This full story by Teresa Nowakoski can be found in Missouri Life’s October 2022 magazine.

Five years ago, musician Lizzie Weber went to The Pageant theater to see Ben Folds. During the set, he asked audience members to write down a wish or a dream on a piece of paper and throw it toward the stage.

Lizzie wrote, “I hope I can open for you one day.” Last April, that’s exactly what she did.

Watch a performance by Lizzie Weber from her upcoming album Fidalgo.

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