It’s exciting and fun to meet a celebrity you look up to, but it’s also hard to know what to expect. Here’s a few tips based on my experience doing a Meet and Greet with the lovely Demi Lovato!
1.Make friends with other fans. One of the best parts of the meet and greet was waiting on line with other fans and having conversations with random strangers. Everyone is excited and you already have one thing in common– you love the artist. Exchange contact info and who knows, you might gain a new long-term friendship.
2.Pay attention to who is in line with you. If you need to leave the line for any reason, familiarize yourself with the faces of those in line near you. Ask people to save your spot. Because you won’t want to lose it.
3.Arrive early. The earlier you are, the closer you’ll be to the front of the line (and the sooner you’ll meet your fabulous idol).
4.You probably can’t bring gifts. Sometimes the security guards will make an exception and agree to pass your gift along to the artist, but there’s no guarantees and it depends on how nice the guard is. Just remember, these people are only strict because they’re doing their jobs. If you are close enough to the stage, wait until the concert to hand the artist your gift in person.
5.Take a pause. You won’t be allowed much time in the area where the artist is, and you may feel rushed by the security guards to take your picture and get out. Take a few seconds to pause, tell your fave you love them, and then take the photo (sometimes you can ask for a hugging pose. It depends on the person).
6.Make eye contact. It’s easy to be nervous and the moment goes by fast.
7.Smile. And don’t worry. The picture will come out great (: ❤️
8. Live and learn. I’m an introvert, and so it’s hard to connect with someone in just a few seconds. I would much rather be in an intimate setting and hear someone I admire talk to a group of us, than a few seconds one on one. If I do another meet and greet, I’ll definitely pause and live in the moment longer.
9.Enjoy it. It doesn’t happen every day. Also, write a journal entry about it when you get home from the concert. It’ll be a nice memory to look back on.
10.Bring a friend. It’s more fun to share the experience with someone else (or a few others).
Those are my tips. Hope you find them helpful if you get the chance to meet a celebrity you admire.