When I was a young doe, I was a huge concert goer. I loved going to local shows and get lost in the music. I was also a singer and knew that I wanted to work around music so I signed up for this publicity company that had a street team of kids like me that would promote new artists.

I was a part of this street team for a record label in New England that promoted musicians/bands like Avril Lavigne, Blink 182 and Nickelback.

They would send us tons of merchandize to market these new singers like bumper stickers, t-shirts, flyers etc. I would pass out the merch at local record stores/blockbusters and various businesses to get the word out there.

I guess I was doing well because that same publicity company asked me to become a "Jim Beam Girl" for a Nickelback show in Boston. I of course said yes and at that time I didn't even know what that meant. I wore a Jim Beam shirt, served beer and walked around backstage.

I was told when I arrived not to look at the bands or celebrities and just make believe they were "regular people." Ha.

The moment I saw lead singer, Chad Kroeger my jaw dropped and I stared intently and  deeply into his big beautiful eyes. The order I was given to "be cool" didn't happen, at all.

Lizzy Snyder
Lizzy Snyder

I was able to take a photo with them and my smile couldn't have gotten any bigger. As I posed, I felt something extra. It was light pat on my rear-end. Yes, Chad touched my butt. It felt comforting and kind of spiritual. It was a consensual experience that I will always remember my literal "brush with celebrity." He was definitely picking up what I was putting down.

Now at parties I pull out the picture in my wallet and say, "Look at this photograph."

I can't wait until they come back to Bangor so I can be reunited with my boo-thang again.

According to WABI, Nickel will be back!

According to WABI, 

The Maine Savings Amphitheater told us that Nickelback will be bringing their "Get Rollin" tour with Brantley Gilbert and Josh Ross to Banger on Thursday, August 24th. Tickets go on sale on January 27th at 10:00am!

If you've ever gone to a show and made a fool of yourself while meeting the band or celebrity, let me know!

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