Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Living During the Food & Wine Festival

Man a live this Festival has been keeping me so darn busy that I have had no time to post on my blog. The past few weeks have been so wacky that I think I have lost my marbles in Neverland. Having fun during the Food & Wine Festival here at EPCOT I have been able to see some amazing bands that came to perform. I got to see Starship staring Mickey Thomas and Sugar Ray.

When Starship came at the very beginning I was helping control the guests waiting in line to see the shows. When I was helping a fellow cast member (name not to be mentioned) we were getting pelted with rain during the last showing when the following event is forever branded into my mind. I saw a guest trying to record Mickey Thomas with their iPhone while the rain was getting a lot worse than the beginning of the show.

I had an umbrella to protect me and the fellow cast member when I decided to hold my umbrella over her so that her iPhone won't get ruined. She took it from me and I thought that after the show she would just give it back and go enjoy the rest of the festival. ha ha NOPE WRONG!!!!

When the band was at the 2nd to last song the guest came back and asked if she could take my umbrella backstage and she told us that she was Mickey's wife. Please note that we had thought at first she was a fellow cast member and she was on her day off. Well that was completely wrong when we saw her go towards the American Garden backstage. OOOOHHHHHH........ DUH that Mickey!!!!!!

It was so cool to hear that but yet here I am SOAKING WET in my costume and I had to go in the back and get my umbrella from her. Okay, completely humiliating that I had to do that because when I knocked on the door she went into, there inside was ALL of her and Mickey's family inside. GREAT..... I felt like a moron and seeing ALL of Mickey's family WHILE soaking wet was not the greatest thing ever but yet cool at the same time. Mickey's wife was just telling her family about me when I knocked on the door to get my umbrella. I was just glad that she got back a lot dryer than I did and found my umbrella and left.

That was amazing yet VERY humiliating to be standing there while I had to ask Mickey's wife for my umbrella. I had a fun time telling my friends after the band left and many were in complete shock when I told them. After my shift was over I went to Downtown Disney because my family was going to meet up with me at the Disney Store. A friend was kind enough to drive me over so I could see my family. While I was waiting for the family to arrive, I called my mom to see which side they would be coming from. They told me to look on the left side of the store and wait.

But what happened next was by far the BEST medicine I could've ever had. I was trying to tell myself in my mind not to cry when I saw my family because I was WAY too excited to see them as it was but when I saw my sister come into view, my heart was beating a lot faster than it already was. Then my aunt came into view; heart rate faster than ever. Next thing I knew my mom is there; now I am in trouble. The tears that I thought would not come, did come and SUPER fast at that too! As soon as I saw my mom, I ran and I mean I RAN into her arms and just cried and cried. I was SO relieved that she was here and I was in her arms after 4 months of not being able to feel my mom's touch.

Once we gained our composer, I hugged my sister and brother that came to see me on this once in a life time experience and then my aunt who made it all possible to get them here! It was the best night that I will never forget. Going from a complete humiliation with being soaked to the bone with Mickey Thomas's wife and family to seeing my own family right after the concert. So yeah I guess dreams really do come true and I am glad that my family got to be here to experience it with me before I go home in January.

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