This past Friday, I had an opportunity to take a good friend to go see Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at The Xfinity Theater in Hartford. It was an amazing show and we both had a great time but, the highlight of the evening for both of us was not the show itself, but what happened beforehand between two complete strangers.
We were both congregating by the area where out sister station from Hartford, Country 92.5, was set up for the evening. A group of us passing the time by talking and sharing a drink or two. A young lady, who is a senior in high school, and her aunt came into the area because the station was about to award "meet and greets" and ticket upgrades to people who had entered a station drawing on site.
The young lady brought a sign with her. She had made it at home. It said "Country 92.5, I will hide my crazy and act like a lady if y'all help me meet my hero." She is a huge Miranda fan and getting to meet her would probably be the highlight of her high school life.
Unfortunately, she did not win a meet and greet as she had been hoping. Another woman ended up winning.
What happened next restored my faith in humanity. You see the woman who had won the meet and greets had come to the show alone. Her husband had been ill and was not able to attend the show with her. She had an extra meet and greet ticket......you see where this is going......she walked over to that young lady, whom she had never met, and gave her the extra ticket.
I had an opportunity to speak with both while we waited to meet Miranda. The young lady is from the Pioneer Valley and she listens to KIX. I mentioned how I had only been in the area for six months but the more acts of kindness and charity I see while working in the country format, the more I know I made the right choice. For the record, the young lady did hide her crazy and act like a lady when she met Miranda.....we alos made sure she was first in line.