Twilight Breaks Dawn In Dallas

On Wednesday evening, four members of the insanely popular Twilight franchise touched down here in Dallas as part of a 5 city press tour. Partaking in all the Twi-hard fun was the one and only Mrs. Go,See,Talk who was one of the few people who won a contest to meet the visiting stars Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Charlie Bewley at the event here in town. I thought it would be a little fun to have her write her experience (not as a correspondent mind you, but a star struck fan) so have a look at her recap of her fun but all to brief star-studded night after the jump…

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Winning is something that has never happened to me until this past Monday when I got the email that I had won a photo op with the cast of Twilight! (Scream!!!!). After getting the email that morning it took my husband a while to bring me back to reality and for me to realize that life goes on and I would be late for work if I didn’t snap out of it.

I had three days to dream about what it would be like to meet Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Charlie Bewley. Three days to worry about what I would wear, what would I say, what would I wear?!?

Finally Wednesday night came and I took my friend Emily with me since she’s who started me on this Twilight craze (before the Twi-hard phenomenon I might add, thanks Em!). We walked in at the end of the red carpet to see the backs of Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone. It was kind of surreal. I can definitely say that this was a great experience and one that I have never had the privilege to have before.

But…(and there’s always a B U T) the PR department could have really used some help. Nothing followed schedule. All events were at least 30-45 minutes late, and there was no alcohol being served. Sober, hungry lady standing for an hour and a half in 4 inch heals waiting for something to happen equals disaster. But I put on my good face and tried to remember, “Im getting to meet them, I’m getting to meet them” and we missed the Q&A session because I had to stand in yet another line for the pictures. The huge downer though was that only the contest winners were allowed to go back there in the room, which I was kind of bummed out about. Emily is my hype girl…who else could I trust would make sure the picture was absolutely perfect?

We were shuffled in like cattle. I handed my iPhone to one of the staff members since they would be taking the picture. I was hoping that whoever it was had done this before and had some minute experience in photography. I first had my picture taken with Christina Perri. I don’t know a lot about her other than the 3 awesome songs she performed on stage (and she has a great voice btw) but was presently surprised at how nice she was. She actually talked to me! I think we could be best friends. Ha!

Promptly after that picture was taken, I was ushered to where the next set up, where the cast of Twilight was standing. I kind of blacked out from there. I remember something about saying “Congratulations” and thinking, wow Nikki Reed is tiny! I would have loved to stay all night, had a slumber party and talked gossip about the other cast members that didn’t show, but I was escorted to the exit before I realized it was over. All that waiting for less than a minute of my “meet que”.

But it was worth every minute! Thank You bigfanboy.com for the chance of a lifetime! You truly made one sober, hungry girl in 4 inch heels very happy!

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I’m so glad Mrs. Go,See,Talk had a great time and now she’s got the “meeting celebrities” itch. She’ll probably want to follow me around to more round tables, interviews and participate in festival/convention coverage I suppose. We’ll that’s great because I could use a camera man, er woman:P Thanks again to bigfanboy for making my wife an even bigger Twilight fan!!

Comments

  1. Emily Herrera says

    It was a blast! Thanks for taking me with you!!

  2. Marianne Ferguson says

    Well written piece (and funny)! It must have been awesome, even if it was brief, and I’m glad you had this experience!!