Crazy bet leads to Winnipeg pair hauled on stage at Keith Urban concert
The co-workers held signs advertising the orthodontic clinic they work at hoping to get the singer’s attention.
Their boss agreed to give the pair the next day off if they were able to get Keith Urban to advertise the clinic.
“It was just a bet with our boss, that’s how it started out,” said one of the lucky women, Jenna Paddock.
Lucky for them, Urban noticed the neon sign, calling to them all the way back in the sixth row.
He brought the two women up on stage and posed for a picture with their sign.
Lauren Bilenky said she was star struck seeing Urban up close.
“You think ‘this isn’t real’, with all the lights, you look out to the crowd and just see lights, it didn’t seem real it was just crazy,” she said. “It was more of an ‘oh my God, oh my God’ moment.”
The two women even managed to get Urban to call their boss, orthodontist Brent Nickolaychuk, and say the two should get the next day off.
“For the first third of the call I thought it was a prank by Jenna’s boyfriend. Keith didn’t say too many long sentences, and then I heard a loud crowd and i realized it was Keith Urban,” Nickolaychuk said.
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Paddock is still living in the glow of the moment.
“There were people coming up to us afterwards asking to take pictures with us, and even asked how he smelled,” she said.
“He smelled pretty good.”
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Nickolaychuk has now promised all employees at the clinic a day off.
“Now at work everyone’s talking about the next Keith Urban concert, apparently I’m taking everyone to Keith Urban,” he said.
Meanwhile other Winnippeggers were enjoying the country concert.
Urban was even seen sporting a Winnipeg Jets jersey.
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