Manchester Arena explosion: Ariana Grande concert tour suspended
ARIANA GRANDE: VIP PACKAGES - 2/21/ PM wardrobe and props; Meet & Greet with Ariana Grande and selfie opportunity; One (1) Dangerous. “Oh, Dad – I might be able to meet Ariana Grande today!” . You can take a selfie with her, but nothing else.” Some type of re-do, or perhaps a meet n greet with some other, Lisa Mandell March 20, at am #. After months of waiting, Ariana Grande finally kicked off her Honeymoon Tour last night in Kansas City. Besides getting the chance to see an.
Jen deleted the first one, without being asked to do so.
She did it out of common respect. As they said their goodbyes, Ariana hugged Jen, and Mrs. Joan Grande actually thanked us for coming to meet her daughter.
It was a wonderful experience, and Jen has told the world about it for years. Ariana Grande was one of the nicest celebrities we have ever encountered — and between originally living in New York, then Vegas, and our frequent trips to L. Flash forward to August, Ariana is a superstar. But surely she is still the same sweet girl where it matters most — in her heart. Contestants had to produce some art and say why they loved Ariana so much.
Jen spent days working on artwork of Ariana, wrote why she loved her, and amazingly, became a finalist. She was then interviewed via phone by an MTV rep for the second stage of the competition, and a few days later was announced as one of the two MTV winners there was another winner through VH1.
All winners were permitted to bring a guest to L. The winners were placed at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. They were told to get to the L.
Forum in Inglewood for a 5 PM meeting with Ariana. They had to provide their own transportation. Jen and Kel arranged for a taxi to take them. Jen brought her winning artwork because she wanted to give it to her idol. She also wanted to remind Ariana of their prior meeting by the Titanic exhibit, when it was just Jen, Ariana, and that cute hoodie. They were not allowed inside, or even permitted to wait in the safety of the parking lot.
Turns out, they were never permitted in the building at all. Also, this neighborhood is unsafe so be careful out there.
They waited till around 7: They were all hungry and cold, and despite a huge party barbeque going on in the tent beside their benches, they were offered nothing but a bottle of water the entire time. Jen and the other MTV winner a young man of 16 who traveled across the entire country for this meeting were interviewed on camera by MTV to be broadcast at a later date. They were told what to say, almost word for word. I know Jen feared that if she refused to do this, she would not meet Ariana though she was not told that.
After the bogus interview, Ariana was set to appear.
First, she did an on-camera interview. She then approached her fans without a smile — just an icy look as she toyed with her hair. She was surrounded by 8 to 10 assistants. Ariana stood by, with a blank stare, as the rules came fast and furiously from a staffer: Give them to security and they will get them to her.
You can take a selfie with her, but nothing else. The 16 year old boy had recorded a CD of beautiful violin cover versions of Ariana songs. It won the contest for him, and he wanted to present it to her. It was taken away by security.
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Ariana Grande, the superstar, then walked toward her three contest-winning fans. She spent perhaps 15 seconds with each of them. That is not an exaggeration. They took an approved photo with her and that was it. Ariana gave that grin for each picture, but then it was gone again. She never bothered to even ask anyone their name. No peace sign from Ari this time. Then Jen took out one of the drawings that won the contest for her.
Kelly snapped a photo of her smiling little sister giving Ariana the drawing. The MTV reps on scene seemed startled, but at a loss for what to do. They were seated three rows from the back of the top balcony, possibly closer to the sun than the stage.
I had told them to expect that, though. The fact that one of the winners was somehow awarded better seats than the others, seated among industry insiders, and given wristbands for he and his guest for free food and drink during the show is a mystery that was not specified as a prize, and was likely just another MTV oversight — along with letting all the contest winners out of the car that brought them to the show in a Sizzler parking lot several blocks from the Forum.
They were told to hoof it to that same lot after the show, in their new outfits and shoes. Do you think that MTV might have offered to place the winners up close in the pit in front of the stage with hundreds of radio contest winners? You know, to make up for the terrible meeting experience? Polite texts were sent to several MTV reps, and tweets to both Ariana and her mother, desperately asking for something to be done.
Some type of re-do, or perhaps a meet n greet with some other, more fan-friendly, celebrity. It is understood that this was a meet n greet. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers. In the US she played to an average of 12, people each night.
Ariana Grande’s world tour suspended
The venue holds around 14, people in concert mode. She then launched a music career — her debut Yours Truly was released in and made No. Her fanbase — who call themselves Arianators — are predominantly young females, with many parents buying tickets to accompany their children to her Australian concerts. Getty Images photo galleryAriana Grande concert terror blast in pictures An injured woman seen near Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert.
Getty2 of 40 Injured people are seen near the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion during an Ariana Grande concert. AP11 of 40 Emergency services personnel speak to people outside Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Getty14 of 40 Police deploy at scene of a reported explosion during the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Picture: Getty17 of 40 Medics deploy at the scene of a reported explosion during the Ariana Grance concert in Manchester, England. Getty19 of 40 Members of the public receive treatment from emergency service staff at Victoria Railway Station close to the Manchester Arena.
Getty20 of 40 Armed police gather at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert.
Getty24 of 40 Police work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. AP25 of 40 Emergency services arrive close to the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert. Getty26 of 40 Police and fans close to the Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande concert.
Getty27 of 40 Police deploy at scene of a reported explosion during the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Picture: