Tuesday, September 13

Thoughts on Bach Pad

So last night was the finale! They actually covered a little bit of everything, but here's what you didn't see...

First of all, ME! I mentioned last week that they didn't film our section of the audience very much, but I didn't mind at all since we had a great view of everything. But, I made it on camera :)

Clearly, no one would ever recognize me on there, since I am lurking in the shadows...Oh, you see the lady and guy in the first row? That's Michelle Money's mom and brother!

Several people have asked how I got tickets. Basically, I was watching it last Monday night and remembered that they were filming the next day. So I went to the Bachelor Pad website, sent them an email, and didn't expect to hear back. I got a response about 20 minutes later and then did a happy dance all around the house. This was at like 11:00 and I had so much to do! Doug helped me pick out an outfit, and then I couldn't sleep. I finally fell asleep at 2am and had to wake up at 5. I went by myself (I'm so cool) because Doug had work, but I made friends with the girls sitting next to me so it was all good :)

So here are my thoughts on the finale:

-The discussion between Ames and Jackie was painful for everyone. It was so sad for her because she was looking for answers, and he was stuttering and started to cry.

-At one point in filming, Ames snuck out to go to the bathroom. But he forgot to turn his microphone off :) We heard everything! They finally realized what happened when there was a big flush!

-Whatever you've heard about the fight between Graham and Justin, I think Justin deserved it. He was such a jerk to everyone and definitely gave Michelle (and Graham) a really hard time. He told the final four that he thought none of them deserved to be up there....he basically just loves being the villain. 

-The person I was most interested to see was Jake. I wanted to see how he really acted when the cameras weren't rolling, and I wasn't surprised at all. He came in with a smirk on his face and didn't talk to any of the other contestants. Jake and Vienna actually 'made up' on the show and hugged it out, but they didn't show that.

-The whole proposal story was so lame! Ugh! I was SO MAD that Michael had to find out that way. I've heard that the show told Holly to not tell Michael so they would get it on air. Would you think I was crazy if I cried during that? Because I did. It was so sad!!

-Michael is, by far, my favorite person to ever be on any Bachelor show. He was absolutely hilarious and they took out so many of his funny remarks! 

-Gia is the tiniest person I've ever seen.

-William was adorable. I wasn't a big fan of his from what he did on Ashley's season, but I realized he's just a stupid boy. Whenever he disagreed with what someone was saying, he would turn around and whisper things to our section and we would laugh during a serious moment.

-Graham told Michelle that he had something for her, and bent down and looked like he was going to propose. But he gave her a rose, and then gave a bouquet to her mom. It was really sweet- they both came over and hugged her family. Chris Harrison asked what their relationship status is...I don't know why they didn't show this part! Everyone was confused by their answer- Graham said Michelle is going to New York soon to be with him. So we didn't know if that was a visit or if she's moving there. But either way, they definitely seemed like a couple. 

-I was so surprised to see how unscripted it was. It was constant conversation, and they only re-shot a couple things where the audio wasn't great. 

-The audience was really mad by the end. We were in the studio for 8 hours. They gave us one bathroom break about 3 hours in, but only let about 30 people go. We couldn't go for the rest of the time, and we didn't get any food or water. We were grumpy, to say the least. Not cool, ABC.

-Chris Harrison actually surprised me the most. I didn't have a great impression of him going into it, but he was actually nice and really funny. And he isn't afraid to call the contestants out...like when he told Vienna she could leave and he'd call her a cab :)

-After filming was finished, we got to meet all of them. I chose to only meet the people I actually liked, since I would have nothing to say to someone like Vienna or Kasey. I met:
-Michael (LOVE him)
-Ella (she is my favorite girl on the show- she was SO sweet)
-Ames (so sweet, so awkward)
-Erica Rose (hilarious)

It was an awesome experience and I definitely want to go to the Bachelor finale in the spring! Anyone wanna join me? :)


J and A said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so fun! What an experience. I was SO sad for Micheal too and Ames/Jackie. :( It was a great show. That is a long time to be there though! Yikes! Thanks for the inside scoop!

sburton1130 said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll go with you!! I watched it last night and was looking for you! I'm so glad you got to share more from the taping. I was hoping Michelle and Graham would win but at least they're still a couple. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

I am still jealous that you were there... even if it was for 8 whole hours... lol

I didn't like how Ames wouldn't look at Jackie... they were such a cute couple and I felt bad for them! I kind of hoped Vienna and Kasey would split... but maybe they deserve each other! As for Jake - I don't get good vibes from him! I love Michael as well - he seemed the most genuine and felt horrible for him to find out about Holly that way!! Michelle and Graham are cute together! ;)

Thanks for the inside scoop though!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

8 hours with no bathroom break or food?! That is ridiculous!! I suppose if you love it, it'd be worth it, though!

That is so awesome you were on TV!! Haha! Did you scream when you saw yourself? I would have.

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, this is SO SO cool!!! You are basically famous. And I have met you, so I'm basically famous now, too!!! Hahaha! Glad it was fun, other than the no bathroom. That's ridiculous!

meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm so jealous. Although I don't know if I could have been there to watch that whole Holly and Michael thing go down. It must have been the worst. How long did that silence last? It must have gone on forever!!

Emily grapes said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I think I missed something big here w/this show. I don't even know what its about or who the people are. Were they from the old seasons of the Bachelor/ette?

That sucks they wouldn't let you leave to eat or do anything. Not cool at all. Your next finale, definitely stock up on goodies and a cup maybe? haha, kidding. ;)

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Amanda @ New Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

I felt so bad for Michael too- he should be the next Bachelor! I can't believe you only got 1 bathroom break in 8 hours- I would have peed my pants!!

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this look like it would have been such fun! Ames is SO STRANGE, but sweet, and I am jealous that you got to meet him in person. I made my poor boyfriend watch this season of The Bachelorette, and he was crazy about goofy Ames. I'll have to tell him you met him! And BEN - be still, my heart. <33333

Okay, so I'll fly out for The Bachelor, okay? Will you put me up? :)

And, EIGHT HOURS without a bathroom break?! I'd sue. ha.

sherri lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun experience! I thought of you when I was watching the finale and was super jealous that you had gotten to be there!! I can't believe they film for so long and that you didn't have bathroom breaks/water/food! If I lived closer I would definitely be down for the bachelor finale in the spring :)

Heather Nelsen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes yes YES I want to join you!!! Ha! I'm serious- we have never been to California.. What better reason to visit?! Haha. I am so stinking excited for you guys that you get to live there for this period! But I speak for your mom when I say don't love it too much! ;) i know she must miss you!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I still can't believe you were there! THAT IS AWESOME!

And how many hours without a bathroom break? 8?! That's horrible!

Sounds like a cool experience though! :)

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