April 15, 2009

Vancouver Day 4: TwiCrack Addict Turns into a 13-year old girl at 100 Monkeys Concert when Twilight Cast Shows Up

After Poopy Day 3 (See Part One & Part Two) of my Vancouver trip, I had finally accepted my status as a TwiStalking failure, and resigned myself to having photos of Plastic Edward visiting Vancouver sets. However, on Day 4 my luck changed when most of the Twilight cast showed up at the 100 Monkeys concert!
Mr. TCA and I arrived at The Backstage Lounge around 9 pm, not really expecting anything -- just happy to be hanging out on Granville Island. We got hugs from Maggie & Trina, who told me how they met the entire cast yesterday (*so jealous*), and met up with the lovely Brie and MaliciousMandy.

Mr. TCA was soon bored and wanted to phone a friend, so he went and sat on a stool by the bathrooms where you couldn't even see the stage. Well, guess who was also hanging out in the back by the bathroom? The 100 Monkeys! Seeing Jackson in the flesh made my night! While Mr. TCA chatted on the phone, oblivious to Jasper Hale and my hyperventilating, I stood near Jackson and the band for about ten minutes, but didn't have the guts to bother him (I told you I'm a really lame TwiStalker, and nobody was approaching him for photos -- TwiFans are very respectful, you know!), though I could've reached out and touched him.

After my failed set-stalking attempts, seeing just *one* Twilight cast member would have been enough to satisfy me, but then I glanced outside and realized that Peter Facinelli and my girlcrush Ashley Greene were standing there.

We went outside and lingered by Jackson, Ashley and Peter, but nobody wanted to be the first to ask for a photo (seriously, TwiFans are so sweet), though the crowd around them starting getting larger. Finally, somebody had the guts to ask Peter for a photo, and once he consented, the flashbulbs went wild!! It was like...seagulls descending on stray french fries in a McDonald's parking lot.

(Alright, I'm finally revealing my mug and hope that nobody I know sees this; I just love this floating head photo where I'm jamming my face into somebody else's picture. Awesome - look how happy I am, no wonder Mr. TCA is scared. P.S. Sorry, ladies!)

(Me & MaliciousMandy with Peter)

(Peter is soooo beautiful in real life!)

Peter finally had to escape; technically the cast had agreed to NOT take photos til after the show, but Peter was being nice. So I went back inside, where Mr. TCA informed me that while sitting on his stool being bored, Kristen Stewart walked by him. KStew in a denim jacket, Kellan wearing a black beanie, Taylor in a hoodie, and Nikki had arrived and were sitting in a roped off area in the small venue. Of course, I go take a look and they are all there. *Squee*

At this point, I could've gone home completely satisfied, but the night just got better. While waiting to get drinks, Ashley Greene approached the bar with some dude in a hat to get drinks. (Technically she and her buddy cut us in line, but that is ok -- she can cut me anyday! Shh! hehe)

The cast retreats to an upstairs hideaway, leaving nothing to gawk at, so Mr. TCA and I go back to his stool by the bathroom, where two of the coolest Twilight fans I've met in my life, Danica and Michelle are hanging out and excited tell me that they saw KStew & crew exiting, and not only that, they have a special souvenir. KStew left her ciggy on the table, so Michelle snatched it after Kstew had left. By now, I'm a 13 year-old girl again, and I have to pose with the Camel cigarette for fun (I don't even know how to hold one let alone smoke it, BTW).
While Danica, Michelle & I giggle like teenagers and Mr. TCA drinks on his stool, Ashley Greene walks into the bathroom...and having regressed to a teenybopper mentality, we go in too and I wash my hands next to Ashley while she scrapes gum off the bottom of her shoe. Danica, Michelle and I leave the bathroom while Ashley is still there, and finally have the guts to back and ask Ashley for a photo. Ashley is *so* nice!!

(As excited as I am about being *this close* to my second favorite Cullen, Ashley Greene, my first thought is that I look fat standing next to this twig. I love her red lipstick!)

The show starts, and the TwiCast returns to the venue. They walk by us all holding hands, with Nikki leading the way following by KStew & Taylor. Ironically, Mr. TCA sees Kristen more last night than I do. KStew walks past Mr. TCA three times, who doesn't really even care. When I ask if he saw Nikki Reed, he asks, "Who?"

In the end, I only have the courage to ask Mr. 100 Monkeys Banana for a photograph.

So, the only major cast member who wasn't there was Robert Pattinson, but look who did show up at the 100 Monkeys Concert! Plastic Edward!

Plastic Edward rocks out to 100 Monkeys; you can see Jackson behind him on stage. :-)

But before Plastic Edward had too much fun, he got attacked by a big Banana (a.k.a. the 100 Monkey's manager).
The End.

48 comments:

  1. Love it
    Love it
    Love it
    Awesome pictures
    Love the story

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  2. go plastic Edward!
    he really gets around that guy ;)

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  3. That is so awesome! I am totally jealous, and would have totes asked Mr. Banana for a picture too! however I don't think I could have kept my cool with Jackson an armlength away...I would probably turned into a puddle.

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  4. OME!!!!!!!! *major squealing like a 12 year old girl!!!!!* I'm sooo stoked for you, girlfriend!! After your set-stalking failure and dh drama, you soo deserved this!

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  5. Sooo excited for you - and super jealous too!
    Peter looks so pretty *sigh* ...and I'd've posed with the cigarette too ;)

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  6. lmao too funny! I'm so glad it paid off for you! I see P.E. was jammin'! LOL So, who kept the ciggy and will it be on Ebay? lol

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  7. W-o-w. *to be said as Jessica says to Bella when she finds out about dinner with Edward* What a fantastic night! Thanks so much for letting us live vicariously through you!

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  8. AWESOME!! I'm intrigued by this whole 100 Monkeys thing. I must do research... {totters off to Pitchfork Media}

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  9. I am green with ENVY!
    Looks like an awesome night!

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  10. It was meant to be!!!! you were there for all of us!!! thank you, thank you

    And it is so nice to put a face to your writing!! Such a lovely face...you look soooooo happy!!!

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  11. I don't think I have ever commented, but I read your blog all of the time. My friend and I took a mini trip to Vancouver a few weeks ago in hopes of seeing the cast, but we were completely unsuccessful. So...I can honestly say I know how you were feeling with your visit...but I am sooooo happy for you! Your pictures are awesome and keep up the hunt. Maybe you can find RPatz. I am living through your experience! :)

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  12. what a night !!! i am soo happy for you.

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  13. Thanks for posting - I haven't got my pics up but I *DID* blog about my night...

    http://maliciousmandy.livejournal.com/145833.html

    AND as soon as my pics are up I will let you know :P

    tee hee <3

    Great meeting you and thanks so much for sharing your story..... seriously - what a treat we all got :P

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  14. You are *gorgeous* I don't know why you've been hiding your "mug" all this time!

    And I just knew you would get to meet the Twi-cast. Way to go, TCA! :-D

    P.S.) Totally linking my blog to this post, fyi...

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  15. I wish I was there with you...but you telling this great story makes me feel like I was there! Thxxxxxxx a lot :-)

    Why am I living at the other end of the Earth?????!!!!?????

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  16. Why am I not in Vancouver right now?! I'm so jealous you lucky girl!! Maybe they will film the next movie in Wisconsin? Yeah right...lol

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  17. U r the best, seriously you crack me up! Wish I was you, I too am a wife and my hubby thinks i am on crack as well... Totally made my day with your story, your awesome keep it up!

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  18. OMG how awesome was that!!!

    I'm so jealous!!!

    I would have been happy just to see Mr. Banana. *sigh*

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  19. YAY TwiCrack!! OME that's too awesome - looks like you had a ball!! (and Mr. TCA was nice to play along...)

    That picture of mini-Edward/plastic Edward/whatever with the 100 Monkeys "bananager?" is hysterical [I shouldn't have been sipping while I read - I know better]- once again, I have to go clean off my computer monitors (but totally worth it!).
    : )

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  20. ACK!!!!!!
    im so jealous
    i want a plastic edward now
    maybe for my birthday..........

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  21. why cant they film in minnesota???

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  22. Awesome story!!
    I am officially jealous....
    Looks like Plasic Edward is having a good time.
    I am thinking about going to Vancouver to do some set-stalking myself.
    I would give anything to meet Rob.....

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  23. I am glad you had an awesome night, thanks for the recap and the pics.... :) My favorite picture has to be the banana guy trying to chomp plastic Edward's head off... LOL Perfect! :)

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  24. Okies, I posted on my blog about your awesomely awesome experience. Come read it ... there's a special message for you, too. ;-D

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  25. Yah you're TML days are no more!!!lmao.....Peter wasnt for me until I saw those pics. You're right, he is beautiful. Here's hoping for more meet ups. You have to meet Rob by the end of this!!!

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  26. This is way awesome! Do you mind if I link this to my blog?

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  27. Oh TCA, you hit the jackpot big time! Thank you for sharing your photos and story. It is so nice to put your lovely face and your hilarious writing together! You are making me laugh because I'd never have had the courage to ask for a photo and wouldn't have a clue how to hold that cigarette either. As for my DH, he could be Mr. TCA's twin; just doesn't get it. At. All. I hope you get to see Rob next and that plastic Rob survived his encounter with the Bananager.....Oh, and I'm linking too if you don't mind.

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  28. You are my new source for my daily hit of twicrack! Your blog is fan-tastic! :D

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  29. Oh that is sooooooo awesome!!!!!

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  30. Great story!! Too funny!! Mr. TCA sounds like a great hubby!! How was the band in the end? Even the bannana manager is cute!!:))

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  31. Thank you for posting these!!! You are such a cutie! So, is Mr. TCA a convert now that he has heard the LEGENDARY 100 Monkeys????

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  32. I LOVE your site!!!You are SOOOO funny!!! I laughed out loud at your post today.:-) I too am married and could absolutely relate to your husbands lack of enthusiasm for your "TWILIGHT" encounter. I have a feeling my husband would feel the same way, but would indulge my obsession anyway!!

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  33. That's so amazing! I'm glad that you got to meet them! :-) I'm so excited... I'm getting to meet Kellan & Jasper at this convention in May :-) Your lucky that you got to meet them just out and about! The photos are great! I'm glad you had a good time! See, your TwiCracking has FINALLY PAID OFF :P Love the site :-)

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  34. Thanks TwiCrack for sharing your adventure! I am so happy you had success and without having to be a total stalker too. I love the photo of Plastic Edward with the banana dude. BTW, you look fabulous!

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  35. Look the pictures!!! Love your blog! I cant get enough of this SITE!!

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  36. I meant to say Love the Pictures!! OOPS!!

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  37. Oh my goodness - that's me, the girl with the long black hair behind you in the first pic! That was such an amazing night!!

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  38. The best post by far!!!

    It was so funny. I loved the pictures. And I love Lastic Edwards pictures, they are so funny. I don't know how you made it through the night without screaming out of happiness. I wouldn't have been able to stay calm. Haha.

    I'm glad you got to see the cast.

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  39. Wooohoooo!!!! SO happy for you! You go girl :))

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  40. so it looks like ashley was there with another guy not JAckson?

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  41. omg You're Asian too? Wait til I tell my bf. I should start a site especially for Asian fiends of Twilight.

    Now you're even more awesome than ever.

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  42. OME You were so lucky!!! Where did you get that Plastic Edward?? xx

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  43. I am *sooooo* happy that you got the chance to meet the cast! Couldn't have happened to a better person....great pics too, I love the one where you pop your head in to the shot....and as as always, your writing is hilarious and endearing! Thanks for the report, my favorite Twilight blogger!

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