Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bring It On: The Musical

So as most of you know my best friend Antwan is an cast member in Bring It On: The Musical and this past week the show has been in Durham!! I was so excited to finally get the chance to see Antwan again and see the show!! I hadn't seen him since September right before he left for New York to start rehearsals and I hadn't actually seen the show since it was in Atlanta last year! I went to the show with my mom and my aunt on Wed night! The show was so good! They had made some changes since I saw it last year but I loved every min of it!! The idea for the musical came from the movies and the fact that cheerleading is such a big sport now, but it is so much more than what the movies were! It is a comedy that will keep you laughing through out the whole show and the stunts and tumbling will keep you wanting to see more.  Antwan and the rest of the cast did an amazing job and my mom and my aunt loved it! It was so much fun and I loved listening to the people sitting around us that knew nothing of cheerleading talk about how much they enjoyed the show and talk about all the stunts and tumbling! I heard so many ooos and ahhhs during the show.  I really wish I had the chance to go see the show again before it leaves but it just is not in the cards! 
After the show we got the chance to go back stage to see Antwan and he took us on a little tour of the DPAC. It was so cool to actually walk on stage and see what he sees every night. It was also interesting to listen to him explain the stage and to walk no the floor (from the audience it looks like just a normal stage floor but its really a bouncy kind of rubber surface!) We walked down the back hallway that has a mural from every show that has performed at the DPAC. It was so neat!! The Bring It On mural was not complete yet so I did not get to get a pic of it but I did get a pic of the Phinease and Ferb Live Show one :) And yes I am like a 5 year old when it comes to Phinease and Ferb! haha but I had such a great time at the show and loved seeing Antwan!! After our tour we went over to Tobacco Road House to get some food and hangout a little. Antwan's mom and some of her coworkers had also come to see the show and Erin, Antwan's girlfriend was also there, so we had a nice little group of people hanging out just talking all about the show! So like I have said already we had a lot of fun and it was just great to see Antwan and get the chance to finally hangout again! So yea for anyone that has not had a chance to go see Bring It On yet, you need to check and see if it is coming to a city near you and go and check it out! It is a great show and the cast is amazing!! 

Chloe :)

Friday, April 20, 2012


Hey everyone!! 

So I know it has been a hot min since I have posted a blog so here is a long over due update! not much has really changed in my life since my last post but I have done a few fun things since then! Last week I got the chance to go to Daytona and work NCA/NDA College Nationals. For this event I was doing totally different work then what I normally do when I am down in Orlando working UCA events. For this event I went strictly to work sponsorship, which means I went just to hand out Gatorade instead of band-aids! I had a really great time and got the chance to experience an event I have never worked before while enjoying some time with friends! 

Wednesday  was the day we all arrived and it was also set up day. Thursday was day one of competition and well when you work for Darby it is great to be a girl! The guys had to be up and at the venue at like 6:30 and well us girls got to sleep in and we did not have to be at the venue till 11am. I it was such a fantastic thing to be at a competition but not have to be at work till 11am!! We went in and worked for about 3+ hours, just long enough to give the guys a break to get away form the competition and get some lunch and relax! It was a really fun day! For lunch we went to this fun little hole in the wall that we just found (after driving like 10+ miles outside of Daytona) and the food was so yummy! The name of the place was Betty's Cafe so if you are ever in Daytona drive to Ormond by the Sea and enjoy! Betty loves Elvis so he is everywhere, even in the women's bathroom! haha but the food was amazing, fresh and homemade! So Friday was the real work day. We had to be at the venue by 8:30 ready to work. I gave out Gatorade all day. It was actually a lot of fun and I enjoyed working with Courtney and Josh! We just stood there and offered Gatorade to everyone as they came off the competition mat! Josh tried to make everyone pay in a dollar for it (even though it was free) and some even put it back because they thought he was serious! I was very good and made sure I wore sunscreen all day and put it on every 1-2 hours to prevent getting burned and guess worked :) I even ended up with a slight tan line! 

All in all I had a great time in Daytona!! Thank you so much Darby and Marlene for letting me come and work for you guys! I would gladly work any event you wanted me to work in the future :) Now preparing myself for the last event of the year! Worlds is next weekend so it will be the last time I will be in Orlando this year so I have to make the best of my time with my of my favorite people!! Well thats all for now but dont forget to check back because I am sure i will have something else fun to tell you about soon!!

Chloe :)