I never saw the group and frankly had little interest until Sting went solo. At the time there seemed to be so many crazy, bleach blond, British rock/punk/whatever running around that I didn't bother to differentiate. I was in school, never had any money, and was too busy working, studying, and going to class for much to penetrate the fog of battle.
But Dream of the Blue Turtles was a fine work. From that point on I became the fan girl I am today and passed my devotion on to my only daughter. God bless her, she's learned or tried every cool riff and knows more about the Police compositions than I do. She's slowly built up my CD collections of actual Police albums over the course of Christmases and birthdays. The only two things I'd bought from those days were "Synchronisity" and a "Best Of..."
I'm not sure how I feel about the Police as a group. We're going because it's Sting. It was weird to see him interacting with two musicians who are evidently his peers. Normally, he either performs with someone not part of his band and behaves like they're his guests or simply as the band leader for his employees. Hearing Stewart Copland smarting off at him and Andy Summer sort of laughing, I thought wow. This is going to be something totally new.
Now, I'm going to prove to you what a complete and total nerd I really am.
- The first Sting song which interested me was due to his use of alliteration and irony. "De Do Do Do De Da Da Da" juxtaposed to "Poets, priests, and polititions...." Very funny. Also, I loved the use of literary allusion in Wrapped around your Finger " Mephistopheles is not your name....."
- I'm a member of "The Official Sting Fan Club"
- Membership in the above cost actual money which I pay annually.
- I pay the money each year because I get an exclusive CD of Sting stuff and presale on concert tickets.
- I remember all the details of the above Friends episode.
- I'm willing to go to Dallas.
- I actually knew the name of Mrs. Sting
- I'm planning to make a playlist this afternoon representing my ideal Police concert set list. Then I'm sharing it with everyone I know. I know at least one person who will actually be interested.
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