That’s right- this is Part 1 of 2 of our EPIC story from our amazing #RIPTwilight week together. We wish more than anything we could have taken you with us, shrunk you down a little bit and carried you in our pockets on every adventure we had together. You’d be pocket-sized LTTers. We’d even let each of you have a moment alone with Pocket Edward in our purses if that’s your thing. Some of you could even choose Pocket Bella and we wouldn’t even bat an eye. But alas most of you weren’t there with us and so we’ll do our best to share every detail we can so it feels like you were!
I (UC) flew into LA on Friday evening. After big hugs with some of the OG LTTers we had dinner & headed on over to Tent City to catch up on what was going down there.
Turns out not much. They were watching New Moon on the Big Screen at LA Live & as if God was welcoming us there the scene that was playing as we walked through security was the one when Kristen says “They’re NOT Bears!”
This sign was amazing:
And all the ROBSTEN signs:
It was basically a 2nd-hand embarrassment dream come true.
Then a HERD of Twilight fans went running because they heard a rumor that a Twi-cast member MAYBE was there. There was no cast member, and if herds like that happened often during the weekend I’m SHOCKED no one was killed. Angry/cold/Annoyed Twilight fans should be AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS. (of course none of the amazing “camping” LTTers were ever angry/cold/annoyed*)
On Saturday we headed back to tent city for the concert for the campers. A few people from the soundtrack performed like: A boy and his kite (Great song!), Anya Marina (YEP. HER), Paul McDonald and Rosalie Hale (I mean Nikki Reed) and Christina Perri.
Jackson MC’d and if you remember us complaining about how TERRIBLE Charlie Bewley did last year, you’ll know this a good thing. There is a DEF a career for Jackson hosting a show like “America’s Funniest Home Videos” if this acting thing doesn’t work out. He did a great job.
Eventually Ashley Greene joined him and they were all cute Alice-and-Jaspery together:
Christina was my favorite because she is a major Twi-hard. She was wearing this pretty red jacket while singing her first song (or two)
and then right before she sang the song that brings us ALL to tears (especially if you’ve seen BD part 2 already!) “A Thousand Years” she took off her jacket and revealed a Twilight T-shirt like the huge Twi-dork she is:
ALSO she apparently has A Twilight tattoo that says “bitten” on her wrist. Way to keep it classy Christina!
Apparently this was Nikki Reed’s first time performing in public, something she said over and over again. Then she cried. AND had to sit while singing and everyone was soooo sympathetic. She sang. She did fine. Then she sang with her husband and at the end they shared a mic and we threw up in our mouths a little bit.
Sidenote: I think Nikki Reed is genuinely grateful for her Twilight experience & how her life has changed as a result. But she says it so often and with SO MUCH EMOTION that it seems fake. Also we liked her jacket. End Sidenote.
During the concert we saw the most EPIC Buttcrack of all time. I have picture proof and everything but…. for reasons I cannot discuss I cannot post it. But it’s like Buttcrack Santa sent us a gift in his absence. Imagine a chilly California day. You’re in California so you expect it to be warm so you’re not dressed appropriately. Then imagine your buttcrack showing SO much and somehow you DON’T notice despite the cold day and the inappropriate-for-the-weather clothing. Seems impossible, right? WRONG. It was possible. I saw it with my own two eyes. Buttcrack Santa gifted us this.
Then the BIG SURPRISE was revealed when Stephenie Meyer came on stage to talk to the fans (as much as a “BIG SURPRISE” can be when you notice a huge-ass card on the side of the stage that says “DEAR STEPHENIE” in big letters inside…. I don’t know who else noticed, but I kinda figured that was coming!) She said some sweet stuff and then ran the hardest Twilight trivia of all time- which people actually PASSED. And those who got correct answers got to dine with her that evening. Pretty fun idea & I am either the worst or best Twilight fan for not knowing the answers. I’m not sure. (but I think best…)
Much much more after the jump!
On Sunday there was a breakfast for the fans and 18 vamps & wolves showed up to sign autographs & take pics with the campers. Everyone lined up along the barricades & I think the cast members walked the entire thing– we were there for a good 2 hours and they weren’t even 1/2 way done!
Some of the highlights included:
Jackson Rathbone (being undressed by his eyes is always a highlight)
Realizing Strong Daddy (Aka boo Boo Stewart’s SUPER STRONG Dad) is less Strong… He trimmed up!
Seeing our LTT pals in line:
and getting a picture when only we were the ones ready:
Peter Fach asking where he was supposed to go (Not sure why we looked so official. I was in my “weekend” shirt (the shirt I wear every weekend in Philadelphia) which after wearing every other day in LA should just be called my LA shirt)
Meeting other LTT pals:
Chatting with some of our Favorite & friendliest Vamps like Toni Trucks:
Having an awkward moment with Patrick Brennan (he plays Liam):
The LTT Party
To cap off the perfect first weekend of our trip we threw our annual LTT party & this year teamed up with Google Local and had the party off-site (site being Moon’s house) for the first time!
We had so much fun hanging out with old pals, new pals & blogger friends & even some random people we didn’t expect to show.
Of course we brought cardboard cut-out Edward (to a bar) who was the most popular guest (there may have been 1 or 2 confused bar attendees)
We gave away crap from under our beds (and some stuff we picked out of our LTT_LTR store! Including NEW That’s Normal pins!)
Basically…. the weekend was perfect… the perfect beginning to an even MORE perfect Monday…. stay tuned for Part 2– more stories, More videos (including HOT boys) and more!
Thanks to everyone who was a part of our amazing first weekend!
UC & Moon
*I’m fairly positive none of the “Camping” LTTers actually camped. I think they set up camps and pretended to camp so they could join the fun, but then they slept in hotel rooms like normal people.