- Have a friend who works on the set of her VERY FAVORITE TV show.
- Say "yes" when aforementioned friend asks if she's interested in getting tickets to a Cast Show.
- Arrange entire weekend around getting daughter to show, which is in LA, and which requires fighting awful LA traffic.
|How come the photo of really bad LA traffic never looks as bad as the reality? I think we were going about 3mph at this point, which is why I felt safe taking a picture and driving at the same time.|
|Before the show, we met up with Penny and her friend Naomi at a restaurant called Henry's Hat, which was right across the street from Universal Studios. Penny even had me download an iPhone Ap called Junowallet, so I could get a promotional gift card that saved me seven bucks off dinner...Can you say Rock. Star!|
|Pre-show - we had great seats!|
|DramaGirl with her favorite "Finn" (Cory Monteith).|
|with "Mike Chang" - who is a completely incredible dancer (Harry Shum)|
|With "Kurt" (Chris Colfer) and Penny. Chris has the most beautiful voice. He sang "Defying Gravity" during the show and it gave me the shivers...|
|With Mercedes (Amber Riley)|
|With Brittany (Heather Morris).|
All of the cast were adorable, and young, and you can tell that they are all just a little overwhelmed by the fact that they are all going to be famous. When they met DramaGirl, they were sweet and talked to her, asked questions, asked how she liked the show, thanked her for coming and for being a fan. They all allowed me to take photos and were not at all pretentious or what you might think celebrities might be. They were just kids who put on a show.
Afterward, we drove to my sister's house in Manhattan Beach. I think we got in about 1am. I was EXHAUSTED*, but it was well worth the day. How can you not just LOVE to see that smile.
I do wonder how many days of "good attitude" I'll get out of this?
* Part of the reason for my complete physical exhaustion, aside from being up past midnight, was that I'd been up since 5:30 to get in that 11 mile run...and since this is, sorta, a running blog, I'll take a moment to recap that. It wasn't quite 11 miles (10.65) and it was SLOW (11:26 pace), but I completed it.