The One with the Pop Up
Friends, my nightly night cap is coming to life for the 25th Anniversary and I still can’t get over it! I had plans on surprising my dad in New York for his birthday and it happened to be during this time. I decided to hold off on buying tickets till later on and big mistake, they sold out in literally 4 hours.
Well, long story short, I signed up for their email list with hopes they would release more tickets & they did! Seven days before my trip, I received an email that a limited number of tickets were being released to certain amount of subscribers. I clicked faster than I clicked anything before and bought two tickets for a morning time slot.
Check out the full video of the Friends 25th Anniversary Pop Up HERE!
You see pictures on Instagram but you don’t really know till you experience it for yourself. My mother and I went in for the 9:40AM time slot. When you first walk in everyone is beyond happy and extra. They do a little Friends trivia to get everyone excited. It’s worth noting that everyone working there was VERY excited and happy to be there (even if they took 39413959 pictures of random people a day).
The entire pop up was insta-worthy. They clearly thought this through. There are seven photo stations from the most iconic moments in the show; front of the fountain, Monica’s turkey head, the infamous purple apartment door, pivot Ross’ white sofa, actually sit in a replica of Central Perk, of course, & more!
Each cast member had their own room and actual props from the show. Joey & Chandler’s section takes you into their apartment with the infamous Lazy Boy’s & TV lives, Rachel’s room shows all her hairstyles throughout the years, Monica’s room has cleaning supplies and a turkey where you can place it over your head for a install worthy shot. I even did the dance, yep. Ross’ room has some artifacts; and Phoebe’s room has her artwork. Remember blah blah? Even more frightening in person.
The pop-up ends at Central Perk where you can sit on the couch and take photos. They have an actual cafe so you can grab coffee and pastries on your way out. The merch store is located at the very end of the pop-up and is opened to the public till October 9th. The most epic pop-up!