Taken on they way to see 100 Monkeys the night before the NM premiere.
They did have an LA show on Thursday (?) & an Anaheim show on Saturday, but I just don't have the time, what with planning this wedding and all. Plus, it's not like finances are at their best. Fortunately, @TwiloveSue & her book club buds got to experience all three shows. You can keep up with her posts here.
As evening approached, the more nervous I became. ES & I had been hooked up with a meet & greet with the boys. The long & the short of it is, I book HOB space as an independent corportate event planner that reps a lot of the restaurants/bars in downtown San Diego...so the Director of Sales there hooked me up with tix way back when, since she knew I was such a fan, then later got me the meet & greet. VERY cool and unexpected. AND to top off the excitement, @Jaymes805 & @LuvsMeSumEdward were coming to the show too.
Anyways, we lined up with @Jaymes805 & @LuvsMeSumEdward to go into the Delta Room where they were holding the meet & greet. Eventually we were let in. Felt like forever. They actually did the sound check prior to the meet & greet...so all of those VIP's got to score spots right in front of the stage...Anyhoo, we were finally let in, and within about 3 min, out came Jackson, Jerad, Ben J, Ben G & Uncle Larry. Ben G did a quick pose on the couch and we all laughed.
Like this, but with no boobs.
Here are some pics of us girls from the evening. Truth be told, ES's pics of the band came out really crappy. But then again, it's not like we don't have tons of pics from shows. Plus I'm sure @Jaymes805 & @TwiloveSue will post some. Here they go!
Drinks on the patio of HOB before the M&G.
Clearly @Jaymes805 & I are trying to be funny, while @LuvsMeSumEdward & @Elusive_S are treating like a photoshoot.
with Sista', aka @Elusive_S
Love those Monkeys!
"Did you just touch my butt?"
PS See that bruise on my left arm?! From the damn Whooping cough vaccine!
AND....some crappy ones of the band. ES had her camera on the wrong setting.
JRath & Mohawtie
Such a killer smile...
I almost forgot! After the show, the boys did an autograph signing for everyone right near the merch table. Very smart of them I must say. So, of course I had to buy a shirt for them to sign. I suspected they were going to do this, as @TwiloveSue & @Jaymes805 had tipped us off. So I changed into the shirt for the signing so they would have no choice but to touch my back ;)
The shirt was only $20, & absolutely adorable. It fits really well & is a fantastic bright purple. The pictures don't do the color justice. It's the type of shirt I'd wear quite a bit solely based upon the fit of it. The front has a sword and the words "I will kill you in your sleep, so you better try and try and keep awake.." And the back has 100 Monkeys in blocky lettering on the bottom. Super cute!
L-R Jerad (top), Ben J (below), Uncle Larry (silver), Jackson & Ben G.
By the way, ES had the band sign her boot...you know, the one for her broken foot. She was going without it for a while, but it became really painful again and she wore it so no one would step on her. When she walked up to the table and said "Will you sign my boot?" By his reaction, I swear Jackson thought she said BOOB. LMAO! Anyways, they all seemed happy to sign it. Especially Uncle Larry, who kneeled down and had her put her foot up on his knee. Such a laaadies man.
I'm thinking they are definitely going to do an LA show sometime between now & when they leave for Europe. They typically do one when they are in LA and Jackson is promoting one of the Twilight movies...I hope they even do two...because if it's not during my wedding or honeymoon, WE WILL BE THERE!