Wednesday night, hundreds of young fans flocked to the House of Blues for a performance from <Hot Chelle Rae, best known for their hit single “Tonight Tonight”. A lucky few had the unique opportunity to meet and greet with the band, and the experience was certainly unforgettable for some.
The charm of Hot Chelle Rae is in the way that front-man Ryan Follese is able to connect with his fans. As everyone filtered into the concert hall, Follese gave everyone a warm welcome, in a manner easily disarming and comforting to the group.
After playing a few songs to finish their sound check, it was time for the band to meet with the lucky few who won this opportunity. One member of this group was a teenage girl named Amanda who was at the show with her best girlfriend and her mom.
It was clear that Amanda’s favorite member of the band was Ryan. The ‘Chelle Rae crooner gave her a little extra, as he accepted her request for a recorded video message to remember the experience. Follese told Amanda while making the video (recorded by Mom!) that he was very glad to meet her and that he looked forward to seeing her again the next time the group comes to Cleveland. Truly, Hot Chelle Rae keeps it classy!
The band seemed grateful for the love and support of their fans during the meet and greet. Of course, how could they not love the support they got from Cleveland, which is (and will always be) the Rock and Roll capital of the world!
- Gene Natale, Jr.