Channing Tatum is in my hometown…HOLY CRAP!

My sister just informed me that Channing Tatum is filming his new movie a mere hour or so away from my house. My first instinct was to jump in the car and drive down there, then I realized, whoops, I’m a 29-year-old married woman with a baby – what the heck am I going to do when I get down there?

I rarely get that butterfly, little girl excitement feeling anymore, so when I do, it’s kind of fun. It all started when I was about 12 years old, and I fell in love with Hanson. Remember them? I was obsessed, posters all over my room, went to every concert they had, had VHS tapes stacked up from every talk show they ever appeared on. You know…

This obsession continued with *Nsync. I can still remember the most obscure facts, like all the guy’s birthdays and where they grew up. Again, I was only in my early teens, so this was all still normal and okay. I again continued with the posters, the concerts, VHS tapes, etc. I still can’t get rid of any of that stuff and it’s tucked away in my storage closet.

The first time I remember this little girly excitement getting weird was when I was a freshman in college. Justin Timberlake was solo by then, and he was having a concert in my hometown. I actually ended up going with one of my much younger friends, and as we took our seats on the floor level (yes, the floor!) I realized I was the tallest and oldest girl there, besides the moms that had taken their little kids.

Damn, when did I get so old? This girly excitement has continued over the years. Bon Jovi is one of my all time favorites, hell my best friends and I still do the same toast from college, and Jon himself is included in it. But at least at those concerts, I’m one of the younger crew, since he was popular before I was even born.

But today, after I heard about Channing – the little girl came out again. I have loved Channing since the first Step Up movie and pretty much every single movie since. My friend and I went to see Magic Mike soon after it opened, and as we sat in the theater  packed with the other girly excited fans, we had a blast! It was fun to be 29, but feel like I was 14 again, just screaming for that hot guy on stage (or screen).

That movie experience was one of the best ever. I love when the audience gets involved, like the older ladies behind us (I’m taking retirement age) that were hooting and hollering and making really obscene comments behind us. They literally made us laugh out loud.

So do we ever really get too old for this silly girl crush stuff? I don’t think so. We’re all entitled to that little adrenaline rush sometimes. It takes us back to our youth, and what could be wrong about that.

Magic Mike comes out on DVD next week, and I’m already planning a screening at my house with some friends. Call me lame. Have you seen Channing dance?!

Here’s the trailer, in case you haven’t seen it, and you need a little Tuesday pick me up, and hey Channing, if you happen to stumble upon this blog, feel free to give me a buzz. I want to go dancing!

Do you still have a little girl crush on someone? I want to hear about it!

About Tara Darazio

I'm a copywriter, owner of A Passion For The Pen, LLC and host of the Let's Meet For Copy podcast. Contact me at
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4 Responses to Channing Tatum is in my hometown…HOLY CRAP!

  1. WhitneyCarter says:

    I’d still be hot-tailing it down there, personally. 😉 If nothing else, just to watch and have a story to tell.

  2. says:

    I played poker whim at rivers casino all night till 7am Saturday night…awesome Guy..down to earth…got pics too w him. Meeting him again.

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