Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Donny Osmond Exposed (well almost!)

So yes, I've been gone forever and the longer I was gone the more intimidating it was to start again. So much has happened and so much time has passed. Where do I start? Well I'm gonna just jump right back in because this story is too good not to share.

I've talked about my cousin Linda here and how she a huge Osmond fan, specifically Donny. Well she recently got two tickets to see Donny & Marie at the QVC headquarters in West Chester, PA and asked me if I'd like to meet her there. Well just so happens the kids were on spring break and I was hoping to get up to Philly to see Alex that week Julz and Nate spent the day with Alex and they boys in Philly and I was off to QVC headquarters to meet my cousin and see Donny & Marie Osmond.

After catching up with her in the lobby ~ and getting introduced to quite a few of her friends/Donny fans, we were seated 2nd row center for the event. We were warmed up with lots of trivia by a very entertaining QVC employee and then it was time for Donny & Marie to come out. They look better in person then they do on TV, and so funny.

They chatted for a minute or two and sang part of a clip from their new CD when I realized something was amiss...I honestly was not looking at the man's crotch but somehow I am always the one to notice that OMG, Donny's zipper was open! I whispered to my cousin to see if she could verify and about that time he moved into a different position. Of course at this point I AM staring at his crotch and suspicion was confirmed. Not sure what to do, I motioned for the woman who had warmed up the audience and happened to be standing not too far away to come over and told her that she might want to let someone know that Donny was about to expose himself ~ Did I mention that this was being aired LIVE???
She immediately went over and whispered in the ear of D&M's people, who I guess let Donny know through an ear piece he was wearing.... I thought maybe he'd quietly slip off for a moment but no ~ He turned a bit red and then stood up in front of everyone and zipped up! QVC managed NOT to show that moment but the jokes that ensued afterwards were heard by all and there was no doubt as to what happened. The audience was cracking up and believe it or not I turned red. Sure glad they didn't tell him it was me who noticed!

You can see the video from the event (I'm the dorky redhead in the beige shirt with purple flowers who showed up on air waay more than I'm comfortable with) and order the CD here. It really sounds like it's going to be a good CD and we were given the CD insert signed by both Donny & Marie. Their voices live are amazing and the songs are very catchy. I'm anxious to get mine when it comes out.

After the taping was over Donny came into the audience and when he saw my cousin, he immediately asked how she was feeling (she has been in the hospital recently and even received a call from Jay Osmond). She introduced him to me and he shook my hand. Such a nice guy. I managed to get this pic of them together. One of many she has of the two of them. They were soon ushered out and Linda and I went to lunch with some of her friends (they are the couple in the QVC video)who had just come back (with pics) from a recent Osmond wedding and told us about the upcoming wedding of their daughter at the beautiful LDS temple just outside of Washington DC. I've passed this temple many times on I95 and even got off the freeway for a closer look and a pic or two.

All in all a fun and funny day made even better by getting to share it with my wonderful cousin.

Update: Donny posted this unedited version of his "exposure" here! What a guy.


Monnik said...

Ha! Nice of you to let Donny know his business was about to hang out! ;)

Becky said...

Wonderful story Barb. So glad you finally got to meet Donny. I'm excited for you. TC Love U!

CritterLady said...

Barbara, what a fun day we shared! I'm so glad you joined me for it. The fly incident was hysterical. Donny posted the unedited version here on youtube:
I'm thinking this will make it into tv blooper shows, and he'll have you to thank. :o) Thanks for being there with me, for taking the pic, and for saving Donny from even MORE overexposure! ;o)

Barb said...

So funny that he posted the "real" video! What a guy.

Miss Healthypants said...

Welcome back, Barb!! :) That is freakin' hilarious--I was laughing out loud and then had to share the story with my husband--too too funny! :) And sure, you weren't looking at his crotch...likely story...*hee hee*

jbcwriter said...

Haha! Saw you in the audience! Still can't believe you were on QVC!

Glad to have you back on your blog!

jillytacy said...

I'm so glad you're back!! I missed you and was getting worried about you guys!
I had to laugh out loud when I read this! You have the best adventures and you crack me up! Hilarious!

APE said...

Love this story, Barb! And I've missed you!

Anonymous said...

Barb! So glad you are back! I missed reading what you have to write. :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Too funny! Nice to see you blogging again and thanks for commenting on my blog :)

Jeanne said...

You always have the funniest things happen around you. And if it wasn't for you, everyone might of saw more of Donnie than he wanted! Hey, maybe you shouldn't have said anything!! ha ha