Today Lanza and I headed into NYC to go after some wants that were in town.
I arrived at the spot and after a little while saw Colin Farrell exit a car with his usual body guard and his son. I met Colin last summer, but since I am a big fan of the guy, and others at the spot asked him to pose, I gladly took another photo. Colin was as nice as can be, which was extra impressive since he was with his young child.
After that, it was time for the top want of the day, Oscar Winner Ben Affleck, whose credits include such things as Good Will Hunting, Argo, The Town, and many more. Ben exited and we approached him for photos, which he gladly posed for. He was quiet initially, but put his arm around for photos, then we told him what big fans we were of his work and he smiled and thanked us for the compliment. I always wanted to meet Ben, and since his directing career is really taking off, this was a great time to get him.
Next up we spotted Horrible Bosses and SNL star Jason Sudeikis. We first saw him enter the spot, but he was in a rush. On the way out, he gladly posed for the two photos before jumping into his car. As one of the only remaining SNL cast members I cared to really have, I was glad to see him.
Up next was Chris O'Dowd from Bridesmaids and the HBO series Family Tree. Chris was very nice, gladly posing for photos with whoever asked. I never heard of the HBO show before, but having just seen a clip tonight on my DVR'd Jimmy Fallon show segment he did last night, I might check it out.
All in all it was a great day!
Yesterday was my last final of the semester, so I decided to head into NYC and meet some people I like that were in town.
I met Ira and arrived at the spot, and quickly saw my first want, who I didn't recognize at first because he wasn't supposed to be at this spot, but it was Daniel Gillies who plays Elijah on Vampire Diaries and now The Originals. Daniel was super cool, and since he's going to be key on the new Vampire Diaries spinoff I was happy to get him. Great start to the day.
After not to long, another big want of the week pops out of the spot, Mike O'Malley who plays Burt Hummel on Glee and Jimmy Hughes on Yes Dear, two shows I love/loved.Mike was fast moving, but I caught up to him and asked for a photo, telling him I was a big fan of his, and he gladly posed.
Up next I saw Blair Underwood pop out of the spot, who is most known from LA Law, and to me for his small part on The New Adventures of Old Christine. Blair was in a rush, but was happy to pose.
Next we spot G.W Bailey who is from Police Academy and The Closer. He was on the phone when we all approached, but he quickly got off and was glad to pose and sign. Even telling fans to move to the other side to get better light. Great guy.
Next was a random name I just got to follow the crowd, it turned out to be Dolvett Quince, the trainer on The Biggest Loser. Not a fan of the show, so this wasn't a great "you never know" score, but you can't win them all.
Up next was an awesome name for me, Jason Beghe who plays Richard "Batesy" Bates on one of my favorite shows Californication. Really nobody else knew who he was, but he was glad to pose and he thanked me when I told him how great he is on Californication.
Next was Jon Favreau, star of such films as Swingers and Made, and director of the Iron Man movies. When I first saw Jon, I asked for a photo, and he apparently didn't hear me and I got a Class photo with his ear. When he came back out, I asked again, and he remembered me and said "sure thing, just ask next time, no need to just to try and take it". I did ask, but he didn't hear me! ehhhhhhhhhhh All is well that ends well.
Up next was Jake McLaughlin, who is starring in a new NBC show about paranormal type shit, and looks up my alley, so I was glad to get him now just incase the show is good. Jake was very cool.
Next I spotted my all time favorite character on the Walking Dead, Jon Bernthal who played Shane Walsh. Jon was super cool, and gladly posed for a photo, which will save me money at Wizard World!
After this I made a move to another spot, and got Joss Whedon who directed The Avengers and created Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Joss was very cool, gladly posing.
Next was another big want this week for me, Clark Gregg who plays Agent Phil Coulson in all the Marvel films, and will star in the new Marvel show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was also Richard on The Adventures of New Christine, which I loved. Clark was super cool, and a great Avengers name to add to me collection.
Next was Elizabeth Henstridge who plays Jenna Simmons in the new Marvel show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The security was going nuts, saying she was late, but she luckily posed for me before getting in the car. I got into a slight altercation with a fellow fan during this, that was taking his sweet time getting the photo, and got mad that I got in his shot, when I was readying to get my own. The guy he was with started shouting a bit that I fucked them, so I shouted back that it wasn't my intention and that I thought they were done. As I continued to yell a bit, they moved on. I ended up seeing the guy later and he continued bitching, that I was too close when his photo was happening. I can give two shits about his photo, and like I said to him the second time he ripped me, "what can I tell you buddy". I am focusing on my own needs, sorry if you expect a clear frame on a crowded street.
Up next I spotted Scott Palladio who plays Gunner on Nashville, one of my favorite new shows. When he exited the spot, people were largely ignoring him, but I obviously wanted him, so I asked for a photo and I think he thought I asking the S.H.I.E.L.D females like the rest, because he didn't respond. Then I said "I am a big fan of Nashville, can I get a photo?", and he looked, and totally turned friendly saying "of course man!". I was really happy to see him, since his character is great.
Sensing this spot was done, I moved to another one, and quickly got Skyler Astin who was the male lead in the largely popular film Pitch Perfect, among other things. He is apparently a huge deal to women, but I was kind of clueless to the name when I first heard it.
With Skyler, was Kenny Wormald the lead in the new Footloose film, so I got him too, why the hell not. Kenny was a cool dude, gladly stopping.
Next I spotted one of my top wants of the week, a great trend this week, where I legit most of my objective targets, Patrick Duffy from Dallas and Step by Step. When Patrick exited I was positive he was stopping, so I told him I was a big fan and that I had been waiting all day to see him, which he thanked me for and posed. As I was trying to self blast, a grapher was in my way and I couldn't extend my arm. I said excuse, and tapped him on the shoulder, but he wouldn't move. Fearing my photo would suffer, I shoved him with my right arm, and made room for my left with the camera, and got the photo.
Up next was Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes, who isn't normally very nice, but at this moment he was awesome. Racking for everybody, even helping me self blast by holding camera too, and remarking "teamwork!". I didn't need the help, but he didn't know that, so the gesture was appreciated. I always mean to watch Heroes, I even bought the Blu Rays last Black Friday for cheap, so this was very cool.
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Next was Emma Bell, who plays Emma Ryland on Dallas and Amy on The Walking Dead. Emma is my favorite female on Dallas, so I was thrilled to see her. She was super cool, gladly posing for anybody that asked.
Up next we spotted Jerry O'Connell, who I had before, but my flash didn't go off that time, so I got him again. Jerry was super cool as he always is, although I question his taste in hats.
Next was Ximena Duque who is apparently a Telemundo star. I didn't know who she was at the time, but once I realized I was seeing dozens of Telemundo people, I passed on the rest.
Next was chef Guy Fierri who was a surprise but he was cool enough to pose for photos with anybody that asked.
Next was another surprise, Wayne Brady who is from many many things. Wayne was cool, gladly posing, even though one fan rudely interrupted his phone call to ask for a photo.
After that, was another surprise, in the form of Rap star and Celebrity Apprentice All Star, one of my favs on the show, Lil Jon. Jon was cool and gladly posed, as he waited for a car for about 10 minutes just chilling on the street.
Last but certainly not least, was possibly my top want for the entire week, Stephen Amell who plays the lead Oliver Queen on the hit CW show Arrow. He was also on Hung and Vampire Diaries, two of my other favs. Stephen got out of the car and we asked for photos, but he said "Just let me bring my bags inside and I'll come back out". I was scared, since it was quite late and I wasn't sure if he would follow through, but luckily someone helped him with the bags and he started racking right then and there. I love Arrow, even if some of the acting is a little bad at times, it's a ton of fun.
Honestly, I planned on going in today, but I did so well yesterday, I kind of neutralized my need to go today. This was one of my all time good days in terms of wants and quantity, it was just a great day. Nice to see Ira, Class, Jeremiah, and everybody else I saw.
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Went to a great indy show this weekend FSP- FIGHTING SPIRIT PRO, it was only their 2nd show but the brought in great indy wrestlers from all over northern ca,plus the brought in big van vader and winter! vader was really cool to meet , he was very nice and even said "bless you for coming out tonight to see me" and he brought his mom with him,haha. i just meet winter the week before so i just got her to sign a card for me but no photo. i got vader to sign my photo of us for wrestlereunion, he loved the pic! all and all a great show and their all ready putting together the next show with 3 big names so far,but i cant mention them yet!
Given the family never has any plans on actual Mother's Day, I decided to head into NYC and go after some big wants that were in town. I arrived at the spot, saw some familiar faces and started out racking. I got a few I had no clue about, simply because a few of the WHO names I got last year, like Josh Henderson, ended up being big names on shows I love.
The first name I saw was Ricardo Chavira who is most known for Desperate Housewives. I won't act like I knew who he was, because I didn't, I just followed the others folks and got a photo op, since he has a new show this fall that I could potentially enjoy. He was cool, saying he was in a rush but still posing.
After that the crowd spotted Megan Boone from My Bloody Valentine, who also has a new fall show. Again, I had no clue who she was but while I was waiting for my wants, I will take anybody. She was very cool, gladly posing, even though she was walking her dog.
Next up was my first want of the day, one of about 5 names I shortlisted and hoped to get while at this spot. Joel McHale, star of Community, a sitcom I enjoy although I fell way behind on, and The Soup. Joel was only stopped by myself and one other person, gladly stopping, but clearly rushed.
Up next was another name I had no clue about, but followed the crowd. Chris D'Elia from Whitney and also a stand up comedian. He was rushed and not as cool as he should have been, given his limited fame, but he was nice enough to pose.
Next was another name I shortlisted, David Giuntoli the lead Nick Burkhardt on the hit show Grimm. This show has been on my must watch list for a while, thanks to many friends telling me it's good, and the subject matter being right up my alley, so I wanted to get him before I got involved in the show. We saw him exit the spot, but nobody but Raza recognized him, so we followed him to the corner where I asked him for a photo. David gladly posed, and then he was swarmed by the rest that followed our lead.
Next was another want, Jesse Spencer from House, a show I quite enjoyed, and now Chicago Fire. Jesse was super cool, legit taking care of everybody without a single gripe. Great guy, and a cool meet as a House fan.
The next name was a surprise, but very cool, Lance Gross who played Calvin Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne. I used to watch that show religiously, so I was thrilled to see Lance. I told him I was a big fan of the show and he thanked me, and gladly posed.
After this, I saw my top want of the day exit the car, Billy Burke who plays Miles Matheson on Revolution, one of my favorite new shows. Billy was not in the mood to stop, but I asked him for a photo and told him what a big fan I was of the show, and he posed. After that, he did about 5 or 6 more photos as he went through the crowd and rushed inside.
Next up was another random name I had no clue about, who turned out to be Jeremiah Brent, who is most known for being engaged to Nate Berkus. Not my best random score, but whatever.
Up next was another name I didn't know, John Seda, who turns out to be a character type actor from lots of movies. Whatever, not a bad get while in action.
Next was Rachael Taylor, the blonde lead from 666 Park Avenue, Transformers and a few other things. She was very cool, which is impressive since she had no makeup on.
Up next was my next top want of the day, Tracy Spiridakos who plays Charlie Matheson on Revolution, the second lead behind Billy Burke. Sensing the crowd buzzing when she exited the car, Raza and I rushed onto the street to cut her off and get a jump on the crowd. Tracy smiled and said hello, saying let me just pay my driver and then I'll take care of you guys, which was fine by me. Security ripped that we weren't going to stop her in the street for photos, but the crowd moved towards us and that's exactly what ended up happening. Tracy was super cool, gladly posing.
After that, another Revolution name showed up, who is also known for Breaking Bad, Giancarlo Esposito. Giancarlo exited the car with his daughter, but still gladly came over to sign and pose, surprisingly cool guy.
The last name of the day was Alfonso Cuarón a director of Children of Men among other things. He was a random one, but again, I followed the crowd.
All in all it was a great day. I met possibly the three top names on one of my favorite shows Revolution, the lead in Grimm, a show I am fairly certain I'll enjoy, and many more names I have enjoyed over the years. Hopefully some of the random names end up being in things I like eventually.
Check back later this week for more reports from me, more than likely!
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With the recent hot streak I've been on I figured I would take the advise from The Hangover. I'm not leaving the table on a heater. My past couple solo trips have been highly successful for me and this third time was no different. Headed up for my first time ever marking out for celebs in NYC. The big reason I wanted to head into the city was due to the all the names I was able to get at The Office Wrap Party, it left me needing only 5 important names my poster.
Leslie David Baker, Angela Kinsey, BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling and one Ed Helms. Ed is in town with his other Hangover cohorts to promote what is sure to be the epic Hangover 3. After finding a reason to come into the city I then proceeded to look for any other names I might be interested in that would sweeten my trip. It took until last Friday but I was able to find info on a high want from my Law and Order interests, Kathyrn Erbe who plays one of the main detectives on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. I was short on time to find the item I really wanted signed, The final season of the show on DVD. The reason this was my top want was because the cover featured the shows 2 main characters over the 10 seasons it was on the air, Kathryn Erbe and Vincent D'Onofrio. I looked at overnight shipping and it just wasn't worth it. I got lucky though and my local Barnes and Nobel had a copy in stock.
My trip began very early so that I could beat the horrid NJ/NY traffic and get into town early so I could hit up the NBC store. Got some good clearance deals at the store, some of which will fetch a good profit on ebay and proceeded my hike to my first spot. I thought about opting for the Subway rather than the hike, but 1) I could use the excercise 2) Although I'm decent at navigating metro systems, the NYC Subway is one I'm still iffy on. 3) I had plenty of time
Got to the spot and proceeded to play the waiting game. I figured I would be the only one there seeing as Kathryn isn't a big name outside of Law and Order. I was right. After standing for awhile My back was starting to hurt so I decided to sit. The only problem with that was I had an obstructed view of the spot. After a few minutes I saw hair that I appeared to be that of Kathryn. I tried to get to her but couldn't get there in time. Since it was only 30 more minutes until the spot would be done, I figured I'd wait it out in hopes my eyes deceived me. 10 minutes later Katrhyn showed up. She was as nice as could be. Signed my DVD sets and took a picture. And I was off to spot #2.
after a longer than expected wait time, guests started to arrive. First up was country star Brad Paisley. I'm not a big country fan but I do enjoy "Mud on the Tires" by Brad so I happily took a pic. Wish I'd of brought something to be signed as he did whatever people had. Next up was Hota Kotb host of the Today Show. Gotta admit I've never watched a single episode, but in a ya never know mentality, I snagged a pic.
Shortly thereafter Ed Helms arrived an went to work. He signed around 20 and took a couple photos. I got one done and he was about to do my second item when staff pulled him inside. Would have liked more from the reason I took the trip but something is better than nothing.Checked out some other NYC sites Id been meaning to hit on recent trips into NYC and headed home.
Although not as productive as recent trips, still very happy with not making a wasted trip into the city.
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This past Sunday and Monday me and class316 headed up to New York City for a couple days of some cool celebrity meets. We arrived in the city by about 3:30 pm on Sunday and went to our first spot. Our first celebrity for the trip was actor Chip Zien who was the voice of Howard the Duck in the 80s classic Howard the Duck. I brought a Howard the Duck DVD cover for him to sign which he did no problem and he posed for a couple photos no problem. He was super nice and made chit chat with us for a couple minutes, he was super nice and I could tell he doesn’t get stopped very often so it was a treat for him and us…. Wish it was that way all the time. Next I went to another spot to try for actor Ben Foster. Ben rushed out the door and waved to the crowd of fans, not bothering to pose for any photos or sign any autographs. After this we headed to the next spot. I decided to make a pit stop while my friends went ahead to the next spot. On the way to the next spot I spotted a celebrity walking down the street and I was one on one with singer Elvis Costello. I asked for a photo op and he did it no problem.. I had to self blast it because there was nobody around to take the photo.
I arrived at the next spot and there were quite a few fans, paparazzi and dealers waiting. I saw star after star enter the venue but only a few of them stopped to greet the fans. I stars I saw enter the venue were Carey Mulligan, Emma Roberts, Cuba Gooding Jr, Kylie Minogue, Eve, Megan Hilty, John Leguizamo, Baz Luhrmann, Solange Knowles, Piper Perabo, Nina Dobrev, David Schwimmer and more. A few of these celebrities stopped to take photos and sign with fans but I didn’t have the best spot so I was only able to get a couple names going in. I got a photo with Megan Hilty from TVs Smash. Carey Mulligan stopped for photos when she went in but I wasn’t able to get one but when she came out about 20 minutes later I got a photo with her. I also heard a couple of big celebrities entered the venue through the back door including Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry. Emma Roberts left after about 30 minutes and she was about to leave out of the front door when she saw me and about 5 or 6 other fans waiting and she turned around and went out the back door. After a couple hours the rest of the celebrities started coming out the front door. We heard there were about 7 to 8 fans waiting at the back door for Katy Perry to come out but we decided to wait at the front door because there were a lot more celebrities to choose from.
We heard later that Katy took about 4 photos outside and got into her car. Kylie Minogue came out the front door and posed for about 2 photos and rushed to her car. I got photos with Piper Perabo, John Leguizamo, Anna Wood, Baz Luhrmann, Eve, Cuba Gooding Jr (slightly blurry), Solange Knowles (not looking at the camera), model Alyssa Miller, and Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo. We hurried to the next spot and got some more photo ops. We saw Gwen Stefani arrive and she did photos with 4-5 of us. Unfortunately in my photo her eyes aren’t looking at the camera but at least she is looking at me. We see Katy Perry come out and a few dealers showed up and crowded around her. She says “You know I don’t usually do this..” and gets in her car without taking a single photo or signing any autographs. At this spot I also get photos with Kelly Rutherford, Nina Dobrev, Alexander Skarsgard and David Schwimmer. I tried to get another photo with Cuba Gooding Jr since the one I got earlier was a little blurry but he wouldn’t do it. I’d say all in all it was a very good first day.
The next day we got up a little late since we stayed up so late the night before. As we were walking to meet a friend she noticed Peter Tork, the guitarist for the band The Monkees was eating lunch at a restaurant with his wife. We stood outside the restaurant for about 20 minutes and when he came out we approached him and asked for photo ops which he did no problem. I already had a photo with him from years ago but I asked for another photo with him to help my friend out who was nervous about approaching him. He was very cool and even joked around with us… he also told us about his gig at the Iridium that night. After this we headed to our next spot to meet actress Kerry Washington. John Krasinski was also scheduled to appear at this spot but I already met him a couple times so I didn’t need him. I knew Kerry was a tough photo to get but I persisted nonetheless. Before she arrived about 5 or 6 dealers showed up and there were at least a dozen people waiting. When Kerry came near me I held my camera out for a self blast shot but it didn’t come out. Kerry moved on and signed for some dealers and I held it out one more time and requested another photo and she posed no problem.. this time it came out fine.
After this we headed to another spot where we were hoping to see Jenna Fischer. We didn’t see Jenna Fischer but we saw actress Marilu Henner (TVs Taxi) get out of a car so we got photos with her no problem. After this we headed to another spot to try for actor Michael Keaton. When we arrived at the spot we figured out that Michael was still in the building and waited for him. After a couple hours we spot a woman on a bicycle leave the building. By the time I noticed who it was she started leaving.. it was actress Naomi Watts. I would never have expected her to travel by bicycle so it threw me off. Its unfortunate too because I still need Naomi Watts. Around 8:30 pm Michael Keaton comes out on a bicycle himself. Only me and three friends were there waiting for him so he took photos with each one of us no problem. Me and my other friend each ask for an autograph but he politely refuses saying that “he can’t” For me this was such a win because I care a lot more about photos than I do about autographs. This was by far the biggest score of the trip and I owe it to class316 for helping to find the info about it last minute. For me Michael Keaton is one of my biggest names because he played the best Batman on screen (Batman and Batman Returns) and Beetlejuice of course.
After this we went to our next spot. We spotted a bunch of fans running around a building and we found a car with singer Nicki Minaj in it. Nicki said she would take photo ops with all the fans waiting and she got out of the car but the crowd became unruly and she got back in the car. There were lots of big stars at this spot but there was little to no access because of security guards not letting fans cross the street. After this we went looking around for different spots. We found one spot with 5 or 6 fans waiting and Jennifer Lopez entered the building, only stopping for one female fan who began crying the minute she saw J Lo. The minute J Lo took a photo with her and entered the building she stopped crying and started joking and smiling with one of her friends. These fans are pros about knowing what to do when they see certain stars to get the photo op. There seemed to be no more activity at this spot so we went to another spot with tons of celebrities. It seemed like almost every big celebrity name was at this event but it had a different setup from last time I tried this spot. This time there were rails set up about 20 feet away from the entrance to the venue to block fans from accessing the celebrities.
There were so many fans, paparazzi and autograph dealers there that it was virtually impossible to get anything from any of the celebrities… even the lower names. Last year we tried this same spot with almost the same amount of fans but we had success. I think this year the setup with the rails positioned where they were is what truly screwed us. I saw name after name walk in and out of the venue and we had no luck… Madonna, Katy Perry, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Morrison and many more. After a couple hours we decided to call it quits and head to one more spot. We went to a spot late night with only a few fans waiting. After a little while we see a car pull up and Jake Gyllenhaal and Cary Mulligan come out. I already had Mulligan but I asked Jake for a photo op and he denies me… again. Right before we are about to give up for the night one more car pulls up and out comes actor Nicholas Hoult. Nicholas is turning into a big star in the movie industry right now… hes starred in such hits as X-Men First Class, Warm Bodies and Jack & the Giant Slayer. Hes also romantically linked to actress Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss in the Hunger Games). Even though he seemed a little drunk (I could smell the liquor on his breath) he takes photo ops with us all no problem. We definitely had more misses than hits on this trip but we did get some great names that made it all worth it so Im definitely glad we went.
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I've had a few sports meets as of late.
I've just been a little lazy in getting this stuff posted or even wondering if I wanted to post it. I also did a TNA meet last week, but I haven't gotten all of that stuff together, either.
First up, Bobby Knight was speaking at a university in my coverage area. So, I decided to interview The General and sit in on the press conference in which he ribbed a young journalist from another paper pretty hilariously.
Anyways, I got my photo taken with Coach Knight later and had him sign one photo.
In addition, Tennessee Titans Delanie Walker and George Wilson came through the area as part of the Titans' Caravan where they visit towns and schools throughout the state. I was able to interview both for a story in the newspaper and I also went through the autograph line during the stop. Got a photo op with them, too, but I haven't loaded it online yet.
Finally, new University of Tennessee coach Butch Jones had a speaking engagement within my newspaper's area and I went to cover that. Afterwards, I got Coach Jones to sign one photo.
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Hey everyone. I attended the May 8th Jessica Alba book signing at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL. I infrequently meet celebrities because of my minute “want list.” I am an enormous fan of hers and she is right up there on my celebs to meet list along with Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie and Hayden Panettiere. When I found out that she was going on a small book tour, I knew I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to me her! Obtaining her auto was an added bonus due to that she is difficult to receive an autograph from in public. I pre-ordered the books immediately when they went on sale. The signing was a ticket line signing and I obtained #4 and #5. I arrived early to pick up my books and just hung around the area. Surprisingly the event wasn’t sold out. I heard the bookstore sold about 300 books. I wasn’t sure if posed photo ops were going to be allowed, but unfortunately the store didn’t want to be open until 2am and declined everyone’s request for photo ops. Depending on who is there, Anderson’s is hit or miss when it comes to photo ops.
No memorabilia as well. Right before I went to get my book signed the workers actually investigated my books and returned my 8x10 picture to me saying no memorabilia. The staff did say someone could take a picture of her signing the book, but you couldn’t stop and pose with her (or stop walking at all for that matter). Alba was allowing for personalization’s (the staff wrote down your name on a post it), however; she canceled the q&a session. Before I continue with the signing, the big story of the night wasn’t Jessica Alba, but who showed up from the wrestling fan community. As many of you know there is a women and her wheel chaired son that attend most of the wrestling events. They have a tendency to request that they be put at the front of the line. I recall someone making a report about her recently at WrestleCon and explained that she pushed her way to the front of the Hogan line. Well, this incident was similar.
Anderson’s Bookshop was having none of it and a lot of yelling was going on. She then proceeded to go to the front of the line and ask the people near the front of the line if we had a problem with a handicapped person going ahead of us. Since I’m sure she recognized me from all the wrestling signings we attend, I basically shook my head said I do mind, being semi-serious to get a reaction from her. I did get a response because she went up to me and proceeded to discuss wrestling. After are small talk was over she continued to argue and argue with Anderson’s staff and yelled to everyone in the store that the workers here hate her. From what I understood from the heated argument, this is the only place that won’t allow her and her son to bypass the line. It was excellent entertainment to pass the time because Jessica was arriving late and when she did arrive she had to spend time fixing her make-up. Finally after getting nowhere the staff brought in the cops and the two officers told her to move out of the way. The staff did finally say they would try and work her in somewhere before her original number. In the end I’m not sure what ever happened with the situation.
The time was approximately 7:30pm when Alba arrived. She did some posing for the press and then gave a short speech. I’m not exactly sure what she was saying for those 40 seconds as I was too busy taking pictures of her right in her face. Not sure if she appreciated me that close or not?? Oh well. She didn’t appear to enjoy the attention and looked worried. When I was taking pictures with the flash on for some reason they were coming out very dark as can be seen in the first few photos. I turned the flash off and the pictures turned out brighter.
Not sure what was going on there. The signing was ready to begin and this was like a WWE Kmart cattle call signing. The employees even said if you don’t have your camera ready you won’t be getting a picture of her signing your book. I had someone else take the picture for me. It was problematic because they lined 5 people up next to the table making it difficult to get a picture at all. It would have been easier to self blast. Having extra books to get signed helped me. Now I was very close to getting Alba to pose for a photo op. I asked, she look up at the camera and everyone around yelled no posed photo ops. That ended that and she looked down. Not so fast….I was determined to at least get a posed photo op even if she was looking down and I was posing. I achieved this. Someone that went with me was able to get three pictures of her and me which was better than nothing. I’m satisfied with that outcome. The staff then escorted you out of the back entrance extremely quickly.
From my experience Jessica was very nice, said hi, smiled and personalized my book. Below are a bunch of picutures. This board could use the extra eye candy.
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Hey everyone, back again with a new report and this time it was done at the Empire State Wrestling show in Lockport, NY last night. Every 4-6 months they bring in a couple of people like legends or former wwe superstars or current ROH people. Well this night's big names were none other than Goldust and the Hurricane, so seeing as it was the day before my brother's bday we just had to go. They also had ROH's Michael Elgin there, but I haven't seen ROH in so long and saw him at Buffalo Men's show a couple weeks ago too..
There was a sold out crowd as expected for the area when they bring names in, but we had 2nd row tickets and got our seats as me, my brother and our friends just sat there shooting the crap and drinking a couple beers before the show. Goldust was over in one corner signing autographs but none of us knew until the announcer announced that he'd be coming back at intermission and so would Hurricane. Well, we had to wait for the show to start as it was running late, but it was good times to be.
The first half of the show was good, Michael Elgin was first match against "Buffalo's Favorite Son" Pepper Parks which was a pretty good match, but then the next few matches were just fun ripping on a guy who was a Val Venis lookalike and his girl. Then our friend was in a ladder match for the Interstate championship, but he ended up losing, but it was cool to see the ladder match as they hung the belt too high so they had to get a monster ladder which you'd think better planning next time haha.
Well after about 5 matches, it was time for intermission and all six of us headed towards the table where Goldust was sitting there with a handler there to collect money. Photos were 10 bucks and if you had your own item which I did, I just ended up spending 15 on each guy which I was expecting more to be honest, so it was a nice treat. There was a pretty good line for both guys as they were seperated at tables by only a little distance as there were 2 handlers sitting between them. Goldust was extremely cool as he'd sign your autograph, then get up and have you get behind the table. He was doing some weird karate motion at first just messing around with us, then just took the photo..