So I'm just going to sit here and fangirl and reminisce about last night and how fucking amazing it was. Words can't even describe I was like about to fucking cry I was so happy because I met, hugged, and had fucking DRAMAAAA with Lana Del Rey!!!
Here's how everything went down:
She performed at Amoeba last night in SF and it was fucking PACKED I tell you. Since I had a wristband I was able to go to a designated station to see her up in the first row BUT since I was with my friend Sam (who didn't have a wristband) and it was just us two I didn't want to leave her and just go by myself. So I stayed in the fucking like 4th row behind a bunch of tall people and cd stands and could barely even see Lana's head the whole time she was singing. IDGAF the sound was perfect and she is soooo good live. Fuck SNL and all those other live performances, once you hear her in the flesh it's completely different I tell you.
From my distant memory I believe she sang: "Born to Die", "Blue Jeans", "Videogames", "Million Dollar Man", and "Without You".
People wanted her to sing more but come on now it's a fucking free performance lets not get greedy you stingy motherfuckers. Alas only those 300 people with wristbands were the ones that got to stay afterwards to get our shit signed. So it was chaotic and a little disorganized but I managed to stand somewhere in the middle of that mess of people. I believe the signing started at around 6:30 pm and my ass didn't get signed until 8:45pm!!! BUT IDC because this is the entire point of this post once I finally clawed my way up and got my turn my whole life was transformed I'm not even lying.
She seriously looks like a perfect Disney princess up close. I couldn't believe how fucking flawless she was. Her voice is like idek just perfect. This is what I remember saying to her lol
Me: OMG I don't even know what to say!!!!
Lana: Awww honey. How are YOU? Are you from here?
Me: Oh I go to school here.. I seriously don't know what to say! Everyone has already told you how pretty and gorgeous you are...
How do you like Frisko? Did you go sightseeing a little today?
Her: I love it omg. Barely, just the most basic parts you know
*idek what I said afterwards*
Then she asked me where I wanted her to sign on. I told her on the actual CD and that I just wanted it out to me, Fern. and then I did this whole stupid thing I do when people repeat my name:
Her: Fern? omg that's so cute!
Me: Yeah, Fern! Like a plant!! ;D
Her: laughing and giggling. You are just the cutest Fern!! <--- I wanted to fucking SQUISH her omg.
Okay so this was the best part:
idk we kept kinda laughing and everything was happening so fast and so she realized that she spelled my name WRONG. idk how the fuck she managed to get it wrong but she did. Are you ready for it? She spelled it: F-E-A-R-N-E. God bless her soul <3
But I swear I was like seeing stars at this point I really did not give a shit. I wanted to like just bask in her glow. So once my brain grasped what she was telling me - how she spelled it wrong and shit - I kept reassuring her that it was perfectly fine. That I didn't want to hold up the line etc. but then she was like:
"No way. I'm getting you a brand new cd! I can't let you leave with this! I'm going to do it right. Let me fix it omg I'm so stupid... etc" So she told the guy next to her (her manager?) idk some british speaking dude and asked if he had another cd, he didn't so she was like "Don't worry honey they're gonna go get one. Don't you dare leave without me signing it again". So idk one of her men went to go fetch another one from somewhere. All the while I'm just standing there like seriously not believing that this is happening and like scared to move because she kinda grabbed/hugged me and was like "I'm so sorry. Wait here and I'll fix it. Promise me you won't leave Fern!"
And I just kept repeating "it's okay, seriously it's okay. I don't care, I'm sorry for making you waste your time etc"
She was practically BEGGING me to not leave!!!!
I was like OMFG is this real life. I seriously was like this on the inside:
So she put me to the side with her "people" because her manager needed her to keep signing shit for the people behind of me lol. Anyways her people were like smh bitch we're trying to get this line moving. stop begging people to stay!! lol so I also apologized to them but they just shrugged and told me "She's the boss. Whatever she says goes". Damn fucking right!
So FINALLY some employee jumps up and gives me the new cd and Lana rushes over and does it "right" I guess haha. It seriously happened so fast and so slow at the same time. So I gave her another hug and whispered "I fucking love you" and she whispered back "I fucking love YOU" and then I think I just died.
So yeah I'm still gradually processing the whole thing. But that was my story. All I know is that I'm now Lana's number 1 stan so peeps on ONTD better back the fuck up and get ready.
And here is my proof:
CD #1 - aka Lana's version of 'Fern' = "Fearne"
CD #2 - aka the one she begged me to let her resign and that I'm sure her people wanted to kill me for holding up the line:
And alas I got to keep both and I have two flawless cd's now.
Best. Night. Ever.
Go buy Born to Die!