PPB's Super-Forever TR! DisDivas Trip TR Coming SOON!

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  1. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Hi guys! Okay let's get this TR started!

    Are you all ready?

    Do you have your popcorn?

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    Comfy seat?

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    Diet Coke?

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    Okay, let's GOOO!!! :cheer2:
     
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  3. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Sunday, November 30 - Jonas Brother's Concert at the Hollywood Palladium

    So this was the day of the concert and BOY was I excited!!! It was just going to be my parents and I (I'm an only child, fyi). Jesus stayed home, which was okie dokie by me. We left our house around 1pm after my Dad got out of work. We ended up in LA around 2:30 (my Dad drives like a :snail: ).

    First we drove by the Palladium where the concert was taking place so we knew where it was, none of us had been there before. I snapped this out the window.

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    Now, I mentioned earlier that I saw on the news that people were waiting in line since Friday. Well, I was wrong, the security guard told me Wednesday. WEDNESDAY! This was the line of people to get in the concert at around 2:40ish.

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    It was a general admissions concert, so everyone paid the same price ticket and seating was first come first serve. So if you were last, you sat in the back, well, more on that later.

    Despite seeing the long line, this was me in the back seat :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

    After that we flipped a U turn and headed to the El Capitan. A lot of the roads were blocked off because Sunday was also the day of the very famous Hollywood Santa Parade. So Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd were very crowded and busy with tons of people and street performers.

    I forgot what street this was, but this is one road blocked off with a red carpet.

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    We parked at the Hollywood and Highland center and walked out the shopping center to see this

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    And this

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    Okay, I'm off to make cupcakes! So I'll finish up if I get a chance tonight! If not it's tomorrow!
     
  4. mommaU4

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    You mean Diet Pepsi. :thumbsup2

    Great start!! :banana: Wow, those people are nuts waiting so far ahead of time.
    Can't wait to hear more! Don't forget to save me a cupcake.....;)
     
  5. travelmel

    travelmel Blue Banana Vacation Club

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    Sherry... I need a link, please :flower3:
     
  6. Sherry E

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    I know you eventually found me, Travelmel, but didn't the link in my signature work? If not, then I have to tinker with it and see what's wrong!

    Anyway, Courtney - I don't have a Coke open, but I am sitting here with my bottled water, anxiously awaiting the DLR trip rundown! I can't imagine how wonderful it must have been! You must tell those of us whose holiday trips are yet to come if there is anything special we should be looking for!
     
  7. wendylady36

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    How exciting! One of these days I will make it to the soda fountain and the El Capitan.

    I love your pictures and I can't wait to read more! I'm in the backseat with you :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

    Actually, she meant wine. :thumbsup2 :rotfl2:

    I wanna cupcake too!!!!! I hope you made enough to share with the class. :upsidedow
     
  8. Sherry E

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    Would you believe I live 5 minutes from Hollywood - and have ALWAYS lived in the same area - and have not been to the Disney soda fountain or inside the El Capitan?!!!:scared1: Shameful, I know. I just haven't made it over there too often, or if I have, it has been with people who didn't want to go in! I think someone should ban me from DISboards! Quick! Take away my lifetime Mouse Mafia membership!
     
  9. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Diet Pepsi it is!!! :thumbsup2

    Woohoo!!! I've got a ton of Holiday goodness coming up! :goodvibes

    My parents said the El Capitan was beautiful inside.

    Yay! We're crazy backseat hyper kids!! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: We ALL know she meant wine!! :eek: :thumbsup2

    Aw, Sherry you should go! Go GO!!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

    Okay, here's everyone's cupcakes!!!

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    Let's continue this thing!
     
  10. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Okay, so where were we? :confused3

    OH YEAH!

    While we were walking across Hollywood Blvd there was so much going on, it was nuts.

    These giants kept walking around.

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    First my parents and I went to the will call booth outside the theater so they could pick up their VIP (very important parents! ;)) tickets. While I was waiting for them I saw this awesome poster for an upcoming movie in 3D.

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    You know who's going to be there dancing and singing in the movie with 3D glasses on right? :3dglasses :dance3: ME!!

    We made our way 5 steps down the street and into the Soda Fountain. It was a little busy inside but we were seated right away.

    It's so cute in there, I loved it so much, it's very Disney (duh). We were seated right away, but my Mom and I ditched my Dad and went to go look at all the merch they had. They had a super cute Bolt shirt I should have bought. They also had a lot of Christmas stuff that they also sell at Disneyland. A lot of the stuff was very cute, but I have seen it at the parks one time or another.

    After we looked around, my Mom and I sat down and my Mom snapped this. Behind my head you can see they had it all decorated for Christmas.

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    These are what the cover of the menus look like. I think they're so cute with Minnie and Mickey all in love. :lovestruc

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    Our waitress came and we ordered our drinks and lunch. And we all order the same thing, smart people we are!

    We all order chili in a bread bowl.

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    It came with sour cream, onions, and cheddar cheese on the side.

    It was very very good and really filling, I could barely eat the bread bowl. The bread wasn't as good as the bread at DLR, but it was still yummy. :upsidedow

    I wanted to order ice cream, but I was too full. So were my parents. That just means next time we have to go back and get ice cream! :yay:

    So after we ate we decided it was time to go wait in line at the JB concert.

    But first I took a picture of the most important star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Disneyland!

    Ay! Stop stepping on it!

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    Thank you! ;)

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    Next: Our almost mile walk to the Hollywood Palladium and the Jonas Brothers!!!
     
  11. Sherry E

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    Oooh, the Paladium IS quite a little jaunt from the Disney Store! I hope you wore comfortable shoes!

    Does anyone here remember INXS (I mean the old version of the band, with the singer who is now dead, not the new version)? I think they were who I saw the last time I was in the Paladium! Yikes!!!!! I may as well be 108 years old!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh!
     
  12. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    ...CONT...

    I also spotted the star of my favorite Mickey Mouse Club Member.

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    My Mom was suprised I even knew who she was. Doh. :headache:

    Right to the side of the Disney Soda Fountain was this totally awesome Bolt bus.

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    To the left of the bus you can see they had those huge plastic hamster ball things. I would love to get in one of those and go down a hill or something. LOL. Fun! :thumbsup2

    We kept walking and on one of the side streets they had the floats up for the Santa Parade. This one was right in the front and it says Radio Disney on it. I know Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) was in the parade, maybe she was on this float?

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    We kept seeing these banners all over LA. I took a picture of it because it has to do with Roy and Edna Disney. I googled it and I think they're honorary naming that part of the theater after them.

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    We get to Sunset Blvd where the Palladium and what do I see? Twilight billboard! I had a take a picture of it for all us Twilight geeks. :lovestruc :laughing: :thumbsup2

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    Now by this time I was complaining. "How much longer?" "My legs are going to fall off" "I'm going to be all sweaty for the Jonas Brothers, eewww" I'm sure my parents were annoyed. :scared:

    We walked and walked... And walked some more... And finally! We made it! YES!!! It was really only about a 15 minute walk, but I wasn't feeling it!

    So we get to the front of the Palladium and my Mom asks the security guard, "where do we get in line for the concert?". He looks at us, points and says "You have to walk around the building. The line is very long". Ugh. So we walk to the right side of the building (where I had the picture of the line of people from earlier) and keep walking. The line goes past the building, past and around the parking lot behind the building. Around the corner down that street and stops. Yes! We get in line right at the corner. Woohoo! And now what? We wait. It was around 3:45 when we got in line. The line behind us got long really fast.

    I don't remember what time I took this, probably 4:30ish. This was the line behind me.

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    By the time they let us in the concert that line went all the way down the street and around the corner to the left where the entrance of the Palladium was.

    I also took this waiting in line

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    Okay so it was almost 5:00pm when the doors opened to the concert. My Mom, Dad and I were just standing there talking and my Mom was chewing gum. There was a family behind us, a young girl, she had to have been around 12, her Mom and Dad. The Dad wasn't waiting in line the whole time like her and the Mom were, but when we did he did get in line he had his earphones on because he was listening to an ipod. So my Mom and I are talking, and this guy leans in to us, doesn't say excuse me and whispers "I have sensitive ears and you chewing your gum is bothering me". My Mom and I look and each other. WHAT? :eek: :confused3 She wasn't popping her gum. Just chewing. And the guy tells her that. He had his earphones on the entire time because even him and his wife weren't talking because he was listening to music. So my Mom and I just laugh even though my Mom was pretty peeved. She kept saying "I can't believe that man! I wasn't hurting him! I'm just chewing my gum! What? I can't chew gum!!!" :sad2:

    So after that drama, it's finally 5:00pm and we slowly start moving. Yay!! :woohoo:

    After about 30 minutes (seriously) we get to the front of the Palladium.

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    Up next: Pushing and shoving! Will Courtney be close enough to see the Jonas Brothers? Does Courtney's Mom finally tell that gum chewing hating guy something!??

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  13. Sherry E

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    I can't believe that guy and his gum-chewing sensitivity!:confused3 What was up with that? First of all, unless your mom was smacking right into his ear or popping bubbles right into his ears and it was somehow intruding upon his personal space, then he should have kept quiet. I mean, I doubt your mom was being loud with the gum at all, and some people - like that guy - are just weird. But, let's say, for argument's sake, your mom WAS loud with chewing and the guy was standing a good distance away and could hear her. He may be annoyed by it, but he had NO right to ask her to stop. She can chew her gum just as he can listen to his iPod. People get too carried away with what they think they have a right to expect from other people. People do get on each other's nerves, but you can't just ask someone to stop something harmless like gum chewing that they have a right to do just because you don't like it! If we could all just ask people to stop doing things that we personally don't like, then we would have perfect lives, wouldn't we? It doesn't work that way!

    One time a neighbor in my building knocked on my front door. I think I had just gotten out of the shower so was not dressed. I didn't open the door. I only listened to her stupid voice. She proceeded to say that I was supposedly 'clearing my throat' and that she was a student at night and slept during the day and my throat clearing was keeping her awake! Huh???:confused3 First of all, I had no clue what she was talking about. I worked during the day at that time. I wasn't 'clearing my throat,' nor would I have been loud enough to keep a tenant in another apartment awake! I mean, that would have to be some pretty loud throat clearing, don't you think? BUT, let's just say I HAD been the phantom throat clearer. This wench thought she had a right to come and ask me to STOP doing it because it was bothering her! I kind of chuckled at her through my front door and said, "Ummm....I have no clue what you are talking about, but are you kidding me?" She proceeded to go on and say I was very loud with the throat noises. You know, you can ask someone to turn down their TV or stereo or whatever if it is playing past 10:00 p.m. and making noise, or having loud parties at all hours of the day and night. But you can't ask someone to stop clearing their throat! I wish I had been dressed so I could open the door and look at this stupid woman. To this day, I am not sure which neighbor of mine it was!

    By the way, I eventually heard the phantom throat clearer myself! I have no clue who it is/was, but on several occasions I heard the very loud throat clearing that must have been disturbing this stupid neighbor in the middle of the day. It was very loud, and I can see how it would be annoying - but guess what? No matter how loud that person was with their throat clearing, the stupid neighbor STILL can't ask them to stop when they are clearing their throat in their own home. Maybe the person is ill or something! And they are paying rent too, just like the complaining neighbor is!
     
  14. wazowskiLOVER:)

    wazowskiLOVER:) Oh, that's great, blame it on the little guy. How

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    I'm sorry but I'm going to have to say that guy was an A hole. How rude is that ? There's NO way your mom's chewing would bother him especially since his ears were blocked with music. EWWWW.

    I'm loving the TR btw ! Can't wait to hear more!
     
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    That's why when we went, we skipped the lunch and went straight for the ice cream! :thumbsup2 :rotfl:

    I can't believe that guy! WTH??? So dumb. Some people just complain for the sake of complaining.
     
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    Hee hee...

    Wow, I think it's funny that people with "sensitive ears" are about to go to a ROCK CONCERT! :furious:

    Irritating!

    Those were great pics in front of the Palladeum (SP?). Good job with the marquee!

    Sounds like a fun day so far! I know you liked the concert... looking forward to hearing about it. Are you stoked to see that 3-D movie or what?? :3dglasses
     
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    YAY for Twilight!!!! That's awesome!! :)

    Love your pictures! I didn't actually get to go inside the Soda Fountain shop although I wanted to so bad! Maybe next time!!

    That's crazy about the line on Wednesday!!!!!! Wow.....

    Great update! Can't wait to hear more!
     
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    Twilight billboard! :banana: I wish there was one of those around here.

    The Disney Soda Fountain looked like it was a lot of fun. Yay for them having holiday decorations. That chili bowl sure does look big.

    Oh man, that line for Jonas Brothers is something else! I still don't understand how people are able to stand in line for DAYS. That guy behind you in line was weird, why didn't he just turn up his music or something.

    I'm loving all your pictures! I haven't been to Hollywood in about two years, but it's nice to know it still looks the same. :thumbsup2

    I'm ready and waiting for more! :hyper:
     
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    We had just moved into our current apartment. And my poor baby girl, only 6 months old at the time, was cutting her first tooth. And it was almost 11 and she was fussy and I had given her everything I could but she just wasnt willing to be calmed...my neighbor downstairs pounded the ceiling and then came up to knock on my door. At first I apologized but then I ripped him a new one about how he has music playing until midnight (So loud it vibrates my pictures in the hallway) and had noisy parties and friends over until 2 AM! I was pissed. If he ever comes and knocks on my door again I will lose it. I understand babies are annoying but you know what...I hate to hear her cry more than anyone does! Also...if you are quiet yourself and come complain then okay...I feel badly, but seeing as he is super duper loud himself how DARE he come yell at me. It was not cool at all!


    Sorry to get OT but I am glad that you had a great time! We havent made it to the fountain yet but we hope to some day. That line was craziness! I am shocked that people wait so long over a concert...wow. :confused3 Can't wait for the rest of your TR :) :goodvibes
     
  20. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    I couldn’t believe it either! Even my Mom was like “I can’t believe people sometimes!”

    That is crazy about your neighbor! I mean you always have think what if that person was ill like you said? Besides it’s their home! They can clear their throat all they want! Geez lady, get a clue! People amaze me sometimes.

    Hi Jasmine! Your trip is coming up! I know, it was crazy! I’m still shocked that man had the nerve to say anything!!

    :rotfl: That’s what we’re going to do next time! Ice cream for lunch!!!!

    Lol, I LOVE your siggy! That is TOO funny!!

    Thank you! I was trying to get all artistic with my photos! Haha!

    I’m super excited for the Jonas Brothers in 3D! OMG!

    Hi Karen!!! :) Woo for Twilight!

    You would have liked the Soda Fountain! It is too cute inside and very Disney! Another excuse for another Disneyland trip for you and your hubby!

    Twilight! Yayayayay! My Dad was like “What are you taking a picture of?” lol.

    The nerve! It’s a baby! Geesh! I would have let him have it too if he came back! Your poor baby girl! She’s a baby! Baby’s can’t help it!

    Glad you could join my TR!! :)
     
  21. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    Okay! So let's continue!

    After waiting 32097235 hours (and not 5 days!!) I was at the front of the line! I kissed and hugged my parents bye and told them thank you for waiting with me and before they walked away my Mom leans into to the mean guy behind us and says "You know what? You were really RUDE!!" Booyah! Owned! :lmao: :rotfl: And the funny thing was he went into the concert! WHAT?! I thought you had sensitive ears, buddy?!!? :confused3

    Anyways, after that drama I got my ticket scanned and booked it inside. I walked (speed ran?) down the hall, turned left and holy moly! Look at all the people!!!! :eek:

    So, it's a little hard to explain how they had it set up. You walked in and straight ahead was the stage. Up and to the left and right was the balcony. But before you get to the stage there was like this barricade thing set up where you had to have a special wristband to get on the floor. If not, you had to stay on this barricade thingy. Which was allllllll the way in the back of the area. WAY too far in the back for me. I wasn't having that. So my goal? Get a wrist band. There were Palladium workers handing out wrist bands to people who were in the front of this huge mob where the barricades were. I wiggled my way to the front but there was SO much pushing and shoving. I was trying so hard to not squish this poor, cute little 8 year old girl. Everybody behind me (see the awesome thing about being by myself? I got to push my way alll the way to the front! :)) was just pushing and yelling. It was insane and I wasthisclose to having an anxiety attack. I took a deep breath, held my wrist out and smiled at the guy who was handing out the wristbands. He said "See! I'm handing out wristbands to people who ARE NOT freaking out and acting crazy" and he puts a bright pink wristband on my wrist. OMG. THANK YOU THANK I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! :lovestruc :worship: :wizard: I thank the guy profusely and excuse my way through the crazy crowd to get down on the floor.

    SCORE!!

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    A little blurry, but here's my golden ticket for the night.

    So I catch my breath and make my way into the other huge mob that was on the floor. I was a lot smaller than the crazy mess up there though. As soon as I found a PERFECT spot smack dab in the middle of the floor the lights dim. OMG! :scared1: :woohoo: :yay:

    This was my view from where I was standing. The zoom on this poopy camera does not give where I was justice. I was so much closer than the camera makes it seem.

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    This was behind me to my left

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    And behind me to my right

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    And behind me where I would have been standing if I didn't have my trusty bright pink wristband

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    So music starts playing and everyone starts screaming. I didn't get too excited because I knew it was the opening band, NOT the Jonas Brothers.

    Their name was Honor Society and they were pretty good. A little rockish. Similar sound to the Jonas Brothers. But they were older (20s?).

    The guy with the bow tie is the lead singer and the guy on the right is the guitar player

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    The guy on the left was the bassist and he had funny hair. :3dglasses

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    They sang 4 songs. The first song was really good. And the last one. But by the 3rd song everything was getting a little bored. :faint:

    They said their goodbyes and the stage went dark.


    OMG JONAS BROTHERS!

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    I'm really stretching this thing out longer than I planned. I have to go though. You guys are so patient. :hug:
     

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