jenepherre: (Adam - Tommy & Me 08242010)
Look where I decided to stay on the 30th?

Tangerine Hotel in Burbank

It's a tiny bit more than I'd normally want to pay, but look how cool it looks?! And it's close to [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia's place. And I'm getting a king size bed. Why not, when it costs the same as a queen?

It must be very recently renovated, because Google Street View still shows it as a blah run-of-the-mill motel. But look at the pics of it on the site! Tres chic!

Yay, I made a decision and I am happy! And now I must go to bed because I have a doctor's appt in the morning. Blah.

08/08 No Doubt/PATD show

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 11:18 am
jenepherre: PATD group Ryan sitting Brendon with tea (PATD group Ryan sitting Brendon with tea)
First, if you don't know what I'm talking about, you can see more here, and specifically here.

So, I just got off the phone with Artist Arena and with Crush Management.

Crush was no help at all, although that's apparently due in part to me calling at lunchtime while everyone is out of the office. The receptionist didn't know anything about anything and told me to send an email to info@crushmm.com and someone would "probably" get back to me.

The call to Artist Arena was a little more interesting. I don't think the guy took me seriously at first, but when he asked where I'd heard that they weren't doing the show, I told him I'd talked to Ryan personally. He suddenly had to put me on hold at that point. He came back on the line pretty quickly though and said that "Mr. Ross" was mistaken and should check with his management. I asked if that meant that Crush Management didn't bother to tell their artists when they scheduled them for shows, and the guy replied saying something to the effect that "Mr. Ross" didn't really know what was going on most of the time... that he didn't even know what was happening two weeks ahead. I personally think it's out of line for a promoter to say something like that about an artist to a fan (a *customer*), but whatever. No big surprise, really. Just confirms my opinion of Artist Arena.

In any case, I'm going to email Crush and tell them that if they want all of us to believe that the band is really definitely for sure doing the show, then they need to get one of the band members to confirm it publicly. That doesn't seem like too much to ask, does it?
jenepherre: (Phantom Planet Sam & Me)
I love them all. All pics taken after the final Phantom Planet show on Friday night. I'm so incredibly glad I was able to go to this show.

(click for larger versions)

Me and Darren
Me and Darren

Me and Jeff
Me and Jeff

Me and Sam
Me and Sam

Alex and I
Alex and I


Me and Ryan
Me and Ryan


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
jenepherre: (PATD Ryan b/w funny faces animation)
Ryan and Keltie are still together. Both Ryan and his friend (and ex-gf) Kate - who does bear a striking resemblance to Keltie - confirmed this when I met both of them after the Phantom Planet show on Friday night. Actually it was at about 2am Saturday morning, but whatever.

Read more here: http://community.livejournal.com/teamwags/21023.html?thread=78367#t78367
and here: http://community.livejournal.com/fueled_bygossip/165857.html?thread=6889441#t6889441

The whole concept of ~rumors is just... I don't know. I just love the way they come flying out of the mouths (and/or keyboards) of people who haven't even made an effort to find out the truth. Wild assumptions FTW! Not.

I can't honestly say 100% for certain that there was no making out. I didn't have my eyes on them throughout the entire show. I mean... I was there to see Phantom Planet, not make sure Ryan wasn't cheating on his girlfriend. But to me, Ryan's body language definitely didn't look like that of a person who was with anyone other than a good friend. Kate was playing with Ryan's hair and putting her head on his shoulder and they did have their arms around each other at times, but I didn't see anything remotely resembling making out.

I *can* say that I met and talked to both Ryan and Kate after the show. Kate introduced herself to me while Ryan was talking to some other fans, and she and I talked for several minutes. She told me that she and Ryan dated a bit back before Ryan met Keltie and that they've stayed friends ever since. We had a significant enough conversation that when Ryan came back over to us, he said (while smiling - I swear he was smiling the whole night), "Are you girls bonding?" I just said "yep" and grinned. Kate said "Jennifer, I love you, man" and gave me a big hug. She uses the expression "man" the way some people call everyone "dude" or whatever. ::shrug::

Ryan claimed to recognize me from the Panic M&G's I've met him at. I suppose he could at least remember that he'd seen my face before - I have met him twice this year. He and I talked a bit about Black Gold. According to him, Eric was supposed to be at the show as well, but bailed because he and Than have been working on their latest video.

There's more, including my pic with Ryan that Kate took, but I'll post all that later. Oh - and I do know why Keltie's blog makes it sound a little like she and Ryan are breaking up. They aren't, but I know now what she means about the timing being wrong. I'm not going to explain further than that, except to say again that according to both Kate and Ryan, Ryan and Keltie are still together.

Anyway, I'm going back to bed. Been sleep deprived for a couple of days due to the trip to LA and back. It was SO INCREDIBLY WORTH IT THOUGH OMG!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALEX, DARREN, JEFF AND SAM AND I LOVE RYAN ROSS, who was SO NICE to me even though he was sick and yes... I love you too, Kate. You didn't know me at all, and you were so friendly and sweet. Thank you for that. Oh, and I did get a hug from each of the guys in Phantom Planet, and a hug from Ryan as well. Life is good. And I want to move to LA so badly I can taste it.

P.S. - Someone posted some great pics from the show here: http://www.thecobrasnake.com/partyphotos/lastphantomplanet/ I don't see Kate in any of them though.
jenepherre: (Phantom Planet Sam + Monster BFFs)
Leaving for LA. You can always follow me on Twitter if you want. OMG, FINAL PHANTOM PLANET SHOW! Happy to be going. But so sad too.

If there's a patron saint of avoiding speeding tickets, ask them to bless me for the next 6-7 hours, k?
jenepherre: (Phantom Planet - Alex Geronimo!)
I just can't justify the cost of a hotel and gas and everything right now, plus I know there are lots of other people who really want to go to the show, so I decided to sell my tickets. I can't find *any* other tickets available for the show at this point. There were a few on Tickets Now - Ticketmaster's reseller site - a few days ago, but they're gone now and none of the other ticket selling sites seem to have any either.

Anyway... click here for the listing.

Some people might think it's a high starting bid, but it's actually low considering what I saw tickets listed for on Tickets Now. They had 2 tickets for $199 each and 6 tickets for $279 each. And they're all sold now.

Please, if anyone on my flist is going, please take video of the show? I'm really bummed about this, and even the idea of making a profit off the tickets doesn't cheer me up. Last show, last chance, bye bye. :-(

Meme (yes, really)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 01:36 pm
jenepherre: (Cmas PATD Bden Naughty or Nice?)
Doing it because as far as I know, all of my friends were nice enough (and smart enough) *not* to tag me. Ha.



a. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

b. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you. (Like many of my friends, I'm refusing anyway. I hate being ordered to do something that should be voluntary. But any of my friends who haven't done this yet are invited to.)



1. What are your nicknames?
Other than some members of my family still calling me Jenny - a name I haven't gone by in decades and they all know I hate it - I don't have any nicknames that I know of

2. How do you style your hair?
hehe Style? What's that? It's pretty long right now, so I put it up in a bun or a ponytail usually. I have started straightening it sometimes when I'm going to a show or somewhere where I know I might have my picture taken.

3. What's new in your life right now?
The PATD Live in Chicago CD/DVD and book \o/ Also, depression pretty bad for the past few days. This is my worst time of year for it though, so I'm trying not to think of it as a major setback.

4. How many colors are you wearing now?
Red, black, charcoal gray, heather gray, white... so 5

5. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert, usually. Oddly assertive around celebrities though.

6. What was the last book you read?
Does Shane Valdés's "A Picture With Books" count? No? Then it was an excerpt from "Professional Guide to Diseases" or "The Merck Manual."

7. Do you nap a lot?
Not more than once a day. Is that a lot?

8. If the person you secretly like is already taken, what would you do?
It would totally depend on whether they had shown any interest in me at all. If the person is obviously happy with their current significant other, there's no way I'd try to get in the way of that.

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
Oh, always. Most recently, overhearing my Dad talking to my brother about me and how he thinks I make terrible decisions in my life.

10. What was the last thing you ate today?
Maple and brown sugar hot oatmeal. Yum.

11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Too wide a range to describe here. If I shower and wash my hair and everything - 2 hours, usually. Yes, seriously. Although at least 30 minutes of that is spent in front of a fan cooling my stupid body off because it can't seem to regulate its temperature properly.

12. What websites do you visit daily?
LJ, Twitter, myspace. Often Facebook, Google search, Amazon. Some of my own sites to make sure they're running okay.

13. What classes are you taking right now? And if you're not in school anymore, what's your job?
haha Neither applies. No school and no job. And no plans right now for either one.

14. Do you like to clean?
I go through phases where I do, but usually not.

15. What do you want for Christmas?
My credit card bill paid off. Or paid down significantly. And no depression (the disease, not the mood) - for anyone - ever again.

16. What are you doing right now?
Doing this meme, listening to PATD Live in Chicago CD, thinking I need to book a hotel for my trip to LA for the final Phantom Planet show while at the same time debating just selling those tickets.

17. Who was your childhood idol?
When I was actually a child? Either Marie Osmond or Olivia Newton-John.

18. What would you do if you see $100 lying on the ground?
Just on the ground with no possible owner nearby? Yeah, I'd keep it.

19. What is your dream car?
Don't really have one. Something that gets good mileage, has a way to plug in my iPod, is comfortable and nice looking, but doesn't draw too much attention to itself.

20. Tell me something good.
I got an email from Jimmy Simak yesterday. \o/
jenepherre: (Black Gold - Detroit lights)
Things are getting crazier. Mom is still recovering from her foot surgery that took place at the end of August. She's getting around a lot better now, and no major bandage changes are required anymore (I was doing all of her bandage changes), but she still needs a lot of help and isn't driving again yet. Just yesterday she realized I'll be gone all next week and she'll have to ask Dad if she needs help with something. She hates asking Dad for help - he's a total grouch when anyone asks him to do anything, it seems like.

So anyway, my schedule for the next little while:

Oct. 11-18 - Panic Extravaganza and trip to Seattle with [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia
Oct. 19 - Mom's birthday
Oct. 20 - Dad's eye surgery (outpatient, but can't drive for a while)
Oct. 22-24 - at my sister's; she's having surgery for a femoral hernia (outpatient, but can't lift her son for a while)
Unknown date in first 2 weeks of November - Dad's other surgery (um... being done by a colo-rectal surgeon... more serious than hemorrhoids... let's just leave it at that)
Nov. 13 - Black Gold concert in San Francisco

At least that month of craziness begins and ends with fun stuff. And there is a bit of a break, hopefully, after my sister's surgery.

I was planning to have surgery this year to get my VNS implant removed, but I don't think that's going to happen. At least the implant isn't causing me any problems. It's just weird that it's still inside my body when it's been turned off for longer than it was turned on.

Ah well. One day at a time. :-| Must get to bed. Up far too late as it is.
jenepherre: (Hug - cute hug animation)
Sorry about my message being split into 2 posts last night. I can never remember what the character limit is. Actually I still don't know. I suppose I could go count the characters in the first post or search the FAQ, but meh... don't wanna.

Mom did much better today, and did go to the doctor this morning. Her blood count was normal, so that's good. Her doctor is still a complete freakin' idiot, and didn't even think it was blood she was throwing up but it couldn't have been anything else and his idea of what it was made no sense at all and regardless, he doesn't plan to do anything about it. But at least her blood count was normal, and the episode seems to be over with, and that's what I'm focusing on. That, and the fact that I still desperately want her and my Dad to switch to a different primary care physician.

Enough about that, though. Thanks to Leah and Bex and Liz and Lidia for the positive thoughts. ::hugs you all::

On a more upbeat note, did I tell you all that Leah and I are going to the Panic show in San Jose now too? So we'll see Panic and The Cab and those other two bands on Oct. 11, 12 and 14. Whew. It's gonna be AWESOME!!!!
jenepherre: (PATD-BG Me with Eric & Than from Black G)
I just posted a quick report on my adventures from last night over on [livejournal.com profile] blackgoldrush. Click here.

I ♥ Black Gold!!!
jenepherre: (PATD Ryan b/w funny faces animation)
I am going to see Black Gold in LA on Sunday night! Yes! I made it work. I had dreamed up a plan to go down there and see them Sunday and stay a few days visiting with my aunt, uncle and cousins and then see Black Gold play again on Wednesday night, but that was maybe a little over-ambitious and it won't, unfortunately, work out (free accommodations are only available on Sunday night). But still - Sunday night! Black Gold! YES!!!

Any LA people want to go with me?

Click here for more on Black Gold )




In other wonderfully fabulous news, [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia and I both have our plane reservations for our Panic At The Disco concert exchange extravaganza! She's flying down here for the Sacramento show (Oct. 12th), then we're both flying back to Seattle for the show up there (Oct. 14th), and then I'm staying a few extra days with her. Because she's so awesome and wonderful and cool.

And did I mention that WE'RE SEEING PANIC AT THE DISCO TOGETHER AGAIN??? TWICE???? That will make 4 times we have seen them together this year. This is also incredibly awesome and wonderful and cool. :-D

I ♥ you Leah!! We get to reinvent ♥ with Panic AGAIN!!!




Other not-so-good news about my emotional health and my poor sick birdie... )

Hope everything is well with all of you, wonderful f-list people. :-)
jenepherre: (PATD Best Friends 2007)
[livejournal.com profile] darksylvia and I are doing a PATD concert exchange sorta thing in October! She's coming down here to go to the Sacramento show with me (got our tickets just after 12 noon today!), then we'll both fly back to Seattle and go to the show up there together (she just got our tickets for that one a few minutes ago). Is that awesome or what? ::so excited::

That pretty much means I *won't* be going to the Vegas, LA or San Jose shows though. And really... I think 6 PATD concerts in 1 year is pretty damn good anyway. 6 1/2 if you count the Jimmy Kimmel mini-concert I went to.

I'd love to still try and go to the San Jose show - especially since it sounds like there will be people I know there - but I just don't think it's do-able. Probably won't stop me from looking into it further though. LOL

But for now, we have our Sacramento and Seattle tickets, and life is awesome!!!

Also, um... Paris Hilton for President! ::cough::
Paris has a pretty good energy plan, actually. )

WWMFLD?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008 05:07 pm
jenepherre: (PATD Jon looking like a GQ model)
What would my f-list do?

Events )

Poll #1 - Anaheim concert )

Tattoo questions and Poll #2 )

Driving from LA to Vegas, Panic At The Disco style. )

Such a rough life, dealing with decisions like these. In other news, I just heard back from my doctor, and my tailbone is not fractured - so probably just bruised. And I don't have any torn cartilage or anything in either of my knees, but I do have some arthritis, especially in my left knee. I didn't know they could see arthritis on a x-ray. Hmm. Doc sent me for x-rays of the tailbone and both knees last Thursday. Anyway, there's nothing to be done for any of it, really. Big surprise.
jenepherre: (PATD Me with Brendon at DC M&G Apr 30th)
Well, actually the pics are here: http://pics.livejournal.com/jenepherre/gallery/00035eqz

It's late (or early, rather) and I'm tired from taking care of the two youngest nephews all day Thursday and Friday... not sure how I ended up getting stuck with that, except that they both seem to respond to me, which is good, I guess. I do adore them. Anyway, too tired to actually post the pics in my journal, so you'll have to go to the above link to see them.

There are also random and mostly blurry Zack and Shane pics here: http://pics.livejournal.com/jenepherre/gallery/0003ed3z

I did have fun Shane-spotting. And did talk to him again briefly. He's filming some stuff for Black Gold along with all the stuff he's doing for Panic. Also met Eric (again) and Than from Black Gold, and they're both incredibly awesome.

My sis-in-law arrived sometime during Phantom Planet's set, but I was out meeting Eric and Than along with the super cool [livejournal.com profile] atorable. She and I met while waiting for the meet & greet and just happened to have seats almost right next to each other for the show. We went through the meet & greet together, squeed about the boys and hugs and talked about what pot flowers look like up close. It was THE BEST. ;-D

I have video clips too, but haven't figured out where to upload those yet, because they are glorious 640x480 and I don't want YouTube making them look crappy. Maybe I'll just upload to Sendspace? I don't know. Ideas are welcome.

On the downside - unrelated to the concert - I didn't go to NYC after all and didn't get to see Randypants in Antony & Cleopatra. Lois needed to stay home with her hubby after his surgery, and honestly - I was still recovering from the Panic concert anyway. Wren, my dear... I will have to find some other way to pay you back since I couldn't get you a Playbill. Sorry!

It's almost 5am here, and I should think about getting a little bit of sleep. More later, I'm sure. ::waves to [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia, [livejournal.com profile] celiarosalind and [livejournal.com profile] atorable and everyone else on her f-list::
jenepherre: (PATD Brendon RockStar HCT 4-10)
So, the post-concert (and post-missing the meet & greet) blues are easing up a bit, and I decided to post my pictures. I kinda stopped looking at all the pics other people are posting, but I still suspect these are pretty typical. I did go through and remove most of the blurry ones, but there are still a few that I thought were worth posting despite not being perfectly in focus. There are a few pics of Phantom Planet, The Hush Sound and Motion City Soundtrack as well, but it's mostly Panic At The Disco. And although I really made an effort to get pics of all the Panic guys, the majority of them are of Brendon. You just can't take your eyes off that boy. He's got some unexplainable magnetic thing going on. Seriously.

Phantom Planet )

The Hush Sound )

Motion City Soundtrack )

Panic At The Disco )

I looked through the few video clips I did that night again, and I won't be posting any of those. They're all short little clips - no full songs at all - and none are all that great. Maybe I'll do better at the DC show. Although it's not that my camera wasn't capable of it - it's that my arms weren't. Ugh.

I sort of have little stories to tell about the show last Thursday, but... I don't feel like typing them all out. So let me just say that Eric Ronick is awesome - and TALL. And Shane Valdés (or Valdez, take your pick) is so much hotter in person. No picture I've seen of him does him justice. And he's super nice. And no - I did not ask him about being roomies with Brendon or whether or not that shower pic really is of him and Brendon or anything. Which may have been part of the reason he was so nice and so willing to talk about everything from "The Making of Pretty. Odd." DVD (which he edited in only 3 days) to the fact that he's doing the whole tour with the band (lucky bastard).

Hopefully I'll get another chance to talk to Shane and actually get Eric's autograph on my Black Gold CD and get another chance at a meet & greet with Panic - the latter being something I'm currently fighting with Artist Arena about.

Oh! You can find my scans of the tour booklet here.

So, I'm off to the Washington DC area on Saturday, and will be out there until May 24th. For those who might be wondering, my brother and his family live near DC and I made plans some time ago to go visit them this summer. They just had a new baby about a month ago, and I can't wait to see the little guy. It just worked out well that Panic is doing their DC show while I'm out there. I'm also meeting [livejournal.com profile] llvoncan in NYC to see the closing night show of "Antony & Cleopatra" with Randy Harrison. And we're staying really close to the Angels & Kings bar, so I'm hoping to stop by there for a drink and a photo or something ([livejournal.com profile] celiarosalind - want to come with me?)... but I'll only be in NYC for about 30 hours, so we'll see. If any of my other east coast friends want to try and meet up while I'm out there, let me know.

Guess that's it for now.
jenepherre: (Me Zwinky blah)
So yeah... the Panic At The Disco concert was Thursday night. Neither [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia or I got to meet the band after all because Artist Arena - the company handling the fan club and promotions and the meet & greet contests - completely fucked it up. You can read a little more about that in [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia's LJ here. I don't feel like talking about it. I was kind of okay about missing it at the time, but now? I'm really *not* okay with it.

Anyway, the post-big event blues have hit me hard. I'm looking at the pictures and stories that other people are posting of the show I was at and the one the following night, and I don't know if I'll even bother posting my pictures. The ones that turned out look just the same as everyone else's. The few video clips I took are just bits and pieces of songs and the sound quality isn't all that great on them. So I came home with nothing particularly exceptional. Didn't even get a chance to look at the merch booth, much less buy anything.

I did get to meet Eric Ronick and Shane Valdés before the show, and talked to Shane on and off during and after the show as well. He's really cool, and much better looking in person. The pics I've seen of him really don't do him justice. Eric is awesome, but I didn't get to meet up with him again after the show and have him sign my Black Gold CD. :-( Zack (FYI, it is spelled with a "k" - I checked) is also completely awesome. I really felt like he was pissed off on our behalf that we weren't given the right info for the meet & greet and had to miss it. Even though his first priority is keeping the guys safe and happy, he does a damn good job of keeping the fans safe and happy too, you know?

The concert itself was great, but I'm just not physically able to make it through shows like this. I managed to stay down in the pit with [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia for the first two bands, but after that, I had to leave her and find someplace where I could breathe and actually get off my feet for a few minutes. Sat on the floor with another woman the same age as me - who was there with her two young teenage daughters - through most of Motion City Soundtrack's set. And I didn't even attempt to get back up front for Panic even though part of me wanted to. Of course, if I had gone back up front, I wouldn't have run into Shane again. He was right out in the audience and was very friendly and willing to talk to me. Nice guy.

I guess the only other thing I have to say is that I'm really glad that the other show I'm going to on this tour - the Washington DC show on April 30th - is all reserved seating and I have really good seats. A seat. That I can sit in. Yeah - I know everyone will be standing, but I can still sit now and then if I need to. It sucks to be old and in less-than-ideal health. :-( Such a lovely note to end this post on, but there you go. ::shrug::
jenepherre: PATD group Ryan sitting Brendon with tea (PATD group Ryan sitting Brendon with tea)
I won the meet & greet with Panic At The Disco for the April 10th San Francisco show!! I get to meet them!!!! On the first show of the tour!!! Best part? [livejournal.com profile] darksylvia got picked for it too! We get to go in together and stop each other from saying stupid things and generally making fools of ourselves. ::whew:: Okay... I think I have to go tell as many people about this as is humanly possible!!! Watch out for rabid cross-posting to Panic communities!!


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