Local man meets idol, Britney Spears

Local man meets idol, Britney Spears

GILMER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man is on cloud nine after the thrill of meeting his music idol  dancing with her on stage.

Stepping into 21-year-old Dakota Fugate's Gilmer home, it's easy to see he's probably the biggest Britney Spears fan in Texas.

"I've been in love with Britney Spears since I was 11-years-old. I'm now 21," says Dakota.

Every poster, every magazine cover, every novelty item has Britney's image.

He even got tattooed, yes those are the notes to 'Hit Me Baby One More Time.'

"I've collected all kinds of stuff, I used to believe we would get married, but now I kind of don't," joked Dakota.

Dakota likes old Britney, new Britney, in between Britney, even bald Britney.

But the biggest was yet to come.

He won a radio contest that gave him the thrill of being on stage with Spears at a Dallas performance on Tuesday night.

"I kind of just lost my mind and just started dancing like a backup dancer," says Dakota, "I wish that it could have been forever."

Spears frequent meltdowns in and out of the public eye only made Fugate's dedication stronger.

"As a fan, I was supportive," he says, "I was just worried that it would put a stop to Britney totally."

"She's gone through a lot; she's still devoted to her fans," Dakota explained.

But his moment with his idol is one he won't soon forget.

Fugate is traveling to Houston Wednesday night for a second performance of Spears "Femme Fatal" tour.

He says he eventually hopes to make a career of directing theatrical productions or movies.

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