Love-Struck Man Tracks Down Woman He Met At Festival By Leaving Posters Around Her Town

'I was amazed it worked so quickly.'

25/08/2016 11:15 | Updated 25 August 2016

A romantic who met his dream woman at a festival but forgot to ask for her number has tracked her down by plastering posters around her hometown.

Love-struck Nick Hopton met the woman, called Freya, at Boomtown Festival in Hampshire two weekends ago.

But he didn’t ask for her number and all he knew was she worked in recruitment and lives in Horfield, Bristol.

So the lovelorn festival-goer covered all the bus stops in the area with a poster appeal for Freya to get in touch.


The posters were put up on every bus stop in Filton Avenue and Horfield during the day on Monday.

Incredibly it worked - and they are now going to meet up.

“She got in touch on Monday night, after midnight,” Hopton said.

“I was amazed it worked so quickly. We’ve been in touch already on Tuesday morning and hopefully we’ll meet up again, which will be really nice.”

The message on the posters read: “Do you know Freya?

“I met Freya last weekend at Boomtown and had a wonderful time talking to her.

“I know she lives in a shared house here in Horfield and works in a Recruitment Agency, but I wasn’t switched on enough to ask for her no. Hence the reason for this poster.

“Below is a picture of me to jog her memory, and my number… Any help finding Freya will be rewarded with my undying gratitude and a certificate. Ps. I’m Nick.”  


Speaking after finding Freya, Hopton added: “What happened was it was at the Monday of Boomtown after the festival and we got chatting because we were both walking through the campsite, she was trying to find a way back to Bristol.

“I would’ve given her a lift but I already had a car full, so I helped her find the bus and we just got on really well, had a lovely chat and just clicked, really.

“As she got on the bus afterwards I could see that she wanted me to give her my number or something, and I stupidly didn’t, so for a week afterwards I tried to find her.

“I searched for her on Facebook and couldn’t find her so this weekend I had two options - one was phoning every recruitment agency in Bristol and asking for Freya, and the other was putting up the posters.

“I knew she lived in Horfield and caught the bus, so I put posters on every bus stop and she saw one on her way home from work.”

He added: “It was old school, doing that. It was a bit scary putting your phone number on a poster like that, and I did have a couple of calls from blokes saying ‘yeah, I’m Freya’.

“We’ll see what happens now, but my job now is to go out and take these posters down now as quickly as possible.”


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