It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling …. good!
Following the loveliness of Billy Joel’s magnanimous moment in 2013, let’s head to number two, which fulfils all the criteria – which, if you’ve forgotten, are:
- the fan, who couldn’t be happier – either that night, for a week, a month or maybe the rest of his or her life;
- the audience, who, through the fan, enjoy the experience vicariously while still enjoying the performer, and so take an extra-special memory home with them;
- the performer, who, through his or her action, has consciously or subconsciously given the most wonderful gift, the willing ‘transfer of the baton’ not just of their own music – the highest honour – but acknowledging that everyone starts somewhere. And sometimes you’ve just gotta give someone a chance.
And who are we talking about? A round of applause please for Mr Michael Bublé:
He’s like an excited puppy – Bublé, that is, not 15-year-old Sam!