On September 27th, I checked something important off my bucket list: I met my favorite band, Erasure! I’ve been a fan since I first heard their 2nd album, the Innocents, in 1988 when I was in the 7th grade. Quickly, I purchase their first album, Wonderland; experienced my first concert in 1989 called “Wild!”; and have been in love ever since.
I went to the concert nearly two Saturdays ago with my friend Jen, who has been a fan of Erasure since her middle school years as well. While waiting on line to meet Vince and Andy of Erasure, we started chatting with a couple on line with us. They, too, had been fans of the band for years, and had actually bonded in their relationship over Erasure’s music. They’re planning their wedding, in fact, and told Jen and I that they plan to incorporate Erasure music into their wedding. Rock Me Gently – one of my FAVES – is going to be their first dance!
As a kid, I dreamed of something like that – finding a fellow Erasure fan and dancing to them at our wedding. It warmed my heart to meet a real life couple who are fulfilling that dream.
In case you’re reading this, best of luck to you both!