So here is the craic ladies & gentleman i have been married to my gorgeous wife Andrea AKA Mrs H for 25 years & as the title suggests that maybe for 1 day of those 25 years she become silent I’m not saying that she is a “gob shite” or anything but she was actually silent.
This year we will be having our 50th birthday’s, Andrea’s in April & mine in May so we thought we would do a few things to capture the moment for our 50 years on this wonderful planet. We are both 80’s music fanatics as this is how we originally met at school then parted ways then eventually got back together blah! blah! blah! then we got married.
So the plan of attack was to go & see some 80’s bands, go on holiday then go on holiday again & see more bands. So a couple of weeks ago we went to see Mrs H favourite band Erasure at Newcastle City Hall we had a great night even though Erasure were not my ideal 80’s band but they were terrific on the night.
In the meantime we had decided to book up for Icons Of The 80’s in Carlisle which included Mrs H’s all time 80’s heart throb Nik Kershaw (she slept with Nik every night as she had her very own Nik Kershaw pillow case) ah bless her little cotton socks! So on the bill with Nik Kershaw were Go West & The Cutting Crew what a load of shite i hear you say! Go & see them play live absolutely amazing.
Meanwhile back to the drawing board i came up with a canny little plan if i do say so myself, i managed to get in touch with the management company who deal with the 3 bands named, first of all i had asked if i could possibly send some Nik Kershaw original vinyl down to get signed & explained about Mrs H sleeping with Nik Kershaw every night & she would love to have the vinyl autographed. I sent a couple of the records down to Matt (on 1st name terms now due to my constant emailing) I told Matt that we had managed to get tickets up in Carlisle & that Mrs H was very excited to see her 80’s idol.
By surprise Matt asked me if we would like to have a meet & greet with the Nik Kershaw on the day of the show, all we had to do is go to the Sands Centre where the gig was being played at 4.30pm & ask for Dave the tour manager, what an excellent idea i said, that would be a brilliant idea & continued to keep this from Mrs H as HUGE surprise. How was i going to get Mrs H there without giving the game away.
Saturday morning came we had packed the night before as we were staying over for the night, I was up before Mrs H so i decided to type out a false email to say that there had been a mistake with our tickets & several others could we attend Sands Centre at 4.30pm to exchange for new tickets. Perfect i printed the false email out & explained to Mrs H what had happened but not to worry as we would be getting better seats!
Arrived at Carlisle had a spot of lunch & a wander around the city until it was time to head over to the venue, we sat in the bar area waiting for the right time. Mrs H have you got the tickets aah bollocks i said they are in the car, so as i went out to the car i saw what possibly was the tour manager Dave, i asked him if it was ok to get tickets as we had been told to meet for the meet & greet with Nik Kershaw all sorted. i came back Howay i said, we have to pick the new tickets up. Dave met us & took us to the seating area of the venue, take a seat i will be a couple of minutes.
Mrs H still had no idea what was going on, she didn’t even see her 80’s heart throb on the stage sorting out the set. Eeeeee! i said look who is on the stage its only bliddy Nik Kershaw. Shut up man don’t be daft Mrs H replied, he looked over & smiled, Mrs H by this time was what i can say as a state of shock. Come through here Dave asked us & another 2 ladies who had won a competition on Facebook to meet Go West.
We were taken along to a room again we sat down on 80’s style plastic chairs like you would find in a community centre. Mrs H asked me what have i done! Then the aforementioned 80’s heart throb Mr Nik Kershaw walked through the door…………. Absolute silence …………… All the colour had drained out of Mrs H body …….. bliddy hell what have i done. Hi Nik i’m Peter, shook my hand & this is my wife Andrea, still in a state of shock. I had never ever seen Mrs H like this before she was absolutely star struck after meeting her idol. I was the same when I met Kevin Keegan.
The colour came back to Mrs H & so did the tears of joy when she finally realised that she had met her 80’s heart throb, then as if by magic she had found her voice in true hairdressing style. Mrs H beaming from ear to ear now & she kept saying how did you manage to do that!
Not only did we have meet with Nik Kershaw but also Peter Cox & Richard Drummie who i must say all 3 were absolute gentlemen & having saw them perform on stage they were all amazing. Mr Peter Cox stole the show for me as i didn’t realise what a powerful voice he had, I also think Mrs H had a crush on the suave Mr Cox (sorry Nik 😉) as they all pumped out their own 80’s classics along with a few others from different 80’s bands. Fabulous night had by everyone.
Massive thanks go to Nik, Peter, Richard, Dave tour manager & Matt from the management company, you are all brilliant.
Ps I must apologise if my punctuation isn’t correct I’m just a shit blogger 🤣😂