Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Interviewing rock legend Stevie Nicks was a dream come true, writes Amber Petty

GETTING to Interview rock legend Stevie Nicks was a dream come true, writes Amber Petty.

INTERVIEWING famous people can sometimes be a double-edged sword because, in the case of the ones who you've always loved and adored, when your big moment arrives, the bubble can burst.

Then you're left with the uncomfortable realisation that they're not quite as nice as you'd hoped - or not during your moment anyway.

So when I was asked recently if I'd like to interview Stevie Nicks, my "yes!" came almost as an out-of-body experience - it was loud, direct and I'm not sure my lips even moved. To put it mildly, I love her.

Oh, where to start? What was she like as a young woman? Before the fame and before the pressure. A lifetime of questions with a 15-minute interview window.

She began by her telling me that back in the '70s she had read a book called Forever Amber and had thought if she'd had a daughter she would call her Amber.

Was I having a candid camera moment here or was this really Stevie Nicks talking about my name? I may possibly combust.

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