Bob Seger’s getting more proof that “rock and roll never forgets.” When the Detroit rocker plays his hometown show Thursday night, a special lady will be in the audience. Michigan’s MLive.com says 79-year-old Evie Branan will finally attend the show she asked to see nearly two years ago. Her concert journey began on May 7th, 2011, when she awoke after being in a semi-coma for five years. Her first words after regaining consciousness were, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.” Evie admits she has no idea why she made the request to see the rocker upon awakening, and speculates that her final thoughts before suffering the debilitating stroke might have been about Seger.
But Branan is a fan — Thursday’s show will mark her fifth Seger concert. And the administrator at the nursing home where Branan lives is making sure her star resident has a special night. In addition to buying the tickets, she’s arranged for Evie to go to the concert in a limo. She also contacted Seger’s management, who has set up a dinner for Evie and members of Seger’s Silver Bullet Band and crew. While Seger himself isn’t confirmed for the dinner, Evie is hoping he’ll be there. She says she’s excited about the show, and adds that she’s really looking forward to “hugging Bob Seger and giving him a big smooch.”
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