Saturday Guest: Mattias Nilsson Sweden


Tell me about the day you met Dolly…

First time I had possibility to go on a Dolly concert was in Stockholm 2007. I took with me my pregnant common- law spouse and we drove about 150 miles from home to Stockholm. I lived a long time on that experience. And it got better 2011, when I got to meet Dolly at a Meet & Greet Backstage! I remember when I got them mail that I’ve been elected to go on a meet and greet. I screamed out loud and bumped of happiness. But I couldn’t believe it was true, not until I stood there backstage and hugged her. It was an long suspense on that day of concert, but when it finally came, we drove away early if the car would broke, puncture etc. When we finally come to Stockholm and the Globe Arena, they haven’t opened yet.  The time went slowly, but finally the opened. We went to the booking office very happy and bubbly and asked where we should be, we who would be at the Meet & Greet. But no one didn’t know anything about that and they took us around the half arena. I met fortunately another person who also went to the Meet & Greet, and we went along to look for the central guard. We stand there until we finally got to know when and where we should foregather. When the time finally come, it was stressful, we missed the Meet & Greet stickers ( like we should have on our pullovers) but we could walk anyway, in direction to the stage and there we first met Adam, who was one of Dolly’s lifeguards. We went to a room behind the stage, there we waited awhile. We was about 6-8 persons, very nervous fans. With us was also Steven Summers, who knew a guy who was with us. In the same room Richard was singing before the concert. Jennifer O’ Brien went by. What a feeling! We talked a little and the she came, like an angel in the room. It was magical. One by one we met her and I was number three. The meet was in a few seconds. I thanked her for her music. I was so nervous so I couldn’t say anymore. I got a big hug from her and we took the photo. This experience is one of my favorite experiences in my life. Afterwards I was serenity and felt relaxed, the concert was perfectly lovely. Thank you Dolly!

Do you have any more goals to make about your dreams?

My next Dolly goal is to take a trip to Dollywood and also visit her home town, see Smokey mountains etc. A dream trip like I hopefully will do within a few years. 

Tell me about the day when you became a fan of Dolly…Why is Dolly special for you?

I’ve always liked Country music, and I’ve particularly stuck for music by Dolly. It was when I was about 20 years old I really begun to be a fan, and with time it have escalated, and I’m a huger fan for every day that goes.  Dolly gives me that who missing; Dolly gives me all that extra like I may be missing in the daily life. Dolly’s love and happiness to her music rub off on me and I take a part of her love thru’ the music, we all get that, we fans.

If you had the possibility to go out with Dolly, what would you do?

If I would go on a date with Dolly, then I should visit her at her home, and to see more about her and Carl’s ordinary life.

By: Diana Falheim