Sequins and Sea Breezes: One Night With Jimmy

One Night With Jimmy

6/19/2014

I've only been talking about this day/night since the day I managed to score reservations (yes, I said reservations not tickets but I'll get to that in a few minutes) a few weeks ago and the night has finally come and gone and it was worth every second! I apologize ahead of time because I have a feeling this is going to be a long post!

If you don't follow me or didn't know, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon decided to take a little road trip to Orlando for the week and everyone in Orlando was pretty psyched about this. We may have all the fun theme parks but we rarely have anything exciting happen here so a taping for a show is kind of a big deal. The whole entire process for getting tickets was pretty much kept a mystery until the day of (and even then there were plenty of surprises after scoring tickets). Jimmy tweeted out about the tickets becoming available in the middle of a work day but didn't give out details of exactly when. Needless to say the productivity in Orlando dropped drastically after that tweet went out. When the ticket queue finally opened I was shocked to refresh and find myself sitting on a screen that asked how many tickets and what day I wanted tickets for. I immediately picked a day and the maximum number of tickets allowed and hit submit. Success! Turns out that might have been the easiest part.. ok, I might be exaggerating there. I don't know exactly how many reservations were given out but from what I heard they were gone in less than 5 minutes. Upon reading my confirmation e-mail I'm a little disheartened to learn that not only does my reservation not guarantee me tickets into the taping but the taping is at 5 pm on a Tuesday evening. No big deal right, just leave work a little early? Wrong.  You have to pick up your tickets between 10 am and 2 pm and then get in line for the taping between 3 and 4 pm. Ugh.  Finding someone who can take a full day off from work and who is willing to stand outside in the Florida heat and humidity for hours was not easy but luckily I found a few friends who were willing to go and Kerri from The Cheshire Kat (my new blog bestie) decided to take one for the team and join us! 


Fast forward a few weeks and here we are at 8:30 in the morning standing in line to ensure we score tickets to see Jimmy. Two unbelievably face-melting hours later we scored our tickets and not only did we get tickets, they're SECOND ROW! We all decided to take a little break and cool off for awhile before getting back in line to go through security for the taping. 


Getting through security was actually a breeze and before we knew it we were seated and waiting for the show to start. Jimmy had Kevin Hart and Jimmy Buffett on as his guests and The Roots were the guest band. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from the actual show since no photos were allowed and normally I might have considered bending this rule but the scariest woman I've ever encountered was the stage hand and I was petrified she would come after me like a spider monkey you made direct eye contact with if I even touched my phone. No joke, this lady was so scary one of the girls in the audience clapped so hard her hands were bleeding, I can't make this stuff up people.  After the taping we were allowed to go into the park and ride some rides and get some adult beverages before watching Jimmy Buffett perform (oh did I mention second row AGAIN?!?) so I'll leave you with a few pictures from our adventures in the park! 

{A little Diagon Alley sneak peek before it opens July 8th! You're welcome}


And now to leave you with me and Kerri's 2 seconds of fame. If you don't want to watch the whole thing you can find us around the 1:22 mark! 

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39 comments

  1. so freaking awesome!! i'm glad you got to go! wow!!!

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  2. ah amazing! great recap girl! i had the best time! xo

    kat@cheshirekatblog.com

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  3. I can't believe you scored tickets, so amazing!!! Psssst I would have gone too ;-)

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  4. Ahhhh so exciting!! I love Jimmy Fallon!!

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  5. I just read your post like 4 times in a row.....so fun!!!! Died laughing over the beastly stage hand ;-) I love when blogger gals get together it's like gorgeous girls with amazing spot on trending outfits :) Second row??! Kevin Hart cracks me up. He's like probably even smaller in real life right?

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  6. SO FUN! We had tickets to the Monday show and it was a blast! Great recap :)

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  7. SO jealous girl! You looked so cute :)

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  8. That is so amazing!! 2nd row at anything is fantastic, but jimmy fallon and jimmy buffet - I mean come on!!! I saw the little piece that Kevin Hart rode a roller coaster with Jimmy and kept screaming that he was going to fall out!! So funny!!!

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  9. It was such a fun day, despite being so hot! I need to get on my recap. LOL

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  10. I'm a huge fan of the Tonight Show (only since Jimmy took over though!) so this was so fun and interesting to read! Thanks for sharing your experience and you guys looked like you were having a great time dancing during your two seconds of fame!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  11. Oh my gosh that is so awesome!!! I have always wanted to go see a live taping of a show! And second row?! Amazing!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  12. I am so jealous of you! How fun!
    XO
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  13. So glad you had so much fun! That's so awesome you got 2nd row! Love that clip! It cracks me up!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  14. It looked like so much fun!! That's awesome that you got on tv during the Jimmy Buffet concert!

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  15. I am so jealous! I love Jimmy Fallon with a passion - he is the funniest and most adorable man alive. I bet he was so fun to watch live!

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  16. That is amazing! Jimmy Fallon is hilarious!

    http://lamentinglizzie.blogspot.com

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  17. Yay! So happy everything worked out and you were able to get tickets, and such amazing ones at that! Love what you wore, glad you had fun :)

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  18. Ah this is so exciting! I'm totally living vicariously through you right now!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  19. So glad you guys got in! And second row is amazing! Love your dress :)

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  20. Looks like so much fun! Love watching Jimmy Fallon :)

    http://aboutamor.com

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  21. This looks like so much fun! I'm a Jimmy Falllon lover! Your dress is stunning as usual!
    xx
    Brooke Jordan
    Pineapples & Daisies

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  22. HOW FUN! So glad you got tickets, and 2nd row!! LOL I don't blame you, I'd be terrified of that women too... I watched the video of Jimmy and Kevin on the roller coaster, so funny.

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  23. This is awesome! Love him! And you knocked out 2 Jimmy's at once ;)

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  24. WOW! Amazing!! I'm super jeal! What a fun experience! Looks so so fun!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  25. Looks like you seriously had the best time. Totally worth it!!

    xx 365hangers

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  26. That sounds like the best time! When was that episode released? I'll watch it and see if I see you in the second row :) ~ Mckenzie xx
    http://www.mckenziechannon.com/

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  27. That ticket process sounds crazy, it's so awesome you were able to get them and sit second row!

    prosecco in the park

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  28. It looks like you had so much fun!

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  29. Aw man, sounds like a great night!! :) I have never been to a show before. You looked cute as always :)
    xo Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  30. Um, this is awesome! And so worth the hassle to be guaranteed a seat! I've never really watched the show, but I would love to see one live! So, so fun!

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  31. So cool!! I bet that was such a fun time! Btw, your dress is so cute!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  32. You have no idea how jealous I am right now!!! That would have been the greatest moment EVER!! Adore Jimmy Fallon!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  33. Looks like so much fun! Jimmy Squared!

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  34. TOTALLY WORTH IT :) Kevin Hart was hilarious--so sad I only got to watch it through my tv hehe Glad you had a fabulous time!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  35. this is so awesome! it sounds so stressful but totally worth it.

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