So … ok … last night. After many, many years of being a HUGE fan, I was finally able to meet the living legend herself … Britney Spears. After missing out on the meet and greets in SoCal (mainly because I wasn’t even aware that she would be doing meet and greets), I decided that I HAD to figure out a way to meet her. Long story short, I managed to get a m&g ticket for the Hartford, CT show and last night was the night. Before meeting Britney, tho, David and I had a great time meeting other people here in CT as well. Click below to see some of the photos from my epic night last night.
A highlight of the night was my finally getting to meet Bradley Stern of Muumuse. I’ve been a fan of his site forever so I was really excited that we were finally in the same place at the same time. It was fitting that we met at a Britney Spears concert ;) I also got to meet and hang out with Britney‘s BFF Felicia Culotta again. That woman is an absolute doll. She does everything she can to ensure that fans are having the most amazing time at Britney‘s shows. I just love that woman.
I was lucky enough to meet some Pink readers too. Jessica and her friends as well as Mike and his friends … it was my extreme pleasure running into you guys last night:
But the big moment, obvs, was meeting Britney. Let me tell you about the meet and greet … it’s a strange set up. They put Britney in a small room with a lot of lights … so it’s hot and cramped — mere moments before she’s due to hit the stage! Then they parade upwards of 20 people individually to meet her and pose for a photo. It’s awkward for us fans because we’re all so freaked out about meeting Britney Spears. I can only imagine what it must be like for her to pose with so many strangers, all in a row … night after night. Felicia told us we could talk to Britney about anything … and I intended do. Then, when I was right in front of her … everything flew out of my head. I managed to introduce myself and offered my hand for a shake (SO LAME!) and she kindly obliged and said Nice to meet you. After that, I totally blanked. We posed for our photo and then … it was over:
She thanked me for coming, I thanked her for existing and that was that. I could’ve spent minutes with her … but I freaked and clammed up. I understand that happens a lot. But Britney, Felicia and her entire team couldn’t've been more sweet and more accommodating. I wouldn’t change the experience for anything. After the meet and greet, Jason Trawick very kindly came over to me and thanked me for all the support I’ve given Britney over the years. I was floored! He and I talked for a short while and, at last, I was able to express myself … er, which I hope he relayed to Britney ;) Hahaha! Last night really was a once in a lifetime moment for me.
I know people will continue to say mean things about Britney and take easy pot shots but none of that really matters. Haters will hate until the end of time. I am just so thrilled that I finally got to meet Britney, finally got to speak to her and can rest in the comfort of knowing that her team knows how much I heart her. That’s all I need to be happy :)
This afternoon, shortly actually, David and I will be heading into NYC for the rest of the week. I’m looking forward to getting back to the city. But Rhode Island has been a really fun place to holiday for a few days. I shall be back! Happy Wednesday!!