Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oprah Trip:: Day 2

If you missed the first and or second installment of the Oprah Trip Series, you can view it HERE and or HERE.


Even though our hotel room was exceptionally beautiful, beauty didn't help the three of us sleep any better that night. Call it part excitement, part unfamiliar surroundings, but as far as I know, between the three of us we only got a couple hours of sleep.

That did NOT keep us from getting up at 4:00 am to start the getting ready process-Thankfully we all showered the night before, so it was mostly getting dressed, doing the hair and putting on the makeup.

Let's just say those two hours went by in a flash!

{Me all dressed up and ready to go}

Even though we still had an hour to get to the studio (we had to be there by 7:00), we weren't able to find a place to eat in time-Knowing that, we just gave up on trying to find a place to grab a bite and set off for the studio.

Unlike the 2.2 miles we walked yesterday to the theaters, this was a breeze through-Quite literally! They don't call it the windy city for nothing ;)

Oprah's studio was only about 2 or 3 blocks from the hotel so we had no problems getting there.

{Pretty self explanatory-If you look down to the left, you can see part of the big ass line Lol}

We knew we had arrived when we saw one big ass line of people out front. LOL The thing that we were a bit concerned about was where we were supposed to go-See, at the movie last night, the lady who coordinated the event handed us a piece of paper saying we had to go to a different entrance from a different street...

The big ass line of people wasn't our entrance.

So upon arrival, we saw a group of people outside a loading-dock type of door, so we figured that's where we were supposed to be.

Me, Krysten and Mum start walking down and all of a sudden we here:


Of course, we didn't know who 'She' was, so we were all looking around at whom these people where screaming about. Later we would realize that they probably thought my sister was Kristen Stewart a.k.a Bella in the series.

I'm thinking from a distance she MIGHT have looked like her? Or the ladies heard me say the name 'Krysten/Kristen'?

Either way, it was quite humorous!

Turns out though those ladies weren't there to get into Oprah at all (although I'm sure they would have sold their mother for a ticket)-They were just waiting to catch a glimpse of the stars being brought in.

When we asked them if it was the right entrance, they all jumped on us..

"You actually have TICKETS!?!?!?! NO! You need to go to the other side!"

Which was followed by:

"Tell Edward we LOVE HIM!!!"


Unfortunately I wasn't able to do that >.< {If you click and enhance, you can see the crowd waiting for the stars to arrive-That is what they looked like at 6:30. You should have seen the crowed when they finally arrived!}

{O-O-Oprah! I wish I had worn heels >.<}

{Bring on the Twilight cast!}

We finally found our entrance and bid goodbye to our mum. We still felt bad that she had to sit in the hotel room while we were at Oprah, but we dare not say it because she would have yelled at us again. Lol

That was then the wait began.

It took a good half hour before we were in the building, another 20 minutes to check in, 10 on security and bag check and then another 45 or so minutes just waiting to be seated.

It was totally worth every minute though!

I'm not exactly sure what I can and can't tell you so I'm just going to tell you some of the highlights:

-We got AMAZING seats again thanks again to Krysten!
-Her studio is smaller then I thought it would be.
-It was so surreal being so close to the cast of Twilight!
-Oprah is much shorter in person.
-The cast didn't realize the whole audience got to see Eclipse the night before so they were all shocked ^.^

The taping went by so fast-Seriously, if I didn't have photographic proof we had been there, I STILL wouldn't believe it!

Of course I saved the best for last; When we were seated, I was the one who got the end seat closest to the stage exit. When the taping wrapped up and the stars started to exit, my sister (being the loving and kind person that she is) yelled 'GO' and pushed me toward Rob. LOL

Okay here's the scoop: I'm not the crazy, stalker type fan that rushes the stars just to touch them. I'm more of the obsessive, devoted but-still-sane fan that realizes rushing the stars might make them scared.

Which is why I did not rush Rob.

My sister said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and she would have done it, but I still stick by my actions.

What do you all think?

Anyway, being Oprah and all, you realize she couldn't send us off without something! I was surprised when they announced we would all be getting gift certificates for a replica of Bella's engagement ring-Here it is:

{Image Credit}

I got the silver one (even though the one from the Eclipse book is gold). We already sent in for our rings so we should be getting those soon!!


So all in all, this was almost THE perfect trip.

Like I said, what would have made it 100% perfect would have been:

1. If we actually MET the cast
2. If we had grabbed a taxi to the theater

But seriously, I can live without those things-This trip was a once in a lifetime deal and I'm so happy that I got to experience it :)

I hope you enjoyed reading about the trip cause I certainly enjoyed writing about it!

Love and Energies.


Unknown said...

Loved reading about your awesome trip!! You are so lucky! You both looked so cute and love the rings!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Hmm, I would not have rushed Rob either. Or would I? I don't know, it's hard to tell if you haven't been in the situation. But Taylor, well, that's another story.

I'm so glad you had a good time. I watched the show on TV!

Amy said...

You are such a beautiful girl.. Love your hair..

I am so glad you had a wonderful time.

Linda B said...

OMG, girl! I live in the Chicago area and have NEVER been there. Passed by the studios, but ...

You'll have to show us a pic of you wearing your new Bella ring.

Linda B.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I am still getting over the fact that ya'll were there and all this went down. Thank you SO much for sharing this with us. You and your sister are beautiful and I see you wore an owl shirt.

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

P.S. I LOVE your shirt!

kailani said...

OMG! Talk about the experience of the lifetimme! You lucky girl!

bayctygrl said...

wow! what a once in a lifetime experience! I am so glad you had an amazing time!

Unknown said...

WOW Kayla what an experience must have been!

And I think your sister will make a beautiful Bella for next series LOL

Lorie Shewbridge said...

You look like you had such a great time and you look beautiful!
I'm glad you were able to get such a lovely gift during your trip.
I'm not a fan of either Oprah or the Twilight series, but I'm so happy that you got to see something you enjoy! :-)