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So I want to tell you guys a story of what happened to me last night. Because seriously, was exciting, like, 'this is my life? cool', I met famous people and chatted with them and drank free martinis
Anyway, it was 10pm on a Friday night, I'm chilling in my pjs on tumblr, decidedly not working on the many, many assignments I have at the moment when I recieve a text from an actress friend Brittany.
"Fatal Honeymoon Wrap Party at stingray 2nite heaps of terra nova peeps as well, good networking for a uni student, come with me?"
I was all over that, 10:30pm I steal my mums car cause Im awesome like that and head to Brits house. 10:45pm we arrive at Stingray. We head in, its insanely busy, but we head over to the VIP area to try and find Byron, Brits actor friend who had invited us. Instead we run into Mark, the 1stAD for the film and first AD on Terra Nova, Brit introduces us and Mark offers to buy us a drink. We head to the bar and order Lychee Martini's (which, sidenote:delicious) bartender wont let Mark put the drinks on the Wrap party tab, so he pays for our drinks himself. We head into the VIP area and mingle, I end up meeting the elusive Byron, who I had actually worked with before on a Music video. He was all over Brit, cause she is pretty much smoking hot so you cant blame him.
Brit spends the next couple of hours pointing out people, Steven Langs' stand in, the warddrobe department manager on Terra Nova (who Brit loves and sees all the time and awkwardly has no idea what her name is), Mark chats with us some more, (nicest guy) and take our orders for Appletinis, which I had wanted to try cause they sound awesome, but returns with double strength dry Martinis, which are brutal. I finish half and eat the olive but Brit takes one for the team and downs my drink. Brit and I dance some more, chat with Byron and end up getting our Appletinis which totally lived up to the hype.
Brit and I head to the bar to get some water, I'm rapidly getting drunk and my plan to drive home is out the window. At the bar Brit introduces me to a sweet looking American guy, introducing him as 'Billy; he likes fried chicken", I shake his hand and inform him that knowing a persons preference for chicken is a good thing to know about someone. He looks a little confused and heads off. Brit explains to me later this is actually Billy Miller, the star of the film who has also been in tv shows like 'The Ringer' and 'The Young and the Restless' (which amuses me slightly I will admit). I'm a little star struck, this is my first famous person I've actually been introduced to, but dont think too much about it.
Lights come on at Stingray at 12pm and Mark informs us everyone is heading to East in Broadbeach, Brit and I should totally come, we just need to stick close to him. We do and end up in a taxi with the wardrobe department people, who are totally sauced at this point and somehow managed to walk out of the club with their full glasses in hand.
12:15pm we get to East, Billy chats with the bouncers and we all end up in the VIP section of East. There are massive glass orbs filled with ice and bottles of Vodka on the tables with jugs of different mixers available. I sit with Brit and we start talking to the guys at our table. I dont remember their names, but I think it was Jason and something? but they're the stunt people for the film and work at Seaworld on the Mermaid series they have filming there. They seem really blown away by the fact their iphones are waterproof and show off by dunking them in their drinks. They show us underwater footage they took of some mermen and dolphins playing, which I'm sure they show all the girls. I tell them such and they laugh, Jason shows me a photo of a great white which stuck its head in the cage as he was shooting and he nearly died, I'm quite impressed. Again i'm sure its something he shows to everyone.
Brit and I dance. A lot. I get trampled by some chick in stilletos and my foot is now crippled. Thankfully I am buzzed and dont feel it too much. Brit and I chat with the Director of the film, who also worked on Peter Pan and we talk about mermaids for about half an hour and I inform him I have just finished a short film about mermaids and the Peter Pan mermaids were a huge inspiration for me. He is flattered and asks to see photos, we show him the shoot we did with Brit in the tail. I wish I could remember this guys name, he was so nice and genuine.
Brit runs off to get us some cocktails, stating she wants to shout me as I just went through a breakup. She dissapears for 5 minutes and I'm startingt to wonder whats happened to her, when I track her down she is chatting with some guy at the bar. Turns out this guy is the head of the board of Plastic surgeons for Queensland and he totally wants to buy us drinks. We have an americano shot, a fire ball shot (so.much. cinnemon) and a vodka tonic bought for us each. This guy is nice, but obviously interested in Brit and I'm feeling like that friend. THAT friend, you know, the invisible one? Brit promises him we will be right back and we head back to the VIP area never to return. Poor guy.
In the VIP area, we sit and chat with the stunt guys again, and watch a blonde bimbo throw herself at Billy. The stunt guy leans over to me and comments that the poor girl looks 'skinny and cold' which endears him to me even more. I tell him she indeed looks like someone should buy her a sandwhich. Its almost 3.30am at this point and Brit and I decide to call it a night. We say goodnight to everyone, I shake hands with Billy, Mark, Byron and my lovely new stunty friends and we head off. We decide to get some maccas before we head home so our hangover isnt so brutal tomorrow.
There is a security guy lettting people through the door one by one, which I find hilarious. We get burgers, and meet a guy Stewart, Brit used to know when she worked at Melbas, he ditches the girls he is with and brings his chicken nuggets to share with us. He has one broken arm in a sling and I ask him how he broke it. He tells me he broke it falling down the stairs, I tell him if someone is beating him he deserves better and he can get help, he laughs and tells me, no, he is just a loser. I dont agree with this as he seems quite pretty. He goes back to the girls he ditched and stealling back the food he bought for them brings it to share with Brit and I. I think this is hysterically funny, but feel bad and we inform him if he is ruining his chances of getting laid with those chicks he should go back cause he is not going to be getting any from Brit and I. He laughs and tells us he doesn't care. He is pretty wasted, but I think when he isn't he would be really cute.
Brit and I head to the taxi rank and wait, Stewart tags along, telling us he will join us in Brit bed, we laugh and tell him he is dreaming. He starts to stroke my back under my jacket as I have started to shiver in the cold, and whilst he is nice and warm I inform him he needs to back off. He does and Brit and I jump in the taxi and head back to hers. By 4am we crash into bed at her friends place, which is a giant mansion with 5 guest rooms. I woke up this morning in the boat house with wall to wall windows of the canals.
So, yeah. That was my night. I need to party with film people more often, they sure as hell know how to party. Beat working on assignments.