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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:47 pm

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Just wondering....did MATT give you ladies the Afterparty tickets? I thought he would have, knowing Cecilie came all the way from Denmark! =) He really should be giving those passes to his die-hard fans. Last year, Michael Johns did that for his fans on every tour stop.

FYI: Matt does give out passes though. Wink

I wish I knew how many he was able to give away, etc. I know he has a TON of family and friends that have come to see him, so that's probably the majority of people that get passes from him. Also...wouldn't the passes that Matt's dad had, actually come from Matt himself? So technically...the girls got passes from Matt, right? Smile

AWW I just love that you wrote that, cacity!! Makes me feel even more special LOL. Writing on my 4 page recap - geez - it is getting late and I am off to bed. Tomorrow I'll post it. Have a nice chat tonight!

Just want to post this - makes me all tingly inside looking at it LOL what a sweet guy!!
(credit to MACIgirl - thanks love for capturing that moment lol)

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:27 pm

yes we did get the passes from Matt's dad after we met him before the concert. He was impressed that me, southie, haleigh, 2kids3dogs and cecilie had come so far to see Matt! We chatted with him - and he told me and southie and cecilie to come see him after the show - he told me and southie twice and then he told cecilie at intermission! of course we were not sure what "come see me after the show" really meant, but we were hoping...and as it worked out he handed us an envelope of backstage passes - he said he wanted us to meet Matt! He was so sweet - and he is soo proud of Matt. He actually escourted us to the room! On the way there fans kept stopping him to take pics. Me and Southie were taking turns being the photographers! LOL Southie has a pic of me and her with Dad - cuz she was off somewhere when we met him the first time


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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:35 pm

here are the pics that go with the story:

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:36 pm

and another....
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:37 pm

us, matt and matt's dad....
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:46 am

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Ooohh Cecilie you made an impression on Matt. He mentioned your sign matt giraud shirt on the local news. It's at the end of the video...


http://www.fox17online.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=9069164b-b284-437d-8ca1-6c473f6923ef&src=front[/quote ].

OKAY - I am a lunatic!! LOL Thank u Jenna! I have replayed that sentence 20 times - so glad that I spent hours on ironing those letters onto that top. Geez . how fangirly am I!?!?
I miss him terribly - I miss U terribly Jenna - It was so good meeting our FORUMMASTER!! And am I proud of how you handed out those cd's, talking to everybody, getting them into chanting! What a weekend. Not quite finished with my racap - LOL u would think that I am writing my memoirs. But I know U feel the same way Jenna - it is hard to recap all the things we did and all the emotions that we all went through
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:01 am

Aww...the pic with you all, Matt and his dad is so sweet. Congrats ladies...must've been great to be at the Afterparty with him and his loved ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:24 am

All you ladies look so ecstatic to be there!! Definitely a memory you'll never forget! Loved the stories and pics! Now let's start planning for January Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:47 am

Not sure if this was posted:
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/09/american_idol_on_the_road_kala.html
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GRAND RAPIDS -- For Kalamazoo's Matt Giraud, touring with "American Idols Live" is a chance to show hundreds of thousands of music fans what he's really made of.

"This is my redemption tour," Giraud, 24, said in a phone interview from a tour stop. "I'm going on every night, showing people what I've got."

For the piano-playing crooner, who twice was snatched out of the "Idol" fire -- first as the judges' "wild card" pick to start season eight, then, more dramatically, as the show's first "judges' save" -- he may have something to prove.

"On the show, I never really showed what I have," said Giraud, who finished fifth on Fox's popular singing competition. "There were the cameras, the pressure, the judging -- now I'm so much more in the zone, and I'm not just another 'JT' (Justin Timberlake, whom Giraud frequently was compared to)."

Won over

One critic who has been won over? Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly, the guru for all things "Idol," recently praised Giraud's tour performance in his EW.com blog.

"Ask most folks who've been to the 2009 'American Idols Live' tour, and they'll tell you the big revelation among the season eight top 10 finalists is fifth-place finisher Matt Giraud. At the tour stops I attended in Newark, N.J., and Albany, N.Y., Matt's electrifying performances -- vocally and on the keyboards -- on (the Black Crowes') 'Hard to Handle,' (Ray Charles') 'Georgia on My Mind,' and (The Fray's) 'You Found Me' left the crowd (even folks like me, who didn't quite warm up to Matt during his season eight tenure) on its feet."

Redemption songs

Being called "a revelation" by a national critic who once dissed him is redemptive indeed. So is the response from "Idol" fans, who tend to come uncorked during Giraud's performance on the tour.

"When I'm doing 'Hard to Handle,' my first tune, I come out on the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis -- the crowd loves that," he said. "And then during 'Georgia,' I do these vocal gymnastics -- it means a lot to me that I can get 15-year-olds to scream over an old Ray Charles song."

There's plenty of screaming going on during a tour that's been called "recession-proof" by the booking industry. Joined onstage by season-eight winner Kris Allen and much-ballyhooed runner-up Adam Lambert, Giraud is having a ball singing and hanging out with his pals, including Megan Joy, Allison Iraheta, Lil Rounds, Anoop Desai, Scott McIntyre, Danny Gokey and Michael Sarver.

Now on the final stretch of the 52-date "Idol" tour, which wraps Sept. 15 in Manchester, N.Y., the 2007 Western Michigan University grad is reflective.

"This stage of the tour is a little bittersweet," he said. "(Touring) is the reason I got into this 'Idol' thing -- not fame, not screaming girls. I want to connect to the audience every night. I love it when I read on Twitter that somebody was touched by a song I did."

He's looking forward, post-tour, to establishing a solo career. "In talks" with record labels, Giraud also is eager to write, record music and perform solo shows, including a Jan. 29 date at Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

"They call this tour 'Star School'," he said. "I'm more solid in my style, more consistent and stronger in my vocals, and I have a stronger stage presence. I'm so thankful for this chance to tour. I've definitely grown in so many ways."

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:00 am

Janizzle wrote:
Aww...the pic with you all, Matt and his dad is so sweet. Congrats ladies...must've been great to be at the Afterparty with him and his loved ones.

Aww thanks! And is was great meeting u!
That weekend was def something I will treasure for ever!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:48 am

Aww,Lovethemtigers, pictures full of joy. Happy times!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:58 am

Beautiful pictures with Matt and his dad! =) WOW!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:24 pm

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All you ladies look so ecstatic to be there!! Definitely a memory you'll never forget! Loved the stories and pics! Now let's start planning for January Wink


Hey Megan I LOVE your pic with Matt...You are SO pretty girl..beautiful long hair! I'm sure Matt is also thinking your pretty Hot! Surprised I loved that you got to kiss him..WOW!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:59 pm

Ok below is the pic of Matt and I and a few more...I will be posting the pic of me, matt and his dad later...I had only cut him out in this pic because I wanted to use just the matt and me only I love you for my new twitter profile pic and then when I went back to post the one of all 3 of us I couldn't because I had already edited it with the cropping and it doesn't save the other one...then my daughter ran me off her computer last night Evil or Very Mad so I still have more pics to post from meet n'greet and monaco bay but wanted to at least post the ones I have so far.....good times! Very Happy

http://twitpic.com/h4nus


Cecilie and I Smile

http://twitpic.com/h4n6s


Sweet "dsouthie23" and I

http://twitpic.com/h4n1r


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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:06 pm

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Aww...the pic with you all, Matt and his dad is so sweet. Congrats ladies...must've been great to be at the Afterparty with him and his loved ones.


It was lots of fun. I read where you wanted someone to take pics with you and matt's dad, you should have come over with us! When we saw Matt's dad, my shyness went out the window and we all went over there to introduce ourselves to him. It's as if everything that happened to us that weekend was suppose to be.

when southie and I went over there and i introduced him to the other Georiga girl he just kept going on how he couldn't believe we came there for Matt - he was so touched and so proud for his son.

It was really cool to be back there. It was awesome when he first walked into the room with Adam and brought Adam over to say hello to his Dad. They stood there and talked for awhile and then Adam left.

In the room we also met Michael Sarver again (who remembered us and thanked us for our gift) - a side note about michael..
When he came out to the fences me, haleigh and Southie yelled 'LSU LSU LSU" he looked toward us and grabbed his heart and smiled. So sweet. Then during his first song - we held up signs L S U and he pointed to our signs and said "nice, girls, nice" and everyone turned to look to see what he was refering too! Me being a big LSU fan was loving that!

Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, lil bro Trey, Matt's Mom, his sister April, Tiffany and Scott.

Anoop was in there but we didn't meet him - he came and left quickly like he always does. Glad i'm not an Anoop fan, i'd be so disappointed.

Kris was adorable as ususal. Southie is going to start a twitter war with him over GA and Arkansas LOL
Danny was so personable and sweet.

Scott and his mom are so sweet and handsome. His mom - gosh can't believe how young his mom looks!

Trey is so hyper and just all over the place. Tiff is sweet and she was so happy to meet Matt fans that want to help promote matt's career. It was such an honor to meet all these people.

Also saw Jessie - she is gorgeous and her and Matt look so good together.

It was such a blessed experience and so worth every mile we drove every minute of sleep we lost! Would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:22 pm

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Ok below is the pic of Matt and I and a few more...I will be posting the pic of me, matt and his dad later...I had only cut him out in this pic because I wanted to use just the matt and me only I love you for my new twitter profile pic and then when I went back to post the one of all 3 of us I couldn't because I had already edited it with the cropping and it doesn't save the other one...then my daughter ran me off her computer last night Evil or Very Mad so I still have more pics to post from meet n'greet and monaco bay but wanted to at least post the ones I have so far.....good times! Very Happy

http://twitpic.com/h4nus


All of us at Monaco Bay!

http://twitpic.com/h4ni2


Cecilie and I Smile

http://twitpic.com/h4n6s


Sweet "dsouthie23" and I

http://twitpic.com/h4n1r

Can't wait to see more of your pics!!! I LOVE how we all have shared this experience together, whether it be at different times or not! So many memories & friendships have been made over Matt!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:33 pm

Okay here are some more pics from our awesome experience in Michigan. As I said earlier Michael sarver is an LSU fan and so are me and Haleigh. Dsouthie is a Georgia fan but she dug deep and as the great friend that she is she helped us chant LSU LSU LSU for Michael when he came to the fences. We was so touched.

here is our pic with Michael...

http://twitpic.com/gzahi

here we are with Scott in the meet and greet after the show

http://twitpic.com/gz9p7

Ha...this is the pic from Grand Rapids Press when Michael was telling us about his "other" favorite movie..sshhh he said don't tell! LOL

http://twitpic.com/gz6nr
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:43 pm

Cool pic that haleigh took at beginning of Beggin'....

http://twitpic.com/h0kfs

here is haleigh with matt after the show...

http://twitpic.com/gzjfv

Ha..me and Haleigh with Matt at fences before the show....

http://twitpic.com/gzi31
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:02 pm

Tigers, your pics are too cute!!!! You ladies are just glowing with joy to be there!! Can't wait til January to meet everyone!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:34 pm

WOW! So many things I want to comment on!! These pics are so wonderful! Cecillie the one of Matt looking at you (before you were about to hug, I am assuming) is just PRICELESS! His face is so genuine, you can just see the joy radiating from him. Smile

And this one of you guys backstage....

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Do you see the little "MG" in the corner of your backstage stickers? Guess what that stands for? Wink You got those from MATT GIRAUD ladies!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:27 pm

Cacity87 wrote:
WOW! So many things I want to comment on!! These pics are so wonderful! Cecillie the one of Matt looking at you (before you were about to hug, I am assuming) is just PRICELESS! His face is so genuine, you can just see the joy radiating from him. Smile

And this one of you guys backstage....

Do you see the little "MG" in the corner of your backstage stickers? Guess what that stands for? Wink You got those from MATT GIRAUD ladies!!!

Aww thanks cacity!
So funny - the MG - we didn't quite know what i stood for..Meet and Greet or a special seance with Matt Giraud. It didn't occur to me that MG could be the passes that Matt G could give out..lol

Ahh yes that pic makes me very happy. I still don't get how he is this humble, sweet, softspoken, great rolemodel "boy next door" when you meet him - and the transformation into a genuine star on that stage. He blows me away. Well I am about to post my recap. I may be a bit long - because not only did I get to meet matt - I got to meet my new BFF's LOL.
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PostSubject: Cecilie in Michigan   Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:33 pm

Part One
I am back in Copenhagen Denmark after what literally was the best weekend ever! I left Friday early morning and spent about 12 hours on a plane (!) and landed at Detroit Metro in the afternoon, where sgr was so sweet to pick me up! So funny meeting someone that you have never seen before. We gave each other a big hug – well I felt I knew her already!! So we drive into Ann Arbor – very nice city – and met maci (yeah soul sista!!). We went out to a nice dinner – started of the party with French martinis. The sun was shining, we were all giddy and laughing – wonderful!! Went back to sgr after having shopped for 150 cds, covers, posters WOOT!!! Lisa and Jenna arrived later that night and spent sooo many hours burning cd’s with sgr THANK U!! I spent almost all Friday night preparing my black top with the “Sign Matt Giraud” – One should think that it was an easy job - How hard can that be to iron on letters on a shirt lol – well it took me quite some time I tell ya – and I also misspelled at one point! Sign Matt Girad!!
The poor Georgia girls arrived at 4 am Saturday morning..aww they were soo tired. Saturday morning we went for breakfast and I finally got to buy new running shoes with 2dogs. That was needed btw lol. We went for a nice walk around Ann Arbor - beautiful city – and as we headed off for Kalamazoo we got to pass the huge stadium where everybody was getting ready for the big football game. It was great to experience -very American.
In the car on our way to Kalamazoo maci, lisa and I sang our lungs out and went completely crazy lol Tigers, dsouthie, Haleigh and Jenna were in the other car – equally singing like crazy!
We check into the Radisson Hotel (where Matt used to play in the hotel lobby) and the 7 of us make drinks, have snacks in the room and get ourselves ready for a night out at the Monaco Bay!! What a fabulous place – such a nice atmosphere and great piano players/singers – no Matt lol – but we danced, got to talk to the cute BG girls, chatted, laughed, cried (!! – well at least Maci, Lisa and I) It was very emotional for me when one of the piano players (Rusty??) played John Legend – ordinary people –Matt once played that song at Zazios and it always instantly brings tears to my eyes- so I got a good cry! GEEZ get a grip woman. All night long I clung to the Matty pic, that Lisa had brought me – you know the one where he is wearing my fav shirt – ahhh!
We finally got home and Maci and I just got a hysterical laugh attack when we finally went to bed! I almost peed my pants!
So Sunday – THE BIG DAY wow. I managed to go for a run in Kalamozoo in the morning. Much needed – too much excitement!! Afterwards we all get ourselves ready – imagine the mess of 7 women trying to get ready for MATTYY! LOL mascara, blowdryers, clothes (GEEZ!!), posters everywhere. Tigers daughter – Haleigh – had spent the night making posters for us – that sweet girl. She is just SOO adorable – so ready to marry her off to one of my boys (btw my oldest Christian has already seen her pics and is VERY interested, Tigers LOL)
At about 11 we get in the cars and drive to GR and get a spot by the fences. The sun is banging away (so is my heart!) and I kind of regret that I put on a black skirt and a black tank-top both because it was so hot wearing black and because the sun is starting to burn my arms and shoulders LOL. At about 2.30 ( I think) the busses pull up and I start to wonder about what to say to Matt – I can’t just stand there and stare at him!!!

Part 2
Suddenly Matt appears walking his “signature” walk – you know relaxed but with a swagger wearing a plaid shirt and rayban sunglasses waving at his fans…OMG
I both want him to get to me quickly and at the same time I want him to take his time, so that I can enjoy the sight of him walking/talking lol. We all start to chant SignMattGiraud and he loooves it! It felt so great to chant at that moment. Matt is approaching and starts to talk to dsouthie who stands at my left. (the conversation was written down by maci LOL) Then dsouthie goes “This is the one from Denmark” turning to me. Matt looks at me and responds “You’re the one? So glad to finally meet you. What was your name again?” I give him my name and he says that he has seen my tweets. He then rubbs my arm (OMG!!) He puts out his hand for me to shake and I go “Oh no – I need a hug”. Matt laughs and says OK. So we hugged for 4 sec (LOL my girls counted and took notes) and I give him a big kiss on the cheek. His skin was so soft. He then says that he will be looking for me in there. Then he looks at my top and goes “Sign Matt Giraud – I like your shirt”. I ask him if he can see my sign and he says sorry I can’t read it (because he is colorblind I gather – should have thought of that lol). Then I go” It says that you’re my favorite work of art” He thanks me and I go “You are just so adorable and talented – We love you”. And as he walks away he turns to me and says “I love u too”. Off course I am overjoyed. He is such a sweet guy, humble, easy to talk to and even though he must be SOO tired of all the meeting and greeting - he made me feel very special!
All this time maci is taking pictures (thank you love!!) with dsouthies camera (thank u too, love) Ahhh what a day so far.
We all go out to eat, and we get back to the venue at around 6 pm. We find our seats, Lisa and I are at row 6 all to the right. The Georgia girls and 2dogs are at row 4 with seats more centered. We have good seats, but I so wanted to be closer…well suddenly Lisa and I see Matt’s dad almost next to us and Lisa gets up to go greet him and to tell him that she loves Matt. As the complete dork I am I stay behind a bit too shy to go up to the dad. We are strange us Danish people - we are not good at giving compliments and we tend to be a bit introvert…So I tell myself “Get over yourself, you ass and go up there and say Hi”. So I follow Lisa and I tell him how much I love Matt and how talented I think he is! He goes thank you very much and asks where I come from. When I tell him Denmark he looks at me with disbelief LOL. Lisa and I go back to our seats and the show starts – we are up on our feet instantly. Halfway through sarvers set I do something that I normally wouldn’t have done. I jump over the seat in front of me and I sneak up next to 2dogs and the Georgia girls in row 4 – wow FANTASTIC seats. Heaven!
I really enjoyed both Michael, Megan, Lill and Anoop – but Scott was boring – just wanted his set to be over…Then BAM – the lights go out, the beatboxing begins and in comes Matt!! What a transformation. He enters that stage with such charisma, power and a sexy, badass attitude that he blew me away. I am off course screaming like crazy lol. His vocals are spot on, his moves on fire and he bangs away on that piano like never before. The crowd goes crazy for him. Georgia is amazing and I just tear up everytime I go back and watch that YT vid. He is in such an emotional state and he struggles so hard not to show. And yet not one single time is his vocal pitchy – again spot on performance. Same goes for YFM. It is as if he improves this song every time he sings it..what can I say - I adore him!!
Eventually some of the the people in row 3 disappear and Tigers, Dsouthie, Haleigh take their places YAY!!! Tell her about was great and Beggin just blew me away – I was so close to that stage that I felt his eyes on me several times OMG!! Well I was jumping up and down waving to get his attention LOL.
At some point during the Intermission I turn around and notice that Matt’s dad is waving at me..I wave back and he motions to me to come see him after the show…I am all WHAT is that about?!? But I had a good feeling since he had mentioned to Tigers that she should come see him after the show!!
Ah well the rest of the set was OK – Kris was boring though and Adam was soo loud that I actually had to cover my ears at some point lol. Danny was sweet and made a good performance - have mercy!! Those arms are like made in stone!! GEEZ! Don’t stop believing was great. I love Matt at that piano - he looks so happy.

Part 3
The show is over and I and the other girls go over to Matts dad who asks if we enjoyed the show and we are making conversation. Then he asks if we would like to go “backstage” to say hi to Matt? Well DUH!! Somehow we get 7 passes (amazing) but we can’t get a hold of Maci and Jenna..!! What to do! Tigers and her daughter call her a million times and finally get in touch with them. Matts dad is so sweet and says that he will take us up there, but that is easier said than done lol wherever he goes he is stopped by a whole bunch a people who all want to take his picture. And at the same time he has no clue as to where this damn room is…LOL All while we are trying to communicate to maci and jenna where to meet up..OMG it was hilarious us running back and forth with his dad.
Finally we get to the room and we and about 50/60 other people are gathered in the room. 5-10 minutes passes and suddenly he appears smiling, looking slightly tired - aww poor baby!!
We just stand there looking at him while the crowd is literally moving in on him from all sides – like animals moving in on their prey LOL. I stand in line but eventually move over to the side and let people get in front of me…because then I can continue to look at him without it feeling too weird LOL Poor guy he looks happy but so tired and I just want him to be able sit down and not worry about all of us… All of his family is there, uncle and uncles girlfriend, his dad (obviously), his mom, his sister, his maybe girlfriend, his “lillbro”…
Then out of the blue his dad suddenly grabs my hand and leads me up to Matt telling him “Do you know that she came all the way from Denmark”? Matt looks at me and smiles and he says “yeah – we met outside”. We hug (I could get used to that lol) and then it’s picture time. Dsouthie, Tigers and Haleigh stand next to me and Dsouthie and Tigers are both quicker and smarter than I am LOL and they both get next to Matt for the first picture. For the second picture I gently but firmly tell dsouthie that now it’s my turn. At least I hope I was being nice GEEEZ I have done so many things out of character this weekend. Matt smiles at me, looks down at my feet (maybe he is wondering how tall I am) and says that he likes my shoes (!?!) I am wearing flip-flops LOL. (So funny – I remember Maci told me that I didn’t have to freshen up and look cute for the concert, because I wouldn’t see Matt anymore that night – but little did we know that we would get that amazing invite LOL). It was soo nice to feel his hand on my shoulder and to have my arm around his waist…Me likey 
Then we move away to let others get their share of Matt. Danny and Kris are there - I didn’t talk to them – they are sweet and all but I only have eyes for one LOL. We stay in the room though and after 1,5 hours we finally leave the venue – happyyyyy! We bump into another Mattfan, a gorgeous black, tall skinny girl that Maci has met at the Pitts show. She wants us all to go to a club, but I am exhausted! Then we bumb into Fishtv and talk to her for a long time, She was funny!
We go to a hotel I GR – actually a very nice place – and literally stay up all night talking, laughing, watching vids, pics. Dsouthie, Tigers and Haleigh only sleep a few hours before having to return to Georgia..I was actually pretty worried about them going to drive that far only having slept 2 hours…But they returned safely! Later Maci takes me to the airport and we are in tears in the car!! It has been such an adventure that really has exceeded my wildest hopes and dreams for that weekend. I was so afraid to be expecting too much and to maybe be disappointed..But this weekend has been a wild ride – crazy, wonderful – the best!! Thanks to all of my wonderful new friends – thanks for making this unforgettable. I really appreciate you going out of your way to make this a weekend to remember. LOVE YOU!!
Pics later.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:37 pm

What an awesome adventure for you, Cecilie!!! Thank you for your detailed and very entertaining recap! Matt has such cool fans! =) For someone who's not able to attend any of the shows, these recaps surely give vicarious thrill! I feel like I was there watching all these happen!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:44 pm

All I can say is "Wow" ! I loved all the stories, pictures, memories, etc. Thank you everyone for sharing your amazing stories!
I wish that I could have gone to meet all of you. Sad Everyone seems like they clicked so well together. Fingers crossed for the January show or Mattypalooza in the south.
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Rapids, MI Show!   Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:59 pm

Thanks so much everyone for all of the amazing recaps! So detailed and they made me feel like I was there with you guys Very Happy

Glad you all had an awesome time! Sounds like a crazy ass weekend (lol)
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