January 3, 2015
It is a new year, and there is much to be grateful for. Today I am posting a story that is from my first collected stories (I began in 1999). I think it sums up many fans’ feelings. It’s nice that decades-long emotional fans are enjoying Barry as he shares his emotions on stage with them.
New York City-2000–sitting in Central Park
How long have I been a Bee Gee fan? Let’s see. I have been a Bee Gee fan since I was in 6th grade in 1970. My best friend MaryAnne and I fell in love when we heard “Massachusetts” and”Run to Me” was my favorite song for years (and still moves me like no other piece of music.) I am always emotional after I listen to Bee Gee music. I remember seeing their picture on a poster that sat in the window of my record store, Sam Goody’s. I bought my Bee Gee records there on 49th St. It was always the best part of spending my Christmas money and birthday money. I was just a groupie. That’ s all there is to it. I liked the Gibb brothers because they made me feel emotions I had never felt as a young girl. The songs made me cry when I fell in love and the love wasn’t returned (this was in the 9th grade).I listened to my albums to cheer me up, to make me happy and to give me consolation. I always felt that Barry showed so much emotion on stage and Robin’s voice made me feel that emotion. Maurice made me laugh, and I wanted so badly to know them all, just to say hello and get a hug. I used to dream about them at night, and I never lost my passion for their music no matter what they recorded and no matter what happened through the years. Their clothes changed, their hair changed, their families grew, and I was just along for the ride. Now it is a new millennium, and I am just as devoted as I ever was to these three men. It has been thirty years for me. I can’t imagine how I would have gotten by without their music in my life. I can’t wait for the next album so I can listen to that wonderful harmony. I have been so lucky to be a fan, and I will always be devoted to them forever.