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28 August 2009 @ 09:38 am
Location Tour  
So.... we had the location tour today…. and I just can say: It was worth every cent!! .-D It was effing awesome.
We started out with going to the Templeton High – the one which was used in Afterschool Special. Not only did we see the building from the outside, but we even were allowed to go inside and looked at the actually hallways and rooms they were shooting in.

After that… we headed to Terminal City (back then they built the set for Dark Angel) It was used in many Supernatural episodes as well (like “What is and what should never be” or “Fresh Blood”) And again, we did not just see it from the outside, but wandered through the old roads and warehouses. Very impressive.

Next stop was the “Riverview Hospital” were episodes like Asylum, In My Time of Dying etc. were filmed. Unfortunately, this was the only location we were not able to go inside, cause it is actually used for shooting Fringe right now. So we saw all the Fringe production trucks and the crew working on the set up.
Also, on the backside of the building, there is the prison yard they used for “Folsom Prison Blues” :-D

Fourth stop was special. It was a looong drive but then we finally arrived in the western town they used for 2x21 and we saw the actually spot where Sam died. This “city” looks sooo huge on screen, and when you walk through it, it looks so tiny. *lol* But man, it was so impressive and definitely something you are not able to see every day. We literately wandered through the whole location, the same way Jared and Co. went all the time.

After that, another long drive was on the program… and then we ended up at the Crossroads. Actually, it’s a huge field with lots of streets. The guy told us that every car scene/car chase is filmed there (like the one in Route 666 or the crash in the finale of season one) Also, in the beginning of season two, as the boys were ditching the rental car, they were walking down that road.
He also showed us where Harvelle’s Roadhouse was located, where the built the gas station for 4x01 and the diner for 2x21. ALSO we saw THE crossroad… you know, THE one where all the deals are made. And the funny thing… the whole road is covered with asphalt . And only in the middle there is a small grassy hole where they dig in all the crossroad spell stuff. And all the pebbles you see in the actual scenes are added by the production and are not really there all the time.

And last but not least… we drove by the actually set of today’s shooting – twice!! Unfortunately we did not see the boys or the Impala, but we saw Clif. Plus some guys from the Spn crew were waving at us.

Also, while we were driving we got lots of backstage stories, pranks from set, the occasional “ohl look out the right window - we were shooting the episode xxx in that motel!” So we saw LOTS of motels and other location on our whole drive (the motel and bridge from 2x14, the motel from 3x03 the bank from Nightshifter…. etc)

It was an AWESOME day!!
I am not sure if I’ve already mentioned it, but our hotel is located vis-à-vis from the church of Houses of the Holy! LOL Now that’s what I call perfect! And from our hotel room we actually see down the church *lol*

So yeah… so far, this whole trip really rocks.
WeHo M.: SPN - Open Roadafrocurl on August 28th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad it was worth all the money. Now, have a good time tomorrow OR ELSE!
Lenaalena2b on August 28th, 2009 10:11 am (UTC)
wow! how awesome! thank you for sharing this!
serenity_mars on August 28th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
Oh Sweetie, that sounds FANTACTIC! ♥ I'm sure I would love it, too! ;-)) Have much more fun over there, okay?! And you have to tell me everything about it (and I wanna see every single picture!) when you're here in September, okay?! Love you! *hugs & kisses*

PS: Give my love to Marion, okay?! ♥
ckllckll on August 28th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Awesome! Was that a private tour or from Creation?
A lj friend saw the boys on set and took pics.
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
sorry for answering so late... it was the official tour from creation... well, sort of creation, cause the ppl who ran the tour were from the supernatural crew.
ckllckll on September 8th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
That was so cool of them. Had they made any announcement?
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
an announcement regarding?
ckllckll on September 8th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
The tour?
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 9th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
... as in that an official guy from Supernatural will run it?

No... we had no idea. We just found out on the bus. Word is that a week before the tour, someone from the Supernatural crew contacted Creation and asked about the tours. First, Creation had someone from their own stuff pulling this together. But then Russ decided that they will do it themselves and giving the fans something amazing. (he also got us into some location "normal" ppl (or also the Creation ppl) were not allowed to go into. So yeah... they pulled this amazing tour together in just one week!!!
nila_renanila_rena on August 28th, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
Oh cool. Das klingt ja, als hättet ihr jede menge Spaß gehabt.
Vicki: Ackles/Rosenbaumeilan on August 28th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
That sounds SO AWESOME!!!!
sn_143snsn_143sn on August 28th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
O my!!! That's really so awesome. Too bad couldn't see the boys, but the rest sounds like it all was worth the money you guys paid. Glad you're having a wonderful time sweetie
hugs and have more awesome like days in the days to come
jsluv: No one Caresjsluv on August 28th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
That is amazing Im so glad you had a great time doing that...it's sounds like it was sooo worth it, have a great rest of the weekend and Thanks again for sharing. :)
(Amanda): Dean approves 3.01snchick12 on August 28th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
awesome :)
Tanja: Giggle - Samangels_cordy on August 28th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
GREAT report sweets

You ROCK *grin*
So I just agree with everything *loool*
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B: kick_awesometakemejustasiam on August 28th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it was awesome!!!! I think I would have been freaking out. LOL

Soo glad it was worth it. : )
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
I kind of was freaking out... in the best way possible, though lol
Lissieilovesn on August 28th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds cool

Did they let you take pictures?
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
they did. but we had to sign a form that we are not allowed to post them on the net!! :-((
Lissieilovesn on September 8th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Really? some girl showed off her pictures of the set when they were filming
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 9th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
yeah, but she didn't do the official Creation tour. She went set-hunting herself and therefor didn't have to sign a form. :)
Lissieilovesn on September 9th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)

You see, i didn't know what :D

The Girl With the Kaleidoscopeyaya_wr8t3r on August 29th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds awesome!!! Thanx for sharing this :)
jensenrackjensenrack on August 30th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have fun during the con.
Jenniferdaydreamer1984 on August 30th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
that' really awesome!!

That's cool that they were filming Fringe at the time too! That would have been neat if you saw some of the actors!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
oh yes!! Man, I would have loved to see Joshua!! But unfortunately we were a day early! *sigh*
superwickedsuperwicked on September 1st, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)

I'm so jealous but in the best way! I live victoriously through posts like these! Oh Houses of the Holy is one of my favourite episodes, and would love to see a pic of the church!

Glad you had a great time!
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)

Here are two pics of the church:

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superwickedsuperwicked on September 9th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for these pics! ;)
fickleonefickleone on September 2nd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Hey there. My friend and I were on the Thursday tour too. *waves* We thought it was awesome too. Russ and Brittney were great, weren't they? Russ had some great stories. It really seemed like they wanted to give us the best experience they could.

We had to leave pretty early on Monday and we ran into Russ and Brittney in the lobby on the way out and stopped and said hi. (They were probably getting ready for the Monday location tour.) We told him that we loved the tour and he said it was going to be even better next year. We asked if the locations would be the same or different ones next year and he said they would be different. Yippee! We signed up for next year already, so we'll definitely be doing the location tour again. Very much worth it. Did you sign up for next year's convention?
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 8th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
oh hey there :) sorry for answering so late! But well, guess you know how it is coming back home from a convention. Stress, stress, stress! *sigh*

Russ and Brittney truly rocked! I am sooo glad we decided to do the official tour cause it was really worth it! (and I am glad that we went on Thursday and also had this awesome bus)

And YES! I already signed up for the con next year as well!!! I can't wait to go on the location tour again!! I am sure, now with having way more time, Russ and Brittney will pull something even more amazing together!!!!
fickleonefickleone on September 8th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hey, I completely understand about getting back into the groove after a convention.

Glad to hear you've signed up for next year. I'm wondering if they'll end up with a set tour next year. I'm not sure I could financially swing a set tour AND a location tour. But the location tour was great this year and I'd love to do it again. (But I'd love to do a set tour too!!)
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 9th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
yeah... *sigh* Just let me say, real life sucks! I'd love to be still living in my little Vancouver con bubble! *g*

Oh... and I am right there with you about the financial situation. I really hope they won't start selling tickets for potential tours soon, so it gives me some time to save up money. And I am really, really hoping to do both tours... such opportunities don't come often, so I am very willing to make both. (and I finally want my damn pic with the Impala lol Been talking about this since season one!! So, you can imagine how sad the cancellation of the set tour was for me... *sigh* )
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on September 15th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this!!!! I just read it. I had not time to read, and now I am catching up whole things that I left behind. It sounds that you really had a great time and that you enjoyed it so much! I am glad and happy for you :D

Seee you :D
tinkabell007tinkabell007 on September 16th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Re: Wowowoow
awww thank you for reading and commenting!! Glad you enjoyed this :-))
winchesterwomanwinchesterwoman on September 16th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
don´t thank and well you didn´t post it on the comm I was headed by ckll to here. but, should to posted there. I am always around and enjoy what the people write. and more feel happy because someone was happy for that.

By the way. I have one question for you time ago. I ask you if I could add you as a friend. I did, but you didn´t. because if I add someone is not for just be a number ( and I ending remove you .O ) in their friend If I ask is because I want to know that person, of course if the person wants. but well I don´t know if you remember that, do you?