Tiffany Harris, 32, has waited more than half of her life to see Saint-Louis legend Nelly perform live.
When she finally made that dream come true recently, along with her 12-year-old daughter Caitlyn, it exceeded both of their expectations when they met Nelly after the show. But the surprises did not end there.
“Then we were waiting for the traffic to calm down and we saw the tourist buses and the security guards, and that’s when we saw [Nelly]”Harris said.” We were sitting there, parked and [Caitlyn] jumped out of my car in a tank top, with her [long-sleeve] shirt tied around his waist, and [Nelly] was like, ‘Where’s your jacket?’ “
Before Tiffany or Caitlyn knew what was going on, Nelly took off the black bandana patterned jacket he was wearing and handed it to Caitlyn.
“He was so nice to her,” says Harris. “He talked to her and let her take a selfie with him, and he let me take another photo. And then after the pic she tried to give him a hug, and it was so cute the way he hugged her. He must have seen that she was cold when he hugged her, as he took off his jacket and draped it around her. It was a very good experience; we are really happy about it.
Caitlyn literally lived her own mother’s childhood dream on November 27 at Corbin Arena in Corbin, Ky (about a 90-minute drive from their home in Harlan, Ky). A lifelong Nelly fan, Harris has fond memories of listening to the St. Louis native’s breakout album, “Country Grammar,” in 2000.