Two different accounts of two different FNL fan encounters, one from the set and one from the wrap party. :)
Set visit first-many thanks to sammipunk for the link!*hugs*
Edit:Removed at OP's request.
And the wrap party, from here-no pics, sorry!:
...I should admit to you right now that I actually don’t have any pictures of the party BUT BUT BUT here’s why. See, it really was a party for the cast and crew, and so even though there were a few swimfans there, including yrs truly, it was definitely a celebration for the people who *made* the show, who worked on it and created it and lived it for these past five years. asking them to take pictures with me just felt… wrong, like i was intruding on a v. intimate moment, one last night for reminiscing and saying good-bye.
...in fact, I pretty much spent the entire four hours suppressing a GIGANTIC WAVE of squee, which is really hard, you guys, esp. when TIM RIGGINS IS FIVE FEET AWAY FROM ME.
That’s right, it was my final chance to accomplish a goal I’ve had for the past four years: Operation Touch Tim Riggins’ Arm. Keep in mind that I’ve seen him in person three other times and UTTERLY FAILED in my mission. so when he walked into the party, with a super hot western shirt on and his hair pulled back in a ponytail (WAIT WHAT?! Sigh. I’ll forgive you this time, Tim, but never allow an elastic band to touch yr hair AGAIN.) I totally *freaked out*. Erica, aka the wind beneath my wings, turned to me and said, “Sarah. you have to do it. TONIGHT. This is yr LAST CHANCE AND YOU WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
So together, we formed a plan. Instead of going up to him and saying something ridiculously stupid and awkward, which would inevitably be anything that came out of my mouth, we decided to go with the Accidental Bump Strategy. It breaks down like this:
1. Wait until he’s surrounded by people.
2. Walk towards him without making eye contact.
3. Just as you get near him, walk between him and the person next to him.
4. Casually reach out and touch his arm as you walk past while saying, “Excuse me” because, you know, you’re just being polite. It has nothing to do with the fact that he’s a smoking hot celebrity and you’ve been dying to touch his arm for four years and OMG THIS BETTER WORK.
Well, pantsers and pantserettes, I’m pleased to report that IT WORKED!!!!!! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!! HOLY RIGGS!!!! I TOUCHED HIS ARM!!!
The only thing that didn’t go according to plan was my straw going up my nose as I tried to nonchalantly sip my drink while walking past him. YEAH. But the silver lining is that it made me so flustered, I really did need to reach out to his arm to steady myself in order to continue walking like a functional person GAH I AM SUCH A FREAK.
But yeah. I DID IT! I DID IT!!! I couldn’t BELIEVE IT! I had to walk around the entire club because my body was BRIMMING with adrenaline. Plus I didn’t want him to notice that i really had no purpose for walking past him. Because of course he noticed me. obvs
This one made me LAUGH.SO.HARD. :lol:
It sounds SO much like what I'd do, it's scary. *heh*