Red Carpet Adventure……in Pictures

I’ve had some formatting issues with this post. It does not look the way I want it to but, for the sake of my sanity, I am publishing it the way it is. xx

Many of you have heard about, or possibly read about my little RA adventure in the Auckland airport.  Sadly, there are no pictures on my camera from that.  There are, however, several pictures from our lovely Red Carpet RA encounter in sunny Wellington.  I know first hand the excitement of seeing “new” pictures of Richard Armitage surface and I feel like I’ve kept these (mostly) to myself for long enough. So here’s my little FanstRA pressie for all of you lovelies.

These are just from my little point and shoot and not pro quality by any means.  Still, I hope you’ll enjoy them……

First glimpse

“There he is!!” First glimpse of the man himself!

RA interviewing 1_edited-1

Impatiently waiting as RA finishes his interviews.
You can almost hear the collective “squeeing.”

I love the chuckle on Mr Security Man's face as he spots the anxiously waiting Army.

This pic is not particularly significant other than I adore the chuckle on Mr. Security Man’s face as he spots our little group.

And finally he's on the way.

And finally he’s on the way…….

Signing and chatting

RA signing and chatting. It meant so much that he took time to chat with each of us as he signed our books and pictures.

He signed a couple of things and then decided he wanted a different pen. Ruth is looking in her purse for a Sharpie.

After signing a couple of things Richard decided he wanted a different pen. Ruth, his publicist, is looking in her purse for a Sharpie.

apparently, it's a really big purse...

and, apparently, it’s kind of a big purse…

aaaand, we have a pen...

aaaand, we have a pen…

Hello darling...

Hello darling…

I don't know what it is about this pic, but I just love it. All furrowed and adorable. I think he may have caught a glimpse of the t-shirts we all had on.

I don’t know what it is about this pic, but I just love it. All furrowed and adorable.
I think he may have just caught a glimpse of the t-shirts we all had on.

Reading the Team Thorin shirt.

Reading one of the Team Thorin t-shirts.

What a lovely smile.

I think he likes them….

I believe there was a bit of cheeky conversation going on in these next few pics, but that is not my story to tell.

Well just say he was definitely having a good time…..

I believe there was a bit of cheeky conversation going on, but that is not my story to tell. Well just say he was definitely having a good time. listeningkiller smilemore smilesmore sweet smilesigning

greeting friendsgreeting friends 2

After he finished chatting with our group, Richard stopped to greet a few friends. I have no clue who the woman is, but the man he’s shaking hands with is The Hobbit concept artist Alan Lee.

and he's gone

Richard stopped for a few more autographs before heading off, out of sight.

Going through these photos brings a flood of memories and emotions.  There is just so much to share about that day, and the whole amazing trip, but I can’t seem to find any more words right now.  It was by far, one of the craziest, and best experiences of my life so far and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

More for another day. xx

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23 comments on “Red Carpet Adventure……in Pictures

  1. Traxy says:

    That must have been an AMAZING experience! 😀 So jealous!

  2. Servetus says:

    Love all the candids!

  3. jasrangoon says:

    These are great pictures! Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us. 🙂

  4. The Queen says:

    I love these! He was having a blast for sure and you gals were the STARS!! THanks!

  5. Faboamanto says:

    Just love these photos. What wonderful memories you must have. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Ania says:

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

  7. kellyduck says:

    Thanks for all your lovely comments everyone! He makes it pretty easy to get a good picture, though I’m amazed my shakey hands didn’t leave them all a big blur! The hardest part is remembering to actually take the pictures! LOL!

  8. Janine says:

    Aw, thanks, ducky. This is so nice to see. And everyone was so happy that you can’t help but smile. xxx

  9. Mlea64 says:

    I’m sqeeeing just looking at them. And every stayed upright? No fainting because of the closeness of him? 🙂

  10. Loved your photos and running commentary! Cheers! Grati ;->

  11. Leigh says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing the photos and the story of your adventure.

  12. Trudy says:

    Loved these! Thanks for sharing.

  13. You are one lucky duck, KellyDuck! I read the link to your blog about the plane ride. I thought my heart was going to jump out of me with the feels!

  14. kellyduck says:

    Thanks again for the comments everyone! 🙂 So glad you’re enjoying the pictures. Although RA was the highlight of the day by far, we did get to meet many of the other cast members along the Red Carpet as well. They were all so kind and gracious. That post is in the works 🙂

  15. sloan says:

    This was lovely — thanks for sharing. The pics of the publicist looking for the pen were cute — you’d think a publicist would be more prepared.

  16. Mezz says:

    Gorgeous pics! Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. Lillie says:

    Amazing, amazing photo’s ducky! All the while I’m scrolling them, I have this dumb smile on my face. What can I say, he just makes me smile. Btw, would love to see the Team Thorin t’s you gals wore!

  18. jos2507 says:

    amazing pics ! thanks a lot for sharing 🙂 !! nice moment !

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