Due to several Grobies' requests, here's my Josh encounter from Dec. 2/02. The original thread got zapped into cyberspace during the ezboard crash. I'm forever grateful to Kathi, Allison, and Mandy for helping me save it into my puter! Thanks, ladies!
A bit of background:
A local radio station had a
New York theme contest. It was to win Josh's debut CD with the grand prize of a round trip to
New York City for 2 to watch Josh perform on Regis and Kelly, and to have lunch with Josh. How it went was a clip
of a New York base show would be played. Caller # ? would have to guess who the star was and the name of the show.
I posted about this on the main forum, in hopes that a Grobie would win. NEVER in a billion years would've thought it would be me! I hope you enjoy reading it.
WOW! 2 INCREDIBLE DAYS! OK, be warned. I'm not good at this, so please be patient. Here goes...
Brenda and I arrived in NYC around 7pm on Tuesday night. After leaving our luggage in our really nice hotel, we walked to Time Square in the FREEZING cold. We had -20C, but not nearly this windy before. It was almost impossible to talk.
First, we took some pics, then went to buy some souveniers. As we came out, something caught Brenda's eye, so we went back in to buy it. Later, as we walked on the sidewalk, we heard someone say "Josh" behind us. We both whipped around and I saw a lovely woman with short blonde hair and a warm smile. "LES-LEE?" The poor woman was in shock. She must have thought "Who is this weirdo and how does she know who I am?" Then, I recognized Nancy(Spyder), Kelly(Keleetz), and the others. I introduced myself and got a BIG hug from Les-lee!
What a coincidence!!! And in such a big city! If we didn't go back into the store, we would have missed them. We chatted a bit, but decided the warmth of their hotel was much better. Along the way, there was a Josh poster, as well as the pages of the song book on a window display. We took some quick pics, then headed for the hotel.
Once there, the rest of the gang showed up. Les-Lee has such flair. She said to the group, "I brought you Josh on a silver platter, now Snowowl on my folder!" She threw the envelope on the floor and I stepped on it. "CONNIE!!!" I went straight to MI Connie and got the biggest huge ever! WOW!!! Then I hugged Valerie, thanking her for the Josh tape! Everyone was so friendly! Oh, it was so great to finally meet my Grobanite family! Nancy generously gave us Josh pins and name tags. Soon, everyone had to retire because they were to wake up at 5AM to line up at Regis and Kelly(in the cold). Amazing fans!