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Dinner from 6p.m. - 7p.m.
Show started at 7:30.......
Billy was the 3rd act out. He wore tan pants with a white shirt.......
He did a disco number singing & dancing........I will tell you - he still has it.........it was like watching "Fame" .....You should have heard me screaming......I gave him a standing ovation.......
He also did a small solo on the drums.......for those of you that don't know - he can play drums, piano, & saxophone in real life....as well as sing, dance & act (which we ALL knew)
Few more acts came & went........
Billy came back out ( costume change to a black suit ) he did a melody of Sinatra hits..........
Few more acts came out again.........
Billy returned with black leather pants & a sleeveless back leather vest ( he looked so hot - it reminded of the N.Y. concerts - whenever he did Elvis ) he sang "Grease Lightning" "Great Balls of Fire" & "Johnny B. Goode"........
intermission ( 30 minutes - dessert was served )
Few more acts.........
Billy came back in his tan pants & white shirt that he started in.....
he sang "Fame" with a huge screen behind him with his clips from the show..........that was awesome ( I screamed really, really loud - he definitely knew I was there - we sat at big dinner tables but if we had regular theater arrangements - my seat would have been the equivalent to 4th row from the stage on the right side)
I know the foot lights make it difficult for performers to see - but if he didn't see me then he definitely heard me.....LOL
After singing "Fame" he talked a little about his career & how fortunate he is to have done so much.......he also talked about his "Steppin Up' " program/charity.........
then he sang Ricky Martin's "Livin La Vida Loca"
I literally melted..........
Another act with other people of christmas melodies.......
Then they did their curtain call & Billy came out again......
I gave him a standing ovation..........& screamed..........
( I had originally wanted to present him with roses but the theater wouldn't allow that! Damn! )
We went to the reception room.........
Billy came in about 20 minutes later..........
He talked with various media..........
then on to the fans........Teresa near the bulletin board of cast pictures. Billy's picture is the one near her hand.
I was waiting my turn......he mentioned how VH1 did the "Fame" marathon  a few months back.........I yelled I know "fame" saturday I taped it........he looked at me & smiled and said "Alright!" He said he got over 9000 calls from various people - cause of them showing 6 episodes on VH1........so watch out he will probably start popping up on tv & movies when his obligations are done in Akron.......( I hope so )
I thanked him for all the years of entertainment & told him how much I enjoyed the show........I also had him autograph a picture & the program........He gave me a hug ( my head was spinning - it was like a dream come true - for the rest of the night I could smell his cologne on my coat that I had on - it was wonderful ) I asked him if I could take a picture of the two of us.......he said "Sure sweetheart".........in the pic when I get it scanned......you'll notice three of us in there........the other guy is my boyfriend- Fred.......Billy said "Come on, all of us" and put his arm around me & pulled Fred in........I had my arms around Billy........that was a once in a lifetime chance & I wasn't gonna let it just go by w/o doing everything I could.........I donated 40.00 to his "Steppin Up' " program .........I also bought a cd of all the music he did in the show ( the Razzle Dazzle show ) I am sending a copy to Pam so she can add it to the audio/real player part of the website......so when that's done - you all will be able to Fred (Teresa's boyfriend), Teresa and Billy Hufseyhear it........It's fabulous!!! He autographed the cd.........I wished him a Happy Birthday & gave him a birthday card......(his birthday is Dec. 8th - he will be the big 4-0 this year) .......I think he was surprised I remembered & he said thanks.......I said I remember that from all those teen beat magazines & he laughed.........I also put my address, phone number, & email in the card......so if he ever decides to get back with me - I will let you all know........I doubt he will - he probably didn't even remember to pick it up after he was ready to go home that evening......but that's okay it was enough to just meet him, say thanks & wish him a happy b-day in person........All in all my time with him one on one was about 15 - 20 minutes.......then I went through the lobby & had Fred take some more pictures of me with Billy's sign & under the marquee ....all of which you will see when I get the scanning done..........He is very nice & sweet to everyone & soooooo gracious...........Can U imagine how many times he has done that throughout the years.......... He is not as tall as I thought ......I'm 5'2 & he is only 3 or 4 " taller than me........on "Fame" he looked 6 feet.....he has put on a little weight but it is definitely all muscle.....I was watching him dance.......he still looks so hot - you would never guess in a million years that he is gonna turn 40 next month.......
It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will always treasure......I had a great time!!!!!!!!!!!

Teresa:)


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