Before I begin I wanna first say that I am one of the biggest Justin fans and if I had the choice to do it over and pick any of the guys, it would be Chris because he is the coolest, sweetest, funniest, most down to earth guy in the world. I couldn't freak out around him. It was impossible because he made me feel so comfortable and made me feel like more of a friend than a fan. It was the most amazing experience of my life. I also had total negativity of ever meeting them and then it happened and I am the most positive person in the world now. Well, maybe not. Don't think I'm a fake fan either because I didn't scream and cry around him. Trust me. I'm pretty damn hard-core and I've waited my time to meet one of them and I lucked out with meeting the best one to hang out with in the best way. I don't say I met Chris. I hung out with Chris. He is the best guy ... so completely normal and unjaded by how incredibly huge he is and I cant help but love him to death (not that I didn't before). Hereís my story:
I won this from JoJo on the radio on KIISFM Los Angeles. The contest was whoever had the best question to ask Chris got to go to the secret hotel location with JoJo and meet Chris and hang out and everything. So my question was, "Did your underprivileged beginnings effect your drive to succeed and do u think that's at all inspirational to kids in the same position?" They took my phone number and said they'd call me back if I won and if not, then I had a great question. I waited for an hour and a half in sheer suspense. My heart was beating so hard and I was trying to take my mind off of it by singing NSync songs at the top of my lungs. 'More Than A Feeling' came on and my phone rings. It's JoJo. My 1st thought was, "He's calling to say I lost," so I wasn't even paying attention to what he was saying ... just staring right at a Chris picture on my wall. He told me I won and I started crying and screaming and generally freaking out. I could not believe it! I thought hard-core fans never got to meet them! I have never been so happy in my life! I won the chance of a lifetime to meet and hang out with Chris in a hotel room with only JoJo, Dani, a technician, and my best friend! OMG OMG!
My friend, Kristina, and I get to the hotel the next night and there was no security. I was shocked until we were getting on to the elevator and I look next to me and a huge black guy (I don't know which one, but it wasn't Lonnie or Dre) was standing there and I grabbed Kristina's arm and was like, "Oh my Lance!" LOL. We walk down the hall and it smells like cigarette smoke. We found out later it was the smoking section and the interview was in JC's old room and Bobbie smokes. It was also the room the guys changed in for the Grammyís? We get in, set up the stuff and wait for Chris. Kristina and I decided to "explore" this kick *** fancy hotel room so we look around and go into the bathroom (Jacuzzi bath and separate shower and separate toilet room with a phone). We open a drawer and there's some dirty socks, underwear and undershirt. We think to ourselves, "That would be hilarious if that was a member of NSync's!" LOL Think of the Ebay money! Scandalous! LOL We're sitting on the bed in the other part of the room and there's a knock on the door and JoJo lets Chris and Dani in and I hear their voices in the next room. I am like ... dying! As soon as we heard his voice we dug our nails into each otherís arms and grit our teeth and were like, "Oh my freakin gawd!" Chris literally jumps in and says, "Hey guys! I'm Chris!" (Duh! like we didn't know!) He shook our hands. He was wearing a black FuMan Skeeto shirt and some long jean shorts and black Adidas tennis shoes with no socks and a visor. His hair was purplish red! He is so cute! He's freakin gorgeous in person! I mean He's cute on TV, but he is hot in person! I could see his FuMan tattoo on his leg. He had a couple others but I couldn't tell what they were Dani came in and shook our hands. She is so incredibly and stunningly gorgeous! She was wearing a denim skirt and a pretty pink and blue FuMan rhinestone shirt with a long brown leather jacket and these dope boots and some sunglasses. She looked great! Her voice was gone cause she was sick
They hooked Chris up to the equipment and JoJo gives Dani a present for her house and Chris goes, "Why are you hitting on my ex-girlfriend! I thought we were buds! You can't do that! That's my ex-girlfriend man!" JoJo was like, "I'm not makin a move on Dani! Right Dani?" and gives her the mic and she says nothing and JoJo's like, "Oh great" He's like, "I'm not hitting on her!" and gives me the mic and I'm like, "I wouldn't wanna lie JoJo!" and Chris laughed and said, "See! I bet [the candle] cost like a thousand dollars! Jeez! That's my ex-girlfriend" LOL They started the interview. I'm only gonna put the really funny stuff because this is gonna be long. The serious stuff was about the Grammyís and the new album. Chris said it sucked that they put NSync in the front at the Grammyís and he wanted Best Pop Vocal because that's what they pride themselves in. On the new album they have 6 or 7 songs. JC did a couple. Justin did a couple. Chris did a couple and they're gonna do more. He also said that he wants to call it "Will Work For Pop Music" (LOL) but they're not sure of the name yet. The other guys were in the studio. I had told JoJo that they were gonna do something reggae influenced, because Lancey-poo had said that in a recent interview, and JoJo asked Chris and he looked at me like, 'What?' and pointed at me and said "Thanx a lot!" ::real sarcastically:: "Way to put that one on us!" LOL Thanx Lance, for your misinformation!!!
The interview goes on and they took some callers via satellite. One girl asked Chris to say the 1st thing that came to his mind when she mentioned one of the other guys. Here's his answers:
Justin - Chili. It has nothing to do with Justin, but chili
Lance - Ferris Wheel
Joey -Paddington Bear
JC - Folding Chair
You could hear us cracking up in the background! It was classic. JoJo wanted me to ask my question so he's like, "OK Chris you gotta be serious." Chris is like, "OK, let me answer it before you ask." I said, "OK Chris, go ahead." Then he says, "Silver!" LOL I was like, "OMG how'd u know!" and then I asked the real question and he was like, "Seriously, silver.... no basically it didn't fuel me to succeed, but it made me more appreciative of everything and made me wanna help other people out more, and that's basically what FuMan does it gives people a hand when they need it"
They do some more interviewing stuff and Chris goes randomly, "We are so jumping on that bed during commercial!" So he did, like a 10 year old ... head phones and mic and all. I said to Chris, 'How old are you again?" He laughed and was like, "Kids, don't try this at home." I was like, "I thought you were a role model?" He was like, "See, she busts me for the role model thing! It's not like were drinking beers and jumping on the bed!" LOL
[JoJo and Chris] get into conversation about the Grammy performance and Chris said "At rehearsals there were these 2 kids and of course they had to stay completely still, even during rehearsal, and Justin would jump in-between them and go like ugiffnefewagklgjereieriwiiweeuw and try to scare them and the poor kids were like, "Help! Scary bald man!"
He sent Dani to get some tapes from his room (He called her "d" how cute is that! LOL) He told us he taped an episode of Mad TV earlier that day (it'll air in May) and he gets interviewed by the geek guy, Rusty. He said it was all improv and it's gonna be great. Dani said Chris's future is on that show and Chris was excited cause they invited him to come back like all the time. We were talking about them making fun of them on Mad TV and he said that after they aired the first thing making fun of them his Mom called him and was freaking out because the guy had the exact same mannerisms and that day he met the guy who plays him and the guy was freaking out. We watched the "Never Stop The Dance" and "This We Promise U" skits. It was great to see his reaction to it! I told him about the Justin and Britney Cribs skit and he hadn't seen it. It was so weird because he doesn't make a whole lot of eye contact, but when he does, you know he is totally only listening to you and thinking bout you at that moment. It's the greatest feeling! I was thinking, 'Chris is talking to me! OMG! He cares about what I have to say!'
So more interviewing, more craziness and I'm now sitting next to Dani (hoping her beauty would rub off on me...LOL) and I had brought a pic of my sister's pug, Roscoe, and I asked Dani how Busta and Korea were, she said, "They're in school again cause they're bad, but otherwise they're great." I showed her the picture and she was like, "OMG that is such a cute pug! Sometimes they can be ugly, so you're lucky!" and she showed it to Chris. He said "It's not messed up like YOUR dog!" and Dani's like, "Why are you making fun of my beautiful baby Korea?" He said that Korea's head is too small for her body, so she walks funny (he did the cutest impression). He said he calls Korea "Gimpers" and "J-Lo" because Korea has a big butt. It was so cute. He said the J -Lo thing so reluctantly and looked at our immediate reaction! LOL. Dani was like, "You picked her out! I drove around 4 hours looking for the right dog, and he went for like 10 minutes." Then she was like, ::jokingly:: "That's why we broke up!" LOL Its funny because after they said anything, they'd say, "That's why we broke up" Someone would drop something ... "That's why we broke up" When he'd say something stupid ... "That's why we broke up" It was classic. I commented to Dani how pugs have such attitude and Chris chimes in with a classic impression of Busta. He was like, "I'll call Busta to come in and he'll stop whatever he's doing ... look at me ... come 5 steps ... stop (he did the cutest pose with the most hilarious look on his face. I canít even describe it!) ... come a couple steps ... stop and come close enough that I'll try to pick him up and he'll run away like 500 miles and hour" LOL! Then we got into how the dogs were Valentine's Day presents and they told us this story of how Dani was freaking out because 2 years ago, Chris was helping all the other guys with gifts for they're girls and Dani was complaining ... He helped JC get a special bottle of wine and Justin something for Britney (he looked at us to see our reaction cause it was 2 years ago and we gave him this look like, "We know, were not stupid!") and what Chris had done was get something from each country when they were in Europe (leather from Italy, Swiss chocolate, etc.) and put it in this basket with a curtain rigged with a rose and she was still complaining when they got to the room and she picked up the rose and the curtain came down. She said she thought Justin did it and she was like, "Oh great!" (Don't ask I have no clue what she meant, I just nodded and smiled) but she felt bad. She was like, "That's why we broke up!" LOL Isn't that sweet what he did though?
There was a commercial on the radio that mentioned something about Aaron Carter. I said, "OMG your boyfriend" to my Kristina (inside joke but basically she's gonna marry Aaron Carter and I'm marrying Lil Bow Wow) and Chris looked at us funny then said how cool Aaron Carter is and he's such a cool guy and I told him bout me and Lil Bow Wow and he smiled and Dani said that the VP of FuMan is obsessed with Lil Bow Wow and she's like 50 years (exaggerated) older than him, but Lil Bow Wow's a cool kid too.
JoJo decides we should call the front desk and ask for Chris and see if they patch them through. He does and JoJo says, "Hi can you connect me to my friend Chris Kirkpatrick from NSync's room" and the guy put them on hold and then it started ringing (of course he wasn't there to answer) and Chris got the most scared and confused look on his face! They actually put him through! LOL. They hung up and wanted to prank one of the guy's rooms, but they weren't there So Chris explained he was wearing their tour manager's shoes cause the hotel misplaced his and they were size 10's and Chris has small feet like 7 1/2 and Chris immediately goes, "What you're thinking, it's not true!" LOL It was so funny. Chris calls Dave Brown's (Remember the Peoples Choice Awards when they brought everyone up on stage and said, "We don't even know who this guy is" ... that was Dave) room and Chris goes ::in this hilarious high, girlie voice:: (with a straight face the whole time)
[D - Dave and C - Chris]
C - Hello, may I speak with Dave brown please?
D - That's me.
C - Uh Dave, I found some sneakers out front that have this room number and this name in them, and I was wondering if they belong to you?
D - You found sneakers?
C - Yes, black sneakers, they look like Adidas
D - Really? Uhhhhh... Whoís this?
C - This is Tanya
(LOL picture his straight face and that voice was hysterical! LOL If you're in LA and you heard it you know exactly what I'm talking about! LOL picture me, JoJo, Kristina, and Dani trying so hard not to ruin the show by laughing out loud we are like on the floor! Dani's used to this stuff!)
D - Oh OK. They were outside?
C - Yeah, they were out front. One of them was right outside of the hotel and the other was 20 feet down the road.
D - Yeah those are mine!
C - Can you explain why they were out front?
D - I have no idea
C - Yeah, that's definitely a mystery!
D - Are you with the hotel? Where are you?
C - No. I'm actually in the lobby
D - OK. Um do you have both shoes?
C - Yes, but they weren't found together
D - That's really bizarre!
(We are dying here!)
C - It's quite strange
D - Are they like, black with a gray thing on the side?
C - Yes they are. It's so bizarre they were so far apart!
D - I know that's so weird!
C - Do you know how they got out there?
D - No, I have no idea!
C - Did u wear them today?
D - No
C - Cause they smell like they've been worn. Pretty nasty!
D - Yeah? Oh great
C - So you were lookin for them all day?
D - Yeah
C - Strange. Very strange that they were found outside the hotel!
D - Yeah. Well, I'll come down to the lobby
C - What do you look like?
D - 6 ft., brown hair, goatee
C - What are you wearing right now?
(This is when JoJo lost it and had to go into the other room cause he burst out laughing)
D - What?
C - What are you wearing right now? Obviously not your shoes!
D - CHRIS!
LOL it was so classic. He kept a straight face the entire time. Dave was like, "You had me until the whole, 'What are you wearing' thing!" He said that he didn't wanna say, "Oh yeah, I'm wearing one of the guys from NSync's shoes!"
We were talking about the TIPY video and Chris said it "Wasn't on my top 5 NSync video list" He said it was very bubbly and foresty, but it wasn't a bad video, the director was amazing ... just wasn't what they pictured. He talked about how it was a reshoot because the original one was shot with the lighting too dark. He said some stuff they used to do was worse, and I said, "Like, Here We Go?" and he was all surprised and was like, "You saw that?!" I said "My favorite is the old I Want You Back!" and he laughed he was like, "With the tight shirts!" He said "In Europe, I went through this phase where I'd always wear headbands and we'd get gifts from people and the other guys would get like, nice gold stuff, really great stuff, and I'd get all these headbands!" LOL Then I said how Lance missed that move and he told me he missed a move in TUMH and I was like, "That was with you're cool pimp shirt!" He was like, "Oh gawd I gave that thing to our old choreographer" LOL
I swear to God him and Dani have got to get back together! She would accidentally call him baby or honey, and be like, "Oh I mean Chris, I'm still gettin used to it." Then this girl called and was like, "Chris I love you," and she asked him to say I love you back and he was like, "I don't even know you," and she was like freaking out and he whispered to us, "I cant say I love you, what if she's like 5 years old?" and he did this hilarious pelvic thrust, and Dani was like, "Chris, don't you EVER do that again!" OMG it was sad ... but funny because before when we were watching the Mad TV thing, they had a fake TRL where these 4 year olds are like, "We wanna have their babies" Chris was laughing at that and saying how it's like 6 year olds going, "I wanna marry you" to him, and it freaks him out! LOL
OK. We were off air and Chris and Dani started like playfully hitting each other (so cute) and he picks her up and she's like smacking his butt and hitting him and he's running around with her over his shoulders then he drops her and they're chasing each other and it was so cute! Then she lost her belly ring and we were all on the floor looking for it (very humbling to see Chris on the floor with the rest of us, I don't know why). LOL it was an interesting site! Then she's like, "Thatís why we broke up" LOL. They seriously have the most amazing chemistry. You can just tell they are meant to be. You can tell they belong together, even if for whatever reason they can't be together right now (as Dani said in that letter she wrote to the fans after they broke up) they are so totally soul mates. You can just see it. They are like, the only two people I see that in, seriously. Just their amazing chemistry. Ugh! I'm sure they'll be together forever!
Chris told us how he loves Crazeytown and he met the lead guy and was like, "You guy's rock!" and did the hang loose signs and made this face! Then he was like, "Yeah, and the guy was like, 'What? Get away from me!'" He told us about how he recently met Alyssa Milano at a party or something and she was sitting on a couch and had her hand on the cushion next to her and he purposely sat on it and was like, "Are you touching my butt?" and she gave him this look like, 'No!' LOL. Then he was trying to tell us a story about how he was at a mall one time and this girl goes up to him (and he gets up in my face) and she says, "Don't worry, I wont tell anyone!" and he's like, "Cool" and she got on her cell phone ... and then they went on live so he couldn't finish.
Somehow we got into a conversation about the room, and Chris told us it was JC's old room and the one they changed in for the Grammyís (Kristina is the biggest JC fan, so you can imagine her face. She gasped so loud and he gave her the cutest look!) Then I told him about my other friend, who is a huge fan of his, and how she wants to have 4 kids (I'm 15 keep in mind) and name them Chris, Allen, Kirk, and Patrick or Christina, Alana, ? and Patricia and he was like, "Your friend has 4 kids?" LOL I was like, "No, she wants to have 4 kids and he said he met a JC fan who named her kid Joshua Christopher (JC) and he felt sorry for the kid, cause what if he hates his name? "Josh is so 92!" (No offense to Squash! He was joking!) Then he went into the other room to use the other phone and he saw the letter I wrote to him It had a pic of him and Busta and Korea, and said "pug life" he laughed, then was like, "See, look ... same size bodies but look at how small her head is!"
I just wanna say how cool Chris is, and how it was so weird because I didn't even realize I was talking to Chris from NSync! He made it feel like he was just some guy (which he is) and I cant stress how good he made us feel. We were like friends hanging out, not like fans meeting Chris Kirkpatrick. It didn't hit me until like 3/4 the way through, I was watching and listening to them do the interview right in front of me and Dani was next to me I was like, 'OMG I am in a hotel room with Chris and Dani! The pics I think are posted on KIISFM.com somewhere. I'm not sure if ours'll get up there but the technician guy took some funny ones of Chris and JoJo and a couple of us Before they left they gave us FuMan stuff. I got a white shirt that says Skeetos on it in like cool writing (Kristina got the same thing) but cause I won the contest, I also got this cool gray and black shirt with the FuMan Asian sign thing and one of those light blue baseball caps with the Asian symbol things (Joey and Justin have both worn one like it!) Itís so cool!
I want to thank them for letting me have the time of my life! (I've thanked JoJo 5 million times!) After they left, while the technician dude was packing everything up, Kristina and I went into the bathroom and took pics of what could be JC's dirty underwear. We couldn't take it because we didn't have big enough bags, and like, what if he wants them back...LOL We're dorks! Plus if we tried to sell them on Ebay, think of the controversy and scandal! I don't wanna start something like that and have Chris or JoJo like, hate me! We also took some used stationary (We think its JC or one of the guys' doodling) and the hotel rubber ducky (How weird is that? A rubber ducky in the hotel room) and we took some pics of us "in JC's bed" LOL and some candid ones of JoJo and Brian the technician ... then we left. My life is now complete! I've never been so happy in my life. It's like a big dream! I just have this emblazoned vision of him calling Dave and us trying not to laugh ... him just with that straight face and us just dying! I hope I can thank them! This is all I can remember of the hilarious stuff, but there was a lot of regular conversation, like you would have with your friends ... I had the best time of my life, and my life will truly and seriously never be the same! I'm tired, so enjoy! I just want all of u who feel sad after reading this because you haven't met them, keep your chin up and think positively because I was always negative and cynical and thought I'd never meet them cause I was hard-core. Be happy, and good things truly come to those who wait! I've always been on the other side, reading the experience, and I know how y'all feel, but please be happy for me! Your time will come! Peace! I love you JoJo! I love you Chris! I love you Dani! I love u Carrie! Peace Out, Pugs N Chrisses!