I attended the American Idol 3 show in Detroit last night. What a blast! Much better than I anticipated. I was so surprised that I've since gone on eBay and purchased 4 floor tickets for the Columbus Ohio show.
My daughters were fortunate enough to get autographs and PHOTOS (yes!!) with George and John. We tried to get back stage passes. Yes, we begged plenty, but to no avail. We did see Mrs. DeGarmo off to the side of the stage (Diana fell the night before in Grand Rapids and injured her ankle and was only able to sing two songs sitting down, missing all the group songs).
At the end of the show I asked Mrs. DeGarmo if she would mind posing for a picture with my sign ("I Believe In Diana DeGarmo"). She said that instead she'd just get Diana to sign it and off she went. We waited and waited while security tried to shoo us out. She finally comes back, returns my signed poster and I then inquire about Diana's condition. Mrs. DeGarmo was such a nice lady. She offered to get more signatures and then ran off with my daughters' posters (one for George and one for John). A few minutes later, to our surprise, both George and John walked out to hand deliver the posters. OMG...I was literally shaking. This was the moment my girls had been waiting for since March. I got snapshots of both George and John hugging my girls. What a great night.
Now, off to Columbus Ohio with 2nd and 3rd row tickets and a late night tour bus vigil (ha ha).