I got to meet and greet Dolly before her show in Stockholm, Sweden. There was a small group of us waiting behind the stage area and just inside the doors from where the bus was parked. The other band members, the crew and two of the singers were walking past. They all looked so happy. Especially, the one male backup singer. He actually walked by and around whistling a tune and checking behind each of the doors from where the bus was parked. He called back at us standing there, "Dolly´s back there!" or something like it, before going on his way. We all were like he´s really happy. It´s obviously a blast working in her team.
Saw her backup Jennifer come by and looked at us, then smiled and went on her way. I thought, "Wow! Who´s that? Is she part of the show?"
Dolly was a bit later in coming out, but when she did, it was all worth it! She seemed to shine like a star! It was bright and she was beautiful! But I wouldn´t have preferred anything else to that!
When it came my turn to come up to her, the one who helps get her all the instruments and all, just gave me a motion of "There you are! Go on up!" It was so friendly, and not as formal as you might think.
I must have stood there a bit longer. But, I heard Dolly´s lovely voice call to me to come on over. It was great and warm of her to do so. All I could do was give her a hug, but it was worth it all! Before letting go, she warmly and kindly asked me, "What's your name?" and when I told her, I got the warmest and loveliest greeting, "Hi Stephanie!" I almost cried after that.
She then said to me, "Hope you enjoy the show." And, I replied back, "Oh, I will!" I always do. Then it was quick, quick on with the show.
They showed us all out to the concert scene then. I found my seat down front in the third row. Wow! Cool! Mighty close!
When she came out, I waved up at her, just to let her know that I was there! She seemed to wave back too! She seemed to be looking down at along those rows more than above us, most of the time, really.
Another was also down front, I believe. So, through the show, she seemed to be working both sides of the stage. Me on one end and the guys in the front row on the other end. And, it WAS another great show!
Even better perhaps! Now, she knows my name! My face too! Her prescence just lit up the room, I remember, as well as the show! It was so friendly and inviting!
I just keep looking at the picture of us together. Her warmth and kindness and beauty is contagious. I keep trying to remember over and over again every detail. Wish that I can meet her again sometime. Perhaps then I can give her a gift of my own artwork and also just be able to talk to her more! Just to hear that voice again, talking to me.
That lovely voice of hers! And, the kindness that comes from it!
The best experience I ever had!
I have always ALWAYS wanted to meet her and I got my dream!
She is such a lovely lady with a lovely voice!
Thank you, Dolly, to letting me be a part of it all!
Love you and God bless!!