Name: Annette Parncutt
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Been a fan since: Have been a fan since seeing the video of 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' ...followed closely by his semi naked performance in 'Dune'!
Favourite Sting song: A three way tie between 'Mad About You', 'When We Dance', and 'Ghost Story'. Having said that I really believe certain songs fit certain moments and Sting's vast repertoire gives us fans a lot of fabulous songs to choose from. Some songs are the best to drive to, some to gyrate to, and some just to lie back and eat Cadbury chocolate !
Favourite Police song: 'Synchronicity II'.
Favourite Sting album: If I had to choose only one then 'Soul Cages' for being so profound and soul stirring, but I love the mood of 'Mercury Falling' and the beautiful rich full bodied sound. Sting singing in French too ...yum!
Favourite Police album: 'Synchronicity'.
Most memorable concert: This one's easy, 2004 Madison Square Garden, as part of one of the fan club packages. We entered via the press room, had a VIP reception, then sat front row and were treated to he most amazing concert with Annie Lennox. During the intermission we met up with Dominic and had photos taken and after the concert we all got to shake everyone's hands. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
Other favourite bands: I love Annie Lennox, kd lang, Coldplay, Eagles to name but a few.
In your own words: Being a sting.com fan club member is like being part of a family, widespread and welcoming. I truly believe Sting fans are the best of the best and no one is a stranger for very long. I love contemplating where the next trip will take me and fortunately I have a very understanding husband of nearly 35 years, who not only tolerates my Sting addiction but also feeds it by allowing me the funds and the freedom to travel the globe. I am truly blessed.
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.