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