Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mlive gives Pig Gig VIP tickets
Enlarge From left, Kim Lemiesz, Storm Butler, 14, and Amber Miller, 14, receive tickets from Mlive to see Scotty McCreery at the Pig Gig Saturday. Mlive gives Pig Gig VIP tickets gallery (4 photos) 
 
BAY CITY, MI — When Kim Lemiesz, 41, heard the cost of tickets to take her daughter to the Scotty McCreery concert at the Labadie Pig Gig on Saturday night, her heart dropped.

Lemiesz wanted to treat her 14-year-old Amber Miller who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes — but Lemiesz herself has multiple sclerosis and being unable to work has hampered her spending.

"She was up and down because at first I thought they were $10 and that I could get them, but then I realized I couldn't afford them," Lemiesz said. 

Tickets to Saturday's concert were $25 each. 

The mom was able to treat her daughter to a huge surprise though when she was given two VIP tickets to Saturday's Pig Gig and McCreery concert provided by The Bay City Times and MLive Media Group. 

 
Kim Kowaleski and Justin Salas were the recipients of The Bay City Times/Mlive VIP tickets to the Winger and Trapt concert.
The Times also gave out tickets to Friday night's Winger and Trapt concert to Bay City couple Kim Kowaleski and Justin Salas. The two had taken the day off to spend together at their first Pig Gig.

The tickets give access to a VIP tent and special seating at the concert, as well as admission to the Pig Gig festival.

"I was speechless," said Amber, who will enter 9th grade at Central High School this fall, about finding out she had tickets. 

Lemiesz is letting Amber take her friend Storm Butler, 14, another avid McCreery fan. Mom will be at the festival volunteering at the Crime Stoppers booth so she can keep an eye on the girls.

The two teens already have outfits picked out for the concert and know where they are sitting.

"Front row," Amber said "The second row is as far back as I'll go."

Seeing Scotty McCreery, the American Idol winner in 2011, is definitely a highlight for the girls — who have a hard time pinpointing  their favorite thing about him; His deep voice, his lyrics that speak to them, oh and of course his good looks. 

"Mostly everything, Amber said. "He is awesome in general."

Lemiesz is thrilled her daughter will get to enjoy the concert. She was penny-pinching to buy one ticket before receiving the VIP passes.

"She's a big fan and got hit hard recently," Lemiesz said. "She went to the doctor for a regular visit and they put her in the hospital and diagnosed her with diabetes. It's all so new to her and she gets frustrated."

Medical issues, though, were the last thing on Amber's mind as she planned for the concert — and possibly holding up a hyperventilating Storm.

"I'm gonna freak out," Storm said. "I'm smiling too hard to breathe."



5 comments:

  1. That brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for them that they get to see Scotty. janfan

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  2. Scotty - Truly has the best fans!!! Wonderful story - so glad they got tickets to see Scotty.

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  3. THAT IS SO GREAT THEY GOT TO GO TO THE CONCERT TO SEE SCOTTY. JUST AN AWESOME STORY.

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  4. Scotty does TRULY have the best fans ever!! I'm So glad that they got to go see Scotty perform.It's a great Story about the girl but it's sad that she found out that she had diabetes.They love his deep voice like the rest of us,his beautiful looks.

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  5. SCOTTY SCOTTY I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR LATEST PERFORMANCES LAST AUGUST 4 2012


    PHILIPPINES

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