Location: Dream location? Front Row Center :)
Been a fan since: 1982 - I was twelve, and visiting a friend. Her brother was listening to 'Invisible Sun' the feeling from that song immediately captured my attention! The sound was fresh, and fierce... I spent the rest of the day listening to 'Ghost' and 'Zenyatta'. By the time 'Synchronicity' came out I was absolutely taken with the sound, and interesting nature of The Police's music and lyrics, and a complete Sting fan at 13!
Favourite Sting song: If allowed only one... 'The Book of My Life'. However, 'Dead Mans Rope', 'Ghost Story', 'Fortress Around Your Heart', & 'Fragile' touch me as well.
Favourite Police song: 'Tea in the Sahara'.
Favourite Sting album: 'Nothing Like the Sun'.
Favourite Police album: 'Zenyatta Mondatta'.
Most memorable concert: Well, it took forever! When I was young my parents would not allow me to go to a concert... then when I moved out, I was broke... so in 2004 I finally attended my first Sting concert! The Sacred Love tour... I was so excited and nervous! It was beautiful. But... the best of all, the most memorable... on our 15th Wedding Anniversary, on the very exact day of our Anniversary we saw The Police on their reunion tour! My husband got us tickets! Who needs diamonds? Best, Most Memorable Present EVER!
Other favourite bands: Bad Company, Heart, Bowie, Billie Holiday, Joe Bonamassa.
In your own words: The music and lyrics Sting has created touched me as a young person. His music opened my eyes to some important things, and also to beautiful ways of expression. His music is a sound track of my life, and a memory keeper for me. Joyful moments, difficult moments, Sting's music is always the gentle salve my heart responds to. Our house is filled with music... all types. Because of that my children have grown up listening to Sting, and recently a cool thing happened. Our daughter is 14 now, and she came to me and expressed how talented 'she' thought Sting was, and that his song lyrics "were like poetry".. she particularly likes 'Russians' and 'The Pirates Bride'. So, guess who is going to the next Sting Concert with me? How cool is that? Thank You Sting, for all you have shared with us for so many years... your thoughtful, creative mind has brought us so much joy.
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.