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The Iron Man 3 Red Carpet Experience

After months of sitting at home unable to travel, if there was ever a time I was elated I could hop on a plane, it was this past week.  My mind is still a whirlwind and I’m trying to process everything that happened while I was in LA for the premiere of Iron Man 3.

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As many of you know this wasn’t my first trip down the red carpet and they’ve all been phenomenal, but this time I’m not even sure there is a word to describe the experience.  You could feel the energy from the fans, the press, the stars…it was truly a once in a lifetime experience.

As we were walking up to the event, guess who was strolling up the street in his red hot little convertible.  Robert Downey, Jr., of course.  And because we were so excited about getting on the red carpet, not one of us got a shot.  But just minutes later I was a mere three feet from him as he was interacting with fans before heading to the carpet.

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The excitement that courses through your veins is totally indescribable.  With the screaming of the fans, to the yelling from the press, to the security guards rushing you along, you are absolutely immersed into this world of stardom.  Being face-to-face with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. is something for the memory books.

After walking down the red carpet, it was time to head in to the El Capitan Theater to watch the premiere of Iron Man 3. Surrounded by celebrities in the beautiful 1,000 seat theater, I always think about what life would be like to be in their shoes, if only for a couple minutes.  I know it’s not as glamorous as it seems but when you are right smack dab in the middle of it all, it’s hard for your mind not to wonder.

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But when it all comes down to it, I’m happy just being me!  Because being me is pretty awesome.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3rd.  Will you be going to see it?

A special thanks to the Disney for inviting me to Los Angeles and for paying most of my expenses.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Awesome post! Such a great time we had during that 3 days and I really enjoyed our time together. You looked so beautiful!

  2. 3

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time! You look great!

  3. 5

    So cool! I’ve never done a big Hollywood movie premiere – I can’t imagine the adrenaline. Very exciting and it looks super flashy. I heard it was crazy from Ty (aka Harley!) my new buddy lol 🙂 Can’t wait to read about all your interviews and here more about the trip. Hoping to see Iron Man 3 this weekend on a date night.

    • 6

      Girl, it WAS crazy! RDJ was literally just a few feet away. I could have touched him if I wasn’t afraid his bodyguards would have tackled me on the red carpet.

  4. 7

    What an exciting experience. Hollywood is always fun! I can’t wait to see this movie.

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    Ann Harrison says:

    I am so excited from reading your post! Just the thought of being that close to Robert Downey Jr would make it hard for me to think clearly :->

    I am so glad that you had a good time. One for the memory books!

  6. 10

    So beautiful! Glad you had a nice time!

  7. 11

    You All looked great on the red carpet. I was glad I got to get some pics of you all from the side lines. It was such a magical event.

  8. 12

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  9. 13

    Such a great experience. I think it is awesome that Disney makes such an effort to include some regular mom type writers at these events. It’s a refreshing perspective.

  10. 14

    the photos are amazing I so happy you could attend. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of the trip

  11. 15

    It was so great to see you again, you look amazing, and so glad we got to experience this event together!

  12. 16

    Wow what an experience! You look great 🙂

  13. 17

    Sounds pretty exciting! RDJ? I would probably have had a panic attack at the sight of him. 😉

  14. 18

    You ARE pretty awesome 🙂 It was fun experiencing the Iron Man 3 premiere with you, and you look great in your picture!

  15. 19

    Oh my goodness, that looks like an amazing time! I would probably have fainted.

  16. 20

    You looked fabulous on the red carpet! You are so right we were so excited that we didn’t have our cameras at the ready when he drove by! I just remember that I couldn’t get my camera up fast enough! It was a great experience!

  17. 21

    How exciting!! I’m seeing it tomorrow!

  18. 22

    I’m SO excited for it to come out- we’re going opening weekend! &I’m so jealous you were so close to him!

  19. 23

    It sounds like an incredible experience.

  20. 24

    What an amazing experience! And such a good movie to have it with.

  21. 25

    It looks like such an awesome time!

  22. 26

    Looks like you had a blast!

  23. 27

    Can’t wait to see this! What an awesome experience for you! I wish I could attend a red carpet event some day.

  24. 28

    wow, looks like an amazing time.

  25. 29

    I agree. Your pretty awesome 😉

  26. 30

    Looks like a memorable experience and I think being you is great too!

  27. 31

    You looked fantastic!!! I’m so glad to have seen you again. This was such a blast.

  28. 32

    I was impressed by how much time RDJ spent interacting with friends, he is so incredible.

  29. 33

    It was great meeting you in LA!
    What an amazing experience walking the red carpet

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