KajaHunt Prize: Gig Recollections
The article for today is the sort of thing that we here at KajaFax HQ really love. Fan contributions are our favourite type of feature, and what we have for you now is nothing short of brilliant, especially as it has been triggered, in part, by the recent KajaHunt competition.
Those who followed the 2014 competition will know that Suzy Purnell from Suffolk was the winner of our top prize, but what you may not be aware of is how big a Kajafan she actually is! Suzy was absolutely thrilled to be named as our winner on New Year’s Day and has since received her prize package. The story didn’t end there though, as Suzy explains:
“I have been a Kajagoogoo fan since the beginning, and ‘White Feathers’ is still one of my favourite and most played albums even now. Your prize has certainly gone to a real fan! I was hooked from the very beginning, and have never really stopped listening to their music. It was definitely Limahl whom I idolised and that made me decide at the age of 17 to give up show jumping and turn to acting and singing. All I wanted to do was perform! I have just been listening to the CD of the White Feathers tour and been transported back all those years to the Hammersmith Odeon and being a screaming teenager! I have sent a photo of a presentation that I have put together which I am really thrilled with. Not only did I add my concert ticket, but have also found a photo of the venue that I went to as well to tie it all together. This was the very first concert I ever went to – I was 16 years old and so excited to be seeing Kajagoogoo. I hope you feel that I did the prize justice; I think it looks great and it takes pride of place in my music room! The calendar is also up but is too nice to write on, so I will just admire the pictures each month and then put it away for safe keeping as a great collector’s item. All the very best to you, and thanks to you both for running such a great site for all us Kaja fans. Long may KajaFax continue!”
KajaFax are not only thrilled that Suzy was so happy with her prize, but also that she has shared with us now these great memories and indeed images from back in ’83. Both nights at the Hammersmith Odeon were, of course, recorded and can still be enjoyed to this day.
Here are the pictures – a huge thanks to Suzy for sharing them:
To finish off this article we have something interesting (if you happen to speak Norwegian).
Broadcast on Norway’s NRK Radio, ‘Transmission’ is a weekly radio show. Billed as The Sound of the 80’s, this week’s broadcast has listed amongst other things a section called ‘Colin Thurston: From Bowie to Limahl’. It can be streamed in the below banner until mid July:
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