So heres a handful of the pics from the Boneta restaurant.
In the bunch is one of a girl wearing a hoodie....now call me crazy, but unless Kristen has a Nikki Reed mask, I am going to just assume its Nikki Reed. Call me crazy.
Anyways. Except for a couple of the wayyy too close up shots, they are a bit grainy. I was trying to shoot without a flash, so I had limited light to work with.
So as I just reported yesterday, Rob is getting the itch to go out. He considered it last night & opted not to.
Tonight, he committed.
A cast dinner (minus most or all of the human kids & Kristen Stewart) had a dinner tonight at Boneta Restaurant (which I have passed a thousand times on my way home, and always thought it could be a celeb hang out).
The evening waspainfully dull. For hours we were staked out at the hotel with no sightings outside of Robs security guard going out to do laundry & have a jog. Rob had returned from his day of shooting scenes at Como Lake School pretty early & we were all convinced he was going to go out tonight for sure.
The night dragged on, eventually it was around 9 PM when the first sign of life happened. Taylor Lautner left. A car trailed & found him at a restaurant just down the street, as it turned out he didnt eat there apparently. Just got dropped off there. Shortly after that the driver who followed returned & within minutes a cab with Kellan Lutz, Xavier Samuel, Ashley Greene & who we believe was Peter Facinelli left. We followed. They ended up at Boneta & soon we were hoping for a Rob & Kristen sighting. News would come to us shortly after that Taylor never went into that restaurant, but instead scooted across the street to grab Nikki Reed & Elizabeth Reaser & left. They were followed from ther,e but lost shortly after....ironically, close to Boneta. As it turns out, they got to Boneta before we did with the other cab. No one really knows when, but Billy Burke also showed up.
Then it happened, and it was both sad & funny.
With 4-6 LA paps, 2-3 Vancouver paps, 3 autograph hounds all just "hanging out" waiting for some of the cast to leave, who comes from across the street walking...ROB.
Heres the kicker, NO ONE noticed him till he was literally passing them.
With all those cameras in tow NO ONE was fast enough to snap off anything.
He literally got in scott free.
But where was Kristen was the next question. Kristen Stewart never came to the dinner. The ASSUMPTION (no proven fact, but strongly assumed) she went to dinner with her manager & brother, who recently got into town.
An hour- hour & 1/2 would linger on, which included a multi person argument between the un-educated staff of Boneta & the wily veterans of legal loopholes, the paps. I videotaped much of it incase there was a need for it. In the end, outside of some unflattering comments & some light pushing, nothing was made & a truce was bartered between the manager of the place & the paps.
I've seen how these "truces" usually work. Place theya re at says "we'll do the best we can to accomodate you". We agree & give them their space, and they try as hard as they can to fuck us over by sneaking them out back or side doors etc. With the exception of one nutjob who came out with Rob waving his hand going "no,no,no" they actually did what they said they would. They let us know they were about to leave, and didnt try to impeed our views, shots or anything. Quite civil in teh end.
One cab showed up. I cant even recall everyone that got in. Just that I remember seeing Billy Burke & I THINK Ashley Greene & Nikki Reed leave. It left. A few more minutes would go by before the next cab was ready. It was showtime. Rob was going to come out the front door with 10 or so paps, 3 autograph houdns & a light dusting of onlookers. He came out, head slightly down, hoodie up, beelined for the cab & was in. Elizabeth Reaser and I THINK Xavier Samuel got in with him. From there they left & headed back to their hotels never to be heard from again.
In the end it wasnt overly succesful for me or other autograph hounds. No autographs were had (except 1 Taylor...who left after everyone rushed out after Rob). Most of the paps there got something to satisfy their hunger & likely went away happy with the efforts.
Like I said yesterday, Rob is dipping his toes into the pool a little longer each time. I expect more interactions to come. Hopefully next time I will have some actual luck.
After hibernating for more than a week Rob Pattinson poked his head out today.
He was at the set for Twilight Saga: Eclipse & he was spotted by the paps & fans alike. At the David Thompson Secondary School which is the set for some of the high school scenes Rob was there to film scenes & the paps were there too...and FINALLLLLLLLY, they got him. They got him good.
Photo company Splash News http://www.Splashnews.com got shots most everyone wanted to see, Robert Pattinson as EDWARD!!!
I will not steal the images, instead I will provide links to sites that have (likely) legitimately obtained the rights to the pics.
This was so big that other companies on the job were a bit deflated from seeing that they got the shots everyone was there looking for. There was a sense of "what are we here for now?". But they still hung on till the end with the approximately 100-140 fans that congregated on the grounds hoping to catch a glimpse of the cast members. The cast was well concealed behind more tarps & gates than I've ever seen for anything.
Sometime around 8 (I think) a cavalcade of vehicles left, including Robs, with his bodyguard in the front seat the chase was about to begin. I advised my friend to take to going the opposite direction of where they went since we had a bad angle to start. We caught up a few blocks later & followed him to his downtown residence, where several fans & paps were scouting the area.
He drove in, with nothing for anyone to see. About 2 hrs later. Rob, Kristen, Ashley & Kristens manager were seeing walking along a walkway on the property....we thought we had them. We went where it lead....but they never came out. After 20 mins, KStews manager came out, talked with 1 of the autograph hounds, went for a short walk & came back. We still had things tightly covered. Shortly after that, her manager came back out...this time on my side. We chatted, he told me the cast had given up on going out, and that he was just going solo....then proceeded to leave on foot walking away, not to be seen again.
We hung on for another 1/2 hr or so before finally pulling the pin.
Although it was a fruitless day in the aspect of actually GETTING anything, it was useful in that Rob sightings usually lead to more. Things went like this last time. Nothing, nothing, nothing, breif sighting, nothing, nothing, breif sighting, breif sighting, nothing, everywhere, everywhere etc. I am hoping its the same. I compare it to someone testing water at a pool or the ocean. They dip their toe in first, pull away, then try again, then maybe a foot, then soon a leg, and soon they jump right in. Today he dipped his toe back into the pool again. Maybe tomorrow it will be a whole foot. If anything tonights near close call makes me feel hes itching to go for a swim.
Maybe next time.
Friday was no picnic for me. It was my first day without a camera and I basically bitterly sulked about it. I am trying to remember going out Friday, but I cant. I dont think I did. If I did, it certainly wasnt for long.
As it turns out from talking with a few people, it might have been a good day to be there. Turns out Rob & Kristen went out in the evening and NONE of the paps were there to see it. They were scattered about going for either Zac Efron or various wild goose chases. Even fans didnt see them leave. All that is known is that they were seen around 6-6:30 heading in the direction of the hotel by 1 fan, and another fan got a picture with Kristen at a starbucks.
Besides the incredible miracle walk of K& R, there was little else that day. The typical sightings of Ashley, Xavier etc. It frankly sounded like, outside of that miracle walk by them, the day was a dull & boring repeat of most other days.
Saturday I headed out early afternoon. I hadnt been there too long when Ashley was spotted going out. I went in for an autographand she signed 1. She then went on her way & I was excited, because Saturdays are usually productive & it seemed like a good start.
From there the day dragged on..and on...and on. About 3 hrs went by before a Twilight cast member would be seen......it was Ashley AGAIN, this time she dragged Xavier Samuel with her. They came out of the front of the hotel. Walked around the building, back thru the massive courtyard, and back into the hotel. A total of 4 mins spent outside before they decided to go back in. Quite random, but it gave me enough time to snap off a few photos of them with the camera I have been lent by one of the local autograph hounds. People were suddenly revitalized, we were thinking a Saturday night would be alright.
We were wrong. That would be the last cast member seen. Not even ONE single cast member was spotted going out for dinner, to grab a few drinks, party, anything all night. They were covered off till after 11 PM and no action. I find it amazing, and suspicious. But the fact is, everyone went home that night without anything.
Sunday I spent VERY LITTLE time there. less than 3 hours. I heard reports of Bryce going out earlier in the day with Xavier. when I got there. One of the local hounds/paps here had what he thought was a big tip on where Jodelle Ferland was, who I needed & didnt think I would have a better chance....so I went where I was told she was. After waiting 15 mins with the tipster, his GF went in and came out & said it wasnt her. He showed me the pics he took, she was right. He had me come down there for some kid. Jodelle is 15, the kid he shot was no more than 10 or 11. I was glad he let me know when he saw someone he thought I might need, but obviously annoyed it was a failed venture. Back to the hotel I would head. When I got back it turned out the guys were planning an evening dinner somewhere, and I really didnt feel like going to it since I had other plans tentatively planned.
Just before I left, guess who was seen coming back into the hotel from Subway. Ashley Greene. Oh Ashley, why do you do this to us?? I trhink there needs to be a rule with Ashley now. She can only come out if she brings a different cast member with her each time. If this were to happen I am sure everyone would have seen everyone in the cast by now.
Anyways, a horribly bad weekend. Pics will be uploaded when I have more motivation.
Yesterday COULD have been a productive day if I had just not decided to get in a cab.
I got 2 Cameron Bright autographs earlier in the day, and in the evening got a Vanessa Hudgens (yes, the very one who takes self portraits of herself in the nude then cries when people see them) autograph (oh, and for the record. Shes a bitch. Denied like 4Xs before she finally begrudgingly caved in).
I had a couple pics of Cameron from earlier in the day & 1 of Vanessa walking with Twilight star Ashley Greene (also of the "hey look at my naked body...OMG I didnt want people to see that" group).
My day went downhill fast, when I decided to take a cab to go for more of Vanessa.....and left my camera in the cab. So for now, I am cameraless. Called the company. No report of a camera turned in. Yay.
So, unless I sell that Hudgens for $310 ($10 for the cab ride) I had a pretty unimpressive day yesterday.
I was going to get a new camera anyday now...and ironically started shopping for it yesterday before I lost my other one. But now, the need is more urgent & my needs in a camera have changed unfortunately. The camera I had was perfect for certain things & I was really only looking for a faster one for shooting celebs. Now I need something that has both... for less than $800. Good luck to me.
This also means for a while I will probably have no new photos to upload, since the last 3 sets of pics I took were still on there as well.
So I now am going to have to work on erasing the disaster that was yesterday.
Anyone want a Vanessa Hudgens autograph for $310?
More than two hours had passed since the cast entered the warehouse for the screening. I changed cars for the next part, and we got itchy trigger fingers, and decided to drive around the building to check things out. Our timing of this was huge as it turned out. In our little travel we were passed by John, Kristens manager in a car, this was our first sign they were leaving real soon. So my buddy went & grabbed a new spot, 1/2 way down the back lane of this area. I decided to go to the front of the building to watch out incase there was a front door sneak job. We had visual contact with each other. It didnt take long. Less than a minute & he saw the garage door in the back start to go up, and I ran to the back & got in the car. Within seconds of me getting in, they were passing us in the alley & the follow was on.
A four vehicle convoy of Twilight stars & staff rolled thru the area, with us stuck right in the middle, and the rest of the paps in tow. As we made our way into the Downton/Chinatown area, we were forced into a position of having to pass the lead vehicle. We did so & kept a guarded eye on them. At that point we were on the road that would lead to GM Place & were sure they were heading to the Kings Of Leon concert....as it turned out, that was wrong & they went straight, instead of turning, leaving us no longer in the chase group. We now had to play catch up.
As they flew thru Chinatown & into the Downtown eastside, we followed on the next street over & the advantage of a driver with lots of experience in the area saved us> We pulled up to a corner in Gastown and they conveniently pulled right infront of us. We were once again following the lead vehicle & were unaware that behind us, the rest of the pack was held up.
The front vehicle pulled up infront of a restaraunt, along with 1 more. We were forced to drive around them & hastily pulled to the side of the street & realizing autographs would be impossible, snapped a few shots of them going in. It was Rob, Kristen & Taylor. No other paps were anywhere to be seen. Seconds later they started to show up, and a minute or so later the last of the vehicles & paps showed up. It was too late for any of them to get them going in. We were the only ones. We didnt geta lot of shots, but we got the only shots.
I never noticed exactly WHO all showed up. But there was about 6-8 cast members in the entourage. Besides those 3, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz were definitely in the group & I think I saw Xavier Samuel as well, but was not as certain.
Inside the Water St Cafe they ate & drank for well over an hour, the restaraunt actually put up curtains in the upstairs area so they could eat without hassle. Funny enough staff of the restaraunt or the crew kept coming to the window & snapping shots of the paps & hounds. Unaffected by it, they simply shot back.
Eventually the vehicles returned, and it took less than a minute for them to orchestrate the get away. They pulled Rob & Kristens vehicle into the alleyway, leaving the rest out on the street. Everyone went in & around R & Ks vehicle, while the rest got away practically un-noticed. Kristen bolted in, Rob immediately after. Again, everyone scrambled to their vehicles & again, the follow was on. A cavalcade of celebs & photographers were en route to their next stop.
Less than 4 minutes later the answer was known. They showed up to the back of GM Place. They were escorted into the gated security patrolled loading bay, and were positioned as close to the door as they could get them & rushed quickly into the venue.
Once again, a waiting game would happen. (Part 3 coming soon)
This day was so long I dont think I can squeeze it all into 1 blog without it looking like a novel...which I have been told by some my blogs already look like.
My day started with a late start. I didnt expect the mornings to be busy, so I took my time & didnt get there till about noon. I got there to find out Ashley Greene was out shopping. All the paps were off on that chase, leaving the hotel guarded by merely me & a couple fans. It was quiet, then I went to Subway & found Taylor Lautners dad there. I didnt speak to him, but he was clearly ordering enough that I got the impression TL wasnt coming out anytime soon. His dad left, and when I came out of subway myself, I found him chatting with one of the local hounds. He then told us not to expect much today, that it was going to be quiet there & that they were all in "lockdown". At the time, we didnt know what he meant...but we got the message, which was "dont expect much here today".
Shortly after that I saw the tweet from a twilight fan that stated that Edi stated at a twi convention that the cast was apparently watching New Moon in Vancouver as he spoke. So we concluded thats what Taylors dad was referring to & figured we had an hour or more to kill. Myself & 2 others decided to go to a different hotel for a bit & see if we could see some non-Twilight stars. When who should we see??...a Twilight star. Kellan Lutz showed up there & went inside for a couple minutes. When he came back out, he had 2 bags, 1 that was like a carry on luggage bag, the other a shopping bag from somewhere. He posed with a fan for a pic, then hopped in a cab. There was no chance for an autograph, but I did snap a few pics of him leaving (will upload later when time permits...probably Monday).
From there we decided maybe they werent watching it right now & headed back to Twilight HQ. Awhile would go by, with nothing of note, then a couple small signs of action happened. Nikki & Elizabeth left, in a production vehicle. Taylors dad went into the parking lot, we assumed to go get the rental car he had, and 1 or two other small things were happening that made us think the movie (we still were under the assumption that it was on right then) was over. When from out of nowhere a vehicle left.
It was full. The only thing I knew was the guy in the front seat is a guy we have seen shadowing Rob a lot since he got here, and in the center of the back was Kristen. Two cars followed in pursuit, and my friend & I decided all too late to try & follow. We never caught up to them, but were given the heads up of their final destination.
We got out to a warehouse area of West 2nd avenue to a place with an underground secure parking lot that multiple vehicles had gone down into. NOW the cast was about to watch the movie. It was 4 in the afternoon & they were JUST starting their screening. There was 7-10 people waiting outside there. No less than 4 agencies represented. Everyone knew nothing would be had of them leaving, but what they were doing was waiting to see where they would be next....and thats when things started to pick up (for part 2 later today).
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.