Ok, guys. So, it's been a week. Sorry, I couldn't post the review before. Hope you guys like it!
We were expecting her to come on Saturday, Feb 18th. But then, people were saying that she would arrive on Sunday, the 19th.
Some fans from Sao Paulo (another State) arrived in Rio on Friday, Feb 17th, and went directly to the Fasano Hotel so they could wait for her there.
I went to the Hotel with my boyfriend, on Saturday around 4:00 pm and met the Jlovers that were already there.
We waited until 11:00 pm and then we decided to go home, take a shower, sleep a little bit and comeback at 4:00 am.
I live 15 minutes drive from the Hotel, but the others were located 2 hours or more from the Hotel.
I went home, took a shower and slept for 2 hours. My boyfriend did not even sleep and woke me up.
We went back to the Hotel and arrived at 3:30 am. The other Jlovers never left, because the subway station was closed.
The bodyguards from Fasano didn't want to tell us what time she would arrive and there were one, that tried to get us away from the sidewalk, saying that she was not going to be staying there anymore. That she would be at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
We knew that was a lie.
Later, a bodyguard said that she was going to arrive at the Hotel at 10:00 am.
There were about 6 security cars (don't remember exactly), police and everything going to the airport and take her to the Hotel.
Here's a picture of us waiting for her. Everybody's tired.
We wanted to have her attention, so, we decided to write the following sentence, "Take a picture with your loyal Jlove?rs", so she could read inside of her car.
Jennifer only arrived at 13:00 pm!
When we saw her car, we threw the sentence away and I can say we flew to the car! I was the first one. I was knocking and screaming like crazy!
As the glass was black, I couldn't see much. I saw a flash from inside the car. That was Casper taking photos of me and the other screaming fans!
A picture after her arrival, lol:
After that we went to the front of the Hotel and started to scream her name and she showed up on the balcony along with Casper!!
Once again, we've gone crazy! We screamed out loud "JLO, I love you" and she did us a heart sign with her fingers! (That was so cute!)
We sang the chorus of some of her Love? songs. She smiled and danced a little.
We asked her to come down, but she "said" she was going to sleep.
Benny came up and we started to scream "Benny!" and they seemed very surprised! Jen did this face right here:
Here's the video!
Jen went to sleep and some of us went home to take a shower and take a nap.
I slept for 45 minutes and returned to the Hotel. The other Jlovers haven't returned yet.
We needed to talk to her team, specially to Benny, so we could meet her and take a picture with her.
The other Jlovers wrote her a letter, asking her to have a time with her real fans. Our mission was give the letter either Benny or any other person who can get in touch with her.
Rodrigo Faro from "O Melhor do Brasil" (The best of Brazil show) went to Fasano in order to interview her. We gave him the letter and asked him to give it to Jennifer. (We don't know if he did)
The interview took place at the Fasano's Terrace. Outside, we could slightly see them.
Here's a picture of Rodrigo Faro and Casper before the interview:
Again, we tried to have their attention. We were outside with 3 big pink balls, written J L O.
There was a car with a megaphone, and we asked the driver to let us say something! We screamed Jennifer, JLO, etc.. lol We definitely got their attention, but they didn't stop the interview.
The interview was over and Jen waved to us from the terrace.
Rodrigo Faro left Fasano first, right after she left. She was going to Brahma's cabin/camarote.
We've gone nuts once more, lol!
It was almost 22:00 pm, so I decided to go home so I could rest. I thought she would return just in the morning. But my plan was to go back to the hotel around 2:00 am.
I went to the subway station with 4 Jlovers and we saw the other Jlovers that left early during the day. They were on their way to the Hotel.
When I was at home, I tried to call them, but couldn't speak to any of them. I've sent them some messages, saying to call me when as soon as they know Jen is about to return.
My boyfriend woke me up at 2:00 am, but I was not feeling well. I was weak, tired, sleepy. My mind and heart wanted to go back, but my body didn't want to.
My boyfriend tried to call them, but their phones were off. He saw how bad I was and went to the drugstore and bought me some medicines. He tried to cheer me up, but it didn't work.
I woke up at 9:00 am, with no voice. Called the Jlovers, and again, their phones were still unavailable. I called another Jlover, Larissa, and she picked up the phone. I asked her if there was any news regarding Jen. And she said Jen cameback to the Hotel alone, without the bodyguards, around 11:00 pm.
She was having dinner around 3:00 am and they saw her. They tried to have her attention and they did! She saw them, but a waitress shut the curtain.
Jen didn't like this at all, so she went to the front of the Hotel and asked her fans to come in. They took pictures, she gave them autographs. A girl asked her to autograph her arm, that she could have it tattood. And she did it!
It turned out the tattoo:
Two friends of mine, also Jlovers, had the oportunity to go inside the fence. Of one them, took Jen in her arms! They've gone nuts, but they did not hurt Jen. Jen laughed.
You can feel the love here:
After this, Jen went back to her room, and saw that her fans were still there. She autographed a carnival mask she bought it at the Hotel and threw to her fans.
Larissa told me that Jen was still sleeping. So I hang up the phone crying my eyes out. I woke up my boyfriend crying, saying that I missed it! That they saw Jen and that she talked to them.
I felt like I failed. That everything I've gone through, did not take me to anywhere. I blamed myself so bad for this, for going back home at the wrong time. But I couldn't imagine that would happen.
Anyway, I ran to the hotel again, along with my boyfriend.
Whelly was also there, and I was told that he had called to the hotel and talked to Benny, that actually he woke Benny up, lol. Whelly said that his name was Peter Clark.
Benny asked him to call him later. So, he did. However, he was still sleeping.
Whelly and some other Jlovers left to eat something. I stayed there with some others fans.
We thought that Jenny would wake up and leave to the USA.
While the others were eating, I called the Hotel and asked to transfer to Benny's room.
Benny answered the phone like: - yeah..
Me: - Hi, Benny. This is Rachel. Peter's friend...
Benny: - I'm still asleep.
Me: - Sorry, but can you take your time and ask Jennifer to take a picture with her fans before she leaves?
Benny: - Yes, we can. Bye.
Around 13:00 pm, I saw Benny leaving the Hotel and going to his car. I immediately ran into him and asked if he could take us to Jen.
He asked for Peter. I said, Peter is not here. He went to eat something.
I had tears in my eyes and begged Benny to help us.
He said: Ok, look. Jennifer is going on a boat right now to know the city. When she returns (around 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm) she will take a photo with you and leave.
And I asked: Do you promise?
And he said: You have my word.
When she left, we acted like we were very calm, so she couldn't be scared. But she did not open the car glass.
I went home with my boyfriend, so we could eat and take a shower..
Few hours later, her bodyguard said to the Jlovers who were there: Your dream will come true.
He asked how many people would enter. There were 11 Jlovers (not including my boyfriend).
When I came back to the hotel, there was a girl, called Leticia, (who has never been there with us), saying that she was also a Jlover, and that she is a fan of Jennifer since American Idol, lol!
It was already 4:00 pm and she hasn't arrived from the boat yet.
Her bodyguard, Louis, asked "Peter" to make a list with the names. This girl, Leticia, wanted to make part of the group that would meet Jennifer.
The Jlovers, including myself, did not want her to enter, because it wasn't fair.
When Whelly was making the list, she was there, and asked Louis to add her name. However, Louis said that would be up to "Peter". Whelly said to her that she wasn't there, so he did not put her name on the list.
For hours, she kept saying she would do anything he wanted in order to enter.
It was almost 8:00 pm. Jen was about to arrive.
"Peter" took the list and added the American Idol fan, Leticia, on it.
We entered to the Hotel.
They took us to a room that looked like a conference room or something.. Look at the pic:
There were Louis and some bodyguards from fasano with us. Louis said that would be just one group picture. That it should not be videos, neither photos with flash. He asked who was member of Beyond. There were 3, including me and Whelly.
We waited for more than half hour. Then, they changed the plan. They took us to the hall on 7th floor, where was located Jen's room.
This guy at the door is Benny, and that's Jen's room.
Benny was there waiting for us. He asked who was Peter. And I said Peter wasn't there yet (he was on the elevator with some Jlovers).
Then he asked who was Rachel, and I said it was me.
And he said: "Peter and Rachel woke up me in the morning". lol
Louis said that we needed to choose one camera to take the pictures and that would go 2 Jlovers at a time and only one picture. Jen was really late, so it needed to be fast.
Casper showed up and we said hi to him. Then, came Benny.
We waited for half hour. I was about to pee myself!
Then, Jennifer Lopez came from her room!!!! I couldn't believe it!
When she came, we sang this: "Our love don't cost a thing, Hi, Jenny!"
She laughed and said, Hii!
That was magical!
Me and my partner, Renan, were the third on the line. Renan has gone first, because I gave my camera to Larissa so she could take my pictures.
In the meantime Renan was showing her his tattoo, written "All my pride is all I have", I walked into Jen's direction. I had on me my Love? deluxe and a T-shirt with her picture on it and I would ask her for an autograph.
She said, "Oh, oh, oh!..." lol
I hugged her, kissed her and said that I love her! I wanted to say so many things and ask her so many things, but it came nothing on my mind! I kept saying "I can't believe it" and "I love you".
I was almost crying and she said, "Don't cry". I was shaking.
Benny laughed and said that my hands were shaking. He took the picture and I had to leave. I hugged her again and said that I love her so much.
Renan stopped me and asked for my Love? deluxe, because I forgot to ask her to sign it. She autographed my album. I kissed her again and wished Happy B'day to Emme and Max. She smiled and said "Thank you!"
Here's my picture with her!
Jen is thin. She has lost some pounds. Her skin is so soft and she smells sooo good! She was wearing Love and Glamour. The perfume fixed in my hair!
We went to the end of the line, waited the others take their photos and Jen left with her team. They took the elevator and asked us to go by stairs.
When we got out of the hotel, Jen had already left to the airport.
After our dream came true, we took this picture:
And that was it! The happiest day of my life! A moment that I will never forget!
The tiredness, the hours without sleep, all the pain, all worth it!
Everybody from the Hotel said we were very lucky to be there, that Jen wanted this and it's not every artist that actually cares to the fans.
Jen is a sweetheart. If I loved her before now I love her even more. It makes me proud for being such a fan of the right person!