The One Where I Followed the Rules

...continued from Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday's posts.

After dinner we strolled over to Caesars to get the lay of the land and where we were supposed to go Friday afternoon.
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We knew Ellen was inside the Colosseum taping her TBS special, so we weren't going to get a peek at her here.... Hung out a little while trying to see celebs, to no avail.
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2am and we finally make it back to our room. The hotel people informed us that Harrah's next door has live music until 4am every night, no big deal we can hang. Luckily the music was good stuff and well we couldn't afford to upgrade the room anyway. We had a great view from our balcony.
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A few hours later we woke and headed to the hotel restaurant for a typical Vegas-Breakfast-of-Champions.
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Not a winner.

Getting ready for the show was next.
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Rereading the letter that came with the Ellen tickets, it said NO CAMERAS. It even went as far to say that if they found you with one, you'd be asked to take it back to your room/car/house in CA. I didn't want to risk not seeing the show so I was a good girl and followed the rules.

We walk across the street when ready and see a long line outside the building. We walk over to the area ready to stand in line, although it wasn't what we were told last night. Luckily for us, a crew member for the Ellen show talked to us and when he saw we had 'hard' tickets he guided us inside. That was the line for stand-by tickets.

Finally make it into the auditorium and the set is amazing, the crowd is loud, the music is pumping, and EVERYONE is taking pictures. Flashes go around everywhere and I kick myself for not even having a camera phone with me!

Second mezzanine level and all the thrill of being a part of the show was exhilerating. Ellen came out of the floor dancing and was just so entertaining to watch. Bette Midler was a guest, Pink performed two amazing songs, and a Fabio-esque magician stunned us all.

NO giveaway, bummer. I guess it was all the expense of the 4000+ crowd. I did purchase shirts for Yaya, Papa, and myself though, which was a cool memento.

Dancing for 3 hours in those heels took a toll on my tootsies. I walked barefoot through the Forum shops afterwards, getting the attention of a nearby store worker.

"Why are you carrying your beautiful, expensive shoes?"
Me--Oh I just danced with Ellen for 3 hours, i'm pooped.

Expensive. Hah. Way to go Payless Shoe Source, ahem, I mean Jimmy Choo.

31 supporters in group:

  1. Braja said...

    Jimmy Who? All you do is paint the soles red and you got yourself a pair of hot designer shoes... :)

  2. Weaselmomma said...

    That's awesome that your shoes 'passed'.

  3. April said...

    looks like a fun time was had :-) i'm totally jealous of the ellen thing... even if there wasn't a giveaway!

  4. georgie said...

    Jen-Thats such a bummer about the cameras like i said before we were watching Ellen and looking for ya-I would just LOVE to go to her show-I'm really envious!

  5. Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

    How fun...wish I was there...maybe we'll do that next Thanksgiving.

  6. Mrs4444 said...

    Watching the show, I could totally feel the incredible energy that you must have experienced in that crowd. On the bright side, next time, you can wear flats AND bring your camera :)

  7. Elaine A. said...

    So. Cool. that you got to see Ellen. And in such an awesome venue too. I've loved hearing about your experience.

    I like your picture for your hubs! : )

  8. Jenni Jiggety said...

    I love it! What a fun trip and I love those shoes!!!!

  9. Kristy said...

    I am seriously so jealous...I love the Ellen Show! HAAHA...I take pics of myself in the mirror all the time too!

  10. April said...

    OOOH! I always follow the rules...and it sucks!

  11. Elaine said...

    Great pictures, glad you had a good time.

  12. flickrlovr said...

    Great shoes-I'd never know they were Payless!
    Sounds like the show was a blast, as well as everything else...so fun!

  13. Brittany said...

    OMG you look so hot! Yay for dancing the night away with Ellen! i am still ridiculously jealous!

  14. Jo-Jo said...

    Again. I am glad you had a great time! I wouldn't have been able to dance in those shoes an hour more less 3!

  15. Jenn said...

    First of all, I am so jealous! I would love to be there and have those tickets. Second, this is a great picture of you! You take awesome mirror pics.

  16. Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

    Oh, it sounds like soo much fun!

  17. Ms. Bar B: said...

    My first and only stay in Vegas was at Harrah's. I can relate to the hurt feet, the walk over to Caesar's in 3" heels (also from Payless) was murder for me and my friends. I can't wait for my next trip =)

  18. Annie said...

    I think that would be one of the best shows to be an audience member of! I dance along every time I watch!

  19. Krystyn said...

    Glad you had a great time!

    Yay for payless!

  20. Sabrae said...

    Gotta love payless! Man I still say I should have gone in the suitcase! lol Glad you had a great time! Loving the posts about it!:)

  21. Linda S said...

    sorry about the camera...bummer. you can google it. I'm sure someone else blogged about it.

  22. Shannon said...

    Great pictures - love the mirror shot and the shoe shot - I think those are hot shoes!!! Glad you had such a good time . . . bummer about no camera!

  23. Leslie said...

    Vegas is my most favorite place in the world! Glad you are having fun!!

  24. Heather of the EO said...

    I love how it looks like "Cheaper than Therapy" is a part of the posters for the shows.

    I hope that made sense, but it might not have.

    Oh well...

    Love the shoes and you look GREAT in the mirror! :)

  25. Julia said...

    It looks like you had a great time! Great pictures!

  26. happymommy3 said...

    New to your blog, good reading. I love the Ellen show, I so wish I could have gone.

  27. jill jill bo bill said...

    You are too cute! And I am so glad you had fun! Great pictures!

  28. Ann(ie) said...

    OH you lucky girl. WHAT FUN!!!!

  29. Rachel said...

    Sounds like an amazing time; you did the right thing and followed the rules; it always happens that way doesn't it; you follow the rules and then a bunch of people breaking them!

  30. Haasiegirl said...

    you look SO cute.

    trisha

  31. Jennifer said...

    Hope your still serious about going to a show in LA next year! I'll honk twice when I'm out front so you can jump in the car!

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