Paula Deen came to Charlotte, ya’ll! Her people reached out to me with fantastic tickets to see this wonderful show and to meet Paula! What an amazing experience! If you want to see her, here’s the link to check out her tour dates: Paula Deen Live. Our show was Wednesday, September 24 2014 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Theater downtown.
When we first arrived, we were directed upstairs in this beautiful center to have some wine and snacks before going up to meet Paula. As you might imagine, the food was amazing. I wish I could show you pictures of the venue, but security was tight and they wouldn’t let us snap pictures inside the building. My guess is we were too close to the Bank of America Building, and they thought we might be cat burglers.
While we stood in line to wait on the Queen of Buttery Goodness, we spotted several famous folks. Lee Greenwood was on hand to greet us in line, and we’d learn later he’d sing his hit song God Bless the USA during the show. Stunning! (not his best picture, but that is the fault of the photog, not Mr. Greenwood.)
While we were in line to meet Paula, we were told that we could not have anyone take pictures of us (it would hold up the line) but that their photographer would get the shot and give us a link to download them. I got that one today. I think it came out great, even if the hubs has a death grip on Paula’s hand. They seem like awesome people. Paula certainly was. Very warm and friendly :)
Now, for the good stuff! Paula’s sons were just out there strutting around, chit chatting with everyone, really working the room. Handsome! This might have been the highlight of my night ;)
I didn’t take pictures of the event itself. I was too wrapped up in listening to Paula talk! We saw her prepare some yummy dishes, heard her telling her famous stories and anecdotes and even played some games! It was a wonderful time, and not to be missed!