Now that we’re all coming down off the high of having watched hours upon hours of special features, extended scenes, music videos, commentary (Jacob Black’s romantic fails!), Edward in fast forward and mostly just a lot of sighing and swooning I think it’s time we relive actually purchasing the DVD and seeing Chris Weitz and Nikki Reed at the New Moon DVD release party. *needle skips* maybe I should ACTUALLY say ATTEMPT to Chris Weitz and Nikki Reed and ALMOST buy a New Moon DVD… let’s back up shall we?
I think it’s time for Storytime with Moon:
After it was announced that CeeDubs and NReed would be gracing us with their presence here in LA for a NM DVD release party us LA gals emailed back and forth trying to narrow down where we thought it would be. Not Hot Topic like last year, they didn’t even have a DVD. Probably not a blockbuster… too small for LA folks so it had to be the Borders in Hollywood, right? The one that a previous Twilight event had taken place. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! @Twilight announce it would actually be in SANTA CLARITA which is about an hour north of Los Angeles at a WalMart. Because you see, Los Angeles doesn’t actually have a WalMart. So with our LA DVD release party not actually occuring in LA we organized the great Roadtrip of 2010 to Santa Clarita to meet our lover Chris Weitz and to see Nikki Reed again.
We arrived and being used to shopping in small shops, grocery stores or the 3 story Target for our toiletries, food and clothes we ran from aisle to aisle looking at everything WalMart had to offer.
And then we found it! The Twilight “store” inside of WalMart and I did a leap for joy! Awkward TShirts for 9 dollars? Necklaces of fangs?! Dripping blood earrings? Oh WalMart you know this saga SOOOO well.
After a quick fuel up on Diet Coke we decided it was time to brave the COLD and get in line. Who knew Santa Clarita was in the mountains?! For being a huge (deserted) WalMart is was a pretty tame line and they probably should have let us stand inside. But I guess that’s neither here nor there now. After we met up with another LTT reader Tracey we got a good look around at who was in line with us…
Have you ever been to that site People of Walmart? Well I was on the look out for some “Wal Creatures” to pass some time and we got ‘em! I turned around and some dude was wearing a MASK of some sort of reptile/snake/monster while IN line with his goth friends from 3rd period.
And then we noticed this gal who was wearing a red cape. Either she was a retired Volturi guard member sent to keep the humans in line or she got a smokin’ deal at the after Halloween sale at Party City. Maybe Aro called her on the bluetooth headset? Then the line started moving…
Steph won a tshirt in the ultra exciting raffle!!! She plans to wears this on her next hot date, you know just so her new fella will know her true allegiance: fictional vampires and standing in lines for DVD’s instead of him.
Big props must be given to the kind folks at Walmart for supplying the fans with mountains of cupcakes and bottled water. Even though when I asked the baker if Walmart’s Twitter handle was @walmart so I could give them eprops and she answered me “what’s a twitter?” It only gave us a laugh, nothing could spoil our moods are we planned exactly what we’d say to Chris… yes NOTHING could spoil this moment…
And then… I spoke too soon
That little person in the middle of this picture is Nikki Reed who came out and said “Sorry we have to leave” and then waved and walked out. I was too shocked to even get a picture of Chris Weitz. WTF, right?! What was supposed to be a DVD release party with signed turned into a glace as they walked out the side door. They spent a grand total of 30ish minutes at the “party” signing DVDs and doing a mini interview with Kaleb Nation. You can imagine our total annoyance and pissed off attitudes. We seriously just waited that long for them to walk through a side door? I was holding a copy of the “FacePunch” poster, color me stupid. After hearing stories of other DVD release parties where the cast signed copies for attendees, posed for some pictures, hung out for a few hours this was a complete waste of our time and a total cock block. Who knows the real reason why they left, maybe they saw the capes and the monster mask and wanted to get the HALE out (can’t blame them). Maybe the rollback prices were just TOO LOW that they had to leave. Maybe the stench of tons of mulch was just too overwhelming the thought of spending more than a half hour there was unthinkable.
Whatever the reason is it was a total fail. Even the poor WalMart people didn’t know what was going on. They were told they’d be there till 2AM and would sign for fans. UM, you heard wrong lady who doesn’t know what Twitter is and security guards who had never seen a couple hundred pissed off TwiHards. Whoever the publicist/Wrangler/whatever official who left this go down is out of their minds. Had we known it wasn’t going to be an actual appearance/signing/party we would have stayed IN Los Angeles and bought our DVD’s within a few square miles from our house. Compared to all the other amazing Twilight related events we’ve been to in LA, and we’ve been to them ALL, this was the ultimate fail, the ultimate in false advertising and the ultimate in wasted gas to drive there. THANKS!
Compared to last years DVD release with Ashley Greene at Hot Topic it was quite the 180 to say the least. Oh well… better luck next time.
Clean up on aisle three, there’s been a massive spillage of tears,
So did you go to DVD release party? Was your experience better than ours? Should I have hurdled the barriers and flung myself at Chris yelling MY KUNG FU IS STROOOONG?!
Pictures from me and Chelsea
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