So, this was one of the first shows I reviewed for the Dominion Post, well, one of the early ones anyway. I guess I’d done a few – a full arts festival and some other gigs too but I was still pretty new to it. And I was into seeing The Proclaimers because the Sunshine on Leith record was a big deal when I was growing up, a crucial part of my childhood. And the new album at the time of this tour, Persevere, was pretty decent too. I was no massive fan – and it was a job, I was going to go anyway, but I was into it.
Katy came along to the show too – because it was the early days, of our relationship and me reviewing, and we went and had a few drinks and headed to the show. She had a few more after-work drinks than I did – and a few songs in she was off in a taxi home (it wasn’t The Proclaimers’ fault). I stuck it out for the show and at the end of the gig we went and met the Reid brothers from the band because I was also fairly new to a job in music retail at the time. And a bunch of the people from the store met the brothers and got stuff signed. I felt sorta put on the spot – like I should get something signed. So I handed them my tickets and told them to sign it to ‘Katy’ I thought that would be kinda funny. Since she was never really at the gig. It wasn’t ever going to be as funny as I thought.
And they spelled her name wrong. I’m sure I told them K-a-t-y. But hey. Accents…
Katy humoured me for a while and hung this on her wall by her desk.