BRIEF: Mrs. Oppat meets country star Luke Bryan


Bailey Boerman, Entertainment Editor

Country artist Luke Bryan stopped at Ford Field on his tour Kick The Dust Up on Oct. 30, 2015. Physical education teacher Mrs. Amy Oppat was lucky enough to meet him.

“My girlfriend won tickets through Kroger and asked if I was interested in going, and of course I was,” Mrs. Oppat said. “We had meet and greet tickets so I was really excited.”

Among couples, families and children of all ages, Mrs. Oppat was excited to meet Bryan.

“When I got up to meet him I shook his hand and thanked him for meeting us,” Mrs. Oppat said. “We then took a picture together and I wished him good luck.”

It is sometimes easy to forget that celebrities are real people because of the way they are built up by their fans, according to Mrs. Oppat.

“The experience itself was really cool,” Mrs. Oppat said. “ I think more than anything it’s nice to be able to see them as real people. He was in jeans, a t-shirt and a ball cap. He was acting like the rest of us. It was nice knowing that these people are real people, regardless of their incredible talent.”