Game plan for the ball changed a bit, compared to the Twilight After-Party in Los Angeles, and the 1st Vampire Ball in San Francisco...
All the attendees got hugs in SF. In LA, the celebrities made rounds to all the tables for some chit-chat with the attendees.
And in Phoenix?
How about an encore from Mike Welch to open up the evening? And a special performance from Alex Meraz and his Capoeira Dance Troup?
This was absolutely... stunning. And I'm not talking just about the eye-candy. The talent, the strength, the TRUST... I've been scouring the net looking for a video, but who knew we were in for such a special treat?
Speaking of... we got a nice surprise when Kiowa Gordon dropped by the party unexpectedly. VERY cool.
Hmnnn... can you imagine dancing side by side with one of the Twilight celebrities? How about Chaske Spencer, Christian Cerratos and Kiowa Gordon?
Right outside, with the rest of the gang - waiting for their cue to join in. I can't remember who went first - Mike? Then Justin?
But I do remember Gil Birmingham being last. He was flirting with me again, which made me laugh - and I poked him in the chest and said, "You need to quit. For reals."
Except Val pulled me aside, without one word, one look.
You know I had to dig at Gil, "You're not allowed to talk to me anymore. You're getting me in trouble."
Which, of course, led into an impromptu dance in the hallway.
He'd follow me to ask what happened, and I'd sidestep him. And we'd do it all over again - I think we busted the most awkward Waltz ever like that - lol. But this ain't much compared to the exchange Gil had with Curves in the Road...
Maybe you'll be wearing some polka dots for Gil when you see him. *wink*
Afterwards, I never got a chance to change outta work clothes - but I partied with the girls anyway. Why the hell didn't I bring my camera down?? I took so many pics with other people, but didn't have one for my own.
But I scored a copy of this one from @stephaniequin:
Amanda, Odette and Stephanie
And my tweeples... The Phoenix Twi-Tour Twitter Coven: