LA Weekend – Jason Manns, Jensen Ackles, Danneel Harris and Friends
Jason Mann’s CD release party in LA – good times were had by all.
We had a fabulous time at Jason Mann’s show in LA last week – the night was a celebration of Jason’s new CD release, and everyone came out to show their enthusiasm and enjoy an evening of fabulous music. Jason’s written a song just for fans which will be included as a digital download exclusive in Fangasm, so of course we wanted to be there too.
Expect a blog post of our chat with Jason soon about his new CD, upcoming plans, and performing with Jensen at the convention in Italy — but for now, we just wanted to share the fun night! We were blown away by the talents of John Pearson (think early Thom Yorke) and Jim Hanft (not only a talented musician, but hysterically funny – he’s a Philly boy like Lynn, so look for him soon at World Café). Then Riley Smith’s band, Life of Riley, took the stage and we couldn’t resist jumping off the bar stools to shake it up a little. Jason finished up the evening, playing with the band for a change and having everyone on their feet and singing along. Oddly, this included Michael Rosenbaum, who kept walking by the stage singing Jason’s praises. Loudly. We totally agreed with him though– in fact, we all demanded an encore, which prompted Jason to call all his friends up to the stage to help him sing an awesome cover of ‘The Weight’. And yes, he did try to convince Jensen to help out, since he’s apparently the only one who’s sure about the words for the later verses. This time, unlike at the Italy con, Jensen managed to evade the temptation. Alas!
Can’t say we blame him, though. The night was wonderfully laid back, with most of the people there knowing each other well from the local music scene. We had a chance to catch up with Jensen and Danneel and Steve Carlson to just chat instead of asking interview questions, which is definitely a lot more fun! In fact, they asked us questions about Fangasm instead, which was a lovely turnaround since we’re used to being on the other side of the question asking! They’ve all contributed alot to the book, and their support never fails to make us all warm and fuzzy. Or maybe that was the drinks….
Anyway, conversation ranged from music to television to whether or not you should interrupt another celebrity having a quiet dinner to tell him you’re a big fan (yes, the people we fan also struggle with this same dilemma about the people they fan – and the consensus was probably not, let the guy eat, in case you were wondering). By the end of the evening, we were feeling so warm and fuzzy that we ended up giving out wedding advice to Danneel and Jensen – as in, don’t forget to have fun at your own wedding, it’s your day after all. Easy to forget when you’re genuinely caring people who worry about everyone else having a good time, as they both are. This prompted a lovely conversation that only made the warm and fuzzies even more warm and fuzzy, and the goodbye hugs too. Hopefully the warmth will stay with us now that we’re back on the chilly rainy East coast faced with a staggering pile of work to catch up on. Why can’t we just be fulltime fangirls??