October 25, 2017 will go down as one of the best days of my life.
I think my heart actually stopped when I found out that NIALL HORAN was coming to the show. I have been a Directioner since day 1 and have seen the boys in concert 9 times over the past 5 years. In high school, I used to make all of my friends come over with their laptops before VIP tickets went on sale in hopes that maybe one of them could buy a meet and greet ticket for me to meet the boys of 1D and tell them how much they mean to me. I, unfortunately, was never able to buy one because they sold out so fast. Although they all have gone their separate ways now, I am still a huge supporter of each one of them...I already have tickets to see both Harry and Niall on tour in 2018!
Normally, I intern on Thursdays and Fridays, but I found out that Niall was coming in on a Wednesday. With a little bit of begging, Brody and Jake both agreed that I could switch days and come in on the Wednesday he was coming in since there was a lot to do anyway. I am forever grateful. When I walked in, Jake told me I was going to be filming him PERFORMING aka basically getting a private concert, I wanted to cry and scream, but I held it together. I am actually really proud of myself, I was able to keep it professional and not only get the job done, but make a video for our YouTube channel that I can now look back on! A lot of celebrities come in and out, but it was so different with for me with Niall because he means so much to me.
We made eye contact during soundcheck when he caught me involuntarily singing along to "Too Much To Ask" and he cracked a huge smile at me...I felt like I was dreaming! After his performance and interview, I was feeling SO lucky to have been in the same room as him for an hour, BUT THEN, Kathleen turned to me and said "Deanna we are going to get a picture of him with you." It was the cutest thing ever, she introduced me to him as his biggest fan and we immediately hugged. He told me he saw me singing during soundcheck and I told him I love his music. There were so many other things I wanted to say, but I could not believe this was happening, I got choked up. The pictures are now my phone background, profile picture, and most liked Instagram picture ever (WOO). THANK YOU to EVERYONE at the Elvis Duran Morning Show for making my dreams come true in more ways than one.
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