Name: Joy Golden
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Been a fan since: Schoolgirl days in the early eighties.
Favourite Sting song: There are too many to list just one, but I prefer the soundtrack songs and rareties such as: 'My Funny Friend and Me', 'Until', 'Practical Arrangement', 'Ghost Story' and 'End of the Game'.
Favourite Police song: 'Synchronicity (1)', 'Secret Journey', 'Man in a Suitcase' - there are way too many to list!
Favourite Sting album: 'Mercury Falling', 'I Shall Be Released' (series) - all are awesome!
Favourite Police album: 'Synchronicity', 'Ghost in the Machine' - love them all!
Most memorable concert: I've attended at least 15 Sting/Police concerts. The very first Police concert attended was during the 'Synchronicity' tour at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. My first solo Sting concert was during the 'Dream of the Blue Turtles' tour in Toronto. Both were filled with excitement and absolutely jettisoned me into the Sting/Police buzz! I felt compelled to go to every show involving Sting that I could attend. The Last Ship on Broadway was superb and I've also attended 3Penny Opera with Sting (wonderful) and two Today show tapings (including Sting's 50th birthday celebration) and XM taping of 'Songs from the Labyrinth', compliments of this wonderful fan club.
Other favourite bands: The Beatles, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Bob Dylan, Til Tuesday featuring Aimee Mann.
In your own words: I've been a fan since I heard 'Message in a Bottle' on the radio and wanted more immediately. Since watching Sting in 'Brimstone and Treacle' and hearing the Police on the radio I have become deeply addicted to Sting and his music. No matter how many times I hear songs from the Sting/Police repertoire, the music always seems brand new and is as fresh as the first time I heard it. I adore Sting and the Police and will continue to seek out this music for the rest of my life.
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.