I Met My Idol In Real Life And It Was A Nightmare

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  • Published on Jun 27, 2019
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    Hi! My name is Gina. And this is me. (Note - no need to VO this: we see a tiny music club packed with people. Among them there's Gina). And this is Tom. (Note - no need to VO this: We see a young man with an acoustic guitar performing on stage). It's October 2018. I don't think I've ever been happier in my life than I was that night. I could not even imagine how awfully my happiness would be destroyed, and how soon. But first, let's back up for a sec.
    I guess a lot of you guys know what it's like being a fan of someone. Either it's a superhero or a rap artist, or an actor, or a basketball player, I mean it feels good to have someone in your life that you've never met, but who's like... a member of your family.
    Most of my friends have someone like that. An idol, I guess. I found my idol two years ago when I first saw Tom. Tom is a guy from our town, who started to play music when he was at high school. First he would just play and sing for friends, but it didn't take him long to become something like a local celebrity. He's a singer-songwriter and
    So when my older sister took me to one of his shows in 2017, I felt like I had become a part of something huge. I was standing in the crowd at this tiny 100 person show, blushing, and feeling butterflies in my stomach for the whole two hours. That was when I became a fan.
    I loved everything about Tom. It was not just about his music. Of course I followed him on all of his social media accounts, and every day I became more and more convinced that he was the perfect human being. He had two dogs that he saved from the streets, he was a vegetarian, he spoke a lot about treating other people and our planet with love and care. I learned so much from him every day, that other people started to notice the change. The only times I would lose all the love, were times when someone would insult Tom or his music.
    And pretty soon I understood that Tom was right on the edge of a breakthrough. For several years already he was a local star, but even though all of his songs were online and he was trying to promote them, something was standing in his way and it was taking too long. But... I was proud that my idol was not someone with millions and millions of fans worldwide - 99 point 9 percent of them would never meet their idol in real life, but here I knew I was Tom's biggest fan in the whole world, and I had a real chance of meeting him in person someday, or becoming a part of his team, or something bigger than that!... But that was even too bold to think about.
    So imagine how good it felt when one day he announced a fan video contest. The one who does the best cover of one of his songs gets to spend A WHOLE DAY with Tom and even become a part of his debut music video. This was so intense. Of course, I took this challenge seriously. My mom knows a woman who is a singing teacher, and I even took a couple of lessons from her to be able to sing better. I learned all the chords perfectly, and wrote the script, but the main thing was putting all the love I had for Tom into it. And I think I managed to do that. He promised to announce the results at a concert in October, so I started counting down the days. And by the amount of the videos that were sent, I can say that Tom had more fans than I expected in different parts of the country.
    Flashforward - to that night at the concert. After his amazing set onstage he announced the name of the winner, and... my heart sank. It was someone else. Then about ten seconds passed and he said that there were actually two awesome videos and that he couldn't choose between them, so there were two winners of the contest... and I was the second one. And that, I repeat, was probably the happiest moment of my life.
    So, I started waiting and getting ready for the day. Every day I would think through all the possible scenarios. What if he wants to see me again after that? What if he gets disappointed when he sees me? I was making myself really anxious.
    So anyway, the day came. I had the program 3 days prior, and this is what was going to happen: Tom was supposed to pick both of us up, go to his house, and we'd hang out together at his studio, then there would be the video shooting, and then an awesome dinner with him. Even after all the events had taken place, I still feel kinda excited writing about it.
    First of all, Tom did not pick me, it was his friend who had organized all of this. That was an unpleasant surprise, but there was also good news. The second winner got sick and could not make it. I mean... it's not as if I was happy that someone got sick, but… of course I was happy that it would be just about Tom and I.

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Comments • 8 641

  • _juicet_
    _juicet_ 4 days ago

    Creo que esta habkando de tom dugan

  • bymrsabado
    bymrsabado 7 days ago

    does anyone know if Tom existed

  • MR ELVIS
    MR ELVIS 11 days ago +1

    Wow awesome video

  • Sarabjit Kaur
    Sarabjit Kaur 13 days ago

    3:19 is the girl from the tumbmeel : My cousin try to steal my life

  • Sarabjit Kaur
    Sarabjit Kaur 13 days ago

    1:40 And why is he petting a old woman

  • Sarabjit Kaur
    Sarabjit Kaur 13 days ago

    0:45 he sad he loves dogs but he has a cat poster

  • Einstein Noki
    Einstein Noki 13 days ago

    Hey noones perf

  • Jack W
    Jack W 14 days ago

    Why does Tom look like kurt cobain

  • Najma Ahmed
    Najma Ahmed 14 days ago

    tom walker

  • Aarzoo Rehman
    Aarzoo Rehman 14 days ago

    RUclip is the closest I can be with my idol

  • Paresh Patil
    Paresh Patil 14 days ago

    My idol is Taylor swift and I want to meet Taylor swift once in my life

  • ali hagry
    ali hagry 14 days ago

    I am a idol of Shawn mendes and the merrell twins🥺🥰🥰🥰
    Who is your idol

  • Bts Park jimin
    Bts Park jimin 14 days ago

    I’m pretty sure bts is nice in real life too not only on camera

  • I M B A B Y
    I M B A B Y 14 days ago

    Bruh I would’ve exposed him karmas a jerk huh 🙃

  • Carri Carter
    Carri Carter 15 days ago

    I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate Tom he sucks I know I might be a little child but I hate when people just hit dogs I mean like what did the dog do to him

  • Lotta Victoria
    Lotta Victoria 17 days ago

    Am i the only hiddlestoner here🤧

  • Danku
    Danku 17 days ago

    0:45 :O THERES A KENNY PLUSHIE FROM SOUTH PARK

  • Rb Smith
    Rb Smith 17 days ago

    Celebrities do have problems behind the closed door like Justin Bieber. What did you thought? They got married, abused, and divorced a lot too.

  • nikki willis
    nikki willis 17 days ago

    SCREW YOU TOM!

  • Wolf Dawg
    Wolf Dawg 18 days ago

    CI don’t like him he’s stupid 👿👿👿👿👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  • Bacon
    Bacon 18 days ago

    Tom is the Tom Holland

  • luan Durmishi
    luan Durmishi 18 days ago

    I am fan to jake paul

  • バニー bunny doyoung ಥ

    *when you're too invested into the k-pop industry and you have no clue what's stressing in the real world anymore*

  • Jenna Tinnel
    Jenna Tinnel 19 days ago

    Bts are my idols

  • Ariel Rojas
    Ariel Rojas 19 days ago

    I met my idol in 2016, she was a Japanese singer, her name is Karry Pamyu Pamyu

  • Fox Princess
    Fox Princess 19 days ago

    {♡>/(《⊙》~《⊙》)\

  • Toni Saavedra
    Toni Saavedra 19 days ago

    I’m a fan of a objects and its cars 😂

  • Gayatri Nair
    Gayatri Nair 19 days ago +1

    Who is Tom

  • XxEmilyplayzgatchaxX UwU

    They use this voice to meny times XD

  • Nalu
    Nalu 20 days ago +1

    I waited like 8 hours to know my idol in a Line. The moment i was infront of him he didn't even looked at me, he signed my poster, then I called his name and he saw me, i told him that I loved him, and he smiled and said Thank you, then tey moved me out of the place because we were so many fans getting autographs. I don't know if it was worth it, but meh...

  • Felix Pavlovix
    Felix Pavlovix 21 day ago

    Brooke houts male version

  • Angel
    Angel 22 days ago

    Is it Tom Odell

  • Janne 234
    Janne 234 22 days ago

    I saw a picture of that guy in an other actually happend video

  • CyberDatum
    CyberDatum 22 days ago

    Lol my idols were all dead scientists like Sir Isac Newton, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison and others. My idols live with me and they are my parents. Music idols? Demis Roussos, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Beethoven, and all of'em are dead. I will never be disappointed because I knew how to choose my idols.

  • Funtime Puppetter SFM
    Funtime Puppetter SFM 22 days ago

    Why does this dude look like DAGames xd

  • michhunt
    michhunt 23 days ago

    Is this Kurt Cobain? Am getting mad Kurt cobain vibes. It’s just Kurt is probably a better person.

  • Sala Zogjani
    Sala Zogjani 23 days ago

    stranger things

  • Nicole Kolin
    Nicole Kolin 24 days ago

    My idot is bts

  • Otaku FullMetal
    Otaku FullMetal 24 days ago +1

    2:05 Giygas From Earthbound with Tooths

  • Kim Fefe ·
    Kim Fefe · 25 days ago

    Tom Odell?? This Singer??

  • pinkgirl pink life
    pinkgirl pink life 26 days ago

    Does Tom still has his own RUclip channel does Tom still has his own RUclip channel

  • Hit Da Lags
    Hit Da Lags 26 days ago

    Tom: *throws things at dogs*



    Tom: *eats a burger*




    Oh yeah jeez vegetarian

  • dragonfire 601
    dragonfire 601 27 days ago

    To be honest I think and idol is still just a person but they r more specil

  • Redson.13
    Redson.13 27 days ago

    Is his name Tom Odel?

  • Matoska Davison
    Matoska Davison 28 days ago

    He is so mean prsin why he do that to has dogs he mean

  • Cindy Claure
    Cindy Claure 28 days ago

    Super hero movie
    Rap artist
    Basketball player




    Me: famous tiktoker:)

  • BIGGY AND TINNY
    BIGGY AND TINNY 28 days ago +1

    The minute she said he threw stuff at his dogs MADE ME RAGE!

  • Nibisha Nimales
    Nibisha Nimales 28 days ago

    Oh I got SO MAD when he kicked the dog😭🤬😡

  • glub123
    glub123 28 days ago

    1:17 Where is your stomach!?!?!?

  • Peter
    Peter 28 days ago

    OMG, he is Justin Bieber 2!! Anyone get it?

  • Weirdo 101
    Weirdo 101 28 days ago

    6:59 is Scott Menville? Mr. Clean? Is that you?!

  • Weirdo 101
    Weirdo 101 28 days ago

    4:46 is that the van from Cars?

  • Weirdo 101
    Weirdo 101 28 days ago

    3:21 Regina George?! Is that you?!

  • Weirdo 101
    Weirdo 101 28 days ago

    0:07 Greg Cipes?! Is that you?!

  • Ella Mems
    Ella Mems 29 days ago

    It's Tom odell

  • Erla Joy Relano
    Erla Joy Relano 29 days ago

    Iam fan of l8games

  • ADAM HERNANDEZ 2
    ADAM HERNANDEZ 2 29 days ago

    Feeling butterflies in my stomach!
    *”stomach” at hips*

  • ham ham
    ham ham 29 days ago +1

    god she is a fangirl

  • Ray 3.0
    Ray 3.0 29 days ago +1

    I would have told the truth to the camera and said that his drunk all of the time and never cared about his fans

  • It's Layla
    It's Layla 29 days ago

    1:55 even this channel uses this meme now lol