I Met My Favorite Celebrity!!

I realize that I was supposed to tell you about some other stuff…but something much more exciting came up.  Quite by accident, I MET one of the most fabulous famous people ever!

Tonight was Mimi’s orchestra concert. Usually these things are held in the school gymnasium.  But, lucky for us, tonight’s performance was held in the beautiful, newly built, community performing arts center.  For reasons unknown to anyone, all the parents were locked out of the seating area until the musicians had fine tuned their instruments.  We were more than willing to wait in the spacious lobby just because of the mere fact that we would be able to sit in in real theater seating with beautiful acoustics…as opposed to a hard bleacher bench in a huge gym. 

As we were waiting, I stuck up a conversation with the lady standing next to me.  We chatted for a few minutes and then her husband came wandering over to chat with us as well.  I couldn’t help myself for sneaking glances at him wondering where I had seen those twinkling eyes before.  It was driving me nuts that I couldn’t place where I knew him from.  I finally figured out who this rotund reminded me of.  I knew that I was probably wrong, and that it was quite silly, but I felt I was in the presence of greatness.

It wasn’t too long before the school principal maneuvered his way over toward us.  He chatted with this man for a moment and my suspicions were answered when the gentleman pulled out a  business card that had a picture of him, as well as one little word and a phone number.  The word that was written on the card…was Santa.  (Although I do find it rather interesting that Santa has a grand daughter that goes to Mimi’s school)

Moments after my discovery, the doors opened and the crowd pushed us all inside the venue, headed in separate directions.  I sat down and enjoyed the two hour show. (It’s amazing how good music can sound when you are sitting in a well-cushioned chair with a back on it!)

orchestra

It was only after I pulled out my camera to get a shot of the school orchestra that I nearly kicked myself for not even thinking of getting a picture of my favorite celebrity. 

Lucky for me, I ended up standing next to Mr and Mrs Claus while we were  waiting for the kids to come out from backstage.  I shyly asked him if I could take his picture.  (And you know that I wanted to slide back into childhood and tell him what I really wanted for Christmas!)

antasay

My Hero!!

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0 Responses to I Met My Favorite Celebrity!!

  1. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Ahhh, sounds like someone may have kept you a little distracted from the show. πŸ™‚

  2. Tink says:

    *Gasp* You MET Santa?! I’m so jealous. πŸ˜€

    (Btw, I had no idea antifreeze kept the car from overheating too. I’m such a dunce when it comes to these things.)

  3. Kell says:

    Yes! There really is a Santa Claus. I knew it, I just knew it!

  4. Lynne says:

    I’d recognize him anywhere!

  5. Jay says:

    You got to talk to Santa!! Cool beans!

    He looks pretty relaxed considering this is normally a pretty hectic time of year for him.

    I was hoping there would be video of the concert.

  6. Karina says:

    Yep, like Tink I’m jealous too! You met Santa!!! That’s so cool!

    You know, during the summer I was shopping at a “Christmas Tree Shop” (the real name of a chain of discount stores in this area) and there was a guy sitting waiting for his wife (I assume) that looked EXACTLY like Santa. I couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of Santa hanging out at the Christmas Tree Shop. I’m still kicking myself for not getting a picture!

  7. gawilli says:

    The kids and I met Santa one year. We were absolutely positively sure it was the real one and only genuine Santa. How could we tell? His beard was real. He let the kids give a tug just to make sure. It’s breathtaking, isn’t it?

  8. Cazzie says:

    What a gorgeous santa he is πŸ™‚

  9. mrsgatt says:

    What a charming Santa. This is a wonderful brush with greatness.

  10. Jeff says:

    Hey wait a minute! Santa has a grandchild? Then that would mean at some point he and Mrs. Claus had se…HEY! Maybe thats what he means by Ho! Ho! Ho!

  11. Lynn says:

    Wasn’t that a great concert? My daughter is in the concert band. I couldn’t agree more about appreciating the comfy seats- they made waiting in the lobby for 30 minutes completely tolerable. πŸ™‚

  12. Peggy says:

    Wonderful story Susan! I’m glad you got to meet Santa before his busy night.

  13. How cool … and what are the chances? And what a great grandpa to have!
    When my kids were in elementary school their principal, Mr. Dolan, looked exactly like Santa and he really played it up. He often wore red shirts all year long, and at Christmas he of course dressed the part with his Santa suit. As a result, the little ones (grades k-about 5 or 6) actually thought Santa was their principal and that this was his off-season job. He’d been the elementary school principal for many years and finally retired by the time my kids were in junior high. But when the dear man passed away his funeral was an enormous event, I think the whole town was there. That was long ago now, but everybody still remembers wonderful Mr. Dolan. But sadly, I doubt people would let him get away with this now. They’d probably make him into “Holiday Man” or something …

  14. Patsy Ann says:

    Of course there is a Santa, I thought that you were entirely convinced of that after you came back home from your aunt’s house after staying with her the week of Christmas to find our tree piled high with packages. Do you remember that time….

  15. cynthia says:

    You have been tagged!

  16. photowannabe says:

    What a relief to find that Santa can take some time out for a Christmas concert. And you got his picture, beautiful beard and all. Luck you.

  17. Pamela says:

    tooooo sweet. I would like to snuggle up to him, too. I don’t think I ever got to when I was a kid.

  18. you are such a lucky girl!!