Lauren Pilszek lucked out twice this month after winning an introduction to film star, and up and coming country singer/songwriter Kevin Costner.
The former lakecity resident, who now makes her home in Kamloops, wrote a rap song in honour of meeting Costner at his concert in Sun Peaks July 7.
“I just thought I had to do something quirky at the meet and greet so I wrote a rap song for him,” Pilszek says.
She sang her song for Costner during the meet and greet, and he asked her if she thought she could sing it during the concert.
Pilszek says she didn’t have time to get nervous singing before an audience of some 6,000 people. “It was pretty crazy, but a lot of fun” Pilszek says. “Everything was kind of just a blur.”
To win the introduction to Costner, Pilszek entered a contest sponsored by Country 103 radio. After answering a skill testing question correctly her name was put into a draw. The win included a night’s accommodation for two at Delta Sun Peaks, plus attending the meet and greet with Costner and his band Modern West, before their free outdoor show at Sun Peaks on July 7.
She shared the adventure with her co-worker Amy Sutton.
By chance Pilszek says that before the meet and greet they happened to have dinner in the same restaurant where Costner’s band was eating and were seated next to Costner’s manager who introduced them to Costner and the band.
“We met the whole band, they were all very welcoming and friendly folk,” Pilszek says.
After singing her song on stage for Costner, he gave her a kiss on the forehead which was captured by the media and is available on YouTube.
“I was a great concert,” Pilszek says. “It was very exciting.”
Pilszek grew up in Williams Lake and studied kinesiology at university. She now works as a rehabilitation therapist at the Drake Medox Clinic in Kamloops.
Lauren Pilszek’s rap for Kevin Costner follows:
From the KEV, to the IN, to the COST, to the NER,
I’m here to tell you about a win that occurred,
Country 103 gave a great gift to me,
A free night in Delta with my friend Amy,
They also said “Hey we know a pretty cool guy”
He sings country music and can act on the fly,
“If you build it he will come” is a well known quote,
And message in a bottle with a big ole sailboat,
Now how about Tin Cup where a round of golf is played,
Or Play it to the Bone was the answer of the decade,
Let’s not forget the Guardian it’s my favorite dang movie,
Or the western waddle swag in Silverado’s pretty groovy,
Kev, I know we seem quirky and you haven’t met us yet,
However, once you’ve heard this rap hopefully you won’t forget,
That in order for us to win we had to be on call waiting,
Time went by so slow it felt like we were carbon dating,
And now we’d like to say thanks so much to 103,
We’ll have a great time Kev that we guarantee!
By Lauren Pilszek
And here’s the link 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heQaYxtXqww