Heather writes: I attended the taping of MTV’s TRL featuring Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd (Sean Astin was originally slated to appear, but I’m guessing something came up last minute for him).
I arrived at the studio at 1 pm, braving gusty winds and rain. I didn’t have a ticket, since you had to reserve them 3 months in advance, and I had found out about this 3 days ago! But since the ticketholders line was rather short, everyone who waited on standby got a wristband and was able to attend the taping. it was really exciting for me, not only because I got to see Elijah, Billy, and Dom upclose, but also because it was my very first time inside the MTV studios and I’ve lived in NYC practically all my life!
The crowd was really energetic and the boys were overwhelmed with the positive responses they were getting. I was seated in the back, right next to where the celebrity guests walk out onto the set, so I had a good view of them all. they basically talked about ROTK, the video game, and what it was like to spend 15 months together. and they did a little dance for the audience. it was cute. I was so thrilled to be in the same room as them, I don’t think I’ve ever screamed so loud in my whole life for any celebrity. during the commercial breaks, they greeted the fans and such, and Elijah shook my hand and said hi to me with a big grin on his face. I smiled back at him, and told him that I loved him(I can’t help it, I do!), and he smiled back at me and very sweetly said thank you! awww.
Dom and Billy also shook my hand and said hello and were extremely polite, even with all the screaming fans clamoring to touch them. once they were finished with their appearance, they waved goodbye to everyone. as they were heading towards the backroom, Elijah actually grabbed my hand again and said goodbye to me! it was so adorable. I couldn’t stop smiling for the rest of the day. unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures or autographs because security was very tight, and the boys took off immediately after the taping ended at 6 pm. but being a part of something this unique was one of the best moments ever. LOTR holds a special place in my heart, and to finally come face to face with 3 of the most wonderful and talented individuals ever was absolutely breath taking. I think it’s safe to say this was one of the most amazing days I’ve ever had. thank you Elijah, Billy, and Dom!