We teamed up with ABC to host an epic, socially distanced drive-in experience for the Bachelorette premiere — and some iconic franchise alums showed up to support Clare.
It's no secret that we here at POPSUGAR go all in for The Bachelorette — that's why we teamed up with ABC to bring LA-based superfans the ultimate viewing experience for the premiere of Clare Crawley's season. We brought back one of America's most cherished institutions — the drive-in movie theater — and, TBH, it felt like the ultimate group date. Between the handsome waiters decked out in tuxes delivering meals to car windows to the video messages from Clare and Chris Harrison to the celeb appearances, it was a fitting start to what's bound to be the most dramatic season yet.
The event, held on the glorious rooftop of LA's iconic The Grove, kicked off with a COVID-safe contactless check-in, a luxe giveaway bag including custom merch, Bachelorette branded snacks, and a drive-thru photo op. After guests made their way through the experience, they were guided to their parking spots, where they were able to play The Bachelorette trivia game on the giant screen and listen to music by DJ MAAD.
Before the show began, guests were treated to pre-recorded video messages from the Bachelorette herself; "This was honestly the experience of a lifetime and I cannot wait for you guys to watch and see how it all turns out," said Clare. Fan-fave Chris Harrison also made an on-screen appearance, telling watchers, "Tonight, we get to see Clare begin her journey to find love and you are not going to want to miss what unfolds," and once again promising that this will be the most dramatic season ever.
Popular Bachelor franchise alums Becca Kufrin (and her corgi, Minno!), Kendall Long, Becca Tilley, Peter Weber, and Kelly Flanagan were also there to watch the first night of drama and support Clare on her journey.
Make sure to watch The Bachelorette every Tuesday at 8|7c on ABC to see how it all ends up.