Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Magical Day

Last night was just supposed to be a lazy night in, recovering from the never-ending cold that's been afflicting the Coogan household. We'd eaten dinner, were in our pajamas, and chilling out with the TV when suddenly I started to see images on Twitter talking about a Duran Duran party....
Images like this, talking about the band meeting their new label (Warner Brothers Records) and showing off pictures of the festivities.
So, I was just looking at the pictures and wondering where it was when it occured to me that Warner Brothers is RIGHT DOWN THE STREET. Like, literally, a mile from our house. I asked Keith where it was and he confirmed how close it was.
Before Keith could even say, "What's going on?" I was dressed and about to jump in the car. I grabbed the few prime items I'd been wanting Nick to sign and was on my way. Although I had no idea if it was even accessible, I had to try, right?
Maybe it would be a bust, but it was too close not to try. Plus, let's face it, we all know I've gone much farther and done much crazier things in my quest to meet Duran Duran (don't judge me).
When I got there, I was shocked that it was such an open building, no security, parking right out front, and these balloons which let me know I was in the right place. I looked inside and saw my beloved band members. I actually could have walked right in, but I had these amazing items with me and felt like I might stand out like a dork. Plus, let's be honest, I'm a big chicken.
Not too long after, I met some great girls who worked at WB and we were chatting for awhile, a bit off to the side (in case the band left from the employee parking lot on the side). The girls were so awesome they even gave me some of the buttons from the party. Score! Suddenly, I saw Nick and some of the band walking to a car back at the entrance which was like half a block away from where we were standing. I started running down the street as fast as I could screaming, "Nick! Nick!" Yeah, subtle I'm not. But, Nick was nice enough to wait for me and then sign the laser disc, the Interview magazine, take a picture with me (despite how much my hands were shaking) and then, finally, finishing my tattoo!
As you may recall, the last time I had Nick sign my leg, he only signed, "Nick," which has driven me crazy ever since. But, finally he added the Rhodes! Hooray! Of course I had to have it tattooed immediately - I'd been waiting almost five years for the additional name! My new friends pointed me in the direction of their fave tattoo place and off I went.
Here's an action shot of the tattoo process. Ouch!
And, finally, here's a collage I put together of all the fun stuff that happened yesterday. I still can't even believe it! I'm SO excited!!! Thanks, Nick, for making my whole day!

1 comment:

Penoiram said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now and thoroughly enjoy it, but today's post really made me smile. I am so happy for you - a (kind of) complete stranger! - that you got to have that experience with Nick and get your tattoo finished. Looking forward to continuing to read more about your adventures!