ME MEETING NE-YO!!
It was the same cousin of mine who told me about the z100 show that told me about this event that was happening at Macys Herald Square. When I heard at first I started hyper-ventilating!! Then I tried to listen and calm down before I had a heart attack. So that day (11/05/08)..I missed class again and headed for the city. When I got there I had to ask if it was really happening. After they assured me that it was no hoax I proceeded to buy the cologne...(hugo boss)..Honestly I am not someone who dies over brands but hey I had to buy it to get that pic so hey..I paid for it and got my pass...I was still shaking and trying to absorb it all thinking that in just a few hours I'll get to meet him!! I wondered if this was all happening to me so soon after I saw him for the first time...
I bought the cologne before midday and he wasn't gonna be there until 5 pm...so I had a few hrs to kill and tried to browse the city...but I was unable to relax...so I headed back to the store and just walked around and around continuously. 1pm, 2pm ,3pm all took so long to pass..anxiety had taken the best of me....some of the employees kept telling me the time would soon come...but I was more concerned with how I would behave...cuz I know myself!
They finished the setting up and kept playing his music..and I did my lil dance right there in the store...Some of the employees didn't even know who Ne-Yo is but they knew "Closer" and "Miss Independent" and love those songs...well who doesn't!
So finally they said to start lining up and we had to wait outside for a while then porceeded in ...ok...4:50 pm and my heart began racing....about 15 ppl were infront of me and they announced that he'll be coming out in a while and that he was already in the building...this only increased my anxiety...5:00pm...he was coming down..
The announcement came ...are you guys ready to see Ne-Yo...YEAH!!!!...I yelled out...he took the mic and thanked everyone for coming out...I couldn't see him from where I was but was able to hear! damn..was I excited!
So the line stared to move and it couldn't move any slower for me...Then I was able to see him and was surprised that he not only took the pic with everyone but actually spoke to every single person...that impressed me..but I was scared at the same time...cuz I wondered if I could maintain my composure!
Two ppl infront of me...one...I was next and was totally screaming...and panting for breath...the employees had to tell me to calm down..easy for them to say!
Then it was my turn...I stepped up..and the first thing he did..was smile and opened his arms to hug me....(OMG)...OMG I LOVE YOU....was the first thing I said and he smiled and replied...AND I LOVE YOU RIGHT BACK!!! Then I told him that I love the album and what he does...I told him that i got his shades at the meetmarket...he smiled and said OH THAT WAS YOU...I replied yes...I was so absorbed in his smile that I forgot that I was there to take a pic...
Then we took the pic and I wasn't even ready..all I thought about was that he was touching my hand and that our heads were pressed together and our arms were around each other...I did not want that moment to end...but hey it had to...many more were awaiting their chance...So he hugged me again and I wished him all the best, told him to keep doing what he does and told him I'll see him on the road...He said thanks and he smiled again!
boy was I sad to walk away...so I got my pic in my Macy's card....an autographed copy of YOTG...The cologne and a t-shirt..along with an experience that I shall never forget!