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This is a partial copy taken from an old post from my former blog posted a year ago. It was such a magical day for me, I thought I'd repost the highlight of that day here:
Sunday, June 24, 2011, John and I attended the Dolly Parton 'Better Day' tour at the Concord Pavilion (now called the Sleep Train Pavilion).
What an incredible experience this turned out to be!
Not only was this what I consider to be Dolly's finest concert (of the three I've seen), but I was also lucky enough to be part of the select few to go backstage and meet Dolly!! I still can't believe it!! I had joined the online fan membership just to get pre-sale tickets so I could purchase better seats,
having no idea that I would have the opportunity to be selected for a meet and greet! Then it came: Sunday morning I received the email that I had been one of the few selected to meet Dolly Parton!
After picking up my meet and greet sticker, and after a tri-tip sandwich, I made my way to the designated area and I'm in the line with about six other people in front of me to meet Dolly, and some other people behind me. After the token wheelchair kid came out, I knew we'd be going in. It was quick, but still wonderful. We walked to the back of the outside stage area, by her bus and there was a photo spot set up. When it was my turn she looked at me, motioned to come over and said "Well, hellllllllloooooooooooooooooo! Come on over here and give me a hug!" So, I did!! ha ha! She asked me how I was doing and I said "I'm wonderful!! It's such an honor to meet you". Then she said, well, let's get our picture taken. Snap, Snap, picture taken. Then she thanked me for coming, gave me a hug, said she hopes I have a great time and that she appreciates my support because she needs the money and wished me goodbye.
Since I was a child I dreamt of meeting Dolly Parton, and it came to be! No matter how brief, it was incredible! As far as the photo goes, I was told it would be posted online in a few days and I could download a copy. Sadly, I never could find anything related online and never got a response to my emails asking for assitance. I will, however, always have my memories and my backstage pass (above)!
We all have theatre stories! Why not share yours here! Tell us about a great, or terrible show you saw? Did you have an incredible, or not so incredible meeting with an actor? Mabye you need to vent about the person in front of you eating a hamburger? Perhaps just getting to the show was an adventure! Put it here! If you'd like to share an experience with us, just email it to me and I'll publish on the blog! I look forward to reading your words!