|Mairead Nesbitt & Samantha after the concert|
"My life is now complete."
That's what 13 year old's say after they have met their hero.
Shortly after Samantha started taking violin lessons a friend introduced her to the group Celtic Woman. One song and she was hooked (along with Sierra & Chelsa). CD's, DVD's, & downloaded music followed. Since then the girls have been to three concerts to see their favorite musical group and they come away more impressed each time. After the last concert they got to meet two of the ladies after the show, but were rebuffed by those annoying security guards before Mairead came out. This time they were determined to meet her face to face.
Samantha tweeted to Mairead that she would be at the Dallas performance and asked if they could meet afterward. During the show Mairead looked right at Samantha several times (they were on the 3rd row!) After the concert they went to the gate by the performers parking area and waited for them to come out of the theater. An hour later (which seemed like five minutes to the girls) Mairead came out & said, "You're Samantha, right?" Samantha almost melted. She signed autographs and posed for pictures for about ten minutes.
Ten minutes that will last forever in Samantha's mind.