Call it fate. Call it destiny. Call it karma.
I call it the happiest night of my life.
I ran back like my feet were on fire avoiding the arms and elbows of other fans pressed against the guard rail separating Level 1 and Level 2. As I came dead center, lo, and behold, the seas parted revealing a three foot opening in the fangate. And in the middle of that parting, like an angel, stood my beloved Joey MacIntyre. Seeing my window quickly closing, I pulled myself pommel-horse style up onto the guard railing, reached out the Joey and screamed, "I love you!!!" Mid-verse, he pointed directly at me and smiled! (This is where it got dicey - Renee got the crazy eye, the look she gets right before I have to prevent her from doing something illegal. I was ready to restrain her at this point. Seriously, I grabbed her arm and braced my feet.) I about died! But then, imagine my utter awe when he locked eyes with me and proceeded to walk over tables, chairs and other fans towards ME! I pommelled the guard rail again but this time came to straddle it just as Joey grasped my hand and hoisted himself onto a guard rail alongside me!
And then, above the throng, as a body guard helped Joe Mac down from the railing and back to safety, I heard Em's excited screams of "I got it! I got it!", I knew my life's mission as an NKOTB fan was complete.