Name: Anja Suontausta
Location: Tampere, Finland.
Been a fan since: Since 90's, but more and more since 2010.
Favourite Sting song: Many, but most touching is 'Why Should I Cry For You?'
Favourite Police song: Many, 'Wrapped Around Your Finger', 'Tea In The Sahara'.
Favourite Sting album: 'The Soul Cages'.
Favourite Police album: This is a more difficult question: All of them! 'Zenyatta Mondatta'?
Most memorable concert: In Gothenburg, because I had my first "first row centre seat” and was so excited, but last three concerts in Sage Gateshead are very touching also in personal level, to see him in his hometown and to meet him for the first time (but hopefully not the last time!). Meeting him was so strong an experience emotionally that I could not say anything about the feelings that were inside me.
Other favourite bands: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Annie Lennox, Eva Dahlgren, Beatles, some Finnish artists like Pauli Hanhiniemi etc.
In your own words: Sting and his music has given me a whole new dimension to my world and life. It makes me always happy and comforts me when I am sad. He gives me so much inspiration. I am also very happy to have had so many new friends via Labyrinth and Sting fan club, and the Tyne tour in Newcastle was so great ”in footsteps of Sting”. I have hoped there could be a fan club trip to il Palagio, if Sting could give us a concert there like he did 2001, that would be a dream come true… I am sad that I did not ever see The Police together live, so it would be another future hope, even though I believe that it will never again happen.