@bryanadams played an extraordinary concert in #wellingtonnz tonight. I got to meet him!!! I’ve been a fan for 28 years (I’ll be 40 this year). It’s amazing the way music lives timelessly in your head and heart. So many memories revisited. The weekends spent with my best friend Amy watching Bryan on films and music vids. He spoke about his parents being sick recently, and his father dying. He told us his mum is 91. It was recently the anniversary of my Dad’s death. He was 91. My Dad bought all of my music for me. He bought my Bryan Adams tapes, CDs, Videos and concert tickets. He went to see movies with me- like The 3 Musketeers, Don Juan de Marco (#bryanadams music). He paid for my fan club membership. He was a very special man, deeply intelligent. He knew so much and was one of the smartest people I have ever met. He was full of kindness, faith and love- he was an Anglican Priest, before that, an electrical and mechanical engineer who served in WWII in Papua New Guinea. He was a man who loved visibly and always made sure you knew how important you were to him. Dad died in 2012 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Music is known to be one of the few things that can help Alzheimer’s patients ground themselves in reality. I really understand that. As I watched Bryan performing, I was taken through a journey of my own life. I feel both young and old. 40 isn’t really that old- but as some people know, I have had a lot of health issues. I developed severe depression around age 12. I used music and books to get through the every day- I still struggle. I had an eating disorder, anxiety, OCD and only got my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, severe depression and anxiety in my early 30s, after Dad died. Then I incurred a spinal injury that took a bit of stuffing around and a spinal fusion to fix. I have had various other issues with my body, they said in 2014 that I have the spine of a 70 year old... I guess it’s 75 now. I also have endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Fibromyalgia (chronic pain + fatigue). Everything you could ever dream of! But being there with Bryan, I was young again and felt happiness.