Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Best Week EVER.

This past week has been so amazing, I can't even begin to describe the chaos that has gone on these past 6 days. While I think this week has been amazing, people can believe my happiness is based on superficiality, such as being star struck. But, I don't really care. I've been elated all week.

After work ended, I went home to take a looooong nap, aka until 11pm because DAVID GUETTA was in town, and there was a chance that Will.I.am was going to be there. I met up with Annabelle, Yaniv, Ali (a Smithie!), and her friends who lived right next to Pacha. One of her friends was SO eager to go that we walked over at 12:30 and surprisingly only stood in line for 5 minutes! Fortunately and amazingly, Will.I.am just started DJing once we got in; Guetta joined in around 1 AM. THEN, Swizz Beatz showed up on stage...followed by Estelle who cameo-ed when her song "American Boy" started playing. Around 3 am, the rest of the Black Eyed Peas showed up and Fergie sang to "Imma Be".

Since the place was more packed than I have ever seen it (3xs), we all got split up, but I stuck with Ali and we attempted to get up on a few stages, and we did! Of course, drama ensued at first, aka cat fight with a drugged up girl who thought she was a dancer, but by the end of the night, we were rocking the stage! We didn't leave until 6 am..and only got 2 hours of sleep before work began...

Casual Fridays at work, but work is never memorable compared to what happened later this day. I was notified by PulseJFK that Matt Damon and Director Paul Greengrass were going to be at the Apple Soho store discussing their new movie "Green Zone". I figured since I need to buy applecare for my mac (expired today!) and some headphones to replace the ones Cat chewed, I might as well see Matt Damon. After listening to him, more like staring at him, for an hour from the 3rd row, I built the courage to go up to ask him for a photograph.
Me: Hi Matt, can I get a photo with you?
Matt: Sure! You have a camera ready?
Me: Yeah!
*Matt takes the camera and snaps a photo*

I might have forgotten to say thank you, but I knew I was shaking for the next hour.

I was one happy girl! That night, with more pulses from PulseJFK, Kelley and I headed to Butterfield 8 for an hour of free open bar! We PLANNED on leaving at 11pm so we could get some rest before we woke up to wait for SNL tickets. But of course as life goes, nothing goes as planned! Some people introduced themselves to us and bought us a round of drinks, and by the end of the night, we hit up 3 bars and I finally rode a mechanical bull! It left me some nasty brusies, but it was fun to say the least.

3:30am. After enough bar hopping, bull riding and dancing, Kelley and I headed to 30 rock, outside of NBC studios to wait for standby SNL tickets. We met up with two of her friends, all of us looking like hobos throughout the night. We borrowed my roommates fur jackets to keep us warm, but it didn't keep me from getting sick! I napped for 20 minutes that night, but after we got our tickets at 7 am (#s 13,14,15,16) we all crashed at home.

After doing NOTHING all of Saturday, I met up with Kel at 1030pm outside of 30 rock to see if we would even get in. Not all standby tickets get in, since it depends on how many people show. Apparently, they only let 20 of the 100+ people in standby. All of our hours spent in the freezing cold was worth it! Mind you, this was the same weekend we had a snowstorm. We got to see JLo perform, and the night went well.

Since my Saturday was spent sleeping, my original plans to go to the travel expo at the Javits center were cancelled. So, Kel and I went early Sunday afternoon. I was looking for a program/tour/guide to help me plan a trip for the month of november in SE Asia. While I didn't get too much help, I was given some advice about which cities to hit up first.

At 3, the most epic game of the Olympics started: Team USA vs Canada hockey! Kel and I met up with others at a bar in BFE, well actually LES, but really bum fck egypt, but of course MIKE MEYERS AND SETH GREEN ARE THERE! What are the chances? I guess that balanced out the fact that USA lost, even with such a good save in the last minutes of the 3rd period.

Did a Trader Joe's run right afterward and had a nice sleep for Monday.

I had SO much work to do yesterday, I didn't take my lunch break until 2:15, and only took 15 minutes. I love the feeling of pressure from event planning! I left at 4:30 to attempt getting an ID from the DMV. Since I was too late, I headed to Paris Theater, where PulseJFK told me that the movie premiere of "Remember Me" was going to be there. I just wanted to snap a pic of Pierce Brosnan for my mom, but it turned out to be so much more than that! I got a wristband and stood within the barriers the security guards pointed me to. While waiting, I made friends with two of the security guards, and they told me they would do whatever they could to get me into a better spot to see the celebs. Well, they did- they got me on the red carpet.


I later heard from the security guards that where I was originally did not see anything! Wow! I stood around for a little bit longer and chitchatted with security and asked if there were any tickets left. One of the guards told me to wait around even though over his headset they said there were no tickets left. He walks out of the theater and said "go with him" pointing to one of the PR reps. The PR rep escorts ME, THE LAST PERSON IN THE THEATER, into a seat. They confiscated everyone's phones and cameras, oh well. The film had JUST started when I sat down and the theater was packed! I was so elated that I GOT INTO A MOVIE PREMIERE!

Towards the end of the movie, Emilie de Ravin (Ali in the movie, Claire from lost) walked up the aisle, I whispered to her and shook her hand telling her that she was amazing in the film. She later remembered me at the after party, but I'll get to that later.

Remember Me is not my genre of movies but it was insightful and caught me by surprise. I had not heard much about the movie, nor seen any trailers, and wasn't expecting to see it, but I was really taken aback. The ending was depressing, or so I thought.

Once the movie ended, I was walking out, and someone handed me their envelope. Inside was the premiere ticket that I did not receive since someone escorted me AND THE AFTER PARTY TICKET! The after party was held at The Plaza, across the street from the theater. I almost fainted. Who knew?!? 

The Grand Ballroom was set up beautifully! There was open bar, food set up everywhere and the cast of the movie - Rob Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan - but other actors as well - Kristen Stewart, Chris Cooper, etc... Emilie recognized me from the theater and I got to take a pic with her. At the end of my night, I was walking out while Rob and Kristen walked out and I got to snag a pic with Kristen too. Nobody got pics with Rob and Pierce inside, since their body guards were so protective, but I was able to pat both of them on the arm to say congrats.I started conversations with random people, and ended up meeting Allen Coulter, the director of the movie! Too bad I didn't talk longer with him, I'm sure I could've learned some interesting things about the industry.

Well if that doesn't sum up my weekend, I don't know what would. It's time for me to recover...even though I know where Brooklyn's Finest after party is. Nah. I think I've had enough for the rest of the month. One thing I've learned, or maybe two: patience IS a virtue and being in the right place at the right time can work miracles. BEST WEEK EVER!

March 9: Double Deuce Birthday dinner at Blockheads
March 13: Jude Law on SNL (my CEO is trying to get me tix *cross fingers*)
March 19: Benny Benassi Birthday Bash. Message me to get on the guest list (I'm closing it this Friday March 5)


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