Korn fan Jamie Jones got the surprise of her life recently when her boyfriend, Derek Dodson, proposed during a meet-and-greet with the band. However, she wasn’t the only one. The guys in Korn had no idea either, and you can see the shock on their faces after Dodson got on one knee.
The couple had their picture taken with Korn before the band’s Oct. 14 gig in Tabernacle, Ga. Dodson explained to all five members that Korn was their favorite band and the two actually met thanks to Dodson wearing a Korn shirt. After the introduction, the proposal happened, with Jamie Jones saying yes before Dodson could even get a word out.
Just as priceless are the reactions from Korn themselves. The boys were all smiles, with drummer Ray Luzier‘s jaw nearly hitting the floor. Brian ‘Head’ Welch was almost speechless, completely blown away by what had just taken place.
Metal Hammer caught up with Derek Dodson to get his point of view on the experience:
Jamie and I have been together for two years. We both have loved Korn since high school and followed them with every new album release since. I’ve seen them in concert five times but Jamie has never seen them so I wanted to make it really special when she did.
When I bought this meet-and-greet this past July, I knew I wanted to propose to Jamie in front of them then. My original plan was to do it on stage but realised it would be best during the meet and greet. I tracked down the guy who was in charge of the VIPs and found him on Facebook.
I explained who I was and what I wanted to do and it was a few emails exchanged back and forth and that was it. Jamie was already starstruck just from meeting the band and when I laid the proposal down, she was really in shock.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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