Friday, September 07, 2007

Burlington Daze Event '07

Dear Prevuze,

Well, we did it again. Just in time Labor Day Weekend we managed to attend the Daze event in Burlington, MA and let me tell you, the troops were out! It was mobbed. Luckily Mom had her walker (code name Charlie after Grandad) and we got jump the line. Women were actually standing on their chairs to get a better view.

It started out organized, with everyone in an assigned seat. As you will see, that degenerated into chaos in a short time. When writing I will use their character names to avoid confusion.

PrevuzeMaggie was obviously happy to be here. She was very charming and it was revealed that she used to be a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. She also sang a version of “Crazy” that was quite different. When asked about Mickey and Alice she responded that Mickey had had a stroke, but was doing pretty well. Alice is still a spry professional. Her comment was “Don’t get in her light. She’ll let you know it!

Once we were all settled in our seats, the panel discussion began. This was definitely different than last year. In attendance were EJ, Maggie, Steve, Adrienne, Jett and Bart. Some interesting tidbits were revealed. A love scene between Steve and Kayla will take place in early October. Steve also commented that Kayla pointed out to him that while filming one episode he got up off the couch and adjusted himself. She called it “Strumming the Banjo.” We’ll all have to watch for that one! Speaking of Steve, one woman said that her mother tells her that her first word was “Patch.” She tried all day to get her to say “Dada” before her father came home, but there was no chance.

PrevuzeEveryone was pleased to see Bart there, arisen from the dead. When asked about this possibility, he suggested rather an evil twin named Biff who becomes the sex stud of Salem. So far no comment from the writers. This guy has a GREAT voice! He sang a jazzed up rendition of Happy Birthday that was quite impressive. He also sang “Fever” and gave everyone a little hot flash—and not just those attendees who were menopausal.

Several of the cast members commented on a changing of the guard at NBC that has brought big changes to the future of Days and the feeling on the set. They all maintain that people will be pleased with the difference in both storylines and attitude. They all assured us that Days will continue to exist and that even if NBC does something stupid, which no one anticipates, the other networks are interested in the show. So, we will continue to be around. Steve suggested that those who are interested go to the TV Guide website and check out the celebrity blogs. He has one that discusses the effect of the new management.

It was at the tail end of the panel discussion that the event degenerated. Since the event was for charity, specifically the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and most of the cast members have family members who have suffered from diabetes, they wondered how they could raise a little more money beyond our attendance fee? It was suggested that a shirtless hug from Jett might be worth a little extra bonus. Chaos ensued with cast members collecting money from the audience and people lining up for pictures with Jett. Since autographs and pictures were supposed to be included with your ticket, this caused a little discontent in some circles. Steve attempted to get the women to form a straight line, wait their turn, and be civilized. Yeah, right, that’ll happen! He became a little irritated when things went awry. What did he expect with a room full of horny women and a half-naked stud. Jett is NOT shy. He was even presented with a copy of Playgirl to autograph—he was the cover model. Even the other cast members hadn’t seen this before.

Finally order was restored and the cast took a 15 minute break while everyone fanned themselves back to normal. There were tables set up around the room where cast members would sign autographs. Unfortunately, there was no indication of who would sit where. With 15 minutes to kill, everyone simply chose a line. When the cast returned chaos returned when it was discovered who would sit where.

Once again Mom and Charlie came to the rescue. We were in line for Steve and I thought perhaps Mom could sit behind where he was, wait for us to reach the front of the line and join us with Steve. INSTEAD we were again allowed to jump to the head of the class and horn right in—much to the chagrin of the ladies behind us.

PrevuzeOur final stop was at EJ’s table. We considered asking to jump this line, too, but decided against it. By then it was nearly 3:00 and we were starving. So, a picture of him alone had to suffice. Besides, he’s better looking than any of us, so why bring home photographic proof of it?

At this point we decided we had had enough of this good time and went to lunch. Leave the waiting in line to younger people who can stand for long periods of time. We wanted iced tea and a sandwich. I think we got the better end of the deal.

See you next year.


Blogger Deb said...

I am not sure I could have been as calm as you were meeting Steve in person, and then it getting warm in here??

These Are The Daze Of Our Lives

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

The whole thing - pictures and story are great! Thank you for sharing them with us.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Can we bring your mom next time we go to a fan event? How fun! You guys sound like you know how to have a good time! Thanks for sharing!

(I've seen some of those pictures of Jett, snd you're right, he's apparently NOT shy at all!)

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never seen a picture of Steve without the patch, so I appreciated the picture you posted with your blog. Now I'm firmly confirmed of my original impression that both Steve and EJ are the two cutest guys on Days. They both not only have good personalities, those two are tops in the acting category. Glad you had a good time at the event.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

OMG! What a little Google search can come up with!!

Jett Carver Like You've Never Seen Him Before!!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

I'm surprised Bart didn't volunteer to take his shirt off too. Remember his short but memorable stint as a male stripper at one of (I think) Sami's bachelorette parties?? He is such a hoot. I'll miss the character, but look forward to the evil twin idea.

Thanks for the report! Looks like it was a great time. And, if your mom doesn't want to hire herself out, how about loaning us "Charlie"? ;-)

7:08 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

i'm green with envy! thanks for sharing with the rest of the class...

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Besides, he’s better looking than any of us, so why bring home photographic proof of it?"


8:51 AM  
Anonymous theresa said...

HOLY CRAP DEB!! Can't....stop... visiting.... link.....

10:55 AM  
Anonymous GBB said...

Just to clarify, the S&K love scene is being *filmed* in eary October. It won't air until the end of the month.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Yeah Teresa, those are some pretty "revealing" pics in that link.

Especially the smaller side pics, where nothing is left to the imagination.

These Are The Daze Of Our Lives

12:57 PM  
Anonymous theresa said...

Who needs imagination???? rawr

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Jeanetta said...

OMG my friends were at this event too. My friend Carrie was the one who her first word was Patch. She has that video clip up on her youtube plus other clips from the event.

Patch story

and here is the link to her main page with the other clps from the event she got.

She let me talk to James while she was at the event and AWWWW James is so sweet and easy to talk to. So happy you got to go to the event as well. Did you get to meet any of the girls from Forbidden Love.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous moposh said...

James is so cute!!!

Sounds like you had an awesome time.

Yes, horny women + half naked Jett= Trouble!

I think Steve knows better now! LOL

11:52 AM  

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