Meet and Greet...
According to Merriam Webster Online, "meet and greet" is a noun, meaning, and I quote, "a reception at which a public figure (as a politician or rock star) socializes (my emphasis) with press members and other guests.
According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English,"meet and greet" means, "
"A 'meet and greet' would have to be PBS as Backstage/Onstage and Storyteller packages don't include photos with the band, etc. The same conundrum (not touching, handshakes etc.) still holds true with 'private' meetings after the show...at least in Nashville. No, I wasn't there but heard about it."
"Perhaps a PBS meet and greet? Last year there was no touching and no autographs allowed at them."
No talking? Seriously? Not even a "Howdy hi, boys! Welcome to the tall corn state!"? No touching, i.e., no handshakes? No autographs? What's left to look forward to? A stolen glance from 1,000 paces?
"How long till the concert?" my hub asked the other night as I was indignantly pondering this new "no talking, no touching, no autographs" info from fellow MB fans.
"Three," I replied.
"Time enough to learn how to sign 'I love you, Justin!' before they whisk you off the stage," he dryly offered.
"Funny honey," I shot back, all the while Googling "does Justin Hayward know sign language"...
But seriously, folks...I am 53 years old. Meeting Justin Hayward has been at the top of my bucket list for a long time. And I was told that for my pledge of $325 I would, indeed, get to meet and greet the band.
I've always read how much The Moody Blues' fans mean to them...well, the IPTV meet-and-greet at the Des Moines Civic Center would be the perfect place for the band to put my hard-earned money where their collective mouth is.
Or am I just standing on the threshold of an impossible dream?
Won't know till I ask, I guess. I feel a letter to IPTV coming on...