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Tailgating with the Stars: I Went to Monsters University Premiere and It Was Awesome

There are certain things I expected to do in my life. Standing in line at Safeway to buy Pete’s Sumatra coffee beans. Yes. Going to my daughter’s end of the year school picnic. Yes. Standing in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, enjoying a Caprese Salad courtesy of Wolfgang Puck, while mingling with the likes of Billy Crystal, Charlie Day, John Lasseter, Mike Wazowski, and Sulley? That is something I never expected to happen. But it did, and it was awesome.

The occasion of such a star-studded and festive gathering was the world premiere of Disney Pixar’s newest masterpiece Monsters University. And the evening wasn’t amazing just for the food, the glam, the glitz and the stars. It was amazing because the film itself is completely delightful, and I can say that with confidence since I’ve already seen the film 3.75 times. But I’ll tell you more about the film itself later (check out my review on Friday). In honor of the premiere of the much anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. Disney invited 25 parenting bloggers to don the official MU hues of blue and white and to attend the star studded event.

Check out photos from the Monsters University premiere right here!

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    Click through to see photos from the world premiere of Monsters University...

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    We stayed true to the casual blue and white dress code. I'm the blond on the left and I'm posing with my pals Louise from MomStart and Jeanna from Surf and Sunshine.

    Photo Source: Surf & Sunshine

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    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    Gwen Stefani and her kids embraced the dress code too. Her sons Kingston and Zuma were both dressed in blue and white and she wore a pair of bright blue sunglasses and a pair of KILLER blue shoes.

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    For the kids, they set up a huge inflatable slide and put in a whole bunch of eyeballs! Check out Gwen Stefani's son Kingston at the top. He was having the best time ever!

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    The marquee at the El Capitan all set for the world premiere.

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    Of course there was a marching band! The crew played Disney hits from "It's a Small World" to "Bear Necessities."

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    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale really were the most stylish pair there.

    Photo Source: Surf & Sunshine

     

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    Cheerleader...Monster University cheerleaders, that is!

    Photo Source: Surf & Sunshine

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    It's the official Monsters University drummer.

  • Caprese Salad 10 of 16
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    That Caprese Salad I mentioned earlier? Here it is. And yes, it was delicious.

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    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    The theme was very Monsters University, they put together a Tailgate Party right in front of the El Capitan.

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    One of the most popular spots was the candy counter where kids could load up on as much candy as they desired!

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    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    Modern Family star Aubrey Anderson-Emmons was there with her mom, looking adorable as always.

  • Scottie Pippen 14 of 16
    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    Basketball star Scottie Pippen is quite the gentleman: while I tried to reach over to grab a coke and he kindly handed one to me. It's those small star moments!

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    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    A shot of the blue carpet heading to the party!

  • Billy Crystal 16 of 16
    The World Premiere & Tailgate Party for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre

    Like Mike Wazowksi, Billy Crystal will never be scary.

Photos: Walt Disney Studios, Sunny Chanel and Surf & Sunshine

Monsters University opens everywhere June 21st.

Kick off a Monstrous Summer and get more info at Disney Parks.

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