Albeit a little earlier than usual, today started like any other day. Woke up sad that my alarm was going off and that sleep was over but happy for the day ahead. Got dressed in all black, put away clean dishes from the dishwasher that had been cleaned while we slept last night. I fixed breakfast for our little lady, and coffee and maybe also a gluten & dairy free piece of pumpkin pie for me.
Then my day became different than most every other day. I remembered to grab my “secret service” walkie talkie headset that my ever so kind, former roomie, Big Rob had given me. I shoved it in my smaller than usual bag I would be using for the day; the black, messenger style bag I use on show days. It’s a bag I love (& borrowed / stole from my little sis) because it fits (most of) what I need and also holds the heavy walkie talkie we carry around on show days.
I woke the little lady, got her dressed in record time, woke up my girlfriend who spent the night to avoid the crazy long drive she would have had from her home in Huntington Beach, sat little lady and I down to eat & enjoyed the few moments of downtime I knew I’d get today. We drove her to school, I gave little lady a big hug & kiss and told her I wouldn’t see her until later tonight since I had to work at a show.
We got back in the car, drove up and over Laurel Canyon and pulled onto the CBS Beverly lot. We checked in, got our walkies and waited for talent to arrive.
I have been at work for 4 hours now and have been 2 feet from each of the 5 Backstreet Boys. That’s a lot of numbers for one sentence! Haha. I am always surprised to realize how much more tiny “celebrities” are in person. 4 of the BSBs are not only relatively short, 5′ 6″ at the tallest & Kevin, the one who has some height is super thin as well! I just carried his suit jacket from being pressed in the wardrobe department & was really perplexed at how little it was. I am also very impressed at how nice they all are. Having been in show business for so long can really wear on people. It’s nice to see these guys are cool after all these years.
They performed their new single and also, “I want it that way.” The girls, although an entirely new age & generation from when BSB first came on the scene, still went wild when the BSB started singing that song.
After the BSB left, i went outside to sit with my wonderdul friends who mann the talent check in table outside near the reserved parking spaces. Having just heard the BSB performance, I had, “I Want It That Way” stuck in my head & starter singing it to my friends, so they could have it stuck in their heads also. I know, I’m a great friend.
Not 5 minutes later, the awesome guy that announcer Shawn Parr is walked by where we were sitting and also started singing, “I Want It That Way,” and also added some NSYNC looking dance moves. He reminded me of the Seinfeld episode we had just seen the night before where Kramer wins free coffee in a law suit. Shawn was moving fast like Kramer & when I told Shawn so, he reenacted the scene when Kramer is over caffeinated. It was awesome.
I’ve learned today who Austin Mahone is and also Chris Mann. I don’t watch reality tv so I’m kind of out of the loop when it comes to recognizing reality show people.
So thankful for the randomness that is MySurreaLife.