MILWAUKEE — A Waukesha woman had the thrill of a lifetime when she was called on stage to perform with The Killers at Summerfest Friday night.
It was a dream come true for Hannah Webber, who considers The Killers her all-time favorite band.
“It just felt super cool. I’m like oh look there’s Brandon Flowers. I’m playing bass with Brandon Flowers,” Hannah said.
This was her third time seeing The Killers live. She met them two years ago, but this concert will probably go down as the most memorable.
Playing bass is a hobby for the 24-year-old special education teacher. She took it up about five years ago, inspired by the band’s bassist.
“He’s always up there with a straight face,” Hannah said.
However, they never invited fans to perform with them until recently. Coming into this concert, that was her goal.
Hannah got to the Summerfest grounds at 6 a.m. and had her sign ready to go.
“We waited six hours for Summerfest to open and another six hours for the amphitheater to open, and then another three hours for The Killers to go on,” Hannah said.
Then came the moment she was waiting for. The band called her up.
Hannah ran on stage, did a little kick and rocked on as if she’s been doing it her whole life.
Her mom, Jill, said her daughter was dedicated.
“My tears were just welling up just with pride and I don’t know how I could have been more proud,” Jill said.
By the end of her performance, thousands were chanting her name.
“I don’t really remember the rest of the show. I just kept thinking like what just happened? Like did that really happen?” Hannah said.
Now, a day later, Hannah’s already getting noticed on social media and by fans at the Summerfest grounds; some even asked to take photos with her.
“I feel like my life is definitely like pre-Killers and post-Killers now,” Hannah said.
But, she’s not quite ready to quit her day job.
“I’d be open to going on tour with them, but they haven’t asked,” Hannah said.