Teacher Andrew Dahlen is used to being told he looks like Blake Shelton. He's even used to people taking photos with him. What he isn't used to, though, is a ton of fans and Blake Shelton staff members actually mistaking him for the country star.
But when he attended one of his concerts, that's exactly what happened.
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Dahlen, who has his own "Not Blake Shelton" Facebook page, made an extra effort to look like Shelton the night of the show, growing out his beard and putting on a "country" shirt. It was all just to see how Shelton's fans would react.
What they did was go nuts.
"People were swarming around me with their phones in-hand snapping photos of me. Groups of girls erupted into screaming frenzies, 'It's Blake!'" Dahlen said. "Some posed for selfies and they were honestly trembling."
Then, after all the excitement outside, Dahlen got a pretty crazy idea himself--to go meet Shelton backstage without an invitation or pass. What happened next was truly jaw-dropping.
"About eight security/Fargo Dome staff let me pass without question," he said. "A guy in a red shirt and a headset ran up to me and escorted me back stage. He walked ahead of me gesturing to others in the hall to move aside. About 20 people followed his instructions respectfully moving to the side and giving me acknowledging head nods."
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But by the time he got to the dressing room, someone finally took a closer look at him.
"A guy dressed in black meets me, he looks puzzled, then displeased and asks me, 'What are you doing here?'" he said. "We walk to the hall, knowing that I am done--likely to be removed from the concert."
But then something even crazier happened.
He wasn't thrown out. He was just escorted back to his seats where he could enjoy the concert with his family--but not before being mistaken for the star yet again on his way out.
"Unreal," Dahlen said.
We couldn't agree more!