week before), but I’m going to start with the very best part… not only did I get to spend a wonderful week with great friends, but I accomplished my #1 goal - I had my picture taken with Robert Pattinson!

TwiloveSue and Rob

I probably should have been more specific in my goal setting to say that I wanted him to hold me in his arms and be gazing adoringly at me without the camera being right in my face, but this is good too. TwiloveSis pointed out that I don’t look very happy in this picture, but I think the expression on my face was a combination of sheer elation and shock, plus the fact that I was trying not to have crazy eyes and a jack-o-lantern smile.

And not only was I lucky enough to get a picture with Rob, but so did my dear friends…

ZAnyMouse (Z, please forgive me for unintentionally photo bombing you!)



Our evening on the black carpet was a total blast and we got autographs with many Twilight actors and other celebrities over the course of the evening, but you know there was one person we kept our eye on from afar… Rob! Last year at the Eclipse premiere he ran out of time and never made it down to our end of the carpet before he had to go in for the movie and we were so worried that it would happen again. We were on a virtual emotional roller coaster as we watched him inch his way towards us as time ran out.

As the movie start time passed, we were so disappointed to see Rob still working the press line across from us and only occasionally stopping to wave or smile in our direction.

So near and yet so far

We even got captured in the background of some of the interview shots across from us and were starting to worry this was the closest we were going to get to him.
I love this one of me right next to Rob’s ear

If you look closely, you can see 17foreverLisa, Twifixx and Twi-daughter Megan

As he got to the end of the press line and near the theater entrance, we were just about to give up all hope and then… he turned around and came back!! I am completely convinced that this was due to 17foreverLisa’s earlier plea to Rob’s representative Stephanie. Thank you, Lisa, we all owe you big time!

On a side note, I learned by experience that you’re not allowed to touch Rob on the black carpet. When it was time for our picture, I innocently started putting my arm around his back and the security guard quickly pushed it back down (come on, you know I had to try). I can’t remember much about what I said to Rob other than to thank him for coming back over to see us and I do believe that I told him I love him. What can I say? I was caught up in the moment. Luckily, he just chuckled and thanked me without running away in fear.

Twi-daughter Nicole has the dubious honor of being able to say that Bodyguard Dean got mad at her. She batted books and posters out of the way while trying to take Rob’s picture with Lisa and I guess Dean was alarmed by the sudden movement and thought maybe she was starting a rumble or getting ready to jump the chest high barrier. Earlier while we were waiting for Rob to get to our spot in line, we tried to get the girls around us to calm down and stop pushing and screaming every single time Rob breathed (trust me, he breathes a lot and the screeching was unbearable) because we didn’t want them to lead Rob away before he got over to us. So when Nicole was getting her autograph, she told Rob that we had tried to keep everyone calm as not to scare him. He laughed and said “it didn’t work.” Honestly, I can’t say enough how sweet, friendly and charming he was as he worked his way through the frenzied crowd.

After Rob went into the theater and we were all blissfully basking and sighing in the afterglow, security came over and gave us all tickets to the movie! There’s no better way to watch a movie than in the same room with all the actors and it was a fabulous ending to an equally fabulous day.

Do we look exhausted and happy, or what? 17foreverLisa, ZAnyMouse, Twifixx, TwiloveSue, Twi-daughter Nicole, Twi-daughter Megan

Needless to say, all of the time and effort to attend the premiere was so worth it. I had the ultimate Twilight fan experience on the black carpet with my best friends and would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

TwiloveSue XOXO


Latchkey Wife said...

This post made me want to cry -- I'm just so happy for you gals. Was Lisa holding Rob's hand in her photo? It looked like she was gripping onto him for all she was worth!!

Thanks for sharing your experience Sue -- it sort of makes me want to do it next year but I honestly don't think I could handle the stress!! LOL!

Nice work!!

Mrs. P said...

WOW!!!!!! Just a dream come true. I hope you have recovered. It would seriously take me a while.

From now on I think we should work the phrase, "it didn't work" into everyday conversation.

The photos are awesome and made the whole thing worth while. I love the screen caps too.

I tried to convey how amazing this is, but it didn't work. (see what I did there?)


Munkee said...

I love this! Love the pictures. Awesome.

TwiloveSue said...

LKW - It was most definitely stressful, but heart attack inducing palpitations aside, it truly was a great week. You should go with us next year :) In Lisa's picture, I think that's my favorite security guard pushing away someone's hand behind her.

Mrs P - I do believe that I've finally recovered! Thanks for all your emails during premiere week, even though most of them were trying to convince me to do something inappropriate. I wanted to maintain my sense of dignity, but it didn't work (see, what I did there too?).

Munkee - Thanks! I still can't believe I was that close to Rob :)

Twired Jen said...

I am still laughing at Twifixx photo! She's totally gazing at him in a swoony sorta way, love it!

AND I totally dig the photo of all of you together after the premiere, you should totally frame that one...among others of course ;)

Great re-cap!!!

xo J

17foreverlisa said...

I seriously want to go back and do it all over again, Sue! It was an epic adventure and I couldn't have imagined doing it without all of y ou.

Nicole is my hero because she is the one who calmly took the picture of me with Rob.

LKW: As soon as my arm crossed the barricade, that security guard grabbed my hand. Cast members that had come through before let you put your arm around them and/or they put their arm around you. There was NO touching of the Rob. LOL!! So that is me squeezing the shit out of the security guard's thumb. I was in my lean and hanging on for leverage and sanity. I seriously was about to lose my shit knowing I was living the dream in that very moment. Afterwards, it all hit me...the trip, the drama of getting the wristbands, thinking Rob wasn't coming over to us...and I cried. Ain't too proud to admit that.

TwiloveSue said...

Jen - I totally love Twifixx's swoony picture with Rob too! Seeing him that close up is super overwhelming, in a really great way :)

Lisa - It means so much to me that we got to share all of this together! It truly was epic <3

MrsKassieCullen said...

I am so happy for all of you!!! Rob was amazing to come back over... and I've seen the video of Lisa getting the *nod* from Stephanie when she asked if Steph could get Rob to turn and wave.... lo and behold she got him to come over by you lucky gals!

I love that Nicole calmly got to have a short conversation with Rob AND got to experience his laugh in person *sigh*

Tigerkitten36 said...

I am mad jealous of you guys in the nicest way. Im not sure that my hubs would agree for me camping out in #tentcity to meet the vampire boy.

I get enought s**t from him of my fondness of the pretty, though really- I would love to do something like that. Forks was the adventure earlier this year and to meet (most of) you guys was awesome.

Z Any Mouse said...

Yay, I'm the one with crazy eyes!

TwiloveSue said...

Kassie - Cool, there's a video of Lisa saving the day?! Rob's laugh in person was lovely. Maybe I should make it my ring tone, ha ha.

Tigerkitten - Sorry, there's no way I know of that you can explain Tent City to a husband (or anyone) and make it seem remotely normal. Hopefully you can find a way. I'm so glad you got to go to Forks! It's one of those things you have to do once :)

Z - Nooooo, you don't have crazy eyes!! I'm sure pictures with Rob next time will be even better. And, yes, there WILL be a next time.

Anonymous said...

How on earth did I miss this post? EPIC!! Well done team Twitard! xxx

TwiloveSue said...

TwiKiwi - I'm happy to take one for the team :) I love it that there are Twitards in the world no matter where Rob goes!