Archive for the ‘Fans’ Category
Willie Nelson signed autographs for fans after the Dec. 29 and 30th shows in Austin. Paintings, posters, hats, bandannas, cell phones, shirts, tickets, hats, he signed them. I don’t know how he does it, bending over like that for so long, for autographs, photos, kisses and hugs. He gives so much. On the last night, New Year’s Eve, the show didn’t start until 11:30, and Willie and his band played well into the New Year, interrupted by signing Auld Lang zine and Happy Birthday to Sister Bobbie. It was a rowdy crowd, and he would have been there until dawn if he’d started signing autographs and meeting and greeting after the show at the front of the stage.
TEMPLE – When Allison Dickson was 15 months old, she was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease, a form of muscular dystrophy which affects the respiratory system.
Doctors told her parents she wouldn’t live more than a year after that.
Then, 3 years ago, she ended up on life support and in the hospital for five months.
So, at 37 years old, Allison wanted just one thing for Christmas: to meet Willie Nelson in Belton.
Dickson’s illness leaves her with several restrictions, including travel. She’s not allowed to go further than 10 miles from home, meaning Nelson’s appearance at the Bell County Expo Center’s 30th anniversary celebration could be her only chance to meet him.
She also has to go through breathing treatments with a nurse three times a day.
“Willie is a legend,” Dickson said. “He’s a national treasure. I don’t know who isn’t a Willie Nelson fan.”
Allison’s post, asking for the gift of a meet and greet with one of the biggest music stars in the nation wound up in from of Paula Nelson, Willie’s daughter.
On Tuesday, Dickson said Paula told her it’s a done deal and she’ll get to meet Willie Nelson in Belton.
“We’re looking forward to the show here and it sounds like it’s going to be a great show for her and for everyone else,” Tim Stephens, Executive Director of the Bell County Expo Center, said. “But certainly a special one for her if she’s going to get to meet him. That’s great.”
March’s concert, although two months away, for Dickson, it’s a long way from where she was in the hospital.
“I don’t need easy,” Dickson said. “I just need possible.”
So this is what it feels like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Willie Nelson & Family and Friends.
Princesses Terry and Jenny Thompson and nephew Rob in their seats early for the show.
So happy to catch up with the lovely Margie Lemons and hubby Bobby back at the sound boards.
These two lucky fans stood for the entire Willie Nelson & Family show on New Year’s Eve, and one of them caught a bandanna from Willie Nelson. So much fun to watch.
Sorry I’m in all of them but selfies are so much fun.
Cherie met up with another Willie Nelson fan, Henley, at the Willie Nelson statue, at 310 Willie Nelson Boulevard in Austin. Everyone loves Willie Nelson. Thanks, Cherie for sharing these fun photos.
Cherie and I hit the hot spots. The Willie Nelson statue is a must. It’s fun to stand there for a while and watch all the people that come up for photographs. It must be one of the most photographed of Austin sites.
Cherie and I got lucky, ran into Willie on his balcony at the Moody Theater tonight.
Music lovers Dee from Virginia and Alice from Georgia meet up with Willie Nelson at the airport on their way to a concert. Lucky fans, even get to share a shot of tequila with him, it looks like. Good times.
Always fun to hang out with friends in Willie’s Corner at Texas Road House. I am not sure where Lane and Katrina and I were for this picture, maybe Longmont, Colorado.
So sorry, Brian, I could not figure out the code, in order to embed it and post your video here. I just figured it out.