Sunday, July 20, 2014

She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss United States

Back in May I went to the X-MEN Live fan event! Good Grief was it fun! I felt like I was sixteen again, young wild and free :) Stacy had found the event online. How? I have no idea. Tickets were free and they stated that if you were in the first 500 fans that passed through the door that you would not only get to attend the Red Carpet BUT also watch a screening of the movie that same night! SOOO basically we were in it to win it! We were super stoked! We spent the day before stalking social media trying to gather in tell on  how many people were lining up and whether or not we would have a chance at being in the first 500. We were pretty nervous about it, we decided that we would leave CT around 7 am to try and get there by 10:30am. We left my house and we drove to Greenwhich trying to catch the train on time, we got there and luckily the train hadn't left yet. We met a guy there named Dave who said he had a friend already waiting in line for him and that we were more than welcome to join them. So we did! 

We got there and there were already at least 200 people waiting in line. We waited in line six hours before they let us through the door. While it was a long time to wait, it went by quickly. We sat with our new friends John, John, John, Dave and Sean. They were fun! I painted my nails, we played card games. We also became great friends with a group of people standing behind us (Medha, Sai Teja, Shruti and two more of their friends) they were some of the neatest people I'd ever met. I suppose it didn't feel that bad because I didn't have a baby to worry about!  Wyatt took care of Danny then our wonderful neighbors Jessica and Austin took care of Danny later that day (THANK YOU!!)

Took them forever to get 5 crowns down ugh 

Our crew

First 500! yay! 

When they let us through the door we were really excited, then quickly disappointed when we had another hour of waiting to do. Ba hum bug. Finally, they began shuffling us to the upper level of the Javits center, (where the red carpet event would take place)  Once we got situated, guess what came next?? More waiting! About an hour to be exact. I sat on a step stool that John had picked up during our time waiting outside and read the Ensign cover to cover. I was reading this really amazing article when the celebrities started making their way in. I didn't have anything for the celebrities to sign so I just had them sign my Ensign. (so basically missionary work) 

See those screaming loonies in the back? Yeah that was us.

The first person to come around was Ellen Page. She is a lot shorter than I expected her to be, all the same she looked beautiful. She signed things and stopped for pictures but she didn't seem happy to be there. Then other cast from the movie came by, they were neat to see. It was fun to scream and act like a crazy person! I played along, but surprisingly I was really pretty chill about the whole thing. 
I think I get more excited now thinking about it than I was then.  

Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters, Hugh Jackman and other cast came through the celebrity line. Jennifer Lawrence was fun, she was legitimately excited to see her fans. All the other celebrities would go straight to the press but Jennifer Lawrence made a b-line for her fans and answered press questions after speeding time with fans! She was great!

I shared a special moment with James Mccvoy where he waved at me from a distance.

Now the highlight of the evening was Michael Fassbender!! The crowd wen't WILD when they saw him... and uh, why wouldn't they? It was actually kind of scary because everyone pressed up towards the front of the bleachers, I had a hard time breathing and my feet were definitely not touching the floor. Oh well, I suppose it was a blessing I wasn't in the first row because they people in front of me provided a nice cushion, whereas they were pushed into the wood. ANYWAYS. He was a lot more handsome in person than I thought he would be! When he came by I said "That suit looks great on you!" he looked at me, right in the eye and said "Why thank you!" then I said "You really are very handsome, is that silly? a little right?" he gave me a flirty smile and said "nah". I then said "Will you do me a favor" to which he said "Anything for you!" so I said "I want you to say 'Cindy you're awesome'" so he said "Cindy, you're awesome!". He was turning to walk down the walkway to the other fans and I said "wait! I want a picture with you!" he turned around and said "You are a very demanding fan!" then I said "I waited all day to see you" he laughed and said "Alright!" finally I called out to him and said "Promise?!" he turned around again and gave me a look like "good grief!" nonetheless he smiled and nodded. 

okay so my face looks funny ugly. But you can see the magic between us! I mean look at the mans eyes!

As he was the last celebrity to come out the announcer told the fans that we would be able to watch the premier of the xmen movie at a theater in downtown New York and that they were expecting us! He said we only needed to show our bracelets to get our tickets. So everyone was running out of the red carpet event to get to the movie. Our little group wanted desperately to leave but I said "no! Michael Fassbendeer said he'd come back to take a picture with me!" no one believed me! Then we saw him walking past the fan bleachers, lots of people reached out to him begging for a picture or an autograph but his manager said he didn't have time anymore and that he was sorry. When he walked past me I yelled out "Michael! You promised me!" He turned around as soon as I said that, his manager was annoyed and told him he was short on time he said "I HAVE to go back for her!" So he ran up to me, put his arm around me and held me tight for a picture! Afterwards, while still having his arm around me said "Happy now?" to which I said "very!" then he ran after his manager.
If you look at the left side of the picture you can see his manager extending his arm to him, annoyed that he came back for me.

After that we booked it out of there to watch the movie. (actually we all held hands and ran out, like little schoolgirls) We jumped in a taxi and then jumped in line at the Movie Theater! While we were all waiting for the movie to start, we got a surprise visit from James Mcavoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender. They came to say thank you to the fans for waiting that long and to answer a few questions we had. Then we watched the movie, which was pretty freaking cool! 
us waiting in front of the theater

Basically that day was like a dream!

My Ensign :) 


PS. Todays post title was brought to you by Tumblr, lol the images below were paired with the line "She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss United States" hilarious! 

No comments:

Post a Comment