We went on tour with Robyn in October/November and I completely fell in love with her. Normally when you do a support tour you don't get to see the headline act that much. They're very busy and important people with lots of press to do and voices to rest. Plus I'm really bad with anyone I'm in awe of and usually say something terribly embarrassing about how much I love them. Sometimes I even use the word "vibe" as in "I love your...".
But Robyn was unlike any other artist I've ever met. Between women in music there is often a kind of comradeliness, an attitude of sticking together because there are less of us, but that's not always the case. I think it's that you get so used to seeing men everywhere that when you bump into another female sometimes you forget how to relate to each other. At least I hope that's what it is. Maybe I'm just a real pain in the ass. It's probably also that to want to stand on stage in front of people and be looked at means you're no doubt a teeny weeny bit emotionally unstable/completely and utterly insane. There, I said it.
So I was not expecting Robyn to come and introduce herself to us on the first day of tour and apologise for bringing us to a freezing venue. Nor did I think she would come to our dressing room and talk us after the show. I gave her chocolate! And I definitely didn't think she would invite us to her post show dressing room party. But she did and I fell completely in love with her. And that was before seeing her perform an impeccable set every night. Seriously, if you've never seen her live, no matter what you think of her music, do it. She's an incredible performer.
What I really loved about her though, was her shoes. She was always in massive flatform boots. I guess they're similar to the buffalo boots worn by the Spice Girls, except these were worn by Robyn. Not the Spice Girls.
I got some of my own from ASOS to commemorate the tour. Hopefully I will see Robyn again soon so I can get her to write "vibe" on the soles and my life will be complete.