Name: Margie Tolen
Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.
Been a fan since: 1991.
Favourite Sting song: 'Mad About You'.
Favourite Police song: 'Wrapped Around Your Finger'.
Favourite Sting album: 'Nothing Like The Sun'.
Favourite Police album: 'Synchronicity'.
Most memorable concert: Central Park, September 2000.
Other favourite bands: Eagles, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow.
In your own words: I count my love of Sting and his music as one of many wonderful gifts in my life. Not only has listening to Sting's music and seeing Sting perform live brought me great joy for most of my adult life, but one of the best "side-effects" of following Sting has been having the pleasure to meet so many wonderful, kind and good people who share my admiration of Sting and his music, including my BFF, MaryM (Mary and I first met on the Community board and she's the sister I never had and my partner in crime!). I have travelled to many cities, states and countries that I probably would never have visited, had Sting not been performing in those locations. Yes - I plan all of my vacations based on where Sting is performing. I've been very fortunate to have been able to meet and speak to Sting on more than a few occasions. He has always been very gracious and so kind - and pretty easy to look at - let's be honest!! My name is Margie, and I'm a (proud) Sting-a-holic!
Over the years the Fan Club has held several exclusive events and amazing opportunities for its members. Below are just some of the highlights...
Twenty Fan Club members and their guests were invited to attend the opening night performance of "The Last Ship" at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in October 2014.
Well over a hundred Fan Club members were invited to attend a special "birthday" performance of The Last Ship material at New York's Public Theater on 2 October 2013.
Fan Club members were invited to attend some development performances of "The Last Ship" at the Live Theatre in Newcastle in February 2012.
Fan Club members were invited to a dress rehearsal concert ahead of Sting's European Symphonicity
Tour at the Apollo Theatre in New York in April 2011.
Fan Club members attended the filming of Sting's 'If On A Winter's Night...' DVD at Durham Cathedral in September 2009.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a recording of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with The Police recorded at the Apollo Theatre in New York in August 2008.
Sting and The Police Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of The Police's world breaking Reunion Tour at GM Place in Vancouver in May 2007.
Fan Club members attended a special dress rehearsal concert ahead of the recording of Sting's 'The Journey & The Labyrinth' DVD at LSO St Lukes in London in October 2006.
Sting invited Fan Club members to attend an exclusive club show on the Broken Music tour at Irving Plaza in New York in May 2005.
Fan Club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Broken Music tour at the Roxy Club in Los Angeles in March 2005.
In January 2004, fan club members attended a dress rehearsal concert ahead of the opening night of the Sacred Love tour at the James L Knight Centre in Miami.
In September 2003, Sting invited Fan Club members to an exclusive concert at the Olympia in Paris, where he previewed songs off his 'Sacred Love' album.
In September 2001, Fan Club members were invited to Sting's home near Florence to attend the recording/filming of the '...All This Time' CD and DVD.