Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little trip to Dawson's Creek.

Last night I felt like I was in high school again, and for all of the right reasons. In case you were living in a hole and didn't see any of my tweets or my post yesterday, last night I went to an event at the Paley Center, Dawson's Creek: A Look Back. The minute I saw the email about it I knew I had to go and I am so glad I did! Dawson's Creek was (and probably still is) my favorite show ever, I loved it, I still love it! I have so many memories with that show and every time I see one of the stars on another show I get a little nostalgic Making the night even cooler, I finally got to meet Ali!

Well the night started by airing the Dawson's Creek pilot. I forgot how amazing that first episode was and how scandalous! Miss Jacobs, Mrs. Leery's affair, all of it. It was great to watch it with so many fans and laugh at it's corniness and the hair styles and the outfits and just have a great time. Once the episode was done the panel came out and I just about squealed out loud (umm I'm pretty sure I did).

The panel consisted of the creator Kevin Williamson, producer Paul Stupin, Dawson Leery himself James Van Der Beek, Andie McPhee also known as Meredith Monroe and the oh so awesome Audrey Liddel more commonly known as Busy Phillips.


Paul, Busy, Meredith and Kevin.


Meredith, Kevin, James and the moderator.

Sadly there was no Joshua Jackson surprise appearance (but really I can't complain I met him in April at a similar event) however Monica Keenan who played Abby was in the audience occasionally contributing to the conversation (which was a bit odd but still fun).

Basically the moderator asked the panel random questions about the show, they shared some of their favorite memories and favorite episodes. Busy was hilarious and too funny talking about it all since she was the last cast member added to the show. And Meredith was pretty entertaining too talking about how she was Captain Fun (in a superhero suit and everything) on set, too hilarious. One of the best things that was said was by Busy actually and was something Michelle Williams had told her about Jen's character. Basically Jen was the catalyst that made all the kid of Capeside start to change and deal with growing up and she was the catalyst again when she died to bring everyone together again and to deal with their grief. I really liked that analogy and I'd never thought of it like that before. We also got to hear some snippets about Steven Spielberg and how he felt about the show. And everyone did have a little bit to say about Katie Holmes but nothing too crazy.

Eventually it was open to the audience to ask questions and no one was raising their hand so of course I did. And man I wish I had asked something Dawson's specific but alas my nerves got the best of me and I asked more so about the actors post-Dawson's work, moreso on Criminal Minds since two of them have already been on it. It was pretty cool I gotta say. I was a bit nervous but they all answered me and laughed and we're basically all pals now.

Sadly the night came to an end and the panel was over. However the best part was also at the end because everyone stayed around to take pictures and sign stuff for a lot of the fans and I was one of those lucky ones! Seriously, oh happy day.


Why hello Dawson Leery...er James Van Der Beek.


Meredith signing away, so gorgeous.


my favorite of the night, Busy Phillips,
heart her like wo!

Basically it was an amazing night and I'm so glad Ali was there to share it with me, seriously she's awesome. And yeah now I feel like I need to have a DC marathon since I do happen to own all six seasons on DVD, haha.






happy thursday!

25 comments:

OHN said...

I am probably wayyyy too old to admit this, but that James V...whew.

Katie cat said...

Great pics of you with James and Busy!

Busy is awesome - I watch Cougartown with her and Courteney Cox on it, and I had no idea who she was or that she was also on Dawson's Creek. I missed out on the whole series actually :-/

Andrea said...

That. Is. AWESOME!!

Mandy said...

How awesome is that. I'm jealous!

Doniree said...

Color me jealous!

San said...

I always LOVED Dawson's Creek! LOVED IT!

I suspect no Katie Holmes there either, huh? ;)

Lexilooo said...

You are the coolest! Now I want to go back and watch all six seasons again!

Mrs. Sitcom said...

How fun! Used to watch it religiously in college...man that seems like a long time ago...!

flipflops said...

OMG, I'm still so jealous! Thanks for posting the pictures -- I'm just gonna pretend I was there, too. And now I totally want to go home and have a DC marathon.

Sarah said...

That is so cool! Man, now I want to have a Dawson's marathon

d said...

Busy Phillips is so skinny in that picture! She looks bigger on film, crazy.

Also, Meredith is super pretty, love her hair!

(and you are just adorable!)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

dawsons creek was my FACKING FAVORITE!

Ben said...

I looooove Andy. Pre AND post crazy.

Jamie said...

I unfortunately do not have Dawson's Creek on DVD but I need them. I am obsessed with it.

And you are just having a killer week, lady!

Andhari said...

I alwyas watched it too back in the days. Back when I still like Katie Holmes lol

walkingonsunshine18 said...

So this post is kind of AMAZING! James Van Der Beek!? WOW

Bayjb said...

God I'm so f*cking jealous I don't live in LA to go with you to this stuff. SERIOUSLY. I'm surprised they got James, Busy and Meredith. Kind of sad that Katie, Josh and Michelle aren't into it anymore or can look back and take part in that stuff. James, still hot

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i love busy too!!!!

Jen said...

I'm with you--Dawson's Creek was the BEST!! I need to have a marathon!! It has been way too long since I've been in Capeside. I could watch season 3 over and over again. Pacey and Joey were so cute together!!!

Congrats on getting to meet some of the cast!!

Ali said...

AHHHHH!

I know I'm uber late in posting this but seriously? So much fun. Your fab self + Dawson's Creek related things = amazingness.

Rachel said...

How exciting girly! :)

Julie Q said...

I dont wanna wait for our lives to be over!!!!!

OMG love the Busy & You pic. did you ask her about Courtney Cox? I love cougartown!

ps. i'm watching twilight for the first time in the next few minutes. you've inspired me.

Allison M. said...

Oh how I remember those nights when it was on. My friend and I would call each other between commercials to discuss and hang up when it started.

OH that Pacey Whitter.

amanda said...

wait a second...back up...

what the heck is this dawsons creek event?? and why wasn't i invited?

oh my gosh. heaven.

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