Anyone that truly knows me knows I have been pretty die hard about trying to meet Dolly Parton for the past 6 years. I have gone to 2 concerts, tried to win meet and greet tickets, and waited out back for her. I went to the Oprah show and waited out back for her. I went to her store grand opening and tried to win meet and greet tickets. I wrote a blog about 365 ways to meet her. Basically, anything within reason and not making me seem like a crazy stalker. When I saw they were offering VIP experiences for her latest tour I couldn’t pass them up.
The entire experience was incredible and a dream come true. Basically as soon as she saw I was on the list she had me escorted out to her tour bus, we had a preconcert tea party and then she sang directly to me the entire concert. Ha! Wouldn’t that be amazing? The truth: I arrived an hour early. They allow you to look at the merchandise without any lines. Then you get to have a bunch of delicious appetizers and a few free drinks. Next you get to tour some of her old outfits. They have cardboard cut outs next to each case of outfits to show you what time frame they came from. You also get to see some of her old instruments all rhinestoned up. At this point since I am not much of a drinker, I was decently buzzed and gave my number to one of her employees and told them if they were ever hiring to give me a call. He had heard me telling someone about my adventure so we also browsed through my website a bit. After that you are escorted to the meet and greet area. It is a brief time that you get to meet her and chat, and to be honest is was so sparkly I feel like I entirely blacked out when I met her and it was just a dream. Once I looked at the picture though it all came back to me. It really was that sparkly. If you look closely you can see rhinestones in her hair. And our boobs make the perfect yin yang, so we are destine to be friends forever! Being seventy, she could have easily stamped and mailed the concert in, but she didn’t. It was by far the best concert I have ever seen of hers. Plus I made some new friends!