It was about a 2 hour drive so we left around 930am and got there by noon. We accepted the fact that we werent going to meet them since we didnt have a wristband but it was just still cool to be there. There were already lines and small crowds forming but we had no desire to wait for 6 hours by the catty 14 year old girls so we bought some HG merch and grabbed lunch. By the time we made it back to the stage area there wasnt much of a difference in the crowd so we carried on our way. We made it a point to check back about every half hour or so if a mad rush came in, which there didnt seem to be. After shopping for a bit it was about 330 before we decided to take our spot in the crowd. Seriously…these girls are insane! We were about 5 people deep behind what was designated as the VIP section. The MC tried to keep the crowd entertained by playing and dancing along to music. The songs were fine but to imagine whats going through their heads…
Journey: Dont Stop Believin This one really gets to me being a huge Journey fan and all. Im sorry, but the only reason these little bitches know the song is because of Glee. Dont get me wrong I love Glee, but when its obvious that “omg this band is covering a song from Glee!” is going through their head. No…just no.
Nsync: Bye Bye Bye Excuse me…this song was from before you were born. Why are you screaming and pretending to know the moves? I mean, Im one to talk because all I really listen to is classic rock from before I was born but when you can tell “OMG OLD SKOOL!” is what theyre thinking…ugh…am I really that old?
Britney SpearsSome newer song I dont remember the name of. *sigh* you dont know when she was actually pretty good and sang words and ballads that made sense.
Smash Mouth: Believer Im sorry, the only reason you know this song is because of Shrek. Who originally sings this song, you little twits! ….RIP Davey Jones
Adele: Someone Like YouI love the song and Adele to death…but to entertain and rile up a crowd? Try again please.
They also played newer “kissFM” type music which is fine. Its just sad that this is all defined as music and its probably never going back mainstream. Thank god for bands that still play instruments. But for the first time ever…I actually felt old.
We made friends with an older mom(whos daughter was there) as we were making fun of the crowd, talking classicrealmusic, and at that point wishing there was booze in our water bottles. She was a riot. She pointed out a group of girls who actually had the balls to drive to Josh’s house and knock on his door! Are you fucking kidding me? I wanted to go punch them in the face just based on principle alone! They gave away random little prizes for trivia. The last question was to win a fucking HG themed laptop! And the question was “how many siblings does Gale have?” Are you fucking kidding me?! And “what HG actor was in the Oscar nominated movie American Beauty?” was to win a measly HG lunch box? Wow…just wow. The actors finally came out around 615 and ofcourse everybody screamed at the top of their lungs. The thing was…they wouldnt stop, even during the Q&A. By this time we were about 8 people deep and couldnt see a goddamn thing. People also wouldnt shutup so we could hear them talk either. Isnt that the point of a Q&A, to hear them? Thought so. There also was no screen so people in back could see and some of the girls thought it would be ok to put their friends on their shoulders. I had to use every bit of self control I had to not push them down. There was also no room to breathe; there was a girl behind me who was severelyviolating my personal bubble. I may need therepy. Luckily there was a girl on a step stool off to the side of me who was nice enough to let me step up for a minute to get a couple nice pictures.
I guess Ive just been so spoiled with going to the SPN cons where people actually respect the actors and everyone around them I forgot what it was like to go to events like these. We left before the panel was even done. It was pointless to stay til the end. Then on the way home to make ourselves feel better we stopped to get ourselves a large Jamba Juice :)
Im sorry for my rant but I just thought Id share my experience. And let me clarify, I LOVE the books and the actors, I am NOT in any way bashing them. This event was just poorly organized in my opinion. If youre planning on going to one of these events and dont have a wrist band and dont want to wait all freakin day, I suggest just staying home. They put the videos online with what I would assume to be a clear shot and better sound. I dont regret going. It was cool to be able to at least see the actors [from a distance]. Just, had I known it was going to be like this I wouldnt have wasted my time and a tank of gas.
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I did not expect any of the things that just happened.
OH MY GOD!!!!
…oh my god.
I am dying of laughter right now xDD!
How did he hide all of that in his hair? hahahahaha. Peeing!
I just watched this 3x and laughed each time!
Especially to the ladies we all care about.
A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
STATE OF MICHIGAN :
While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.
For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check….
“There are several things to be aware of … gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.
“There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road…with a fake baby in it….waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.
“Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person — woman — will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it’s a man, they’re usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.
DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON!!! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON ‘T EVEN SLOW DOWN.
Oh yea, about the EGGS:
“IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK YOUR CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPERS AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY, AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.
THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.
THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.”
Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic being used. Please be safe.
Get started NOW — SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES TO BE CAREFUL AND BE AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND THEM SO AS NOT TO BECOME THE VICTIM.
WARNING # 3:
Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.
It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road,but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called,112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was andthere weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.”
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.
*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about “Dialing, 112”
You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states
PLEASE PASS ALONG TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY, IT CAN SAVE A LIFE!
this is extremely important