Posted on February 01 2017
Who doesn’t dream of meeting their favorite artist? You may think that it’s impossible to do so, but in the country music world, it’s easier than you think! I have attended country concerts since the age of 11 and always wished that I could meet the incredible artists that I would see live. With a little research, my dreams became a reality. Through meet and greets, I have had the privilege of meeting Little Big Town (multiple times), Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, and Anderson East. My very first meet and greet, however, was with Little Big Town. I have been a fan of them ever since I heard Boondocks on the radio and have loved them ever since. When I found out the first time that I was going to meet them, I was so excited, but instantly started to panic. What am I going to wear? What am I going to tell them? What if I just freeze and stare at them? The first key of advice that I would like to give you would be to not panic. Of course you are going to get nervous; almost everyone does. I have gathered a list of tips that I believe would have helped me during my first meet and greet and hope they help you!
Steps to a stress-free Meet and Greet!
- When receiving an email regarding a meet and greet, make sure you confirm that email. I almost forgot to confirm that I would be attending the meet and greet because I was too busy calling everyone to let them know that I would be meeting Little Big Town.
- You will now be getting an email telling you where to meet or get further information about the meet and greet. Normally, you are able to pick up the meet and greet information at will call.
- Get to will call early to pick up your information.
- Make sure you have your ID. Will call will not give you your envelope with your meet and greet information unless you give them a valid photo ID.
- When you find where to meet and what time the meet and greet begins, always make sure you know where it is. If you have time before the concert begins, take a look around the venue to identify where you will be meeting, if not, ask someone who works at the venue, or ask one of the people at the merchandise table.
- Be in line for the meet and greet at least 10 minutes early.
- Expect that you won’t be meeting at the exact time as things could be running late, but know that you will be meeting the artist.
- Don’t expect that you will have a long meet and greet. Some meet and greets are fast (just a “hello” and photo). The reasoning for this is the amount of people the artist has to meet as well as timing to make sure that the artist gets on stage.
- Since you unfortunately won’t have 10 minutes (if only!) with the artist, make sure you know what you want to say to them.
- Finally, enjoy your experience. This is something to cherish and appreciate since a lot of people aren’t given this opportunity.
I hope these tips help you. If I would have known all of this, I’m sure everything would have run more smoothly. Happy Meet and Greet!
P.S: You can follow along on all my country music adventures on my Instagram: @acidwestern!