Fan Descriptions and Photos!
Second Annual Liason Event (S.A.L.E.) 2009
Palazzo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
January 24, 2009
A really well-organized event. First off, pictures with Steve and Becky and
fans individually. That took more than an hour. After a short break, 4
semifinalists for the Liason Mvids contest spanning the 10 years they have been
together. Difficult to do in just 3 short minutes. But they were all AWESOME. We
have some talented people on the boards. I loved the one that won, it was my
favorite. I believe it was to a tune by Smashmouth. It was great.
Next up was questions and answers. Well, errrr some answers. They both feel
Liason is over for now. Remember the court scenes where Jason cried? That wasn't
scripted, Steve felt like it was the end and really cried. Said the tears
actually dripped off him for the first time. Both Steve and Becky are as
frustrated as we are about Liason. Steve wished we got our story and had a
"middle" and not just a beginning and abrupt end (paraphrasing and apologizing
if I got it wrong). He said you never know with a soap, so anything can happen.
Liason fan base is loud and well known to 'the powers that be'. He said there
isn't any one factor that he knows of that is the reason for the end. Said that
they got bad feedback from ABC about the magazine article. He was careful about
what he said. They were both told to be careful about what they said. He still
would love to have Liason but the actors don't write the show...
About the only spoiler was that Jason does know that Elizabeth is in the
hospital and he runs to her. Unfortunately, someone else is already by her side
(rhymes with 'Ducky' he said). Someone asked why he doesn't stay with her. He
said, I don't write the show and when it says 'Jason exits, he leaves. Tried to
mope as he was leaving! Steve is still hysterically funny. Loves working with
Bradford and Kirsten Storms. Said it is hard to keep a straight face when
working with Spin. Becky said they crack up all the time and Steve said they get
in trouble if they break up too much
Remember the straddle scene? Steve said Becky wanted to do it over and over,
like 15 times. Steve told Michael (Becky's hubby) to go to the bar when he would
say stuff about Becky. (Michael was out in the back hall.) Someone asked who
were Steve and Becky's celebrity crushes? Steve said Becky, and Becky said Woody
Harrelson! Steve said "WHAT??!" They were both having such a good time. He
carried her in after their short 5-minute break and then picked her up again at
the end of the show. They are just so pretty together.
We all got raspberry chapstick with Liason and Las Vegas on them. Steve LOVED
his. Said he would do a third annual event just for the chapstick, lol. Being
the constant campaigning fanbase we are, there were also premade Vegas post
cards already addressed to Jill Farren Phelps, Robert Guza, and Brian Frons. We
were each asked to write our favorite thing about Jason and Elizabeth on them,
and Steve read a few on stage and picked a few to win door prizes, and they were
all gathered in a box and sent to the aforementioned GH powers that be.
A couple of girls had these great T-shirts on with great J/E scenes on them and
the front said, 'I want to be with you,' and the back said, 'but it is too
dangerous.' Steve loved them but said WHATEVER to the danger. He is sick of the
"it's too dangerous" stuff.
When asked what kind of wedding they would want J/E to have, both said they
should elope. Audience agreed. Becky said Elizabeth has too many wedding dresses
in her closet already, lol!
Steve's contract is up in October, and he has to make some decisions. He wants
to audition for prime time, but likes the job security at GH during the economic
downturn. He is making lots of money with the Mona Vie and could retire, but
doesn't know what he is doing yet. Then said he would probably be playing Jason
until he is 89! Then, Elizabeth would be the only one who would have him. She
something like, "Why would I want you then?" Steve said Becky was the first
actress in daytime to sign a 20-year contract! She says she isn't going
anywhere. Steve said that calling and writing lets TPTB know what we want. Steve
has no real power over the storylines. He still wants Liason!! Wow, what a
surprise -- so do we!
The event was really fun, and I loved seeing so many Liason fans all together in
one place again.
(laurieluvsliason and her daughter with Rebecca Herbst &
Thanks to Judyann1982 of
LiasonitesGathering2 for her invaluable help!
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