It was a long day for all of us, we had just crossed the US/Canada border and were scrambling around for new shipments and various other pieces of tent-gear. The atmosphere was slightly frantic. There is an incredible amount of work that goes into setting up these tent villages at fairs.
It was about 2:10pm and doors were scheduled to open in 20 minutes. The chances of a Sarah sighting were looking pretty slim and I hadn’t eaten since the night before. I finally decided “Ok guys, well it doesn’t look like she’s showing and I’m hungry so I’m- ” but I noticed people looking past me so I turned around and she just appeared all of a sudden (I mean really, I don’t even know where she came from) and was shaking my hand and introducing herself to me!
She was ushered into our tent briefly by a couple of people from her staff and was extremely friendly. She shared our passion for social entrepreneurship and really had a nice down-to-earth conversation with the group before being whisked away to another sponsor tent. She is a perfect example of just how real artists and performers can be. Gracious, friendly, humble- Awesome.