April 17th, 2006

Stephanie: SJB superSTAR

Remember you almost had it all...

So I just joined, woohoo!

lessee... been a fan of Diana's for a while, since American Idol. *totally voted for her!* One of my dreams for the longest time was to hear her sing live. It was beyond my wildest dreams that I would get to see her sing FRONT ROW.

For my birthday, my sister hosted me @ her dorm for 4 days (@ NYU). The first night, we went to a concert @ a Jazz club, which was amazing. The second night, we decided to hit Times Square. I really wanted to see Hairpsray for a really long time, and Diana was just an added bonus. So we figured we'd try the lotto, since we'd won evey other won we'd tried. They called out all the names but ours. But then there were 6 tickets that weren't used, so they had a "just in case" pile, in case people only needed 1 ticket, etc. So they drew the names out of that, and my sister's was the first called. So we got to see the show front row! YAY! Our seats were right in front of where Diana starts for Mama I'm a Big Girl Now.

That girl STOLE THE SHOW! I didn't know whether to look @ her or the rest of the cast! I had a blast and, as tradition states for my sister and I, we had to, and I mean HAD to, go to the stage door.

So we go and have a ball. And I met Diana. I have tickets for when Brooklyn comes to Hartford, and I told her that, and I got a photo with her, which I ADORE!

So that's my "OMG I MET DIANA DEGARMO" moment there.

I have a question now.

I saw a clip of Diana singing Don't Cry Out Loud on American Idol. Now, my question is this: What was the theme that week? Was it songs from the 70's? Was it general favorites? Or, what I'm hoping for, was it songs written by Peter Allen? He's one of my favorite songwriters, and I think I might have missed that week of American Idol. If anyone can just tell me, that would be great.