Storytime with Moon & UC #RIPTwilight Part 1:

Dear LTTers,

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!

Tent City

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!”

I found a sign that was begging to be leg-hitched
Leg Hitch Edward Cullen

This sign was amazing:

how the fuck can i keep calm?

And this:

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*)

The concert

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.

Jackson Rathbone Tent City 2012

Eventually Ashley Greene joined him and they were all cute Alice-and-Jaspery together:

Ashley Greene Tent City 2012

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)

Christina Perri 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:

Christina Perri Twilight Tshirt

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…)

Stephenie Meyer Tent City 2012

“What was I wearing to bed the night I dreamed of Edward Cullen?”

Much much more after the jump!

Vampire Breakfast

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)

Julia Jones being gorgeous and handing me her jacket when she got hot because she didn’t know what else to do with it:
Julia Jones Tent City 2012

Realizing Strong Daddy (Aka boo Boo Stewart’s SUPER STRONG Dad) is less Strong… He trimmed up!

Seeing our LTT pals in line:

LTT pals at Tent City

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)

SEEING NUTTY MADAM:

Meeting other LTT pals:

LTT Pals

LTT Pals

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.

Wahhhh I love you Moon

OCCUPY KRAZY

So much LTT love

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)

So very normal

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!)

Team Seth wins a GFY Jerry bag!

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!

#RIPTwilight never!!!

Love,

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.

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  • KStewBoy

    My jealousy was only simmering before this post, but now is boiling over. This looks like such a fun time! Ashram Esme For the Win!! (…and MarbleNutSlut)

    • operarose

      I thought “Spirit Camp” (that’s the LTT people who were camping virtually on Twitter aka. living vicariously through LTTers who were really in LA) jealousy was over… ’til now! Can I go back in time and join all of you? Please?

      • MariaCecilia

        Tell me when you’ve figured out time travel and I’ll join you!

        • JellyBeanRainbow

          There’s always another chance, like our next year’s Forks road trip ( without Summit’s mind games and f—ery, pure fun and friendship) or the next big movie franchise ( go to That’s Normal and read all about it)…

  • TeamSeth

    I’m glad that the *crazy* photo didn’t make it up here… though at least I’m wearing sunglasses in it… To hide my SHAME.

    LOVE YOU, JERRY! :D

    I’m still shattered to pieces sad about not being in LA with you people all the time, always, and … forever.

    Sob.

    <3 Twilight lives on in our hearts and livers!!!

    • TeamJacobEdward

      Congrats on the GFY bag, my dear. Admitedly I’m quite jealous. #GFYbag=awesome

    • TeamJacobEdward

      Oh now I totally need to see that picture…

  • MarbleNutSlut

    1. Agh. That is a terrible picture of me. But maybe just because I am next to UC AND MOON HOTNESS. Loved yelling out “GUYS!!! I’M MARBLENUTSLUT COME SAY HI!!!!” like a true nerd.

    No. Nobody camped. Who camps?

    Love GoWithIt’s pic doing the Garage Door Opener. Please please ask her what that is.

    OH! I have to find the pic of me and RFM being the actual last people on the bleachers to get a movie ticket. Because that was so sad it worked it’s way back to being hilarious.

    • Sisterpenguin

      It’s a GORGEOUS pic of you.

      Wish I’d taken a photo of GoWithIt when she did the splits, too busy laughing to get it together

      And yes, that bleachers photo is required

      • MarbleNutSlut

        I love GoWithIts Twilight Injury. That’s hot.

        • MariaCecilia

          Did she ever get Billy Burke to look at it for her?

    • Luludee

      Is it weird if I ask which one you guys are? They posted the pics on Facbook last week and I tried to figure out who I thought each person was, lol.

      • MarbleNutSlut

        It’s not weird! I am the one 3 pics down from the Nutty Madam video, right above the Toni Trucks video. I do not normally look so weird. Well, maybe I do.

        • Luludee

          In a Team Jacob shirt? Whaaaa? ;-)

          • MarbleNutSlut

            How DARE you?! NEVER.

            It’s a Team Jack shirt, I was being … teamy? Taking one for the team? I don’t know, I am not involved in the swag portion of Team Jack nor do I typically do what I am told so I am wearing it on the “wrong” day. OMG Team Jack was EVERYWHERE. I took a pic with BooBoo Stewart and I was like, WHERE THE FUCK DID YOU GET A TEAM JACK BRACELET?!?! Kind of creepy really.

          • Luludee

            Lol ok that explains it! I was very confused for a second!

        • JellyBeanRainbow

          You look great in RL! It took me ONLY 10 minutes to realize who’s MarbleNutSlut, T.
          People, use the same name on Twitter and here, otherwise I’m confused, so confused. It took me months to connect @pineylonesome and NetteringYeahrobber. But maybe it’s just me being slow.

          • MarbleNutSlut

            So do you, gorgeous! And yeah, I had to ask pretty much everyone what their RL name was, and then their LTT name. We should be tagged.

  • Sisterpenguin

    Not camping? Whatever do you mean young ladies? *hides hotel receipt*

    Bizarre to think as I walk through the dark and drizzle that this time seven days ago I was hanging with a fab bunch checking whether I had a hangover or not… *sigh*

    • MarbleNutSlut

      I scraped frost off my car window this morning and sobbed and sobbed and sobbed.

    • MariaCecilia

      But you’ll always have your memories, you know? Here’s sort-of-looking at you, kid!

    • stupidshiny

      SisterP are you in any of the above pics??

      • Sisterpenguin

        Yup! In the Ashram Esme pic I’m the short one with dark hair, third full head from the right.
        LTT party group pic I’m the head poking up from behind Moon (next to Team Seth in her hawt mustard trousers).
        You’ll always find me in the background at parties…

  • MarbleNutSlut

    OMG here it is. Loneliest TwiHards in the world. We were so cold. They gave out all the tickets. All Of Them. The security guard who took this picture was dying laughing at us, but was forgiven because she got us a ticket. Oh RobsFutureMate, we’ll always have the bleachers…

    • JellyBeanRainbow

      That’s the saddest picture ever taken.

  • MariaCecilia

    So glad I can keep living vicariously through you guys! And now I definitely have to get one of those “I’m bitten” tattoos – can you send me your autographs, and I can get those tattooed, too? Are you sure the Buttcrack Santa vision you had wasn’t Stephenie’s cleavage, though – she is a pretty stunning-looking lady, for a non-vampire? Why don’t you open a web-shop and sell fan-art? I’m sure it would be a huge commercial success!
    (If I’d know camping didn’t include ACTUAL camping, I might have made it, too….just saying.)

  • BeaDee

    Thanks for the storytime with no movie spoilers! Dah! Someday I’ll get to see this movie!

    • Luludee

      Why can’t you see it yet?

      • BeaDee

        Darn real life, it always gets in the way of Twi-life. This was just one of those weekends when there was NO time. And then the kids started throwing up.

        • Luludee

          Bummer :( Hopefully in the next week or so you can see it! I was thinking like you will have to wait until it comes out to rent/buy. (I hope not!!)

        • TeamJacobEdward

          Kids! Always doing things to keep us from doing what we want. ha
          Sorry about life and kidlets being sick. I hope you get to see BDII really, REALLY soon!! I have a few people I’m trying to skuddle to the theater before they find out spoilers and it ruins the whole experience… and I want an excuse to see it again. ahem. lol

  • BeaDee

    Also, it was so nice to meet all of you at the LTT party on Sunday! Ashley, your dinosaur picture will be unearthed over the long weekend!

    • TeamSeth

      You too! :) YAY!

  • gizmo

    Very jealous of every one you who was there. Looks like good times were had. My favorite are the girls molesting the Edward cutout. Rob should be so lucky. Also, I’m happy I’m not the only one gagging at the sight of Nikki and that troubadour of hers. And I can tell the mysterious buttcrack is going to be bugging me all day. Thanks, UC.

    Anyway wish to meet all of you some day. Wish I lived closer. Maybe some kind of reunion down the line. This site has been the best part of my day for a long time.

    • MariaCecilia

      Hey, is this another MariaCecilia? A new one? Just to clarify, I’m the one from Sweden who’s been annoying here since 2009!

      • gizmo

        No, I’ve always been gizmo on LTT. dame_lulu on twitter.

        • MariaCecilia

          Sorry, for some reason your signature showed as MariaCecilia on my computer 2 hours ago. Weird. I blame Summit. Or possibly Disqus.

  • http://twitter.com/mom2boyzaz erica sanchez

    Loved that I made the picture round of this post. So happy to meet you girls, have followed you for years. One of my favorite moments of Tent city! Even if I do look like a hot mess, with the curly hair, that could’ve been mistaken for one of the cullen wigs. :) xoxo

  • twifan

    Amazing thanks for sharing…..

  • TeamJacobEdward

    You know, I always wonder about camping out. I mean, what female wants to meet Rob after 4 days of tenting it, unwashed, dishveled and oily. I feel better about the fandom knowing that we retain that class of real mattresses, showers and prep before meeting the Twistars.

    • MarbleNutSlut

      Right? There was no fucking way I was camping. Even so, all those celebrities smell REALLY GOOD. I told Rami he smelled nice and he totally did that *tight smile don’t piss off the crazy lady* thing as we took a pic together. But he did. He smelled really good. Stupid shiny famous people.

  • TeamJacobEdward

    I’m so sad I missed this epic gathering. :( :( Alas, I was on the other side of the country with the husband for a weekend getaway just the two of us.
    After all this time, the truth comes out: my husband DOES rank over Twilight. And here he thought differently. ha!
    I do wish I could have been there. Thanks for making me feel like I was there… almost.

  • TeamJacobEdward

    *sings*

    Memories, makes me want to go back there, back there…
    *sigh* So sad. :(

  • Stella

    Ahhhh so sweet…thinking of shrinking us down and putting us in your pockets…and with Pocket Edward to boot! So thoughtful!! Looks like it was all kinds of second hand embarrassing fun! You ladies are a hoot! Thanks for the updates!

  • TeamSeth

    Finally seeing the videos! hahaha that Liam one is SUPER awkward. That makes me glad I didn’t bother to talk to him. *sigh* Glad you got some coverage of the concert since we entirely missed it so we could eat lunch after getting the shaft by SMeyer. Oh, Fan Camp, how I remember you as being better than you were! ;) Edward was right, human memory is like a sieve…

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