My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience In Hollywood #PiratesLifeEvent

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

On Thursday night, I got to go the Red Carpet Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Hollywood. The event was held at the Dolby Theatre, the same place where the Oscars are held. I had never been to Los Angeles before, or California, for that matter, so this was a really cool night for me for so many reasons. I actually got to walk the Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet, I attended the pre-party and then I got to see Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 3D! So be sure to also check out my movie review. So, now let me share with you my Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet experience.

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet Experience

Ok, so I always thought that a “red carpet” was always red and that it was just this line that stars walked down to get to the movie premiere. So, allow me to clear up these myths that I feel some of you might have as well. The Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet was, in actuality, blue. 🙂 And it is kind of like a cordoned off maze that you walk through with tons and, I mean tons, of photo opportunities all along the way. Only certain people are allowed in, but others can watch from the Hollywood CityWalk stores and public areas. So, naturally, there were lots of people waiting for stars to show up and walk the carpet. I wonder how many people saw us bloggers walk on the red carpet and think, “Who are those people?” haha!

There were tons of “pirates” that you could get your pictures made with. I loved this. There were pirate jugglers, stilt walkers, and more. It was kind of like being at a fair or circus. So, whether you see any stars or not, there is still a lot to be entertained by. This one particular pirate walked by me with a big sword and ran it across my leg while saying, “Sliiiiiice,” in a super menacing way. And I was, “Ouch! You got me!”

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

After we walked the red carpet and took a ton of pictures, we walked into the Pirates Of The Caribbean Pre-Party. This was in the Dolby Theatre and there were 4 floors to check out! It’s a lot to take in and I am not sure how anyone could do it all. On one floor, there were stations where you could get your makeup done and temporary pirates tattoos. I really wanted to get a “tattoo” but I was too busy doing stuff like this…

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

…yes, that is Jon Voight! I have to say, he was really nice and it was super cool of him to accommodate us bloggers by taking pictures with us. I think we all got one with him. 🙂

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

I also was super starstruck by Giles Marini. I have liked him since he played Samantha’s man on Sex and the City. He was also very nice and has such an amazing accent.

There were lots of other stars there, some I recognized and some I did not. Some I met, some I did not. I just wanted to share a couple of my faves. 🙂 And, don’t worry, the stars from Pirate Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales were there, too. But you will have to check out my movie review to see those pictures. 😉

My Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet & Pre-Party Experience #PiratesLifeEvent

Meghan and I on the Red Carpet [Photo Courtesy of Meghan at]

Special thanks to eShakti for providing my beautiful Red Carpet dress and to Meagan from JaMonkey for being my Photo Buddy. 😀 Also, be sure to check out more of my pictures from the Pirates Of The Caribbean Red Carpet and Pre-Party on Flickr, as well as my Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie review.

Be Sure To Watch Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales In Theaters May 26th!

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. robin rue says

    Sounds like you had a blast. I am super duper excited for this movie! I know it’s going to be AWESOME.

  2. That is so much fun! I can’t believe you got to meet Jon Voight! That’s the coolest!
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  3. What a really unique and fabulous red carpet experience you had! I mean, the pirates for photos is fun and seeing Giles (swoon) in person is hubba-hubba fantastic!
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  4. Arrrr! This be awesome! I can’t believe ye got to me Jon Voight. He’s been me favorite since the days of Deliverance. ARRRRRR-SOME!
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  5. Sounds like a very fun event to attend. I had another friend who was there and was just so excited because she is a huge Pirates fan. I hope to one day attend some type of event like that as well .
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  6. Looks and sounds like so much fun. My husband is heading out this week to a screening of this movie and hes really excited about it! Can’t wait to see it myself.

  7. Pirates Of The Caribbean is a HUGE favorite here. Looks like you had an amazing experience.
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  8. It looks like you had am amazing time! I can’t wait to read your movie review! No lie, I would love to meet John Voit, he is a pretty awesome actor.
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  9. What a magical experience!!! I cannot wait to see this movie. I get chills every time I see a preview. lol
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  10. Oh my goodness what an amazing sounding event, Pirates of the Carribbean is one of those movies that seems to last forever and is so well loved.
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  11. This would have been so much fun and looks like you had the best time! I’ve been curious about the new pirates movie – maybe a little skeptical but now after reading this I’ll go check it out!
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  12. Holy crap! You met THE Jon Voight! That is so amazing! I would have loved to attend this event!
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  13. How amazing that you got to go to the premiere and got to see some stars. I really want to watch the movie I have been a big fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for a while x x

  14. What an amazing experience! Those pirates seem like fun party companions and I loved Giles Marin on Switched At Birth!
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  15. Wow, this seemed like such a spectacular premiere. I’m loving all of the costumed characters and it’s so cool that you took a picture with Jon Voight!
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  16. That looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to see the movie. That Giles is just so dreadful looking. He really should not even try to be an actor! 😉 Lol! Yeah no he is pretty darn perfect!

  17. What an incredible experience to have. The Pirates franchise of movies is a favorite in our house. I know my boys are waiting for the day we can go see it.
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  18. That sounds like such a fun event. And your dress from eshakti is super cute!

  19. What an incredible experience! I am super excited for this new Pirates movie and can’t wait to see it with my family. Your eShakti dress is fabulous too!
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  20. What a cool experience! We all can’t wait to see the move. You look stunning in that dress too. I once ordered a dress from them and was obsessed with the fact that I had the option to add pockets!

  21. What a fun time!! I can’t wait to hear more about this.
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  22. Wow! I am great fan of POC and just cant wait to watch the upcoming film. Looks like you had fun!

  23. Kristina says

    So cool to meet all those amazing actors and I can’t wait to see this movie. It looks like a great time!

  24. What an amazing experience! It looks like you had the time of your life and met some amazing celebrities!
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  25. That is so cool that you got to go to this premier! I want to see the movie when it comes out later this week so bad!

  26. Journa Ramirez says

    Awww. That’s a great experience and I’m so happy for you! Pirates of the Caribbean is our family’s favorite.

  27. Whoa! The red carpet looks like such a fun experience! You are radiating in your photos! Truly a night to remember, I’m sure!
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  28. What an amazing experience! I love your photos and these make me so excited to see the movie! 😀
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  29. What a fun experience. I’ve always wanted to attend a red carpet event just so see what it was like and to meet a few stars.
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  30. This looks like it was a marvelous time.
    I am glad you got to see so many stars in person!
    This movie looks to be very good and one to watch for sure.

  31. Awesomeness! I have been following you and Meghan on Facebook! I love the photo with Jon Voight!
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  32. This is the most awaited movie of my husband. Well, I would love to accompany him too. You are so lucky of meeting them!

  33. What an amazing experience! it looks like you had a great time and made a lot of memories!
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  34. That is awesome that you got to meet Jon Voight. I can’t wait to see Johnny Depp in this film.
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  35. My Teen Guide says

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I love your photos. It must be so wonderful meeting all those big name stars!

  36. This looks like it was so much fun! I love pirates of the Caribbean, what a great opportunity to walk with the stars!
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  37. Dana Vento

    What a great experience. I would love to experience that too. It is so much exciting and have a lot of fun!

  38. Oh I can’t wait for this one! I love all the Pirates movies, so it will definitely be fun to see a new one. How exciting to walk the red carpet, even if it was blue!
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  39. Michelle Waller says

    It sounds like you had an amazing time on the “blue carpet”. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  40. Brittany says

    Wow it would be so fun to go on the red carpet for a big event like this! Especially for this movie. I am dying to see it this summer!

  41. This must have been so much fun. Your expressions speak it all. I have enjoyed all the previous one. Looking forward to this one.

  42. Omg how fun!!!! I just love all of the pirates movies! You must have had the best of time at this event. So jealous

  43. What an amazing press trip! Meeting Jon Voight would be incredible and I loved everything while following along this week online!
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  44. This looks so fun! How lucky for you to have been able to attend! That guy on stilts is so tall!
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  45. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    What an awesome experience for you! That must be so surreal meeting all those actors and actresses. I am so excited to see this movie!

  46. I’m sure you had an amazing experience walking the “red” carpet. I love that there were pirates to meet and take pictures with. This is really awesome! I cannot wait to see the movie.
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  47. Wow I’m so happy for you! The Red Carpet Premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in Hollywood sounds very fun and exciting. I’m sure you had a blast
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  48. Katrina gehman says

    we plan on seeing it this weekend and can’t wait. it looks like so much fun.

  49. angela milnes

    Wow, This is really an exciting movies and I can’t wait to watch this. I bet my hubby would love to watch this too.

  50. You are so lucky to have been able to go on this Disney press trip! Thats so fun and you met legend John Voight!
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  51. I’m so excited to go see this movie! It looks like you had a blast! What a fun thing to do! <3
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  52. 1st- I am so jealous! It is my favorite movie series ever! 2. You look gorgeous! I’m glad you had fun.

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