THE 2012 FAN CLUB EVENT CELEBRATING OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY AND MICHAEL’S 50TH BIRTHDAY WAS HELD ON 25 JUNE 2012 IN LONDON.
Over 400 people came along and had fun joining in the quizzes, watching videos, taking part in the raffle and most importantly helping Michael to celebrate his 50th birthday in style. Michael sang two songs a this Event, Weekend in New England and Misty, walking amongst the tables during the latter song.
One of the most fun things we do as a fan club is to hold periodical Events where fans can gather for a few hours and talk about their favourite subject. Michael has attended the last 4 of these Events and it has been a chance for him to be informal and relaxed with the fans in an entirely different situation to that of a concert.
Keith Harris specialises in arranging tailor-made group holidays so who better to ask when we had the idea of a fan club trip to Jersey to see Michael perform in concert in 1995. Little did we know then that the next trip we would ask them to arrange for us would be to the other side of the world Australia! Arena Travel also took fans on a week long holiday to New York to see Michael in 3 performances of Patience.
Events and Trips were held on:
24 September 1994 – Forte Crest Hotel, Regents Park, London
25 November 1995 – Forte Crest Hotel, Regents Park, London
18 April 1998 – Novotel, Hammersmith, London
3 June 2000 – Novotel, Hammersmith, London
7 June 2002 – Equinox, Leicester Square, London
31 July 2004 – Hotel Ibis London Earls Court
10 September 2006 – Hotel Ibis London Earls Court
25 June 2012 – Hotel Ibis London Earls Court
25 August 1995 – Jersey
16 March 2004 – Australia
29 September 2005 – New York – Patience
7 March 2006 – New York – Woman In White