Thursday, February 26, 2009

Twilight Weekend! has been two months since I have even looked at a blog. I got on here today and realized that I still have my Christmas background up! Pitiful!

I've decided to get back in the habit, though I don’t know if anyone follows my blog anymore, after I dropped of the face of the earth for a while.

I have debated whether or not I should post this...and I have decided to go for it. I am going to tell you all how I spent my weekend. Many of you will think I'm a complete dork, and some of you will be totally jealous. So here goes...I was at a Twilight Tour...Twilight Party...Twilight was a Twilight Convention. Do you see why I am trying to avoid the "C" word? Now you think I'm some kind of "vampire trekkie".

I suppose I am.

A few months ago my sister, Lindsey, asked me to go to San Francisco for a Twilight Convention. Yeah right, Aaron would never go for that. So I asked him, and he said “sure!” So we bought tickets. My sister is really into celebrities and movie memorabilia and that sort of thing. I’m really not, but I thought a weekend in San Fran doing all things Twilight sounded like fun. And it certainly was!

The stars we got to see were:

Peter Facinelli (Carlisle)




I have to say…Peter is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen (besides my husband of course!)

Billy Burke (Charlie)

Kellan Lutz (Emmett)

Michael Welsh (Mike Newton)

Christian Sarratos (Angela)

Jackson Rathbone (Jasper)

Ashley Green (Alice)

Rachelle Lefevre (Victoria)

They all answered questions on stage and we got autographs from all of them. We had time to chat a little bit with all of them. I was amazed at how nice they all were (well, Billy wasn’t very into it…he hasn’t even read the books). Everybody else was great. The funniest part was how they all made fun of Robert Pattinson’s athletic ability. Apparently he’s not an athlete!

They talked a lot about filming Twilight, and also said some neat things about New Moon. Although a lot of people asked really lame questions. Seriously…”if you had three wishes, what would they be?” and stuff like that.

There was also a concert by the 100 Monkeys, which is Jackson Rathbone’s band.

They were actually pretty good. I was in the front row being squished up against the stage. I couldn’t move, but I was screaming right along with everybody else. I felt 17…in a good way.

The Vampire Ball was tons of fun also. I wore a red and black dress with a black boa and bright red lipstick. We danced until almost 2 am. There was a centerpiece competition. We didn’t win, but ours were the best!

Here are a few pictures of the costume competition. Again, we didn’t win, but we looked the best. The winner was a giant cardboard recreation of the cover of Breaking Dawn. She was supposed to be the chess piece coming out of the book, but she looked like a ghost poking out of a refrigerator box. I really wish I had taken a picture. I was Bella and my Lindsey was Alice. We were both able to get our hands on the actual dresses worn in the movie. Mine will be for sale on ebay if anyone is interested!

Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE costumes. Almost as much as I love parties! So putting together every detail of Bella’s outfit was a blast for me.

We also went to a breakfast with some of the celebs, watched parodies performed, and attended discussions of every aspect of Twilight: the music, the gossip, New Moon news, etc.
This is The Hillywoods. They did one of the parodies and it was pretty good.

We also did LOTS of shopping! They had a three story Forever 21, a three story Ross, a mall, and a Nordstrom Rack…all within walking distance! That was heaven. And a Jamba Juice…yum! I love Arkansas, but we do lack some critical things!

I really, really enjoyed the city.

Our hotel was right in the middle of downtown and we could walk to everything. I loved it! The weather was great too. It was high 50’s in the evening. I was very comfortable in short sleeves and jeans. I had to laugh at the Californians. No joke…everyone was wearing heavy coats, hats and scarves! I got a feel for what my Utah friends think of Arkansans.

There were lots of interesting people. We saw a guy stroking his giant rat, a guy peeing on the street, and lots of homeless people with really interesting signs. One said he needed money for a hooker, another said he was “to stooped to wurk”. Very creative.

Our flight home had a three hour layover in Phoenix.

Yep, the exact place that Bella escapes from Alice and Jasper in Twilight. So we decided to try to find the bathroom with two entrances that is described in the book. We didn’t find it, but I think we set some kind of record for “most people thinking your nuts in one day”. When I got home, I did a little research and discovered that the bathroom doesn’t exist. Apparently there is a bathroom like that in a Phoenix movie theater that gave Stephenie Meyer the idea. Oh well! We took a picture of a Phoenix Airport bathroom anyway!

Overall the weekend was fantastic. Luckily, the average age of attendees was 20’s. There were some much older and much younger, but we fit in perfectly. There were lots of moms with their daughters and it made me really excited to take my girls to something like this one day. That has to make you the coolest mom in the world!

It was fun to act 17 for a weekend, but I am so happy to be home.
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Hooper Family said...

Aubrey you are so crazy! It looks like you had a lot of fun. That's great that Aaron let you go. You truly have to be a die-hard to attend a convention. At least it was in a cool city. We love San Francisco!

Scott and Nicole said...

Sounds like so much fun! How did you find the actual dresses?? I'm so glad you finally blogged about something again! :) Now you just need to get pictures up from your cruise!

Leslie said...

Yay! The pics are here. I CANNOT believe that you did not win BEST costume!! AHHH! My heart flitted a little bit to see the celeb pics!!

David and Cori said...

I had no idea this is where you were last weekend - how awesome....and slightly nerdy! I love it. Thanks for sharing your trip with us all. I love the pics.