Final Pre-Wembley Update

I’ve been blogging pretty heavy (by my standards) these last few days. This here is the last one – I have a ton of stuff to do over the next 36 hours or so, not least focusing my mind on doing a good show! The good news is that the production rehearsals went perfectly, and my band and crew and I are about as ready as we can be for the show.

One small thing I wanted to write about here. As most people know, I almost always head out into the crowd after shows to meet people, sign stuff, whatever people want really. It’s actually kind of important to me that I do this – I feel an obligation to be accessible to the people who enable me to do what I do.

That said, Wembley poses something of a dilemma. There are an awful lot of people coming to the show, and if I head out in my usual fashion I’m likely to be there for something like 3 straight days, haha. Many suggestions were made to me for schemes to ration access to me – VIP tickets, competitions and so on – but I feel really uncomfortable with the idea of trying to sell my company to people. I’m a normal person. The whole phrase “meet and greet” slightly makes my skin crawl.

On top of that, I have an absolute shed load of friends and family coming to the show. Given my habitual schedule, I don’t get to hang out with people I love very often, and I have a lot of catching up to do on the one evening.

With that in mind, and a slightly heavy heart, I’ve decided I’m not going to come out to hang after the show tomorrow. I know some people will be a little disappointed about that, but hopefully you’ll understand my reasoning as laid out above.

Finally, there are still a lot of people trying to exchange, buy or sell tickets for the show. As I’ve mentioned before, probably the best place for that is on the forum.

Right, see you all tomorrow night!!

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