As Luck Would Have It!

@moffittjc (44723)
Gainesville, Florida
January 31, 2016 2:48pm CST
My teenage daughter is a huge Hunter Hayes fan (young, up and coming country singer), and she has been to every one of his concerts in Florida since he first started touring. She's even met him in person before as well. So you can imagine her disappointment when she found out that he is coming in concert to Universal Studios in Orlando on Saturday, February 6th, a weekend we will be out of state! I felt so bad for her, but unfortunately due to family commitments we cannot change the date we'll be traveling. Just last night, right before I was about to go to sleep for the night, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a post by the University of Florida. They just announced that the student government is bringing Hunter Hayes to Gainesville on Wednesday, March 16th, and the concert is FREE to all UF students and faculty! Each student can claim up to four tickets. Since I am an adjunct professor there, I qualify for free tickets! I haven't told my daughter about it yet, but she is going to be crazy excited when she hears the news! Can you believe our luck! Looks like she'll get to see him in concert after all!
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• United States
1 Feb 16
Such things are always best when a surprise. I once surprised my then eight year old daughter with Barry Manilow tickets. She knew his concert was sold out, but did not know that I bought tickets within two minutes of them becoming available. I slipped them into his autobiography, which i gave her as a Christmas present. Here is a great idea I had after the concert (darn). I should have sent him flowers backstage with a note (and a picture) telling him that my eight year old daughter loved him and was in the audience. Hint Hint. You never know. He might have called her onstage for a song. Your daughter's favorite might too. Good luck.
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
My daughter has already met Hunter Hayes twice, once prior to a concert at his tour bus, and once through a meet-and-greet. Both meetings were within about 6 months of each other, and he claims he remembered her. She told him she was going to make up a sign to hold up at the next concert of his she went to, and asked him what it should say in order to get his attention. He actually told her what words to put on her sign (I can't remember what they are), and he said if he saw the sign he would remember. So, at this upcoming concert, if we can get close enough to the stage, she will be holding up the sign he told her to make!
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• United States
4 Feb 16
@moffittjc This was very nice of him. I am sure it will be great fun for her.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
@ElizabethWallace Of course, he could just say things like that to every fan he meets, so I'm not holding my breath on this one! lol But my daughter on the other hand...she probably feels like the most important person in the world because he told her what to write on a sing!
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Jan 16
She'll be one happy young lady!
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Feb 16
She'll probably be an even happier young lady if she can take a friend to the concert instead of me! lol But I live just down the street, so I can drop her off and come back and get her right after the concert is over.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 Feb 16
@moffittjc somebody has just got them selves placed perfectly for a nomination for Daddy of the Year!
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Feb 16
@Platespinner Did I mention that I'm dragging her with me to the AC/DC concert in March? That might disqualify me from the Daddy of the Year nomination! lol
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
That's totally awesome. Are you going to surprise her with the news and the tickets?
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Feb 16
Once I have them in my hands I will surprise her with the news.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
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@LadyDuck (171748)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 16
WOW, this is exciting, I can imagine how happy your daughter will be when you tell her about the free tickets.
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
To say she will be excited is an understatement. She'll probably do back-flips and cartwheels when I tell her the news!
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@jaboUK (54877)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 16
Lovely. Your daughter will think the sun shines out of you
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@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
And that's hard to do, considering she's going through the whole teenage thing right now where it's not cool to be seen around her parents! lol
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 16
How good is that? It will help make up for your daughter having to miss the other concert.
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1 Feb 16
awww, how exciting. i'm sure she will be thrilled
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@zebra2222 (5171)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Your daughter is going to have a fantastic time.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 16
Very lucky and your daughter is lucky she has a supportive dad.
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@VivaLaDani13 (21618)
• Perth, Australia
26 Feb 16
I have NO idea who the hell that is but I am so super excited for your daughter! That is so great and yeah, that was extremely lucky! You're an awesome dad.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 16
Haha it's okay. He's a young up-and-coming country singer. Slowly gaining popularity here in the US. Very popular with the teenage girls.
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• Perth, Australia
26 Feb 16
@moffittjc If he is from Texas then I will automatically be a fan lol
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
26 Feb 16
@VivaLaDani13 He's from Louisiana, which is right next to Texas. Is that close enough for you? hahaha
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@DWDavis (13107)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
31 Jan 16
You are going to be the hero dad of all time when you break this awesome news to your daughter.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Feb 16
I hope so! I know she'll be very excited. I just wish the concert wasn't on a Wednesday night.
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@DWDavis (13107)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Feb 16
@moffittjc Sometimes you just gotta take one for the kids.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Feb 16
@DWDavis I'm more concerned about her being out late on a school night! lol Actually, she's such a night owl that I'm sure the concert will be over well before her normal bedtime.
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@Hatley (164506)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 16
good for her she sounds l ike she will be thrlled and she mus rfeally deserve it from what you have to ld us so I am glad for her indeed.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
She works so hard in school (she is in an elite program at her high school), that she deserves a nice reward every now and then. Plus, because she works so hard at school, it's nice that she gets an opportunity to blow off steam every now and then and have a good time!
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@Hatley (164506)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Feb 16
@moffittjc she sure does deserve ajd dim s ure she will have a great time too
@Elizaby (3839)
• Pensacola, Florida
4 Feb 16
Hope you already claimed your tickets for your Daughter and planned a special time to surprise her.
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
I have the free tickets I picked up on Tuesday, but I'm going to go online to Ticketmaster tomorrow morning and see if I can get better seats by buying the ones reserved for the general public. Either way, I'll probably wait until this weekend to let her know!
@Blondie2222 (22414)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Well that's great news that your daughter will still get to see him in concert. I don't have an artist that i'm obsessed with that i would like to see a million times. Enjoy
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Feb 16
Yeah, to say she is slightly infatuated with him is an understatement! But, I'd rather her be infatuated with him than to be in love with some heavy metal, head-bangin' satan-worshiping, deadbeat musician! (Okay, I know that was mean to say that about rock stars, but I was speaking more metaphorically than literally! lol)
@amadeo (70893)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Are you not the good dad
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
31 Jan 16
Don't give me too much credit yet, I haven't gotten the tickets in my hands yet! They won't be available for pickup until Thursday morning!
@MALUSE (42734)
• Uzbekistan
31 Jan 16
You're the perfect father for this young lady!
@moffittjc (44723)
• Gainesville, Florida
31 Jan 16
Thanks! She's got me wrapped around her little finger! Although she's almost an adult now, she'll always still be my little pumpkin!