My Favorite Nickelback Memory of 2012
There's a huge contest to win a signed guitar, at the time you write your favorite memory of Nickelback during this year. I haven't signed up the contest yet. My experience is huge, worthy to write in this blog, but i don't know if it worth to publish for that contest, nobody will read it haha. So I'll share here first...
Nickelback, the famous Chilean flag and me.
You can tell me crazy or groupie, but this year was amazing thanks to the Here And Now "WORLD" Tour. I'm from Chile and no, Nickelback didn't come to Chile, but I had the incredible chance to travel to United States to see them four times. Caro, my dear chilean friend and I wanted to lose our Nickelback virginity (haha) after a one and half year of planning our own tour.
Being a Chilean Nickelback fan is hard. We can't get their albums or see them in concerts, neither listen to them on radios. They never went here, so I knew that our presence out there could be an amazing opportunity to show them that we exist.
To get that attention, my Chilean flag became my principal friend... A flag it's the biggest symbol of a nation. You can identify with it and feel proud of where you come. The world can recognize your culture and value you. We can get respect and union...
April 19, 2012. It was my (our) very first time at The Garden, seeing Nickelback live the very first time, and the very first time of them at that venue. We purchased 'Bottoms Up Lounge' tickets and I can even remember people waving at me for bringing that flag. The show started and I held it all time in my hands. I'll never forget Ryan's face to see the flag. He waved us with his hand, with huge eyes. We stated jumping and screaming! Mike, very surprised , seemed to say 'HOW FAR!' and he smiled (almost laughing!) He was so expressive.
There's no first time without a second time
In Philadelphia, during the Meet and Greet, I had the huge opportunity to say them that I was the girl from the Chilean flag in NYC. Did they remember me? I doubt, but they were thankful. At the concert Daniel and Mike smiled us every time they saw the flag. We got front row at 2nd stage! haha
"Don't ever let it end"
But the best memory comes from the DC concert. It was our fourth and last concert. We got front central row and the Chilean flag was there again, like our huge symbol (Oh no, the chilean girls again! haha). At the end of the concert I got Mike's attention. I tried to say him that I wanted to give him the flag and he took it from my hands. The flag stayed at stage and maybe it's lost, but I'll never forget that we did our best to show them that devoted Chilean fans loves them and that we exist, finally.