Hi everyone! I attended the concert last night and the spring picnic after party. It was a fabulous night!! I had a front row center seat at the concert, so during “Chapel of Love” Bette sat right in front of me and when everyone started to sing the song, she got a bit teary eyed and she stopped singing and she looked right at me and mouthed the words, “It’s so emotional.” It was a very heartfelt moment.
At the after party I got a chance to talk to her. She said, “I remember you. You had a face like this” and she jokingly made this really somber face, so I laughingly said, “No I didn’t!!” and she said said, “No no you were fine, I’m teasing”
So I told her I was a new donor who actually lives in Florida, but that I had been a fan for a very long time and she thanked me. I told her she was a master interpreter of song and she said, “Thank you so much, you know, no one has ever told me that, you should have been a reporter.” which I took as a huge compliment, as my mom has a journalism degree and is a very good writer and I really inherited that from her so I was quite flattered.
I gave her a bracelet that was made out of turquoise beads attached to a guitar pick that had painted palm trees on it. She immediately put it on her wrist and I told her I got it because I knew she had started playing the guitar and the palm trees were very Hawaiian looking.
So needless to say, I was beyond grateful leaving last night. I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life! I’ll report back after my meet and greet on Monday.