SMURF HAPPENS! The Premiere
My kids and I rarely visit the Westside of Los Angeles. Traffic and rampant Bruins make it less-than-desirable for us. Last Sunday, we were noticeably blue because we got invited to Sony Pictures’ blue carpet premiere of The Smurfs 2! My kids didn’t grow up on the Smurfs like I did, but we loved the first movie and were thrilled to see the sequel!
We grabbed Lauren’s friend and set off on an adventure!
Within a block from the parking lot, you saw Men In Black positioned at key positions along barricaded streets. According to my friend, with Katy Perry and Britney Spears attending, the security detail was going to be a clusterfoccacia! The first sign that we’d arrived at a premiere, not an alien invasion, was a huge Smurf melting in reverse positioned for his shining moment at the head of the blue carpet.
The street was a sea of blue laid with Smurfing custom cars,
and a Smurfing tiered cake.
Fans and paparazzi were already lined up warming up their flashes or their voices.
I yelled to my friend and, after making eye contact, started to move towards her. The security twitched in my direction ready to pounce. Seriously, do we look like we will body slam people to get pictures with them?
How adorable is NPH and his family?! The cutest!
We waited to see celebrities inside the lobby. On the carpet, stars were moved along, but once inside, they had a moment to relax before entering the theatre. For my son and myself, the highlight was seeing various personalities and meeting a super polite kid who stars in one of my kids’ favorite shows!
For the girls, tchotchkies, ushers with bottomless boxes of treats, a Smurfing Happy Meal with 2 toys plus chocolate milk was more valuable than free-flowing champagne. Then came the Staff lanyards! With the power of executives flowing through them, the youngsters could stand in the lobby where they wanted, ignore the wishes of security, and walk the blue carpet!
Seeing the film before it opened, star-gazing and being thrown in with such a creative crowd was such a fun experience for us all! Bonus: Finally knocked a big item off my 101 in 1,001 list!
The pic of Dylan and your son is great! And thanks for introducing to us Cheyenne. Woohoo! O.O
If you are truly intrigued, you must google Cheyenne Jackson because he is so much better looking without a goofy fan next to him! Dylan was the nicest guy and was excited to talk to fans! I was talking to his mom, it was so fun! Thanks for wandering through!
I only knew him from Glee but since googling his broadway material, Cheyenne has quite a lot under his belt. 😉 Dylan was such a genuinely great guy! Hope he goes far! Thanks for wandering by!