QUOTE OF THE DAY
:Baby, let's go
Have that wreckless love
That crazy love
That off-the-wall, won't stop 'til I get enough kind of love
- "Wreckless Love," by Alicia Keys
***SYTYCD - Los Angeles
It started with a phone call. My gurl Lisa was at a meet-and-greet in the east coast somewhere and she put Jesus on the phone for me
. I told him that I was going to the L.A. show, but I was worried that there won't be any meet-and-greets since they didn't have any for the Los Angeles show last year. So he said, "I can get you passes. Do you want passes? Just give me your name and how many people you're going with." So of course I was like, "Yes! Sure!" and voila... I got totally hooked up. And so did peakin75
-- my "plus two."
Fastforward to November. Met up with Peak and Cali for our LA/San Diego adventure. We stayed at the Holiday Inn across the street from the Nokia Theatre, which was very convenient. Then we had dinner with Jazzy, Lori, and some other peeps in this one Italian restaurant. Our waiter was such a riot! I dunno if he's forreal or wut, but he talked like a straight up car salesman and used phrases like "sweet, sweet clams." OMG, it was hilarious!
Then off we went to the show. The backstage passes waiting for me at will-call so YAY for Jesus for keeping his word! Then I saw my "taping buddies" inside the theatre (Tat, Deon, Kat... plus Joey) so I was extra giddy. Nothing from the actual show itself. Everyone was great and I had a great time! Pasha and Lauren's Transformers routine was freaking amazing and Kameron's solo was HOT!!!! Plus, Sara was ON FIRE and I'm so glad that the breaking routine was included in the lineup :)
Anyways, I saw Donyelle Jones in the audience during intermission and I freaked the hell out. She's my favorite dancer last season and although I've met her before, I've never taken a pic with her!!! So I just went up to her and my boy Deon was already there, trying to get a hug. LOL! Of course, it was the perfect opportunity to take some pics
. And OMG, she looked freaking GORGEOUS, ya'll. She was so beautiful, I didn't know what to do with myself.
Then my gurl Joey spotted Mary Murphy in the pit section somewhere so we were like, "Eeee! We need a pic with her!" So we went, but the usher was like, "Uhh... no... not unless your tickets are for this section." So Joey was like, "Pleeaaaseee... we just want a pic with her!" So we went and Mary was so nice and agreed to take pics with us. She even got up from her seat and went around the row of chairs that were separating her from us so we can get closer together for the photo :)
On to the meet and greet:
Ok, so I get there, right? And it was hella freaking crowded in there! You'd think that they'd have a larger VIP lounge in LA, but noooo... everyone was cramped in there. I was sweating like hell and I'm all "Ewwww... my pics are gonna come out all shiny...." The Season 2 dancers started filtering in and that's when I saw my favorte male dancer from last year -- IVAN KOUMAEV. I was all, "Tee hee! I'm shy!" at first but oh well... I just sucked it in and asked for a pic
. And of course, since Ivan was there... Travis was there as well
:) And Dima totally made an appearance too
Aaaanddddd here comes the Season 3 dancers. I met Neil
, and Kameron
and they were all so nice and sweet and smelled very very good! Then Pasha entered the room...
He came up to this one girl wearing a black beret, and kissed her on the lips. I was like, "Whoa... is that like, a Russian thing?" But then he proceeded to put both his hands on her waist and pulled her closer to him. It was very, very, VERY couple-like. The girl also hugged and kissed Kameron, but it was nowhere near as touchy feely as Pasha. I figured that she's someone who worked for the show because she seemed to know some of the dancers. And whaddaya know... she turned out to be Cat Deeley's stylist. My heart ached for Sasha at that moment, but I came up to him anyway and asked for his autograph
. He was just so... *sigh*.... I'm so in love with him. I would very much like to cuddle with him and run my fingers through his hair.
Then I saw Jaimie and came up to her for an autograph, but she was totally making out with Ivan and I'm all "Uh... okay... I'll just stand here until they notice me" Haha! I felt almost bad for interrupting the touchy-feely, but Ivan was like "Would you like me to take your picture?" And I was all, "Eeee!!! Yesss!!!" So here's my pic with Jaimie, taken by Ivan
Afterwards I saw Shauna in the corner standing by herself
. Eeep!!!! I actually got a chance to chat with her!!! She's so cute and fun to talk to and we chatted about the Insomniac videos. She explained to me what TYKY meant (totally South Park-related) and gave me the lowdown on the next video that she was going to upload. Besides Sara and Jesus (which I will talk about later), I talked to Shauna the longest.
Then I saw Sabra and I asked for her autograph. I also wanted a pic, but there was a crowd of little girls around her so she asked me to wait a while and she'll get back to me. BUT --
I turned around and saw Jesus kneeling down on the floor, talking to two little boys. So I thought, "Nah... I already got a pic with Sabra. It's time for JESUS, baby!!!"
Anyways, so there he was talking to two little boys and it was seriously the cutest thing ever. He was very very encouraging to them and you can tell that their parents were so grateful that he actually took the time to talk to them. After the family left I was all, "DUDE!!!! JESUS!!!!!" And he was like, "Aaaah!!!!! JILL!!!!!!!!!" And we like, hugged and hugged and hugged some more. But two girls were waiting for him to give them autographs so he was like, "Hold on... let me take care of this so I can pay more attention to you
." Tee hee!!!
So we chatted. And chatted. And chatted some more. We talked about... uh... um.... dude... we talked about... stuff... that I don't even remember... why... why don't I remember our conversation?!!!!! Was I THAT distracted by his gorgeousness??? UGH!!!! I also asked him about his CD and he said that he's still recording some songs and will be putting up some samples on his MySpace soon. Then we said goodbye and hugged one last time when I realized that I haven't even seen Sara yet!!! I asked Jesus if she's coming out and he said that she's still upstairs on the 2nd floor talking to some people.
While I was waiting, I was all "doo too doo tooo doo... lalala...." when I suddenly spotted Lauren!!!! OMG, my heart freaking stopped, ya'll. I've been DYING to take a pic with that girl. I totally had my "AZN PRIDE" sign with me and I walked up to her and asked for her autograph. Then I said, "Um... I have a favor. Can I... take a picture with you... while holding up... this sign???" Then I whipped it out like, BAM!!!! And she was like, "OH.MY.GOD. Omigod, this is sooo cool!!!!!!" So we busted out with our peace signs and took the best AZN PRIDE picture ever
Anyways... it's SARA time.
I thought I saw her signing autographs on the staircase, but I wasn't sure if that's her so I asked Pasha (who just happened to walk by) if he thinks that's Sara or some other chick. Then he said "Yeah, that's Sara" and I'm all "OMG." I positioned myself at the bottom of the stairs like an idiot and waited for her to descend...
She looked up and was like, "JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
L!!!!!" and I'm all "Heyyyyyyy!!!" So we hugged. And hugged. And hugged some more. I asked her to sign my tourbook and my copy of Dance Spirit
magazine. Then, I gave her her present:
That's all her routines from the tour, plus her skit with Dominic (laptop not included). I framed it and gave it to her
. I think she liked it cuz she was like, "OMG... I'm gonna cryyyyy..." Then we chatted more about the Insomniac stuff when I realized that Pasha was just STANDING.RIGHT.THERE.NEXT.TO.HER. So I'm like, "Oh hey Pasha. Since you're here, can I take a pic of you two?" And Pasha was like, "Uh....." and it looked like he really didn't want to (I think his girlfriend was nearby). After a minute of silent deliberation, he finally went for it. So they stood on either side of me and I slipped out to take their pic. And they were like, "Wait! Where are you going? Don't you want to be in the picture?" And I'm thinking, "Dammit... I wanted a pic of just THEM!!!" So in my defeat, I went back and stood between them. Sara had her arm around my shoulder and I had my hand on... Pasha's butt
Dude, what can I say? He was tall and my hand was comfortably leveled with his butt. But as soon as I placed my hand right there I'm all "ACK! Inappropriate... must pull hand away!" So I did. Sort of. After we took the pic I made another attempt at getting a Sasha pic so I said, "Can I get one with just the two of you?"
With much hesitation, Pasha said okay but Sara was totally up for it. They stood closer together and Pasha extended his index finger towards Sara. I was all "huh?" and Sara was all "huh?" But Pasha just looked at his finger... and looked back at Sara... like she's supposed to know what to do. Haha! And Sara was like, "What... are... you... doing?"
She just extended her own index finger in response to Pasha's gesture and hooked it onto Pasha's finger. Then Pasha just stared right into the camera, all psychotic-like, and that's how this pic
Sara looked really really cute, though :D
Anyways, the tour people started kicking us out of the VIP lounge so that the rest of the dancers can go outside by the barricades to sign autographs. As I was heading out, I saw Lacey and she was like, "Hey you!!!!" And I'm thinking, "Who, me?" So I waved at her and approached her and asked for her autograph. I wanted a pic too, but she was surrounded by little girls so I said that I'll just get her some other time.
I also saw Anya on my way out so of course I just had to get her pic too!!! Doesn't she look MAD SEXY
The only two people I didn't see were Hok and Dominic. The QUEST crew was there and I think the b-boys were just busy catching up with each other. I'll get them some other time, perhaps.
Anyways, that's the end of my LA recap! You can view all my pics in my Photobucket:http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v19/xrogue81/sytycd3_tour/
Next up: My San Diego weekend with Peak and Cali!!!