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Vampire Weekend


So Fabulous Blogging Pal Julie and I survived our first Vampire Diaries Convention AND our Salvatore Sandwich (this particular blogger nearly did NOT survive Saturday night after learning the hard way to never take a free drink from a bartender. Thank god for Fabulous Blogging Pals and a true English Gentleman who played hero to a stranger in need – this girl.)

We met some fantastic new fangbanger friends, had some great food, and in my particular case – got to stand behind Legal to Lust over Steven R. McQueen in the breakfast line Saturday morning:

I’ll have THAT over easy please!

Saturday we got to hear from Broody Baby Bro Stefan Salvatore, Mr. Paul Wesley – who displayed charm, humor, intelligence and incredulousness at the dedication of TVD fans (he was pretty floored that there were people who had come from France and Mexico, among other places – just for the convention.) He made my fangirlie heart pitter patter at the sight of him in one of his signature sexy hoodies:

Thanks to my new pal Kristi for this Paul pic!

Julie being a Recapper Extraordinaire – took excellent notes during Paul’s hour plus – go here to read her fab report. I was too busy giggling at Paul’s adorableness and trying to not get stabbed by a Bieber fan who took offense at a comment I made about his damn hair (hey girlie, stop eavesdropping!)

Sunday was Damon Day – as Ian Somerhalder graced us with his hot, sexy, smart presence. He’s one pretty boy and very gracious to the fans and passionate about the things he cares about – like his show and his foundation:

Another thanks to Kristi!

I wish I could have been more attentive to Ian’s Q & A. Unfortunately I was so hungover I was wishing they were ACTUAL vampires so they could kill me for REAL 😦 Yay for Julie and her reporting skills!

Of course we also got to have our photo op with the Brothers Salvatore who are both really, really RIDICULOUSLY good looking in person. The good news: they were both wearing t-shirts! BARE ARMS!!! They were also in good moods smiling, laughing and back-slapping each other. The bad news: the photo op is QUICK. After a handshake with both boys (and a “Hi Babe!” from Ian to Julie! SQUEEE!!) and a pose between them – off we went.

Hilariously before we got in they announced that there was to be “no inappropriate groping” of the boys, which made us wonder if “appropriate groping” would be allowed! I had to leave to go home before the convention was over, but Julie was able to see the panel with McQueen and Michael Trevino.

All in all it was a fun weekend and Julie could not have been a better roommate/conventioneer/saver of my drunk ass. We looked cute and sassy in our Masquerade Ball get-ups (with homemade masks that I Crush Crafted myself!) and we got to touch Salvatore skin. We’ll have to work on what constitutes “appropriate groping” for the next time!

Not a bad way to spend a weekend!


Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

4 thoughts on “Vampire Weekend

  1. Haha! Appropriate groping! Now I wanna hear the stories of fangirls who have engaged in inappopriate groping in the past 😉

    I’d be satisfied with a massive monkey hug myself!

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  3. I’m so happy you and Julie had a great time! And at least it wasn’t too much like “The Hangover”- you were able to remember a lot of the details and there wasn’t a tiger in your hotel room!

    If you do it again next year, maybe they’ll let a little “inappropriate” groping of the boys happen…

  4. Awesome post, Amy! You definitely captured the sheer fabulousness of spending a weekend partying it up in Mystic Falls, alongside kickass fellow fangirls, while “appropriately groping” Salvatore Brothers, Mini Gilberts, and Teen Wolves.

    As for next time, I have the following resolutions: I vow to (a) look less like a tired chipmunk in my Salvatoreo Photograph, so that I can use it as my laptop wallpaper, without bursting into tears, every time I see it; and (b) be less shy and more “appropriately gropey” / verbose with the show’s stars, so that I can leave some kind of impression. 🙂

    Also, as Amy’s PR specialist, I would like to say that she wasn’t drunk, just “temporarily disinhibited” and “suffering from an allergic reaction” to some “sour milk.” 🙂 We have all been there, including, I suspect, many (if not ALL) of the stars of TVD . . . And you can’t ask for better company than THAT, right?

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