Meeting Michael BublΓ© πŸ’˜

Okay @sally_lee, you asked for this!! :)
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    On September 22nd 2013, I met my idol, Michael freaking BublΓ©.
    I still kinda can't believe this.
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    I've been a HUGE fan of his since 2007. Followed him to different cities to see him in concert (seen him six times now), and attempted to get a hug from him each time πŸ˜‚
    But no luck :(
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    UNTIL!
    DUN DUN DUN...
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    Michael's fanclub, Bungalow-B, announced that they would be giving away soundcheck (rehearsal) tickets (!!!!)
    I'd been hoping for this, as he'd done this beforeβ€”some friends of mine had actually won in the past, so exciting!!
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    So of course I entered.
    Of course. I entered in some local radio station contests as well.
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    Somehow I felt that I was finally gonna get my chance to meet THEE MB this time.
    I suppose everyone has that hopeful "Yeah I'm so gonna win" attitude when they really hope to win something, but this was different. I REALLY felt that I was going to win this time. This was FINALLY gonna be my chance. This. Was. IT!!!! πŸ˜±πŸ’•
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    And a few days later... There it was. An email in my inbox with the subject line staring back at me that read:
    "Bungalow-B Soundcheck Party Winner"
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    My heart stopped.
    Literally felt like it had stopped πŸ˜‚
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    And then I burst into tears.
    Sorry to say I'm not kidding.
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    I still have the email πŸ˜‚ Nothing came of the radio station contests btw but WHO CARES
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    From that point on, I felt nothing but ANXIETY
    OhGodOhGodOhGod πŸ˜±πŸŒ€πŸ˜±πŸŒ€ What do I do?? What do I say?? What will he do?? asdfghjkl PUUUUKE
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    The big day arrived.
    Surprisingly, I slept a somewhat decent 6-7 hours. Probably because I hadn't slept any of the other nights before that, though πŸ˜‚
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    I arrived at the Verizon Center (Washington DC).
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    I checked my tickets again & again, and double-checked, triple-checked, etc. that I was in the right place.
    Despite having been to this venue dozens of times in my lifetime πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    After waiting a REALLY long time, it was finally time for the soundcheck to begin. (!!!!)
    So glad I'd gone pee beforehand πŸ˜‚πŸ™πŸ»
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    My mom and I were led to the front row, where we had a seat.
    I thought I was gonna die.
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    Michael appeared. "OH MY GOD" I said aloud, probably a little TOO loud, after jumping in my seat like I'd been electrocuted (πŸ˜‚βš‘οΈ) from the excitement.
    I'm a very excitable person, which I know isn't obvious or anything... πŸ˜…
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    "I've been this close to the Bubster before, what is WRONG with me?! CALM DOWN" I tried to tell myself.
    It didn't really help.
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    The soundcheck was WONDERFUL.
    He took requests from us, had all of us cracking up (as usual), it was PERFECT.
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    And then...
    Oh Godddd
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    IT WAS TIME
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    Michael hopped down from the stage and all of us fans were lined up for our meet & greet
    WITH A PHOTO 😭😭😭😭
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    IT WAS FINALLY MY TURN. I WENT UP TO MICHAEL, AND SHOOK HIS HAND.
    And when I say "shook," I mean "just kind of held it while staring at him in shock."
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    I was shy, and he reflected this back at me, because he seemed shy too
    Or maybe he was just afraid of me tbh πŸ˜‚
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    Fellow fans always say Michael looks you right in the eyes when talking to you.
    THIS IS 100% TRUE. His gorgeous eyes pierced mine, causing me to melt into a puddle on the floor.
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    I barely got out "Hi"
    He cautiously said "Hi" back, partially stifling a giggle πŸ˜„ I then word-vomited "I LOVE YOUUUU" @ him before my brain filter had a chance to help me talk like a normal person. My mom said I cried when I said this (????) which I don't recall πŸ˜‚
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    He laughed at me, adorably mimicking my embarrassing fangirly behavior.
    IT WAS PERFECT πŸ˜­πŸ’–
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    I passed in front of him to pose for our picture, AND HE PUT HIS HANDS ON MY SHOULDERS, SQUEEZING THEM as he giggled more (!!!!)
    At this point my soul departed. I DIED. THIS IS FACT.
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    It was time for our picture together.
    Don't have your eyes open too wide, don't look stupid, don't look ugly, oh God please look normal, please don't blink oh God oh God oh GODDDD
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    The camera lady took two pics.
    Two chances at not looking ugly while standing next to Michael omg yessss πŸ˜­πŸ’• BLESS ~
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    Pictures were done ~
    OMG did that really just happen?!?! Please don't look ugly laterrrr when you receive the pics 😭😭😭😭
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    SO THEN, it was now or never...
    Ask for a hug ask for a hug ASK FOR A HUG DO IT NOW OR YOU'LL REGRET IT LATER
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    "Can I have a hug?" I asked.
    Because what the hell, I might never get this chance again.
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    Without hesitation, Michael pulled me in for a hug, SQUEEZING me tight. (!!!!)
    I almost lost my balance πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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    HE SMELLED SO GOOD
    THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT TO BE MADE WOWZA
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    He told me to have a great time at the show as he hugged me πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
    HOLY SH*T
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    And that was it!
    It all went so fast πŸ˜±πŸŒ€ BUT 😍
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    Everyone else then finished up their meet & greets w/photo, and I looked on, immediately reminiscing with mom about what had just happened .5 seconds ago
    I felt like I was gonna cry AGAIN
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    For the rest of the day, I floated everywhere.
    *SIGH* 😍😍😍😍
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    This, ladies & gents, has been the story of how I met my idol, Michael BublΓ©
    GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE 🌈 He's every bit as lovely as he seems, 100% the realest dude ever and I love him even more now 😍
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    So NOW, I know you're wondering where the photo is...
    Although I know you could see the pic before even tapping to read this, effectively killing my ultimate lead up to it, haha. Suspense killer. :( Wah-wah 🎺
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    BUT HERE YOU GO ANYWAY πŸ’–
    This was pre-weight loss (I've lost nearly 200 pounds since this photo was taken). Ugh, dammit. What do you say to a re-do, Mikey? Hehe ~ 😊
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    ~ THE END ~
    Hope you enjoyed this tale ~ Sorry for the SHOUTING πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…