It's been a decade since I went to my first "big" concert and got to meet my role model Jordin Sparks and 3 other amazing Idols. This night changed my life! I remember begging my mom to take me as an early birthday celebration and she finally had said yes. Back then I was determined to become a singer and I remember being inspired by all the performances. It was what I needed. I'm so glad that that was my first mainstream concert. At the end of the concert we had a hard time trying to find where we parked, so we kept walking all around the arena. As we got to the back I noticed a group of people standing and they seemed like they were waiting for something. Me being the stubborn person I am- I refused to leave until I knew what was happening. Next thing I knew, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey, Melinda Doolittle and @jordinsparks came out. I remember my experience with each one, however, Jordin's will be one that I'll cherish forever. She gave me the time of day and actually listened to what I had to say and gave me the tightest hug. She was the nicest person I could ever talk to. Meeting her 3 days before my birthday was incredible. I cried like a baby on my way home from happiness 😂. Before this gets too long- I'm so glad that a decade later I am so involved with music the way that I am. I'm not a performer like I imagined myself to be- but I'm glad to get to work in this industry. This show and many interactions with local artists/mainstream artists is what keeps me going. I tend to look up to musicians big time because an artist's passion is what inspires me. Jordin has inspired me these last 10 years because of her positivity, drive, and love for life/music. Her music has been a huge influence in my life, through trials, and through my path of finding the person I want to be. When I used to perform- her style of music was an influence on mine. She has always been a symbol of confidence and of loving yourself and I couldn't be more happier than to have her as a role model. And I couldn't be happier to have had that as my first concert.
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