Emily, what a brilliant brilliant brilliant story. I just love how everything came together from waiting so long for the show to come to Australia, to your friend abandoning you and you queueing all by yourself ... deciding to travel to Perth ... overcoming your fear and shyness ... all the way to being brought up to the stage. Stories like that can never be long enough because they're so good.
thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us. I hope there's some excellent photos and videos out there. You'll treasure this forever, awesome! :-)