I would describe my first day of Super Soap 2007 as a mixture of frustration and elation.
Frustration because we got to MGM Studios at 6:30 a.m. and only got three standby passes – no regular FastPasses that would guarantee a one-on-one meeting with our favorite stars.
But alls well that ends well…..
I got a kiss, a hug and a photo (cheek-to-cheek) with Michael E. Knight – Tad from All My Children…
And I didn’t even have his FastPass!
Not that I didn’t try, but his were among the first to go…..So I ended up outside the railing of his booth.
I have to say that he is one of THE MOST generous actors that I have met……He’s just incredibly warm to everyone – and I mean every single person and then some.
And it is obvious that he is sincere in his attentiveness to every fan.
Michael stayed more than a half hour after he was scheduled to stop his autograph session to take ALL of his standbys…..Then he came out to those of us on the rail and took photos…and he just came up to me and kissed me on my cheek without me asking!
Thank-you Michael for your selfless generosity to your fans. For me, you made my day!
He hugged nearly every fan during his session – and I mean a really, good hug!
Speaking of really good hugs….Thorsten Kaye, Zach on AMC…..All I can say is WOW! He is touchy, feely with all his fans, which by the way is a good thing.
I had a standby ticket for him – and, boy, was that worth the price of admission! He, also, stayed way beyond his allotted time to take ALL of this standbys.
He seemed genuinely happy to see every fan.
And then there was David Canary, Adam on AMC.
I had an early standby, number 8, and he took me and others during his first session – which is rare. Many of the actors wait until their second session to take the standbys.
I don’t really remember what I said to him….I was probably babbling…He’s so talented, and boy does he look great….really good looking with a warm smile.
I was so excited to meet him because I’m such a longtime fan dating back to his Bonanza days….one of my favorite shows of all time.
But, yes, David didn’t disappoint. He was super nice – and I’ve got some great pictures.
And a shout out to Stephanie from Jacksonville. She took my picture while I was posing with David and she asked for my e-mail and said she will send it to me….Stephanie has been watching AMC since 1989.
Speaking of photos, I’m planning on posting a link with our SSW photos on Tuesday. Check back then for Sunday’s recap and photos.
The last standby ticket I had was for Brandon Buddy, Cole on One Life To Live.
Talk about taking his fans along the railing…..Brandon was hopping back and forth and in and out of his booth to sign autographs, hug and pose with his fans outside the railing….I mean these girls were screaming for the guy!
In fact, he was taking so many fans outside the railing that poor Tracy, who was on standby behind me, was going to miss her next session with Kristen Alderson. So I let her go ahead of me. She was very appreciative.
I wanted to meet Brandon because he was the only One Lifer at SSW who I haven’t met – and I figured that he would probably be really fun because it was his first year….and he was fun and very sweet….Although if I were him I would have been a little frightened at some of the younger
fans practically throwing themselves at him from outside the railing…..
In fact, one girl was crying because he was the only one she wanted to meet and she didn’t have a FastPass. As the Disney people were trying to rush him out after the first session, Brandon saw her crying and took a photo with her….Definitely a nice guy!
I have to say, one of the best things that happened today was meeting so many nice fans while we waited in the seemingly never ending lines.
It was a real joy to meet such nice people, beginning with Lu Anne from Ohio at 6:30 a.m. in the All My Children line.
Yes, I said 6:30 a.m. outside the MGM gate.
Hey Lu Anne. It was fun chatting. Keep in touch.
I also met Barbara and Linda from Brevard County, FL. We met up with them again while waiting to see Thorsten….I took photos of them hugging him.
Sue from New Jersey – I got your photo too! I’ll send it to you.
Anita from Boston and Lori from Ocala – enjoyed visiting with you both while we were waiting to get into the commissary.
That’s it for now….Check back here Tuesday for more SSW recap and photos.


7 thoughts on “Day One of Super Soap 2007

  1. Diane
    November 11, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Ladies, I wanted to thank you again, Michele, for keeping after me to try again to wait in the stand-by lines for Thorsten and David Canary. It was well worth it!! I was #47 and 50 standby for each and pretty much gave up hope until you convinced me to keep trying. It was a pleasure to be in the “holding pen” with you! And to share the frustration of being in the AMC line!! Hope you had better luck today!! Diane from New Jersey

  2. Michele
    November 12, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Diane! So glad to hear from you! And I am really happy that you got to meet Thorsten and David. They were great, weren’t they?I didn’t see you on Sunday, but I’ll tell you – a lot happened and it wasn’t all good. Check back here Tuesday to read all about it and I’ll have a link to my photos as well.
    It was really good meeting you.
    Keep in Touch,

  3. Sue
    November 24, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Michele,
    It was great to talk to you back at Super Soap. I just wanted to say thanks again for saving me when my camera battery died aftert waiting in line for Thorsten. The picture came out great. Thanks again for sending it to me so quickly. Hope to keep in touch!
    Sue in NJ

  4. Michele
    December 5, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Sue in NJ,
    Sorry it took me so long to reply…I am so happy that you stopped by here to visit us and it was really good talking with you in Thorsten’s holding pen and also the next morning at breakfast.
    Glad I could help with the photo!
    Please keep in touch with us.

  5. LuAnne
    March 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Michele & Kara-
    Better late then never! I just went thru all my SSW 2007 stuff and found your card. I am sooo glad I did! Just read all the postings related to SSW ’07 & checked out all the photos. Great recap & photos! I loved meeting you both & thanks for the pictures. Hope to see you in 2008!
    LuAnne in Ohio

  6. Kara
    March 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Wow, LuAnne! You know, Michele and I were just talking about you the other day, wondering where you disappeared to. LOL. It’s good to hear from you. Come back and visit when you get the chance 🙂

  7. Michele
    March 11, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    LuAnne – so glad to hear from you! Your name comes up often. I so enjoyed meeting you and I’m glad that you visited us. Please stop by more often. We’d love to hear from you. Michele