I tried to keep it as short as possible....Before The Show:
So we got to the venue around 5;30pm. We went to the box office to pick up our tickets and passes but no one knew where we needed to do this at. Finally, at 6;30pm we were directed back to the box office where Katy's staff personally gave us our tickets. This is when we found it it was after the show. I was a little disappointed by this because it meant we wouldn't get the candy, photobooth or garden atmosphere, but that didn't matter because I was meeting Katy.Show:
Our seats were the 1st level off of the floor next to the stage. The seats were pretty good in my opinion. Katy seemed like she had a lot of energy and was really excited to be there. She put on an incredible show, like usual! After Show:
Our directions as to where we needed to meet for the meet & greet were not very clear. The section where we needed to meet kept changing. We finally found the place and was escorted down to the big room. We were divided into two groups. On the right side of the room there was Staples winners, who had their own backdrop. On the left side of the room was other winners and us the Claires winners.
My husband and me were the last people in line for our side of the meet & greet. We had a different backdrop from the Staples winners. While we were waiting we talked to a really nice security guard that belonged to the venue. He told us how he got to meet Katy earlier and said how sweet she was. He also informed us that she was really upset before the show and that is why the meet & greet was after. He didn't know why she was upset but he said she was still wonderful to the venue staff.Katy Arrives:
Katy walks into the room and everyone is so excited. I can see everyone go before me and I was surprised at how fast the line moved. The only thing we were told was NO AUTOGRAPHS. Katy's staff was VERY strict when it came to that. They took your bags and made sure you had nothing in your hand.so the people who met Katy before the Claires winners went, just said hi to her and took the picture and left. These people spend maybe 10 seconds with her. One of the first Claires winners went and actually spoke to Katy and got longer with her, the same for the next Claires people. My 5 Minutes With Katy:
Katy was saying goodbye to the girl in front of me and notices my tights and says to me I love your tights. I told her I wore them just for you! Those girls leave and I walk up to Katy and she says where did you get the tights. I told her off of Amazon and she says I need those.I tell her I won the Claires contest and I posted the most for this Brooklen show and I am not even from New York! She then look me directly in the eyes and says, I know you, I have met you before. I look at her and say no, Katy, I have been trying to meet you for years. She says then why do you seem so familiar, I know you. We go to take our picture and I ask her if I can get a hugging one. She says of course. She immediately wraps her arms around me and before the person took our picture she says I must know you from Twitter, what is your name on there. I tell her NomadsGirl4ever and I tell her I can change it for her if she wants me too. She says no, it is perfect, I love it! Then I tell her you are so beautiful and she laughed. We then take the picture and she calls my husband over. She then asks me what my name is and I tell her Kylee, she shakes my hand and says well, it is nice to meet you! Then my husband walks over and I say this is the husband. She says Husband what is your name, he says James. She says nice to meet you James and shakes his hand. We then take a group photo together and after that my husband looks at Katy and says can I please ask you a favor? She looks at him and says in a really excited voice, sure! He says, can I please take a selfie with you so I can prove to my students I met you. She says of course! They pose for the picture and then she asks him what do you teach? He says math. Katy said wow how cool. I told her I am a teacher assistant. She said and what do you teach? I said I am a assistant in the ESE program, which can be really hard. She said I know. I said, since I did win a selfie contest can I please take a selfie with you too? She said absolutely ad automatically grabs the phone from my hubsband and starts setting it up. I get close to her and she angles it just how she wants and takes the picture. I said thank you so much! She said so where are you from in Florida? My husband says Central Florida? She says we were just in Florida playing a couple shows. I said I know I went to your Tampa show. I tell her to please come back there because we love her there. So.she says but where? I said Orlando area? She said ok but where, I'll know it. I said do you know where Clermont is? She looks over at her staff and says oh we know Clermont. I said really?! How cool?! She says that is the place by the haunted town, right? I said St. Augustine? She said no, but you know where I mean. I said yes I am sure.S!he says well we know Clermont! She tells me they are all getting ready to take a trip to the Everglades. I told her that will be a lot of fun. She says I know, I love Florida, I can't wait. After that she said well, it was nice to meet you guys, have a safe trip home! And she waved goodbye and started walking over to the Staples group. I said thank you Katy! She looked back over and said no problem! Best night EVER!!!