November 19, 2011

breaking dawn part one... {part one}

since we're fairly confident that blogger would crash if we posted ALL the pic's we have from our little trip, we've decided to break it up into two posts...

the first being
the happiest place on earth
(no, seriously)

we showed up in LA,  (in the middle of the night thanks to our little detour we took in vegas at the H& it!) not really knowing what to expect. we knew they were handing out wristbands at 6am, but that was pretty much the extent of our knowledge. however, we were ready for anything! lindsay had her running shoes on & was on the prowl, ready to pounce when something big happened. after hours of scouting out the competition and worrying about EVERYTHING, we finally got the wristbands that guaranteed us a spot at the premiere. and no one even got hurt in the process... :)

SUMMITT closed down what seemed to be all of downtown LA, to create this little universe in which the very bravest and most dedicated twilight fans were to reside for the next 4 days. this is TENT CITY... 

after we set up camp, (took a while because the tent we brought was too big, so we had to run and buy a new one. actually our new friend beverly ran all over town to find one for us. love ya bev.) we came to the conclusion, we didn't hold a candle to our fellow campers. i mean, we thought we were twi-hards.  we LOVE the books and have read them a million times. we LOVE the movies and have been at every midnight showing and then waited in the nasty wal-mart lines in the middle of the night to be the first to OWN the new release on DVD. for heavens sake, we left our lives in utah attend the world wide premiere of the second to last movie. that should count for something right? wrong. we are definitely not twihards, we are but mere fans in comparison. these people live, eat, and breath twilight. some a little too much. 

So, not to be completely outdone, we got to work.
made t-shirts, check.

made posters, check.

decorated our tent, check.
embraced the crazy, double check.

we soon realized that tent city was as much for publicity as it was anything else.
we, along with all the other campers, became local celebrities being interviewed by all
the local media. and who wouldn't want to be on camera after camping for four days?

once we got home the most frequently asked questions were, what did you do all day and did you ever get to take a shower? response: 

this is the twi-fi lounge, hosted by YAHOO movies.

all day every day there were games, contests, prizes, loud music and dancing. SO fun! so much fun, we didn't want to miss out on anything. yes, we had a hotel, but it was only used for a quick shower and a quick cell phone charge. we didn't even sleep there. we did not want to miss out on anything. all this, plus you never knew who was coming to visit...


you could even get in a wedding dress & marry cardboard edward.
and um, no. we had to draw the line somewhere :)

we partied all night.
every night they would show one of the three twilight movies. we became deaf from the screaming... but it was fun to be surrounded with people who are passionate about it.
one of the nights they had five of the bands that are featured on the soundtrack put on a concert for us. it was awesome!  the MC was demetri from the volturi.
better stick to ya charlie.

as i said before, you never knew who was coming to visit us at tent city.
here we are waiting for some surprise guests...

stephanie meyer came and handed out autographed books.

the oh-so handsome, "carlisle".

one of the denali vampires..."kate".

here is one of the most darling werewolves you will ever meet..."seth".
(he quickly became a fav...)

 note to self, never trust the sixty year old "twi-gram" with feathers in her hair standing behind you to take your picture. this is half of linds, completely cut out sister brynne, & the rest of the sisters and another beautiful werewolf, "emily".

this guy quickly became one of our favorites, too. he brought us donuts, and totally stayed and hung out... "emmett" 


"are you guys related?"
"YES! we're twins!"
"no way?! oh, i have to get a picture..
double my pleasure!"
he said that to us!! i know... crazy, right?

being a twin definitely comes in handy when it comes to meeting stars.

grab a snack and a bev, maybe even a little brown sack to breathe heavy into because the premiere was off the hook! stay tuned...

- taryn & taylor 

read lindsay's post here. {we completely stole it}
read paige's post here.


  1. i was reading and i was like "wait.. i think i just read this on jo's blog." ;) but guess what, i didn't mind. cause i'll read it over and over again- oh man, we're awesome.

  2. Flippen Kellan Lutz?
    Dang girls! That's awesome!

  3. I worship the Nelson sisters I hope you know. Kellan Lutz is basically my dream. I am so jealous/happy for you ladides! SO fun!

  4. i'm with peeps, i could read this over and over and over again and it still wouldn't seem real! awe, such goo times!

    i read all the books when they first came out and was in love. but then the magic wore off. i love how you've all stayed ROBsessed. hahaha. so good.
    i can't wait to see more!

  6. AH! I'm so jealousss!! You actually got to MEET all those people?! Luckky! Can't wait for part 2!!

  7. Y'all are way too cute. Sounds like fun although, I must admit, I'm not the biggest Twilight fan out there... :/ I will watch the movies though and swoon over he cute actors. ;)
    Much love!!

  8. This is madness!!! What fun!!! That's really cool you got to meet some of the actors!


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