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On Friday 6th July I got up really excited and got my taxi to Gatwick Airport, my flight was 1.45pm so I went really early, always worry I will be late and miss the flight!!!!!! I can’t relax until I am safely on the aircraft!!!!
I landed in Nice around 5.30 and as I came out of arrivals I saw the taxi driver waiting with my name on a board, then off to the Hotel, which took around 45 mins to get there, finally arrived at my Hotel, which was basic, but clean and comfortable. I then had a shower and decided to go out and I looked around Monte Carlo!!!!! I found a place to eat near to the Marina, where I had pizza!!!! And then the next thing was to try and find my way back to the Hotel, and me being the worst ever at directions had trouble finding it again, after asking loads of people, I eventually found it after nearly 2 hours of searching…lol. I have never been so relieved to find somewhere in my life, as thought I would be on the street all night!!!!! I slept really well I was sooooo tired!!!!!!
DAY 2 – SATURDAY – CONCERT DAY!!!!!!!!!
I got up had breakfast at the hotel and then another day off looking around and doing some relaxing, I walked in to Casino Square which was about 10 mins walk from where I was staying, I then spent a few hours there and had a giant ice cream!!!!!!!! When it got to about 4 O’clock I decided to head back to the Hotel, hoping I would find it quicker than I had the night before!!!!!! Luckily I found it this time!!!!!!!! I went up and showered got changed and got myself ready to meet Laura and Val, two other fans who I had arranged to meet, I ordered a taxi from my hotel and arrived at the one they were staying at, but I was there really early, so I decided to ask someone who worked there where the venue was and they showed me, so I waited there for a while, hoping I may see Enrique arrive!!!!!
I spoke to a lady there, that was part of his team and she very kindly told me it was possible he may be called if there was a problem with the sound, but otherwise he wouldn’t be there until about 10pm. So by this time it was 7.15 and I was due to meet Laura and Val at 7, I was late!!!!! I sent a text to say I was on my way!!! We met in the bar and had a cocktail before heading back to the venue! It was an incredible place, even had the roof down, so you could see the night sky, such a wonderful atmosphere, all the tables were laid out and we were shown to our table, it wasn’t that near to the front, but had a really good view of the stage. We ordered our drinks and then the meal came, which was really lovely, I just managed to eat my starter and main course, then I looked at my watch and it was just after 10, so I went outside, to try and catch Enrique as he went in, I waited outside for about 15 mins and then his car arrived!!!!!, he jumped out of the car the other side and started to hurry in, I just called out his name and said “Can I give you this”, which was my card and a little present I had got for him, he said “ I am late” and I replied “ I know you are’!!!!!! but he came over and took the bag and I said “take care” and he was gone!!!!! I was sooooo lucky I just caught him and I soooo appreciate that he kindly stopped to take it, I would have loved to have been able to talk for a few more seconds and to be able give him a little message from another very special fan that I have been so lucky to have met several times before, but there was just no time at all.
I headed back inside and my dessert was waiting there on the table, but I was too excited to be able to eat much of that…lol. Then the show started!!!!!!! And Enrique came out on stage, it was truly amazing!!!!!!!! A little later on we started to work our way nearer to the front, and I managed to get right to the stage towards the end of the show, but got pushed a few times by security, and I think a few people were annoyed with me, I got told off several times, but I was in a total dream and just stayed there in front of the stage. After a while a couple of children got up on stage and then I could see the stage was lower than normal, so I went for it!!!!!!!!!!! I climbed up and went running up to Enrique, tried to give him a hug and then other’s followed me up there!!!! After that I was in a world of my own…lol. and didn’t really take it all in properly, I remember saying Hi to Alex and introducing myself to him, he was really lovely and friendly, and also said hello to Joe, I wanted to speak to Laura, but when I looked for her, I think she had gone and we were then told to leave the stage!!!!! What a night!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Laura and Val for your company on the night, it was lovely to meet you both, sorry if I was a bit over the top and hope I didn’t show you both up too much, I forget how old I am, when Enrique is around and I am sorry to you too Enrique for my crazy behaviour when climbing up on stage and running over to you!!!!!! But Thank you soooo much Enrique for your amazing show and giving me the chance to visit Monte Carlo, which I would have never done if it wasn’t for you!!!!!! Now I want to save my money for the next adventure, hopefully in the UK again!!!!!!!!! I have posted a few pictures for you all to see, if you haven’t already fallen asleep from reading my long essay….LOL.
Just seated at the table!!!!!
Thanks so much Alena for reading, glad you enjoyed it:) and it sure was a great trip, so glad I decided to go to Monte Carlo!!!!!! x
Awww Nicola!! I loved your story it was like I was there :) :) I'm so happy you got to not only see a wonderful concert but meet the man himself. He's always such a sweetheart!! The smile on his face in your photo says it all!! Great memories forever to be sure!!!!
Congrats and sending you lots of hugzzzzzzzz
Thank you soooo much Lilli! Glad you enjoyed my story:)
It was all so amazing, and I still haven't come out of my dream world yet, I can't think of anything else!!!! Enrique is the most amazing man I have ever met and he makes me so happy when I am around him:) I feel sooo lucky that this trip turned out so well and that I decided to go and see him in Monte Carlo!!!!
You have got it all to come with the tour in the USA!!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful time too Lilli, but I know you will for sure!!!!!!! :) xxx
Glad you all had a great time and you got to give him a gift and get up on stage and hug him! sounds like an amazing night and am totally going next time!! :D
Aww i know its always hard to recover after seeing him live! Especially meeting him took me months to recover! lol. Yes hopefully soon!!! Yes i will definitely be going next time hopefully more of us can go! When will the next one be? x
That would be amazing Katie, if we could all go together next time!!!!!! :)
I don't think he will go every year, Laura said the last time he went to Monte Carlo was 2009! maybe he will go more often now!!!!! fingers crossed he will go again in 2013!!!!!!! :)
We can never get enough of Enrique!!!!!! I am missing him already:( and if I had more money I would go to America this year to see him, but I feel so lucky and grateful that I did get to see him already this year in Monte Carlo!!!!!! :) :) xx
Omg what a wonderfull story:) I Love it and love the picture`s Happy that you enjoyed:)
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much Tanoeskaiglesias! You are welcome, I am glad you enjoyed reading my story :) x
loved your story and the pics! thanks for posting Nicola :)) you are so lucky girl!
You are welcome Kimberly! and thank you so much for reading :) I am only just starting to come back down to earth now...lol. x
Only just had the chance to read this! How lovely of him to stop by when he was already late (trust him to do that!) And I love the pics! Hopefully you can have another adventure soon when he comes to the UK, we really want him here!