Ive been trying to get Fan of the moment blowing up here on BOTB. Last week I got an email from a very lovely lady . I didn’t even have to ask her anything. her email said it all. Her name is Hagar Yogev.. She’s from Isreal . And as most fans know The boys went there for the first time this past summer. This is the lovely email I received. Lets meet Hagar.
Well, my name is Hagar and I’m 30 years old from Israel.Known as @bsb_girl)israel on Twitter.
I have been a fan since I first heard Get Down in 1996. I was 11 years old. My family and I had just moved back to Israel after living in Canada for a few years.I saw that video on a music channel and it’s been love ever since.
I have always wanted to see the guys live and in 2009 I almost got my chance. A friend of mine told me she and a friend are going to fly to see BSB in Belgium and will stay at that girl’s family’s place. I was excited since looks like my dream would finally come true after all these years. But then they told me that there is no room for me at her family’s place and that only the 2 of them will go. I was heartbroken and devastated. I cried and cursed her. The song I could relate to at the time was Shattered. It truly described the pain “you took my emotions and scattered them on the ground so hard to just pick up…”. they then said I could come along and stay at a hotel but I didn’t want to. the damage was done and I was truly as shattered as that song described.
I finally got to see the guys kind of live at the NKOTBSB show in London England in 2012. Was one of the best nights of my life. When I bought those tickets it was the 1st time in a while I could listen to Shattered with a smile.
Finally. I got to see BSB in concert, all 5 of them,finally again in London April 04,2014. I had Gold VIP and got to meet got to meet the guys and hug them. Was an unforgettable moment that I could finally meet them. The concert was everything I expected it to be and much more, Was floating on air, The girl who would sit in front of MTV and wait for one of their videos to come on and record them was finally seeing all 5 of them live. Live, All the routines I’ve watched over the years being done live in front of me. Not through TV or YouTube.. One of the most memorable days of my life. All I wanted after the show was to meet the guys and thank them for that night.
My wish came true at the after party.
That show we also went to the After Party. I didn’t get to go on stage but towards the end I got to talk to Kevin for a second. He looked me in the eye as I said (no idea how I didn’t melt ) “Thank you for making my dream come true. Was one of the best nights of my life, Been a fan since 1996 and finally I get to see you live. Please come to Israel I don’t care if you perform in front of 50 people or 50,000 just please come.” He replied “we want to” and gave me a kiss on the cheek.i died right there.
And they lived up to his word. in 2015 after postponing shows from 2014 they finally came to Israel. For 3 shows. I went to all 3 shows. If I thought the show in London was amazing the ones in Israel were so much more. I had Gold VIP for the st show. I was much more nervous before the Meet and Greet and Israel. Probably because the dream was always to see them live in my country. My knees were shaking and my stomach was turning as we stood in line for the photo. Right after the photo I started crying uncontrollable and couldn’t stop for a while. No idea why, just uncontrollable tears. By the time the show started I was ok. Enjoyed the show from 4th row. To be surrounded by my closest friends and so many great friends and people I met through the guys was beyond words. And to finally hear the words I’ve always wanted to hear them say “Shalom Israel” and even speak some Hebrew on stage was one of my biggest dreams come true. Was worth the wait. To go to 3 shows in my country, meet the guys and go to the after party. Wow. The guys went sightseeing all over Israel and I was so ecstatic to see them enjoy and fall in love with my country.
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