A fan meets Celine (USA)

On Friday, June 27, 2003, Mary met Celine Dion. You can read Mary's account of this memorable trip of a lifetime below.


"When I got the call from Sony Music back in December of 2002, telling me that I was the Grand Prize contest winner, my heart leaped...



Our Las Vegas adventure began around noon on Wednesday, June 25th, 2003 when we arrived at Caesars Palace...



Friday was the big day; we were less than 24 hours away from meeting Celine and taking in her spectacular show...



At 7PM we met Celine's production assistant and the photographer that would escort and take pictures of our experience that evening. The Colosseum was incredible and it was really wild to be the only ones in the theater. After posing for quite a few pictures in and outside the theater, it was time to go backstage and meet Celine. When we were posing outside the theater, quite a crowd gathered, it was fun being treated like a celebrity. We took an elevator downstairs and passed many of the dancers from the show as we walked down the hallway. We were escorted into the meet and greet room, which was actually a contemporary style dinning room. By the time Celine came into the room, the room was filled with about 10 people who were also waiting to meet her. Celine was radiant, a little rushed; (she was running late); but very gracious as she posed for pictures and signed a few things for us. She still had to change for her first number and begin the show, so she couldn't stay more than a few minutes with us.



The show was truly the most spectacular live performance I had ever had the privilege to see. Our seats were front row center, and there were times when Celine was 5 feet away from our seats. I had heard Celine live only one other time, in a venue that was not acoustically conducive to her spectacular voice. The sheer power of her voice in this theater was so moving that I got chills during almost every song she sang. I had no idea Celine had become such a talented dancer. What truly amazed me was how she could dance all over the stage, and not miss a beat. It was perfection in a performance; the spectacular staging, extraordinary dancing and special visual effects were like nothing I had ever seen. She definitely has a winner, and I'm sure it will sell out for it's entire run at Caesars. After the show, I was escorted over to the Celine store where I used my $100 gift certificate to purchase some really gorgeous picture frames...



It was a once in a lifetime trip, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the highlights of my trip with you."



Mary

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