Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sneaking backstage!





What would this blog be without another Jenny & Kerrie adventure story?!?!

On Saturday night, Kerrie and I attended the Vampire Weekend/Beach House concert. I got Kerrie the tickets a few months ago as a birthday present.

The first thing we did that night was quickly take pre-concert photos at her house. Because, well, why not?






This is what I wore:

I finally brought my ol' Chanel bag (with vintage scarf) out of the closet. My sweatshirt and tutu are from Forever 21. Fishnets were a gift from my mom. I am performing my favorite pose for you here. I saw it done on America's Next Top Model a few years ago and loved it, simply because it was so cheesy and it made Tyra livid! It's called Catalog Modeling 101. LOL!

Then we had some fruity refreshments and took photos in front of posters.





While the opening act to Beach House performed, Kerrie and I went into our office (a tiny bathroom stall) to plan how we were going to sneak backstage.





After dancing all over the outdoor venue to Beach House and our favorite songs by Vampire Weekend, Kerrie and I finally discovered our opportunity to sneak backstage: a security guard had left his position at the door to check on some kids smoking pot nearby. Kerrie and I ran like hell into the building.

We found the roadies' break room and stole a couple waters from their fridge.



We ran all around backstage for about 20 minutes, trying to figure out where Beach House was hanging out and where Vampire Weekend would be exiting, once they finished their set.

Unfortunately, a security guard was coming near us, so we ducked into a broom closet.





Stealing inspiration from various television shows and movies, Kerrie and I took the cleaning equipment outside into the hallway and pretended to be custodians. Without uniforms, however, it was a failure. The security guard yelled "Hey, you girls don't work here! Put the brooms down. PUT THE BROOMS DOWN RIGHT NOW!" and he took our arms and escorted us out of the building, like criminals. He made a huge scene and everyone stared. I'm not going to lie. Kerrie and I enjoyed the attention.

He then kicked us out of the venue. We didn't panic, however, because we figured there was a back entrance to the stage. We ran for a long time and finally came across another security guard patrolling the grounds. Kerrie told him our boyfriends were sound engineers for the show and they asked us to meet them backstage. The security guard shockingly believed us and told us there was a secret entrance through a fence. We found it and went inside. It took us right to the tour buses!



We hid near the tour buses for what seemed like two hours. God knows what Vampire Weekend was doing, since the concert was already over. We finally decided to board one of the tour buses and just pray it belonged to Vampire Weekend or Beach House. As soon as we got on the bus, however, another security guard caught us and chased us. We tried to explain that we were friends of "Chris" and we belonged there. He didn't believe us and took our arms and escorted us to the main entrance.

When Rian picked us up, he wasn't surprised to see a security guard dragging us to the car. He's used to our "situations" by now, he says.

We were crushed that we never got to even catch a glimpse of any band member, but we were pretty pleased that we managed to get back stage twice. It gave us a more clear idea of how to proceed when we attend our next rock concert.


(Oh, and this is what we looked like at 1:45 a.m. right after our adventure was abruptly ended. Hahaha!)

Anyway, it was a fun night. We tried. We really tried.

What about you? Have any of you ever snuck backstage at a concert?

63 comments:

Fashion Court said...

i tried to sneak backstage at american idol! lmao :p i LOVE your outfit!

ps: thank you so much for your kind words and condolences <3

Melanie's Randomness said...

Now this is my kinda of fun!! Love love the pics of you guys! I like Vampire Weekend! I've snuch backstage at a band called "The BIrthday Massacre" concert & then I almost got caught but then I actually saw one of the members & they said they remembered me. Whew! AT least you two have a kickass story!! =)

indianmakeupways said...

hey never tried sneaking in...so cant share tat...but hey loved the pic by pic adventure and loved ur catalog model pose. by the way u have amazing hair!!!

Imogen said...

What a fun night. I am so incredibly impressed by your attempts at sneaking backstage and how some of them worked. I don't think I would be brave enough to do that but you two are amazing. You have some good skills and ideas for getting backstage and I laughed at pretending to be cleaners and I couldn't believe you even got back in after that! WOW. I also love your outfit for the concert especially the top. Its so sweet and I would love to have a top like that.

Leia said...

You girls are hilarious! I can't believe you actually got backstage!! Haha. And the Catalog Modeling pose: I love it!

Leia

Josie said...

You two are so cute. I love a little Jennifer/Kerrie adventure!
xo Josie
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She Wore It Well said...

i still think you totally look like tasma walton!! hehe

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ching said...

you girls are a ball of fun. :D

Julie (ROJ) said...

Man I am always amazed at the things you two get into! I'd be too scared to try half of what you do. LOVED the heart blouse, I dunno it's almost like something we all wore in 2nd and 3rd grade, with stocking/leggings when they were cool the first time around. FB movie is good. I think for those of us that can remember college before FB and then when it was launched and then as it grew...it's cool (for me) to sit there and go "WOW I REMEMBER that"

Vintage Vixen said...

Jealous! I love reading about your antics and the pair of you are looking HOT! xxx

btd. said...

Oh My Goodness! I need to hang out with YOU guys! Lol. My friends would be too lame to try to sneak back stage. Good tries though! I'm in Yearbook class right now reading this & I'm cracking up. Everyone is looking at me like... wtf? ^_^
Also I love your sweater! It's so cute! You guys look like you're really having fun! :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

lmao! that was great. i can't believe you two did all that and only came out with some free waters.

i'm so excited for the concert! maybe i will sneak backstage...this was inspiring! :)

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Sherin said...

Looks like you had a great time: I would love to sneak backstage!!! Definitely an envious night.

P.S. Sorry I haven't managed to get my guest post to you yet.

Tanvi said...

hahaha!!! Sounds like a fun and crazy night!!! Love your poses!!! You guys make me miss my friends A LOT! Keep having fun! :)

Nicola said...

Love your jumper, and sounds like a great night! And I Love Vapire Weekend.:) x

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Courtney Erin said...

Awesome photos (I love your heart patterned top)!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Jen said...

Ok, that heart top is adorable!! I love anything with hearts on it. I actually did a post on hearts and tights the other day... I've been wanting some of those :-)

drollgirl said...

you guys look fab! and you still look fab at the end of the night! i never look that great at that time! lol

Faith said...

Hahah thats funny I love adventures. Thanks for the comment would love if if you follow im now a follower hope for more stories to come!
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this free bird said...

I love your pictures and it sounds like you had a great time. Hilarious pictures!

xoxo,
Carrie

MissNeira said...

Love your pretty tights girl!

SMASH said...

dannng so awesome! I don't think i'll ever have the balls to sneak backstage anywhere but serious kudos to you two!

xx
MILK TEETHS

Alison said...

Haha this looks like such a fun night! I have to be honest I have never done something this crazy, but I kind of wish I had! Your blog is sooo much fun! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog, come back any time :)

<3 Alison
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LyddieGal said...

Looks like you had a crazy evening!
Love those lace tights!

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Fahion Meow said...

thats soo awesome!! sounds like a real adventure! I have to try it sometime!
btw I love your outfit, sooo cute :)
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BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

thanks for commenting hun. hope you come visit me again and follow my blog too. :) your tights are gorgeous!

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The Owl's Closet said...

LOL!!! You guys are too funny!! Aah, so lucky that you got to see the Vampire Weekend concert. I didn't get a chance to see them out here a few weeks back. Wowsers, u went backstage twice?? That's awesome!! You have such fun adventures:D Love your Catalog 101 poste, too;)

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Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

haaha this is cute. love your heart jumper.
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My Own Strange Little World said...

Hi Jen!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!! Your blog is really fun!!

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Sparkles said...

hahaha exciting story, I wish I had courage to do something like that:)

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gleenn said...

You girls are really full of fun. These photos brings smile to me. lovely! :)

collagevintage said...

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Haidi said...

Half swedish? Talar du svenska? I am half swedish too ;)

Jin said...

Fun story! How I wish I could sneak into a concert!

StephanielovesUSA! said...

so funny pics ! i really love your outfit and blog:) it seem you had a very good time that night dont you? :) thanks for coming to my blog !!
Xx

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Rachel said...

It sounds like you all had a fun night! I've never snuck backstage at a concert though. Unless you count the concert local bands had at my high school years ago... Hahahaha!

And you ladies look fabulous! I love your heart sweatshirt and your friend's plaid button-down!

Allergic to Vanilla said...

You two had me cracking up at work--er--I mean home, after reading all this crazy-ness!

Thanks for visiting ATV! See you soon love.

xo
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Audrey Allure said...

Haha sounded like an amazing night - thanks for the tips! :P

Pop Champagne said...

lol I've never tried to sneak backstage, it's always packed with security guards!! but that's awesome that you did it TWICE!

Missy M said...

wow you little rebel you!

Missy
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Prutha said...

mannnnnnnnn i am sooo soo freakoing jealous!!! i love vampire weekend and i reslly wanna see them perform!!!

but i am going to a roger waters concert tomrw so that shud make up for it..;-)

hope u girls had fun [look like u did]

ARA said...

fun pics. Love your top.xx

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Ayanna Michelle said...

Love that sweatshirt =)

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Debora said...

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Omg nice blooggg, I like it a lot !
Ahahha what a funny pictures :) I love them

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My Republic of Fashion said...

fantastic pictures! And I am loving your sweater. :)sarahD

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Loving your top- it's so fun! Sadly no, never been/snuck backstage :(

Cylia said...

oohh you should come visit Amsterdam!:) totally worth it.

xx

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TOPCOAT said...

Lol, you girls are so cute, what a night that must have been!
I once attempted to sneak backstage at a Simple Plan concert a while back.. Didn't exactly work out, but trying was real fun, xx



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VeRo! said...

nice outfit but i looove your blouse!!! so cute!
You look to have so mucj fun! Happy for you hope to had great time!

Veronica
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Taj Acosta said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had! Loving your purse doll! hugs

Margaret said...

you look gorgeous! i love your sweater :D
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
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BASIIK said...

haha I'd never have the guts to sneak backstage at a show.

thanks for your comment

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MarchMusings said...

You guys are too funny. The pictures telling the whole tale make a good read. Never tried sneaking backstage ever! But if I do, I'll try out your strategies

Beverley said...

wow! sneaking in backstage? definitely a must share story! i don't think i'm brave enough to do that, maybe if i had a good partner in crime. hehe

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Sanny said...

Awhhhh, you girls are so CUTE! It looks like a super fun night! Love your sweater and the tights, they are FAB!

Have a wonderful one, darl (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

mariahsmile said...

omg your adventure sounds like so much fun! and i love your pose! hehe

style-haus said...

sounds like quite an adventure and you two were so determined! although you didn't get to meet the band, looks like you had a great time

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Thrive on Novelty said...

OMG you guys are too funny! looks like a fun night. Looove your jumper xx

Oh, My Darling said...

Super jealous! I adore both bands!

MJ said...

This is so cool! I really wish I had tried to sneak backstage somewhere, it looks really fun. Hope you're doing well!

Venus In Virgo said...

This post was fun,especially the potty photos,loves it! XOXO