Okay sorry it took so long, we're having heavy rain here. *sigh*
This is my recap of the bartender bash. *grin* I hope you enjoy it. ( Men, Alcohol and Music...oh my...Bar Bash recap )
Last year, I will admit this was my least favorite one of the events. In fact I told Adam if we had to miss something this would be the one I could do without...wow what a difference a year makes. This event was one of the best I've ever been to!
It started the same as all the rest. We arrived after Adam and I changed into our "bar clothes". Which basically meant, jeans and a relaxed shirt. When we got there, the event was already getting under way. Ewa Da Cruz (Vienna) and Beth Ehlers (Harley) were behind the bar. Twinnie and her sister were already there by the bar. *grin* That meant we were in the perfect spot, between the bar where all the actors were going to work and the dance floor. The music was pulsing through the speakers and we past John on our way in. He was talking to a couple of people. Adam and I talked with Twinnie while I took pictures of the bartenders and searched place for other actors.
Bobbie Eakes (Crystal, All My Children) worked the "vodka" booth. I didn't really see her doing much, but then again I wasn't really paying that much attention. While all this was going on, I was thinking to myself, "Okay, this is slightly boring." But at the same time I was enjoying being with my friends, so I shrugged and gave the event a chance. A changing of the "bartenders" took place and Crystal Hunt and John took over the duties behind the bar. We were so close to John it was unreal. I got quite a few pictures of him working behind the bar. One thing I noticed was the people liked seeing the actors do shots. *laughing* I know I saw John do at least three or four. Crystal did one, but she stopped after that. In fact she started giving her shots away. All I can say is she is one smart woman. Twinnie pointed out to me while Crystal was behind the bar that she had a massive ring on her finger. Twinnie wasn't joking. The ring is gorgeous. By this time we saw Caitlin come in with a shot bucket. I think she was working with Van, twinnie might have to correct me if I'm wrong. The shots were given to you in like a test tube and they looked blue. I have no idea what they were and for five dollars a shot I wasn't about to find out. *laughing* Have I ever mentioned I'm cheap?
The other actors started moving around the bar. Billy came close to us and ordered a bottle of water. To which twinnie said, "I would have pegged you for a drinker." He responded with the water bottle in his hand, "No I would never drink. I know how its done." *laughing* This is when those super cute and funny pictures were taken with Twinnie and Tina and Billy. Billy leaned over kissing Tina on the cheek (the picture is on Sharon's lj) then he walked over to Twinnie, lifted his shirt and covered her head with it. Twinnie was VERY close to that man's hot body. Lucky bitch. *laughing* As if that wasn't envy-inducing enough, he humped her leg a little. *laughing* Billy is a freaking nut. After that, he walked out onto the dance floor and danced his sexy ass off. *sigh* It was a great sight to see.
John was eventually relieved from bar work by Trent and ....uh....I can't remember. Anyway, he was talking to some people in front of me and accidentally stepped back onto my toe. *sigh* He quickly turned around, grabbed my arm gently and apologized. "I know I just totally stepped on you and I'm so sorry." I told him it wasn't that big of a deal. He's too sweet to be mad at. *laughing* Caitlin was dancing on the dance floor at this point. Adam and I were dancing next to the bar, singing the songs to each other. Caitlin actually came up to us and started dancing with us. *grin* She once again told me that she loved the video and she told Jeff that "the maker of the Shayne/Ashlee video was here." She said that he was excited and wanted to meet me to thank me for making it. *blushes* It really made me feel good to know that she enjoyed it. She acknowledged the fact that they both realize that video must have taken a lot of time and energy. Once again, I was floored by how kind she was. *grin* Twinnie took a picture of all of us dancing. Thank goodness there wasn't any blushing in that photo, because I know I was blushing from all the love she was giving me. Oh and before I forget, I was groped. *laughing* Some man walked by me and grabbed my ass repeatedly as he walked by. *laughing* I was so shocked I didn't know how to react, but now I can laugh and feel a little flattered. The DJ played "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, which is one of my favorite quirky songs. I told Adam and Sharon that it was based on Beth. *is mean and doesn't care* *laughing*
Okay now I'm sure most of you have seen the half naked boys pictures...well this is when the bar bash got interesting. *laughing* The DJ announced that if you tipped well the guys (Billy Magnussen [Casey], Nicholas Galbraith [Zac] and Alex Cole [Hunter]) would bar tend shirtless. The thought I had was, yeah right. I laughed it off until I turned around to face the bar. Slowly, with each dollar dropped into the "tip" bucket, buttons were undone and gorgeous men's chests were revealed. Let me tell you, it was a nice show. The pictures we took couldn't capture well enough how hot those guys are. Times like that, you thank God for gyms (that I don't use) and digital cameras. *laughing* Nick was probably the best at getting tips. He kept people coming back for more (because of his killer chest and abs) by saying, "It's for the children." I don't know how much he ended up making but I know it must have been a pretty penny.
Jake was the first one to sing at karaoke. He sang: Bringing Down the House. And he most definitely did. *grin*
Caitlin sang next and if I didn't already love her I would now. The girl sang Journey. She sang Journey! Dude that is like the best band from the 80s! The song was: Don't Stop Believing. Billy ended up singing with her. I couldn't see much, because I'm short. *laughing* But she sounded really good. I was disappointed that she didn't sing last year, so this made up for it.
Nick sang after Caitlin...and I can't remember the song. I think I was still picturing him shirtless. *laughing* I do know that he had a nice voice.
Billy sang after him. He played guitar and sang two songs. The problem was I didn't recognize either of them. Not that it mattered. Hot guy with a guitar = love no matter what song it is. *laughing*
Caitlin and John tended bar together. This was about the time that Adam and I left. We were feeling the long day and needed some sleep...by that time it was already 2 in the morning. Twinnie and Tina were still at the bar though so maybe she can give more scoop about what happened after Adam and I left. *grin*
Next post...pictures of the Bar Bash event