I first saw the Corrs on the Today Show in 2001 singing “Breathless.” I had never heard of them before, but the song was catchy so I made a mental note to check them out. Shortly thereafter I purchased my first DVD player and the very first DVD I bought was Live at Royal Albert Hall, and I was hooked. Of course I got all of their CDs, but I wanted more. Next, I got the Live in London DVD and I was a fan for life. Since Live in London is a wide-screen production, the next step was to get a wide-screen TV. That is an awesome concert on a 51” screen! Unfortunately, I found out that those were the only two DVDs available in the US format. I found a Canadian VHS tape of Lansdowne Road on and I just had to have it on DVD. So, I bought a region-free PAL-capable DVD player and purchased the European editions of Lansdowne Road and Unplugged. It’s a good thing DVDs don’t wear out! The final step was when my stereo speakers needed replacing. I took the plunge and upgraded to a 6.1 surround sound system and now it’s almost like being there.
Of course, “almost being there” wasn’t good enough, so when they announced the US leg of the Borrowed Heaven tour, I just had to go. Initially the only reasonably close concert was Boston. However, I didn’t find out that tickets were on sale until the second day, and the best seats I could get were row W. When they started adding new cities, I decided that I would go to additional concerts if I could get better seats. I ended up going to four concerts: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Vienna (Wolftrap), and Boston. Details can be found in the other sections. Needless to say, I can’t wait for them to return to the US for another tour.
In late 2004 I created the collage above to demonstrate my theory that as the weather gets colder, Andrea’s skirts get shorter. This theory was later amended to include the corollary that the neckline rises with the hemline.
However, as these June 2005 pictures show, either that theory was wrong to begin with or the starting point has changed. I guess we’ll have to wait until fall to see if the hemline rises any more!