In the dressed for Peter Murphy blog I talked about what we wore to the Peter Murphy Mr. Moonlight tour : Celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus, but now I need to talk about getting to meet Peter Murphy.
First I just have to talk about the show. I love Bauhaus, not because they are a quintessential "goth band", because of what their music portrays and their raw energy and sound that influenced so many others. I never got the chance to see Bauhaus together on their reunion tours, but I have seen Peter Murphy perform several times and this last time did not disappoint me at all.
I stood with goosebumps as he appeared on stage to "King Volcano" that went right into "Kingdom's Coming", which very much surprised and delighted myself, Derek and the whole audience! Though the whole set was amazing, the highlights for me were, "God is in the Alcove", "Silent Hedges", "Kick In the Eye", "She's In Parties", "Severance" (Dead Can Dance cover!). Then the first encore was finished with "Hollow Hills" and the second encore was a surprise, "Transmission"! (Joy Division cover) and "Ziggy Stardust" (Bowie cover). Here is the whole setlist. It was all amazing, truly.
Then there was the meet and greet after the show.....
I would like to point out my eyes in this photo, little hearts should be forming and popping
over my head. Le sigh.
We lined up to the short line of guests to get to chat with Peter, get an autograph and photo, Derek and I were so incredibly nervous! I usually don't put people in bands and/or singers on "rock star" status, but I was about to meet an icon of mine!
As we stepped up Peter greeted us both warmly and shook our hands, he has a lovely voice and smile. As he was shaking my hand he told me I was "lovely", which of course made my millennium, he then complimented Derek on his outfit. I finally got to tell him what I always say about Peter's singing. I said, "I always say no one can 'woo woo' like Peter can". Peter said, "Woo woo? Oh I got it like this....." Then he looked into my eyes and woo woo'ed at me. UNLOCK FAN GIRL DREAM. I know some other things were said, but I floated away on the cloud. By the way, he has beautiful blue/grey eyes.
Name spelled wrong, but he can call me whatever he'd like.
So, I met Peter Murphy. Now if I only met Robert Smith, I wouldn't be as cool, calm and collected, I would probably just die on the floor right there. I know....that would be so goth. (hehe!)
Have you ever met one on your icons?
Thank you for reading!