Location: Chicago, USA.
Been a fan since: The beginning.
Favourite Sting song: 'Shadows In The Rain' and 'If You Love Somebody'.
Favourite Police song: 'Too Much Information', 'Driven To Tears', 'Invisible Sun', 'Beds Too Big', 'Hungry For You', and so many more… all favorites.
Favourite Sting album: Too difficult to choose one.
Favourite Police album: Too difficult to choose one.
Most memorable concert: Bus ride to 'Dream of the Blue Turtles' concert. See “in my own words” below.
Other favourite bands: -
In your own words: Longtime fan of The Police and Sting. I never had a chance to see The Police back before they broke up so the first time I saw Sting live was at his first solo tour. My friend and I decided to take a limo from northern Chicago to Wisconsin and we took our old fashioned Italian moms with us to the show. It turned out that our ride was late due to some mix up and we were picked up in an old hippie-like van that broke down on our way to the concert. I thought, “Besides never being able to see The Police, is it going to be the same challenge with Sting!?!” We finally made it and danced on the chairs having a great time! My most memorable moment was when I attended Sting's book signing in Chicago! Pictures weren't allowed with Sting, but the person in line next to me captured some as he walked by us for the signing. She promised sending them to me, but never did. When I finally had those few seconds with him at the signing, he gave me a big hug after a funny misunderstanding of some sort between me, himself, and staff/security. It made my life! Every nervous thought and plan of what I would say in 10 seconds or less, went away. The most recent show I attended was the 2016 Rock Paper Scissors show in Chicago. Wow, Sting sounded and looked amazing! And so did everyone else… the violinist was incredible! It brought back so many memories and I wish I would've kept up on my music when I was growing up. Regardless of the reasons, music always remains in my heart and great musicians like Sting always keep me going. I know that in a previous life I was a musician!
Over the years the Fan Club has held several exclusive events and amazing opportunities for its members. Below are just some of the highlights...
Fan Club members were invited to an exclusive "57th & 9th" album release party concert
at New York's Irving Plaza in November 2016.
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.