Laurie, who you may know as @GleekLaurie, recently got the chance to go to Glee‘s Season 2 Premiere Party and interview some of the cast on the red carpet. It was her first huge event on her own, and despite some technical difficulties, I think she did a really great job representing GleeFan.com! Check out her exclusive video and read what she had to say about her adventure below:
The Glee Season 2 Premiere Party was my first event where I actually got to interview celebrities, so I was definitely a bit nervous. And when I arrived at the Paramount Lot, my fears were acknowledged, because I realized right then and there just how legit the event was. Hot shots like Fox 11 News, E!, and People were scattered around lugging thousand-dollar video cameras, and I was standing in the corner with my dinky tripod. It was quite a sight to see. So, I found my designated spot right in the corner at the end of the carpet, neighboring Australia’s TV Guide and KIIS FM. I originally thought it was the best place in the world because I had enough space to set up my tripod (which later had several technical difficulties), but little did I know that it was THE worst place I could have possibly gotten.
One, people were walking in front of my tripod during my interviews, as you can see in the video with Josh Sussman. Terribly awkward, but it made for one hilarious blooper. Two, it was right next to the parking lot, so every time a car drove by, there was a chance that I would get hit. Several instances the security guard had to literally push me out of the way of the car so everyone didn’t experience a hit-and-run. And three, my spot was at the end of the carpet, so by that time, the publicists had to drag their clients to the screening. However, the nice Australian lady from TV Guide (Glee is really popular in Australia) led some of the cast members to me so I could interview them. She was even friends with Ryan Murphy! But alas, I failed to bring an extra memory card. Right in the middle of my interview with Heather Morris, a random publicist shouts, “HON, IT SAYS YOU’RE OUT OF MEMORY SPACE.” Right. In. Front. Of. Everyone.
The night was no doubt full of embarrassing moments (Hello, random publicist!), but all in all, it was a really fun learning experience. Kevin McHale even said he likes the site, and that he checks up on us regularly. So, if you’re reading this right now: Hi, Kevin!