Meeting Matt Lauer

Categories: Kristie Fun, Travel

I am not usually star struck. However, if you know anything about me and my ONE CELEBRITY CRUSH, you know that meeting Matt Lauer and getting this awesome photo is such a bucket list accomplishment.

When I planned my New York City Fall girls trip, I knew my one goal was to not only go to The Today Show, but somehow get a photo with Matt Lauer. When I found out that Coldplay was in concert on The Plaza while in NYC, I thought that would be the perfect day to meet Matt plus see one of my favorite bands play.

That Friday morning, we woke up at 4 a.m. and were at Rockefeller Center by 4:45 a.m. At that time, there were already THREE blocks of people in line (they began lining up at 1 a.m.) and well over 1,000 people waiting to see Chris Martin and the band.

Oh my. I was immediately crushed. How could I possibly get close enough to see the concert, let alone meet Matt Lauer?

It didn’t happen.

So, on Tuesday morning, I woke up early and tried again. When I arrived at The Plaza at 4:45 a.m. the second time, I WAS FIRST IN LINE. Yahoo! Even had fun meeting new friends during the long wait until 7 a.m. when the show began. I had a great front row spot and worked my magic to get on TV four times. Plus I met Matt and got this awesome picture!

The trip was perfect and great memories were made by all.

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Kristie Smith

Kristie Smith is the founder & leader of the Indy Homes Real Estate Team. She is a REALTOR, and is one of the most recognized and accomplished Indiana real estate agents. As Relocation Director for Keller Williams Realty, Kristie's Team specializes in relocating families moving to the Indy area, as well as Helping People on the Move locally in Indy.

2 Responses to Meeting Matt Lauer

  1. John McG says:

    yes! It was awesome. your sign was perfectly drawn, I hope you still have it 😉 I can’t believe you got to meet Lauer ! Get back in touch if you make it back to NYC. – John

  2. Kristie Smith Anonymous says:

    Great Sign!