I am back.
I am physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. And I had the time of my life.
Kevin and I seriously had a blast. I didn't get to meet ML, but I got to see him from the front and center as close as one can get.
To start with, I must say, a tiny 24-year-old girl who looks maybe only 16, walking around with a painting half her size and a chibi-fied Meat Loaf plush kind of sticks out at a concert for a 62 year old rocker. haha. I mean seriously...Kevin and I were the youngest people there. Possibly the only 20-somethings. I am not lying. So that made us stand out already, let alone with the added plush and painting, among all the 50-60-something (mostly) men and women. But it worked to my advantage because it totally made me noticeable, which got the guards attention and on my side.
Those guards were awesome. I mean truly amazing. They did everything in their power to help me get as close as possible. They even tried to get me to him after the concert when they were loading up but Meat was too fast and sneaky. However, because of them, I was able to go to the very front and show him my stuff and then they took it and gave it to the staff to deliver to his room. They even tracked down a pen for me to write all my information in case something went wrong and they could contact me. Just awesome guys. I hope they know how grateful I am!
And even though I did not meet Meat Loaf, I did get to meet his daughter, Pearl, and her husband, Scott Ian of Anthrax. They opened for the concert, and she was adorable, talented, and sweet and he was so nice! It is always so amazing to meet such down-to-Earth people who lead such glamorous lives. They both praised the doll and I had people stopping to take pictures and ask me about. It was unreal! And having big, burly tattooed men tell you that your hand made doll is "f*&ing adorable" is so strange! haha.
And while I was holding my stuff to show to Meat Loaf, the guitarists gave me thumbs up and one flicked his pick to me. I was given another pick after the concert as well. The drummer gave me his drumstick at the end, and Kevin bought me a signed Special Edition CD available only at the concert. I also bought some awesome swag, like a t-shirt with a cute bat (total Spooky Pooky style!) and a Pearl CD which she and Scott signed. I also got a book centering on this tour so I will have that to remember the night, and I got a guitar pick necklace. I splurged a little thanks to my Momo who loves me and gave me money.
It seriously was life-altering. I will never forget the concert and the people and the whole experience. Thank you to everybody for supporting my crazy obsession and rooting for me! It was the best night of my life!
I am going to be adding all my photos to flickr tomorrow. I will let you know when they are up if you wanna see!