I was a VERY lucky duckling and got to enjoy story time with EA. :) She was the sweetest person I have ever met, and was so very kind to all of us in attendance. She was just this happy, bubbling person who saw so much beauty in the world. She was so wonderful! Seriously, I know it sounds weird, but I didn’t expect her to be soooo nice.
Even better, is she really took time to interact with her friends. The only downside, she really didn’t have that much time. Thus, I have this story:
I was in a group of people surrounding her at the end of the reading. I wanted a hug, because she is my idol, her songs have helped me through many hard times, so yes, I wanted a hug. So, I saw my chance and I made my move to ask for a hug, but was interrupted. BUT! EA heard me and grabbed hold of my hand while talking to the other girl. Then, her security team came to (playfully) drag her away, but she didn’t let go of my hand, and I sure as hell wasn’t going to let go, so I got dragged along with her! I then snagged a hug and received a kiss on the cheek before she was pulled backstage.
EA smells so good, and her scent lingered on me throughout the evening.