Stateline Girl Wins Private Concert with Big Time Rush

By: Raquel Moore
By: Raquel Moore

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- What happens when you mix a Stateline girl with a national boy band? You get one special night in Rockford. A lucky local teenager was chosen out of more than 300,000 entries to get a private concert by band Big Time Rush.

Big Time Rush, is the name of the band, but it also describes how Rockford's Reagan Gorman feels tonight.

"I am still kind of like, "is this real?"

In the summer, Reagan applied to Chef Boyardee's "Chef Don't Judge" campaign that takes a stand against bullying.

Gorman says she never expected to be the grand prize winner, of a private concert by one of her favorite bands.

"They were all so nice and Logan twirled me."

It was Reagan's mother Rhonda who opened the email saying her daughter had been the grand prize winner. Rhonda says she couldn't wait to see the look on her daughter's face.

"My first thought was how fun what if she got to invite everybody from the swim team, because these kids just all work so hard."

The band is used to traveling the country but band members say visits to smaller cities like Rockford can be extra special.

"You come to a place like Rockford, they just seem to be much more grateful that we come through and we're playing a show for them, and just the appreciation value is definitely there."

It was a private concert at the Prairie Street Brewhouse consisting of Reagan and 55 of her closest and most energetic friends and family members.

Reagan will never forget the time a small group of friends spent the night with Big Time Rush and says she can't wait to show the video to all her friends who couldn't make the private concert.

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