I went to my first Ballroom With a Twist yesterday [Saturday, April 14]. Kym and Tristan were the pros. I wasn't sure what to expect because I read the DWTS pros weren't in it very much. I only watch SYTYCD when Chelsie is a guest and the same for AI (when they have a musical guest I like). It's a good show and seeing all the dancers in person makes you appreciate their talent and hard work. I was in the pit, center row 1. Can't get a better seat!
Kym and Tristan's dances were amazing. I've seen Kym perform 3 other times live but this time was the best. She and Tristan have chemistry and a lot of fun on stage. I've never seen Kym so happy (there might be a better word) on stage before. They did 4 or 5 dances, answered questions, and had everyone out of their seat dancing. I felt funny, but being right there in front of them had to join in. The show lasts 2 hours - after an hour there's a 15 minute intermission.
I arrived early and went to a movie in the afternoon about a block away. I saw some of the cast arrive but not Kym or Tristan. I could have met the cast but didn't ask for photos because I didn't know exactly who they were since I don't watch SYCYCD and AI. I should have because who knows - maybe one day they will be on DWTS. The other thing - there are no photos allowed during BWAT. I can understand why because the dancers dance right to the end of the stage and if there’s a flash, it might make them miss their mark. I have photos of Kym from other times but not Tristan (just wish I could have gotten a few) but maybe another time. Hope my meet and greet photos turn out or I will be very disappointed.
Kym and Tristan were very nice to everyone at the meet and greet. I think when it was my turn I said, “Hi Tristan, it's so nice to finally meet you” and to Kym, “It's nice seeing you again.” I asked Tristan if he sang and he said, “Why?” I said because I have my favorite singers sign this and he said then my answer is, “Yes.” He asked who my favorite singer was.
I told him I was afraid I wouldn't meet or see him because I was afraid he might go back to Ireland and he said, “Why would you say that?” Kym said she said the same thing to me when she met me. I think it was because they are both from other countries. The meet and greet photos were taken by the theater and the lady who took them said something - all I heard was Tristan saying if it didn't turn out, let's just take another. Tristan said to me before I left, “Hope I didn't disappoint you,” and I said, “No but now I miss you both even more on DWTS.”