Well this week is really shaping up to the BEST. ONE. EVER. Wednesday night I had the honor of singing the National Anthem for my hometown heroes, the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game. I was SO nervous, but singing publicly has always been something I am fearful of, so I faced my fear! Knowing that Inside Edition was following my journey and that there was more press there than ever before made things 100x worse, but it appears that I didn’t do tooooooo bad. I’m sure it will be easier next time!
The Barclays Center was amazing! We were treated to dinner at Jay-Z’s famous, 40/40 Club and I had the opportunity to meet players including Nets star, Darren Williams. We took some photos together before the start of the game and I felt like a big celeb! It was wonderful to be back in the borough of Kings and I may or may not have tried to sneak a wink in at LeBron, too, as I sat court side. What can I say? Haha.
After the Nets game I made my way back to the hotel to pack. We had a 4:30 pick up yesterday (Thursday) to head down to New Orleans and the Taste of the NFL. The day was full of media and press interviews, but I will say the high light definitely came from all things Beyoncé. We started out the day in her Half-Time Press Conference where she opened by singing the Start Spangled Banner….live. I love her.
She answered some press questions with incredible style and grace before being whisked away. I expressed that I would love to meet her, but in that moment it seemed as though that wouldn’t happen. Off to radio interviews it was, then!
The media room was huge and full of radio hosts from all over the United States and Canada. It kind of felt like a whirlwind, but it was a ton of fun to talk football and performances with the journalists. At one point my tour manager (and now dear friend), Karen, came by to say that there was a possibility I could meet B’ (we’re old friends now).
What? Could it be?!!
One of the photographers said “Beyoncé, would you be willing to meet our new Miss America?”
Her eyes lit up.
Our dialogue went as follows:
B: The new Miss America?! (We shake hands) Of course! You are so beautiful!
M: Hiiiiiii (way too excited and giggly). I have to tell you, I waited on you at Lure Fishbar.
B: Oh my gosh! Haha that’s too funny. I love that place.
M: I know! You order the fish and chips. (I’m clearly a stalker)
B: (Laughs) You’re too funny! That’s hilarious.
We take pictures.
B: So good to meet you! Good luck this year.
February 1st, 2013