Sunday, August 10, 2008

Last ever gig for The Police? And why Sting is one of the sexiest men I have ever met.

The Police played New York's Madison Square Garden a few days ago (7th of Aug) at, what is believed to have been, their last ever gig together. Since they reunited last year they have played to three million people and earned about 181 million Pounds. Not bad, right?

Sting joked on stage that the real achievement of the tour was that they hadn't strangled each other (but that it had crossed their minds)

Also, during this last gig, Sting had his beard shaved off live on-stage, even though his wife had said in an interview recently that she found the beard quite a turn-on. I'm surprised he didn't keep it on for her.

Anyway, I've had the pleasure of interviewing Sting several times over the years and he is one of the most charismatic men I have ever met.
Unlike most people in the music industry, Sting is totally present when he talks to you. Whilst you're with him, he makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world. He really listens to you, takes his time talking to you and- when you see him again months later-remembers all the details of what was discussed. And he doesn't just pay this kind of attention to people in the limelight, but to everybody. He is the kind of guy that remembers details of the people who brought him his coffee months ago.

Maybe it's all this yoga and the tantra that he does, I don't know.
And when you hear him talk about how much he loves his wife, you just melt. I once interviewed him with an all-female crew and we all went totally soppy when he talked about Trudy. It was so sweet. At one point you even see the boom (microphone) sink into the shot as the girl who was holding it just went 'ahhhh' and went kinda floppy with it. I am not sure if we broadcasted it like that or re-did the shot. But I always remembered the incidence.

So there you go....Sting rocks!