Thursday, August 02, 2007
On Monday July 30 2007 my mom, aunt, six year old cousin and I went to see Taylor Hicks. He was playing at the Welk Theater in Branson. We got there early in the day so we could go by and pick up our tickets withou the crowd of people. When we arrived the "bus" had just gotten there. So, we got to see them unload al the equipment. We were so hoping to get a glance of Taylor, but didn't. MY cousin, Jamie, made Taylor a sign. We thought if we get her out, such a cute child, with her sign he may see her through the window of the bus and come out. He didn't. She did get her picture taken in front of the bus though. Which to her was very exciting. We shopped in Branson the rest of the day and had a greeat time. Then we decided to get tot he theater early. We found our seats and got comfy, and waited. THe concert started and it was great. He was exactly what we were expecting. He even played his harmonica. We were sitting more toward the back of the theater, but just to let eveyone know there are no bad seats here. The concert had not been sold out so, there were some empty seats in front of us. We found some 5 rows in front of us and moved forward. I t was easy to get in and out of the row so, I brought Jamie to the stage so she could show Taylor the poster she made. I squated down in the middle isle and told her to walk side ways in front of the stage slowly, and come back. She did and he waved at her. As if that weren't exciting enough I brought her back up there a little later in the show. This time we planned it between songs. He read her poster out loud it said " I'm your littlest biggest fan Taylor." After he read the sign he asked her her name and if she voted for him. Which she did many many times. He told her thank you, and she came back to me. At the end of the concert I brought her back up to the stage. This time I held her high, and we put her poster in front of her. He was done with his encores and was leaving the stage for the night. He had grabbed a few hands and was almost behind the curtain. He stopped and saw the poster. He gave her this point like I remember you, turned around and came back to grab her hand. He gave her a high five then she got to give him one back. He didn't grab anyone other hand but hers at that point and then left the stage for the night. She was the happiest person in the audience that night. No one else got that much attention. I was so proud of her. She was so excited. We got to hear her stories the whole way back home. Which was just a little over an hour. She had to call her mom and her grandma, and countless other people who couldn't make it to the concert. She made me feel like a kid again. I took a picture of her holdng her sign by the stage with Taylor in the background. I am going to try to get him to autograph it for her and give it to her for Christmas. I hope he'll do it.