So….. finally…… it’s here……
After almost 30 years I am finally going to see my favourite band, the Cure, tonight at Manchester Arena and I am so excited I can’t sit still, literally.
Many years ago I was sitting in my lounge reading a book. My then hubby was watching something on tv. While reading I heard some guy singing what I thought was the most beautiful song I’d heard in a long time. I was shocked to find, as I looked up from my book, that it was non other then the Cure singing Lovesong.
I had often teased my hubby about his weird taste in music and, to me at that time, there were none more weird then Robert Smith and his strange hairstyle and whaky make up but, as I listened to the achingly beautiful lyrics of lovesong, I found myself falling in love with the band.
I’ve been in love with them ever since and even wrote a Fanzine called ‘the Curse’ for a while back in the 80’s (which is how I met Ellys Dad).
At that time my boys were 9 and 11 and both of them also loved the Cure. I wrote a fan letter to Robert and included a picture of my sons doing their Cure impersonations and asked what age was suitable for them to go to a concert. I never expected or even hoped for a reply. It just felt good to have written.
So when I got a hand written letter back from Robert himself saying the band were working on the difficult 10th album and he felt 10 years old was old enough to go to a concert I was beside myself with joy. I just couldn’t believe that he had taken time to hand write a letter to me.
I never did get to go to a concert. Life got in the way as it does when you’re a busy single mum trying to raise your kids and make ends meet. I truly believed I would never get to see them live as time slipped by. I was sure they would retire before I ever got the chance.
Then one day last year Jay sent me a link sayig the Cure would be playing in Manchester this year, did I want to go? OMG……. DID I WANT TO GO? Did anyone even need to ask that question? LOL.
The best thing of all is that both my sons also called to tell me about it. My eldest son, Danny is going to be coming with Jay and myself whilst my younger son, Mike, is going with his dad to the Wembly concert on Thursday so finally, finally after almost 30 years, I am going to see my wonderful band live AND I get to see them with my sons.
So now you’ll understand why I can barely sit still today 🙂
Even with all this excitement going on, life doesn’t stand still and I still want to get my Tuesday deal out to my loyal fans so without further ado, here is Tuesdays $2 Deal for you…..
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Quiz Time – the Answers
I’ve got the answers to yesterday’s spot the difference game.
So, how many did you manage to get? If you struggled to find some, let me put you out of your misery.
Here are the answers:
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I got 6 out of the 7 but that’s because I counted Paul McCartneys shoes as one. Did you get tricked the same way? 😉
That’s all for today folks. I need to go get ready for my big event but we’ll be back tomorrow with this brand new baby and some delicious goodies too.
Until then, take care
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