15/06/2008

Incredible fan adventures

Blog reader Michel sent me an account of his Roisin Murphy adventure in Luxembourg:

Let me tell you a little story about what happened to me last week, while I was in Luxembourg to see Roisin Murphy playing at “Den Atelier”.

I had never seen Roisin live before, and I really wanted to see her in a very intimate place like this one. I live in Belgium, just near Luxembourg, so I took a train (3 hours from my home town to Luxembourg City!) and arrived there around 16.00 hours.

After a walk in the city, I was on my way to the place and guess what? I saw her just beside me, waiting at a crossing with a friend! I was speechless, but I finally said “hello” to her. She replied to me very friendly, and I told her that I was on my way to see her show.

Then she told me that the concert was cancelled… I was devastated! She asked me If I could come on Monday, but I told her I had travelled 150 km from Belgium, took a day off, etc… and that it won’t be easy for me to come back on Monday.

She then asked me then if I was going to the Wercher Festival, but that event is sold out for a long time, and I have no ticket. And here is the best part: she then gave me a phone number and told me to call that person, explain the whole thing and that they will put me on the guest list for the Wercher Festival!

I couldn't believe it. If you still need a proof that she is the most beautiful person in the world, now you have it.

We said goodbye (after she kissed me!) and then I took my train to my town, a little bit sad but incredibly happy at the same time.

I finally succeed to go back to Luxembourg on Monday and see the show. I was in the front row, 2 meters away from her (I don’t know if she saw me but please let me believe it) and the concert was incredible.

And it’s not finished yet: after the show, I was having a drink alone in a bar just beside “Den Atelier”, and Eddie Stevens was just in front of me!

We began to talk, then the rest of the band joined us (except Roisin, unfortunately) and we had a few drinks till nearly 2 in the morning, till their departure to London. Eddie is really the coolest guy in the world, it was really fun to talk with him, and he is an incredible musician, too.

I really wanted to share with you what will remain one of the best moment of my life.

Michel

PS: I called the number Roisin gave me, and yes, it’s going to happen, I am on her guest list for Wercher…

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing story. That's why I love her. She's such a sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

Gosh! I can't believe the luck.

Anonymous said...

you lucky bastard!:)

Anonymous said...

Now that's our girl! that's why we love her so much.

Good for you Michel!!! :-)

xolondon said...

Great story! A friend of mine met her Australia and she was lovely to him too. She literally said something at the end like "Give us a hug" and held out her arms. It's this kind of thing that really keeps fans for years.

a. said...

ohmygoodness! that is quite possibly the coolest thing ever.

:D :D :D :D

Héloïse J. said...

omg!!! so so kind! luv her! i went to see her last night here in athens.. i'm speechless. i had a great time, the girl rocks. luved everything!!!! i had quite a long time to have such fun in a concert :D

*luv your blog- keep up!!!

Sakib said...

That is the most amazing thing! She is a really cool person! The odd thing is that I had a dream a few weeks ago where I said hello to Róisín and she said hi!

Dantché said...

If this is true, I'm so JEALOUS!:)
On Saturday I went on her concert in my country (Macedonia), I was in the first row and I touched twice her hand and her leg once! hahaha...
She's just absolutely fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hello all, i'm glad that you enjoyed my story so much. Yes, i'm a lucky bastard!

During the show, i touched her hand also, and i still don't know how, because i'm quite small you know. I had to pulled my shoulder out to touch her!

Michel

Markus said...

hahaha I'm that friend she was crossing with.. I drove from Lyon in France to see her that night.. Sadly couldn't make it back.. had a good chat, walk around the city and a couple of drinks at the hotel bar with her! Such a beautiful person.. Really down to earth and real!

Kiwi en France

Anonymous said...

Hey, how are you? I'm so jealous that you had a few drink with her! And they call me Lucky Bastard! I didn't dare to follow you further,thinking that i have been lucky enough, and i didn't wanted to annoy you, but if it happen again, i won't hesitate :-). Also, i was pretty upset...

How did you know her, you seem to be pretty closed friends?

Michel

Anonymous said...

Markus, do you intent to go the Wercher Festival in Belgium? If yes, maybe you can send an email adress to Hopeless Optimist so he can forward it to me. It will be a great pleasure to see and discuss with you again. I also have my ticket for The Pukkelpop (also in Belgium) where Roisin is playing the 14 august.

Let me know

Michel