to EVERYONE who voted for me as BEST DIRECTOR of Social Media on that Shorty Award thingy. You guys are so BEAST that we are #1 and I’m pretty sure no one else can beat us… because together we are UNSTOPPABLE!
Okay I’m done talking like I’m on stage and you are all listening to me. I’ll just wave now.. k? cool. bye.
What a year 2011 was… honestly, what a crazy year. You can’t really sum up an entire year in a few words, yet alone one. So here is a post!
Never Say Never
The movie came out in February!! Finally after months and months of waiting and watching cut after cut — the movie came out perfect and I was sooo happy that you all loved it. It was crazy filming it and then letting you guys into our lives on the road. That doesn’t happen much but it was super dope. So happy you guys loved it and here it is… #1 of 3 clips in the movie that actually feature ME! (Since I was shooting most of the time)
(Second person from the right! Grey shirt swagg)
My World Tour Europe/Asia
Such an amazing time. What a great experience seeing so many different parts of the world. I mean you can’t even sum that up too quickly. Me and Justin got to go to Israel and see parts of the world that we have only heard stories about. We rode ATV Dirtbikes along a desert path (somehow still got muddy)! We went wake boarding in Bali. The dopest villas ever over there. We went jumping off a huge boat into the ocean in Hong Kong! Found a Ben and Jerry’s during the night Safari in Singapore. I mean the list goes on and on. Memories for Life.
My birthday was in June. Celebrated like REAL G’s do.. Not too exciting. Then July came and I got the call asking if I wanted to go on tour with Selena. Now 1st things first.. I remember Selena asking me if I wanted to go but I didn’t think she was serious. So when I got the actual invitation to join I was like HELL YEAHHHH!
So the adventure began. We Own The Night started and I made some really dope dope videos of Selena on the road. This one was my favorite by far!
(Click that Picture ^^ right here for the video)
That’s my favorite because fans are the best. The way they love you and the way they just really will do anything to talk to you. Things like that really touch my heart and Selena’s fans are incredible.
WE OWN THE NIGHT wrapped up for me and then it was time to take a journey that I have been wanting to take for a longggg time!!
MY WORLD: SOUTH AMERICA!!
The madness that ensued in South America can never be described. Saying it was a ZOO is an understatement. I will never forget the one time in Argentina where we had to put Justin in the trunk to try and get away from the paparazzi and just go get ice-cream. That’s all we wanted to do was get dulce de leche con brownie ice cream and it was MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.
Sucky day because of the Paprazzi but we ended up getting FRIDAYS and playing video games all night. It was what it was… I got my ice cream LOL
However, touring South America meant that the MY WORLD tour was over. What began as a crazy, confused show in Hartford Connecticut on June 23rd 2010 when I worked like CRAZY the night before to put together that stupid purple countdown in time for the beginning of the show LOL #ohthememories
I (hope you all appreciated that damn countdown. YOU BETTER HAVE! lol)
was now dwindling down to the very last show. The last OLLG <3 the last time I could dance side stage to BABY… Bittersweet. But it ended with a BANG and I couldn’t have been happier. GOODBYE MY WORLD TOUR!! The memories live on FOREVER.
UNDER THE MISTLETOE
After that tour, we began a crazy promo run for the Christmas album. First he recorded it and I filmed him in the studio. For those of you who bought the deluxe version you will notice the DVD that came with it :) YUP! I filmed it. That was me. So I hope you all loved that little behind the scenes look of JB in the studio. That promo run led us all the way up to December 21st in Toronto to film and perform at Massey Hall where you all saw Justin sing with Jazzy :) #cutestmomentof2011 lol
Then we had Christmas… I’m going to share with you a “small” part of my gift to Justin. I usually wouldn’t do this but I wanted to give you all a special treat since I haven’t posted here in a while. Check out the front of my Christmas card that I gave JB.
I can only show you the front… but what do you think? He loved it. He said it was the best Christmas Card he had ever gotten!! SWAGGGG! Cool points for Fredo. Won’t show you the inside.. some things have to be private but heyyy… at least you had a chance to see the front of the card. It’s a picture of me and him every single month from January 2011 - December 2011! I see the kid more than my own parents… Best Friend for life. Love that kid.
Enough with the sappy stuff. We closed the New Year off in Times Square! He performed and he counted down til 0. Crazyyy EPIC feeling. The energy in NYC. The rumbling. THE BEASTMODE! It was everywhere. I had goosebumps. All these years of watching it on TV and counting it down at home and now I was in Times Square counting down with my best friend and millions of people. It was crazy. CRAZY. CRAZYYY!
Yeah Yea Yeahhh Justin gave his New Years kiss to himself. I mean, why not? He loves himself LOL
Crazy times and then we had a nice party afterwards with our crew, friends & family. Fredo was rockin the bowtie at the after party like a Real Smooth G!! So good just hanging out with the people that we have been with all year and some of our closest family and friends. Great way to ring in 2012.
2011 was a great year. I made lots of friends and I lost a few. I had some really amazing days and I had some really sucky days. I cried. I laughed. I was pissed. I mean 2011 was filled up with a lot of emotions but I wouldn’t change anything. In life, we go through things to make us better people. We learn, we grow and we move on. That is all part of life. So no matter how hard life may seem or how bad of a day you had always remember they’re kids in other countries who don’t even have computers to even read this post. Don’t have internet at all. Can’t watch TV and can’t get up and go get a clean glass of water to drink. We are all blessed and although we may feel that we have it bad… and it is the worst day EVER… trust me when I tell you it isn’t. Everyday we wake up is another day to be better people for ourselves and others. Never forget that.
Looking forward to what 2012 brings… 2011 was one hell of a year and I already know 2012 is going to TOP IT! Love you. Than you for always rockin wit me.
So I came across this on tumblr… I have to explain.
So we were at the bambi awards… on the red carpet. I went to go get a shot of the camera person. When I got there to set up I noticed that I was right in the camera and i was like WHOAHH DER!! NO NO! GOTTA GO! Hence: the surprised look and quick walk away…
but realistically, I’ve just been so busy. UNDER THE MISTLETOE is the #1 album in America!! SAY WHATTT!!! Beliebers are the best. Despite all the crazy rumors, the lies and BS. Karma is such a BITCH. I can’t wait for people to get what they deserve and trust me TEAM BIEBER won’t stop until you get everything you deserve.
Anyway, we shot the Justin Bieber feat Mariah Carey video last week. Probably one of the most memorable and amazing video shoots we have ever had thus far. Me and Scooter have stories for life. Mariah is such a beast. Justin did his thing and yours truly made a little cameo in the video. Yup. I said it. Crazy working and being in a Mariah Carey video since she is the reason I wanted to get into making videos in 1998 when she made the Honey video. God is Amazing. Life comes full circle. Never Say Never. Can’t wait for you all to see the video.
The last few days have been so intense. We went to the EMA’s in Ireland. Had such an amazing time. So good to see Selena’s team again. It’s been a while since I left the WE OWN THE NIGHT TOUR and just to be reunited with them was so much fun. She killed the show. She looked beautiful and Justin killed his performance of NEVER SAY NEVER/MISTELTOE and won 2 awards. Me and Scooter sat together and watched the show with Justin. Had an incredible time. I met Snooki. We took a picture BUTTTT Mike Alexander (justin’s international publicist) never took it, even though he said he did. So when I got to the room to look at it… there was nothing there!!! I almost killed him.
"… wait so you NEVER took the picture…”
SMH. But we had good conversation. I was a little nervous, no lie. I’ll see her again, I’m sure and I will get that picture for you guys. After the show, we all went to the LMFAO after party. Justin jumped on the turntables. Selena, JWow, Scooter, myself we all danced, shuffled and had the best time. I taught JWow how to shuffle. One of the best nights we’ve had in a long time.
Flew out to London the day after for promo. We worked all day with literally no sleep. It was the craziest, most exhausting, fun days ever. Sometimes I don’t know how we do it, but we do it. Justin turned on the Christmas lights at both Westfield Malls. It was dope. The audience stood in the rain. If it wasn’t for you guys, we couldn’t do any of this. So thank you so much for all of you who came. We appreciate you guys so much.
I was rocking my hair not done. So it was afro’d up and no one recognized me. This is my new incognito look. Some people screamed BRUNO! haha too funny. This one dude was like “What are you? A Bruno imitator?”! SMH all hell almost broke loose.
Anyway, we are in Paris now. I’m tired. Miss my family. Have a lot of work to catch up but I wanted to give you guys a quick update. Love you guys. Thanks for rockin with me.
Frankly, I haven’t updated my Tumblr in a while now. Not to say that it is because I have forgotten it; no. I go to sleep every night dreaming of which GIF I want to use next. However, It’s been a crazy past few days.
1st I must say that Buenos Aires, Argentina has the BEST Ice Cream I have EVER had in my life. Yup, I said it. Justin agrees. We went to FREDDO’S at least a million times while we were there and we always got the same thing ‘Dulce de Leche con Brownie’! There it is. That is the FLAVOR! When we ate it… we instantly felt like.
For those of you who can remember, I took a picture of Justin hanging on the sign at Freddo’s because he thought it would be cool and I couldn’t agree more. Best.Picture.EVER!
Arrived in Chile the other day… crazyness. I mean the fans in South America show so much love. They are so amazing. We took a helicopter from the airport to the hotel. Pretty epic. Can’t lie. Was I scared: yes. Why? It’s a helicopter and the logic of those going down aren’t impossible if you get my drift?! Not to mention, Justin scaring me the entire flight for his enjoyment.
Kind of wanted to give him a piece of his own medicine. But it’s fine. We got to the hotel and the fans outside were awesome. I tweeted a picture of them outside the hotel. Did you see it?! That ishhh cray! Love every single one of them for doing that. When we got inside the hotel I was like yo Justin do you hear them? (singing Baby) I said let’s go wave and he’s like we have too! So we went to wave! :) Pattie came too!
Double Double Kiss Kiss Snap Snap Wrist Wrist POW! POW POWWWW!!!!!
Then we played NBA2k11 for an hour. Justin had to go do school for an hour so I played a few games of Mortal Kombat with Josh (our road manager)! It was fun. The show was crazy. The Chilean fans went HAM (nuts) and I saw a few posters that said WE LOVE ALFREDO FLORES. Probably like 8! If you are reading this, thank you! Love you so much.
Came back to the hotel. Me and JB watched a movie. SALT. Pretty intense. Seen it a few times so the intenseness kind of goes away each time but nonetheless pretty epic. Played Mortal Kombat with Josh til 4:30 a.m. which leads to the fact that I woke up at noon. Yup. While on tour, I realize you never want to wake up. EVER. Hence the fact that Ryan Butler has already had a 6 hour day and I am still working on a 30 minute day.
I just love being on tumblr and you all have GIFS of the videos that I have done. Whether they are for Rihanna, Justin, Selena, Jasmine or any other artists I have worked with. It’s just super cool to see the GIFS you use and then I can say “Oh yeahh I remember when I shot that!” Cool Feeling. That is all. Goodnight.
See… The thing is me and Selena used to dance to this song almost every night before she went on stage during her WE OWN THE NIGHT TOUR. Fast forward about a month later… NICKI MINAJ IS ON THE REMIX!!! WHHHATTTT! I feel like running upstairs and waking her up right now by blasting this song and jumping on the bed.. but I won’t. I’ll wait til the morning. BUT YOOOOO PARTY IN MY ROOM TONIGHTTT!! WHO’S COMING?!!
Yo what a day today has been. 1st I want to say that I’ve been wanting to come to Brazil for such a long time. I remember being on the My World Tour before we shot Never say Never and telling Kenny “Man I wish we could go to Brazil” — so the fact that it actually is happening is surreal and I am super excited.
The fans outside are incredible. I hear them chanting all day. Chanting for me, Justin — everyone. Some cute fans were singing Who Says all morning lol — I went downstairs to go get some food. I left the hotel and within seconds I was completely entrapped. It was surreal. I didn’t expect it. Brazilian fans go HARDERRR IN THE PAINNTT!!! Love em but I couldn’t leave so I had to go back inside. Ordered food in the room. Blah Blah boringggg.
(that’s me in the middle. Doesn’t look too bad but it got crazier)
Finally we bounced from the hotel. I really wanted to see Rio and see Brazil so I was excited. Went to the helicopter spot. Saw the Christ on the mountain top. Beautiful. Then we went to go eat at this Brazilian restaurant which was amazing. They kept bringing the meat out. I made Justin try Guarana. He liked it. Then they brough out Chicken Hearts; cooked. Exactly… Chicken Hearts like wtf. Selena dared us to eat it, so we looked at each other and we both ate it at the same time. In about 5 seconds, we both spit it out. Yeah. Not Cool.
Sel’s laughing at us. She thinks it’s funny. We wrap dinner up and I start making stupid jokes and Selena laughs to every single one. I swear that girl laughs at all my jokes. She makes me feel like Im Kevin Hart or something. She’s awesome.
Drive back to the hotel and we decided to watch Crash. Out of all movies, that deep ass emotional movie. Got emotional on the invisible cloak part, again. Now I’m back in my room. Just finished this club sandwich. About to edit this Lil Twist joint and go to sleep. Want to hit the gym at least around 11am. We’ll see.
Me, Justin, Kenny and Pattie were in the car driving to the arena in Mexico City. As we pull around the venue to go into the gates Justin starts talking about how crazy the venue was last night. Then he says LOOK! So I turn around and I see this pink sign that says I LOVE YOU ALFREDO FLORES. Justin was like “awww that’s so cute, how does that make you feel” I said “swagged out” hahah but no seriously, to that girl - if you can read this thank you. This is basically what I felt on the inside.
soooo… wanna hear a cool story? I’m at the hotel and JB’s on the phone.. I’m bored so I connect my iphone to the wifi and try and call someone. Magically, it WORKED!! YUP! I was like
I went into my wireless details to make sure all my data and stuff was turned off. I put my phone on airplane mode just to make sure and I tried to call again. IT WORKED!!! FREE CALLING ON MY IPHONE OVERSEAS!
WE BACK AT IT!! I am super excited to meet all the fans.
I feel like it was just yesterday when we were filming Never say Never and you guys would tweet me asking if we could come to Mexico, Brazil and lots of other latin countries! Finally, we get to come to some of them and the rest we will be back later!
It’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to share the experience with everyone else here on Tumblr. Get Readyyyy!
Okay. Well it all started two days ago when I got a text message about an unexpected visitor coming into town to join me and my best friend on a chill day. I was like
There was nothing inside me that wanted to see her or even be in the same environment as her at all. I tried to fight it but I didn’t win. I had to do it.
I won half the battle. So I drove myself into the city. The car ride was tough. I was basically like this the entire time.
So a few hours after the drive. I finally made it. This was my last chance to turn around and run for it, but I couldn’t. It was over.
So we hug — walk inside the house and I am trying to be cool. I am trying to talk but I can’t. I just can’t be myself. So I’m just quiet.
Now we are going through old stuff. Like told toys, yughio cards and whatnot. Cool stuff and at one moment she tried to take a picture of me, so I nicely turned my face the other way with a smile.
Over that. Anyway, now we go to eat. I’m happy because it’s soul food and that’s one of my favorites!! OH YEAHHHHH!
So my boy has to leave the table to talk to a relative and she takes the perfect opportunity to talk to me. I was being nice. Talking. Cordial but then she starts asking me personal questions about my family and stuff. I was like WHATT?! Then I gave her the face and she was like “Sorry I’m asking too much right? I’ll stop. I’m a psych major so I do that sometimes”
Not gonna lie. She had me emotional. I felt some sort of way. She hit a weird spot. She even kind of hinted and asked if I liked her?!
We finally left the restaurant and went back to the crib. Still awkward but whatever. One of my allies joined us after she finished school. We was talking in the kitchen and she is funny because she feels the same way I do about this chick. #WINNING
Soon after, I noticed the perfect time for me to make my exit. So I took complete advantage.
I said bye to everyone and I left the house. You know what? I mean. I tried right? I tried to be nice. I think I did a good job. I mean at the end of the day I was being a good friend. I love my bro and if he’s happy, then I’m happy. That’s all that matters. Best friends stick together no matter what.
Well I decided to get a Tumblr on 9-3-11. It took me a while but I am on. Real Beliebers will know what I refer to when I say DOOMSDAY or 9/3/11. So funny to me. You guys had me laughing the entire day. BTW: I never showed Justin…