In order to attend Ryan's Fan Days. You have to be a current Fan Club Member in good standing and you have to preregister so they can get a food head count. Well, my sister and I had planned on attending Ryan's 2005 Fan Day down in North Carolina. I made all the travel plans and hotel arrangements and thought I had preregister. Well, when my sister and I showed up at the event. They said I did NOT preregister and were not going to let me in to the event! You can imagine how I felt. All the money and the long travel from Ohio!
I stood there in shock. Are you kidding me, I can't enter the event? About that time Ryan's mother Diane recognized me and even she was hesitant about letting me enter too! I was thinking this was all over a food count and a supposed non preregister! I know darn well I registered for the event! About that time a big wig with Alltel came over and said,"Let them in." So my sister and I entered the event and there was Ryan over by a show car and he said,"What's the problem?" I then told Ryan about the situation and he told his handler,"Take care of those two!" Ryan must of remembered me from past Fan days I guess?
I come to find out later that Tim Vogel(Ryan's Fan Club site administrator) dropped the ball on my preregister entry. Tim was later fired by the way. I hope not my fault? I was so upset about the debacle I talked to Greg Newman(Ryan's father)about it too.
I will be honest with you. If Ryan would not of "made good" on the mess up. I would no longer be a Ryan Newman fan folks. I spent way to much money on that trip to be rejected. Kind of hurts your feelings and was a bit embarrassing. That was the last Fan Days I ever attended only because of the expense of the ordeal!
How would you of reacted?