Allie's a star as she rocks it on stage with Bryan Adams
A COOLUM music fan is still on cloud nine today after being invited on stage to sing with her music idol, the legendary Bryan Adams.
Allie Mannetje, who was back at work yesterday as a florist, gushed that she and her older sister Abby, also a fan of the Canadian crooner, had joked about the exact scenario for years.
She intentionally wore bright clothes to the Boondall concert to stand out from the crowd, and couldn't believe it when her frantic waving and yelling helped her achieve her dream.
When security guards helped her on stage, she made her move.
"He said to go up to the microphone, but I thought, 'I'm not doing that, I'm giving him a hug', so I gave him a big hug," she said.
"We started singing and it was awesome."
Ms Mannetje, who attended the concert with her boyfriend Tristan Smith, danced excitedly beside Adams as she belted out the song When You're Gone.
It was only later when she watched her performance on YouTube that she realised she was way out of tune.
"I can't sing, but that didn't stop me," she laughed.
"I'm singing along, I'm with Bryan Adams, thinking 'this is awesome'. It was so much fun."
Ms Mannetje. 22, has been a fan since she was a young teen. It was the third of his concerts she has attended - but definitely the most memorable.
"He said, 'Thank you so much Allie, that was awesome, your energy was amazing'," she said of her idol's kind words after their duet.
In appreciation, Adams presented her with his guitar pick, a "bunch" of t-shirts and some souvenir photo books.
"I didn't believe it would all go like this, but I'm glad it did,'' Ms Mannetje said.
"It's a little 15 minutes of fame, which is nice."