I wanted to take a minute to update you on my Donny & Marie Las Vegas adventure (You can read my previous post to get caught up to speed). First off, thank you for all your great suggestions. I have high hopes that I will get to meet my favorite duo.
The one suggestion that seemed the easiest to do was Pam's of rounding up money and upgrading my regular tickets to the Donny & Marie show to the VIP which includes a meet & greet after. My parents stepped up and offered to pay for the upgrade and I thought I was home free.
Not so. My husband did not buy the tickets to the show through the Flamingo where they are performing and because he went through an outside vendor, the Flamingo won't upgrade the seats and the other vendor doesn't sell the VIP seats. I talked, begged and pleaded with four different people, but no luck. The only thing they said I can do is check in with the box office the day of the show and if there are still VIP tickets available, I can upgrade then.
Disappointed, I resigned myself to the fact that I am going to have to be patient and wait until Wednesday to see what I can do. Then I thought about the other suggestions people made. I am not good at lying or at stretching the truth so the ideas of faking an award or press credentials were clever, but I know I wouldn't be able to do. I'd be a mess.
But I do have writing credentials, so I thought about combining that fact and openly disclosing that I am a big fan. Now I needed to find the right person to talk to.
I was able to track down Donny's manager and Marie's publicist and send them both an email explaining that I am fan and coming to see the show this week. I also said that as a freelance writer and director of Northern Colorado Writers, I am always looking for article ideas (which is so very true). I went on to explain the ideas I have, (which I am really excited about) and included my credentials. I asked for a 15 minute interview.
One email bounced back, but Marie's publicist responded asking when I am seeing the show. I answered the email, but haven't heard back from her again.
So now, I need your help again. I believe there is power in numbers so please send out happy thoughts to Marie's publicist and to the Flamingo box office. I will meet Donny & Marie, I will meet Donny & Marie, I will.....
I'll continue to keep you posted.