Last night, Brian and I went to see the loooonnngggg-anticipated Terry Fator show at the new Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. I say "loonnnngggg" because we bought the tickets back in June, and the date circled on the calendar had been teasing us for some time. Who is Terry Fator, you ask? Well, he's season two's winner of "America's Got Talent." What's "America's Got Talent??" It's a talent competition that NBC has in the summer. Terry Fator is a ventriloquist/impersonator, and he's VERY good at his job! I haven't laughed so hard or so much in one night in a while! Seriously, he puts on a fantastic show. This is just a regular guy that was trying to make it in his career, and he beat out many hopefuls for the million bucks on the show. He also just recently signed a ten-year, HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR deal with The Mirage Casino in Las Vegas!
When someone gets a deal like that, you wonder if fame will go to their head. Judging by last night's show, I would say in this case, definitely not!! He had them turn on the house lights and asked anyone who is or had served in the military to stand up and be thanked and honored by him. And if that's not gracious enough, he wrote a song for St. Jude's Children's charity called "Horses in Heaven" that he will donate all proceeds to the charity. Still not enough? Instead of putting the copyright in his name, he puts it in the name of St. Jude's, so even if someone else sings the song, they still get the royalties as donations. Wow! What a great guy.
Now I can get to the "starstruck" part. He was in the lobby, doing a meet-and-greet. Brian and I waited in line for an hour to say hello and get his autograph. Also, he allowed photos during the show, which isn't the norm. Had I known that was going to happen, I would've brought a camera better than the crappy one on my phone. (At times like this, it would've been great to be traveling with "Auntie Paparazzi," who goes nowhere without one!! Maybe she's onto something.....) Anyway, when I got to the front of the line, his DJ took our picture with my phone, and despite my rehearsed greeting in my head, all I could get out was "Thanks for a great show and all the good things you do" in a tiny voice, while shaking his hand. Ah well. I did better when I met Wayne Brady!!!
Anyway, if you ever get a chance to see Terry perform, you should!!! He puts on one hell of a show!