In My Own Words
Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth IN - May 17
5/18/2013 5:21:53 PM
I spoke with Scotty's dad, Mike, at the merchandise table about how I wasn't pleased with the way that Idol snubbed Scotty. He was sitting behind Candices parents. Mike said that Ryan walked right past Scotty without even speaking to him. He then went on to say that Scotty was mentioned but it was during a commercial break. I was in the 4th row. No opening act. Crowd was very subdued. Another amazing concert! Scotty stood ready to write his number on hands and the first one was on an elderly woman in a wheelchair. I spotted her after the concert and she was still smiling! The girls next to me were tweeting all during the concert and sending pictures. One of the security guards was dancing around during the songs. There was an older gentleman on the other side of me that was moving to the music and another older gentleman in front of him singing along with Scotty. After the concert we were told to wait in the back corner for the VIP meet and greet. We were taken upstairs to a conference room (I think that is what it would be used for). Mike, his road manager, was there to give us our instructions for the meet and greet - no kissing Scotty, no taking pictures, etc. He said to form a horseshoe line. I asked if I could be the last in line and he said sure. He collected the cards that had questions and said he was going to get Scotty. I asked him in passing if Scotty would be performing anywhere else in Indiana. He said possibly at the Indiana State Fair, but it wasn't anything concrete yet. At my turn Scotty said it was good to see me again. He opened the gift that I had brought for him. It was a Happy Happy Happy t-shirt from Duck Dynasty and some of his favorite candy. He laughed at the t-shirt and I told Mike that maybe Scotty would share the candy with all of the crew. Got my picture with Scotty and told him that I would see him in Nashville next month for the fan club party and he said that he would look for me. I thanked him for all of the things that he does for the community. I moved away and then the security guards thanked him for writing on the hand of the woman in the wheelchair. Down the line to pick up the goodies, bag, photo, wristband, t-shirt and poster. the girls working that line was his sister, Ashley, and 4 other girls that went to pre-school with Scotty. Talked with his mom for a few minutes about the fan club party next month. Told her that this was my 6th concert and my 4th meet and greet.
Scotty McCreery Street Team
5/16/2013 2:30:42 PM
What a great letter! We appreciate what Scotty does, he is the total package. I watched the video where he gave computers to his grade school and took flowers to the music teacher there, how amazing. I think that when I meet him tomorrow night I will thank him for all that he does, the encourgement that he gives to the young people that he meets.