||[May. 10th, 2006|07:26 pm]
Alright, so here is my Conan experience from last night. I'm still trying to take it all in!|
I got in like around 9:30am and there was about 25 other people there. Around 10:30 or 11, they started checking people's emails and giving out tickets. My friend was not there yet, so I paired off with another girl and then had our friends pair off.
The line was actually pretty fun. It was mostly people my age, and a few of us sat around and talked about our favorite Conan moments. I felt right at home with them!
Whenever a red-haired guy would walk by, everyone would start screaming "Conan!" it was really funny because a lot of the people would play along and imitate Conan. A lot of the people didn't even look like Conan at all, aside from the red hair.
There were news cameras everywhere interviewing people, it was really neat.
At around 3:45 they finally started letting us in. They let us go in groups of about 50 people which was nice because it was not as much of a mob scene as it could have been. People were still pushing and being rather immature about it, but it wasn't too bad. We went through security and then went to our seats, which we got to chose ourselves pretty much.
The theatre looked absolutely stunning. The theatre is normally stunning, but it looked even better. I just sat there in awe for a few minutes.
Jeff Ross kept coming out from behind the curtain, and everytime he did we applauded him and he smiled, it was cute.
People started getting impatient because by 5pm the show still hadn't started. So we started chanting "Co-nan, Co-nan" and pretty soon after that Brian McCann came out. He basically said "Well, since you started chanting I suppose we have to start now. Conan will be out soon, he's just finishing a bag of coke that he got from some guy named Bob Sirot." He mentioned that he was surprised that so many people were there, he said they didn't expect to even fill up the first row. Then he talked about how we cannot take pictures because Conan is albino and would burst into flames and all that fun stuff.
The he introduced the Max Weinberg 7 and people went nuts. Max got a standing ovation. They played for a while. Pender started singing and went nuts. The entire band had such a huge amount of energy, it was awesome. Pender did his famous long note which was great.
Then Joel came out and announced the guests. It was so loud in there that I could not hear a single word that he was saying. When Conan came out people went nuts and did not stop cheering for a really long time. I think it shocked him.
The show itself was hilarious. It was great seeing Mr. T and George Wendt. When they were showing the outing with Mr. T Conan was watching and cracking up. During the commercials Conan was very professional, going over things and talking with people. Occasionally he would look into the audience and we would cheer. I stood up and showed him my home made shirt and he saw it. He pointed at me and said "YEAH!" and kinda gave me a thumbs up. Yay! Conan actually left the stage during Cheap Trick's performance, which I remember thinking was sort of rude. Then he came back out with his guitar and rocked with them, so that was cool. Conan shook a few people's hands after the show and then left.
I waited outside for him, but he went out a side door and I missed him. Fooey :(
But all in all it was a GREAT experience!! :)