You may have heard that I had the wonderful opportunity go see Ellen yesterday! It was so much fun! I carpooled up with a great group of gals and we chatted and laughed the whole way up to Burbank. When we got to Ellen we had to stand in a line to get our "ticket" and wait for the show to begin. While we waited we could busy some food from a food cart, browse the portable Ellen store, and watch episodes of Ellen. The waiting area was in the bottom of the parking garage but was so nice and clean. The bathrooms were awesome!
During our wait there was music and even a talent contest. It was fun!
Several women from our group were pulled out from the crowd and taken back and screened...and TWO made it on the show! It was so exciting, but I was more than a little jealous of them getting to hug Ellen! They played a super fun game and got an awesome prize!
Ellen was fabulous and it is seriously a party the whole time you're there! We danced every commercial break and had a dance contest during two breaks! I danced so much I worked up a sweat and then was hoarse from screaming. Ellen is just as funny in person as she is on the show and even during the commercial breaks when she is looking over the cue cards and getting updates/whatver she is dancing and waving at the audience. She is just an amazing woman.
Anne Hathaway was our guest and she hugged 4 audience members to round out the donation from Nivea (they paid $1,000 per hug/kiss from celebrities) to the red cross to help Haiti. I was seriously awestruck by how much fun it was and I can't wait to try to go again!
We weren't allowed to take pictures so I didn't even have my camera on me, so I can only hope that I made it on camera at least once...if not I'll just have to keep trying! :)
Of course we didn't walk away empty handed...we got a diamond key necklace from ice.com, a gift basket of goodies from nivea, the Couple's Retreat DVD, and Valentine's Day soundtrack.
It was seriously so much fun! We rounded out the day with margaritas and Mexican food.
I can't wait to do it again!!!!