This past weekend was definetly one to remember! My sister who works for the City of Beloit and The Beloit Riverfest, was able to get me a backstage pass to see The Beach Boys perform Sunday night. All I was promised was a glimpse of them from backstage, but that was good enough for me!
Once we pulled backstage in Mindy's little golf cart with her lovely assistant Kayla, I noticed we pulled up right along side The Beach Boys tour bus. The door was wide open and it was all I could do not to jump in and make myself comfy! If John Stamos was there (he usually tours with The Beach Boys) I don't know if I would have been able to restrain myself!
After watching several songs from backstage I was told I could go to the very front of the stage (where the crowd began) and could take pictures with the other press photographers! I ran up there and just before I took a picture of Legendary Mike Love, he winked and waved at me!! Me!! Needless to say at this point I was on cloud 9! I quickly took a few snapshots before a security guard said it was time to go backstage again.
So now as you can imagine I'm thinking this was the highlight of my night! Mike Love winking and waving to me! Nope, the fun didn't stop there! Mindy's friend/co-worker Brittnay Whitnebel (Miss Beloit 2008) was able to get Mindy and I onstage. We got to sit towards the back of the stage and watch The Beach Boys from about 10 feet away! After a few songs we got down, but were told we were going to be able to go back up on stage and sing Barbara Ann with The Beach Boys.
Oh my gosh! Sing on stage with The Beach Boys!! This is huge for me!! I absolutely love The Beach Boys! So we went on stage (along with several other people) and sang Barbara Ann with them. Needless to say this was an incredible experience for me, definetly an occasion to scrapbook!
So I need to say thanks again to my beautiful sister Mindy & also Brittnay for one of the best nights of my life!! Thank You!!
Below is a link to a video I found on YouTube of us singing with The Beach Boys.
(I am on the far right of the video, and Mindy is a couple girls down to my right. The video is a bit blurry at first and a little far away, but it is still great to have this even on tape!)