Is this Cher’s big­gest fan?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - UNA MUL­LALLY

The re­cent news that Cher was post­pon­ing a raft of US tour dates mightn’t have made too much of an im­pact in Europe, but spare a thought for Dublin Cher su­per­fan Jan Donoghue, who we spoke to on Tues­day morn­ing, when she was wait­ing to board a flight from Dublin to New York to see her idol play a now can­celled con­cert at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

“I used to go to sleep to her as a baby. It just grew into this ob­ses­sion as I got older. My sis­ter had the cas­sette of her great­est hits and it was The Shoop Shoop Song I used to fall asleep to. When I was seven or eight, I got into the movie side of Cher. I used to think I was Rachel Flax. I used to sing Fever into the mir­ror. All I wanted was the pink polka-dot dress – not the blue one, there’s a big dif­fer­ence. All I wanted was a re­la­tion­ship with Bob Hoskins.

“I went to see Cher in the Point De­pot on May 8th, 2004, and I was ab­so­lutely fum­ing be­cause it was four days be­fore my Con­fir­ma­tion and I knew if the con­cert was on after my Con­fir­ma­tion I would have had money to buy the mer­chan­dise.

“I got a Cher tat­too (left) when I was 16 be­cause I wanted my first tat­too to be some­thing ‘deep and mean­ing­ful’.

“This is an ab­so­lute night­mare. I’m dev­as­tated, but sure what can you do? She keeps telling peo­ple to be pa­tient on Twit­ter. We’re after get­ting in­vited to a brunch in New York for dev­as­tated Cher fans – the av­er­age age is about 60. The Cher fans on Twit­ter got on to us. So I’m re­ally ex­cited about that.”

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