Monday, February 12, 2007

Meeting Chrissie Hynde

With Chrissie Hynde and SAFE Member receiving framed signed t-shirt backstage at the St James Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand. Chrissie has been on tour promoting their fantastic CD and DVD Set Pirate Radio. This set spans 3 decades of their music

What a fantastic week my family and I have just had. Having already bought tickets to see the Pretenders live in New Zealand, a member of the Talk of the Town list who lives in the US fortuitously spotted an auction on Trade Me that I was lucky enough to win. This auction was run by NZ animal rights group SAFE for a framed T-shirt signed by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders during their last tour in 2004. Part of the package was to meet Chrissie and be presented with it backstage after the St James Theatre show on February 6, 2007. With all her courage and conviction, she is a great inspiration and a fantastic role model, especially to the younger generation! Chrissie has a huge conscience and never loses sight that she is a normal human being just like the rest of us - no airs and graces, just a plain down-to-earth, kick-butt attitude. Thanks to her other fans who contributed money to this cause too - without them I might never have had this once-in-a-lifetime experience. It just goes to show that even though you never know what is around the corner, when you do encounter it, you just have to seize it.

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