Stephanie and her mom attended the parade
Joshua saw Stephanie's mom..his teacher/friend. He was excited to see her and yelled out her name to say hi. If you can read his lips..you'll know her name.
Later in the day there was a pep rally at Burton Coliseum. Even with tickets, there was a long wait to get in. Complimentary tickets were given out the day before. Since everyone wanted to see the rally, the tickets ran out in one hour. I don't do long lines so fortunately, my friend Stephanie's mom, who lives and works in Westlake, got me one. I ended up doing a long line anyway. It was worth the effort. It was for our Idol.
We had our signs ready. Cindy made the signs. I don't do signs either. It helps to have young friends.
Due to the rush to get prepared for Josh's visit they must have forgotten to set up a good sound system. We migrated down to the area in front of the stage so we could hear and see better. They were letting the youngsters stand out in front of the stage. I walked right down there..behind Stephanie..hoping no one would notice that I wasn't one of them. I stayed in her shadow.
I caught a short video of Josh singing one of his songs..unfortunately..it wouldn't download. I need another app for that or an android or something. You also need to be young to figure that out. They are now born with it in their DNA. I've only got the cancer gene in mine and I hope to sneak past that one too.
Cindy's daughter works at a local private airport and got a autographed picture from Joshua when he arrived. See..I have connections.
Good Luck Joshua..no matter what happens..you'll always be our number one American Idol! Some of your older fans are voting their fingers to the bone..even having to put in all those dumb letters and numbers, that we can barely see, to do it.
Joshua Ledet is a great example of the kind of people we grow down here in southwest Louisiana.