In August or September 2012, Lana Del Rey was shooting her music video for her song ‘Ride’ in Las Vegas. A friend and I had heard from another mutual friend that she was filming downtown. We didn’t find out this information till 8 or 9pm, so we thought we had completely missed our chance. But with hopeful hearts, we headed downtown to see if we could stalk LDR. When we got downtown, the video shoot had basically wrapped up, so we decided to get some tall cans to drown our sorrows (‘pabst blue ribbon on ice’ of course). We then see that a tour bus is still parked next to the hotel they were shooting at and decide to just go for it. We walk up to the bus as someone as coming out and ask him if we can meet Lana. Of course it was more like a pleading than asking though. He informs that he isn’t sure if she can since they’ve been shooting for like 12 hours but takes us to a van behind the bus anyway, and tells someone inside that there are some girls here that want to meet Lana. She immediately came out and said hello and hugged both of us. I was frozen and couldn’t stop cheesing. She was so beautiful and sweet. She got a kick out of the fact that we were drinking PBRs. She asked us if we both lived and town, and in unison my friend and I said “born and raised” (there aren’t many of us in Vegas so embarrassing! She thought that was adorable and proceeded to tell us about her video. We took a few pictures, and of courses my friend and I have the biggest smiles on our faces.
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