Posts tagged: my adub experience
They were performing at the Topsfield Fair. It was 9:00am when we arrived, and the doors opened at 10:30, so we had perfect timing. We got in line when two really awesome and sweet girls, Stephanie and Kristen started talking to us. They are really funny, I thought. The loud speaker said, “And in the arena, performing at 11:00, Allstar Weekend!” We all screamed. When the doors opened a huge mob of people just starting running in like wild bulls (including me). When we got into the large building we saw that there was only enough seats for around 100 people. My heart quickly rocketed down into my stomach. What if we couldn’t see them up close? Every concert I had gone to I have been in the back. I needed to be in the front. The thing was that there had to be 300-400 people wanting to see them. Charlotte, Stephanie, Kristen and I were fearless and didn’t even bother to find seats. We just stood in the aisle at the front. Well… almost the front. We saw a VIP section, and they were the first two rows, so the security guard wouldn’t let us pass. We were still insanely close to the stage. We were closer than I had ever been at any concert. A band called Burnham opened for Allstar Weekend. I had seen them live before at the Justin Bieber concert, so I knew a couple of their songs. After they left, a cowboy looking, old, grumbly, man came out on the stage saying there would be a brief intermission before Allstar Weekend came on. I could see the door that they were coming through, so every time it opened my heart starting beating a little bit. But EVERY SINGLE TIME it was just an old man in a neon green vest.
It happened. I saw Zach’s face. My heart started beating, my mind started racing, my hands started shaking. He was actually here. They got up on stage and started singing. I can’t even remember what song they opened with I was freaking out so much. I was jumping, screaming, and just being on Cloud 9. They were there. That’s all I knew at the moment. Zach was singing amazing as always, Cameron was looking stunning and his big hands were playing that bass incredibly, and Michael was playing those things like it was nobody’s business. During “Do It 2 Me” Charlotte and I were singing the lyrics, doing what people do at concerts, and Cameron started looking at us and nodding his head. He had to have been looking at us for at least ten seconds. It was incredible. On their encore, “Journey To The End Of My Life”, the security guard let everyone up to the front. I made it pretty far in the crowd while my friends were lagging behind. I couldn’t believe how close were. I was in shock. When the band left we were not going to leave. We figured they would HAVE to come back out and talk to people. They didn’t. Actually we saw Cameron talking to a cop, looking at the suddenly smaller crowd and pointing to a girl, and he came over. The girl he was pointing at had presents, so he took them and ran. We started walking with my mom, about to go look at some rides when behind the arena were some girls.
"Let’s go out back and see if they come out!" Charlotte had brilliantly said. We all went back out there, and there were approximately 50 girls out there. We waited with everyone else, and then we noticed someone. We noticed Dillon.
“Let’s go get a picture!” I said. We walked over to him and we got our pictures taken.
"Does everyone sing you the haircut song?" Charlotte asked Dillon.
"You have no idea." :)
I looked over for a slight second and they were there. Allstar Weekend had come out. I ran over, and Michael was standing RIGHT THERE, FIVE FEET IN FRONT OF ME.
"Hi Michael.." my voice squeaked out.
"Hey!" AHH. Michael said hi to me. Zach said they would be right back, they just had to go put stuff down. On their way out Zach gave me a high five, missed, and had to give me another. While Cameron was giving me a high five, I really wanted a hug from him because he’s my favorite member, so I did some quick thinking. I grabbed onto his hand. He kept walking though.
After about 10 minutes they came out again. Cameron came by and was giving everyone hugs.
"Can I have a hug?"
"Sure thing." He gave me the greatest hugs ever. It was tight and warm. He then smiled and walked away. He gave me a HUG. I didn’t even believe it. Later on I questioned if I even asked him, or if I just went and hugged him. Cameron.. one of my favorite celebrities hugged ME. As Charlotte would say, that moment was "majestic". To be honest, he smelled really good. I only hugged him for about six seconds, but it seemed like six years. I was just stuck in the moment. I was in shock. Nothing else could change my emotions. I laid my head on Charlotte’s shoulder and replay what just happened. Zach then came by, but there was way to many people to get a hug from him, but he did sign Charlotte’s phone case! They then left, saying, once again, they would be back. After minutes of just shaking, not believing how incredible this was, they came back. Their annoying manager with green hair said to get into two lines. To either meet Cameron or Zach. I had just gotten a hug from Cameron, so I really wanted one from Zach. We got in line and waited for about ten to fifteen minutes. It was my turn up to take a picture with the great Zachary David Porter. I walked up there and said hi really timidly then hugged him. I hugged him for a really long time, and he laughed at me. …. He smelled good too. I took my picture, and was just enjoying this surreal moment. Charlotte went to take a picture with him, and I was shaking so much it was impossible to take the picture.
Okay. This is crazy. There is no way I just got a hug from Cameron, and a picture with Zach. I was starting to think it wasn’t real, and I was going to wake up from this dream. After that we quickly got in the line to meet Cameron, but they left before we could even see him. It was still good though. I got a hug from him. That day was the best day of my life. They played amazing, they looked amazing, and they are amazing. I would go back to that moment any time.