Everyone give it up for Leigh (Ginleigh on IG) for taking the time to write us blog about her experience at MOVE Beyond. And yes, that Birthday boy sure smells fantastic. 🙂
Well. It FINALLY happened! I was able to see Derek and Julianne on tour! I missed the first two tours as I was in Europe during the first and my dad was having health issues at the time of the second one. I was beyond excited when the Move Beyond tour as announced and they were coming to Sarasota as I live about five miles from the venue. I bought my VIP tickets the first day they were available and settled back to wait impatiently for May 14th to roll round. Needless to say, I was devastated when they cancelled due to Julianne’s conflict with the Miss USA pageant. I looked onto the show’s the day before in Clearwater and I was lucky enough to score VIP tickets to the matinee show!
I’m not sure of this is standard for them on days when they have two shows, but we were instructed to be there two hours early and we were able to see the memorabilia and take green screen photos and shop crowd free, while the meet & greet was after the matinee and before the evening show. I thought this made that process a little crowded and by the time those of us at the matinee were able to wend our way back to the VIP area, all the good seats were taken, so we were in the back couple of rows making pictures during Q&A a tad difficult and I was unable to be seen with my hand up with so many ahead of me, which made actually being able to ask a question impossible. If I had been able to ask them a question, I would like to have asked if they would ever consider doing a variety show, with singing, dancing, etc.
But, in the scheme of things, this was minor. To actually get to meet both of them and hug them (especially Derek, mmmm he smelled so good!) was exciting! I was wearing a pink shirt and told them that I was part of the #pinkshirtgirlposse (thanks Courtney Larkin) and Jules replied, “hey I’m wearing my pink too”. (cute pink dress). One side note, I couldn’t believe how tiny Jules is, I was afraid she would break in two if I hugged too hard, LOL.
One question someone asked, which they both said they had never had asked before, was if they were celebrities and they were asked to do DWTS, what pro would they want as their partner. Julianne said Derek or Mark because they are the best! Derek said either Emma (according to him the “sweetest, funniest person”) or Lindsay (“sweet and creative” were how he described her).
All I’ll say about the show, as so many others have went into great descriptive detail, is that it far exceeded any expectations that I had! It was non-stop MOVEment; their dancers are amazing and to say that Derek and Jules are mega-talented is an understatement! Their genuineness just shines from within; you could see at the end of the show how moved they were by the audience’s response!
I look forward to, hopefully, seeing them again and although it wasn’t cheap, I would probably do the VIP again and maybe even the Supreme just to spend more time so them!
Here are a couple of her videos!