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Sad as it may be I got very ex­cited when I heard that Lionel Richie was com­ing to NZ.

So we rushed off and bought some tick­ets, di­alled up Lionel Brings His Best on Spo­tify and braced my­self for a life-af­firm­ing con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence.

I think maybe I went a bit over­board by say­ing, ‘‘Hello, is it me you’re cook­ing for?’’ ev­ery time I walked in the door.

If my wife ever found that amus­ing she did an ex­cel­lent job of hid­ing it.

Imag­ine then my dis­ap­point­ment when Lionel can­celled and then re-sched­uled for April and we had to pull the pin. Crushed.

I’m not say­ing Lionel’s tee­ter­ing on the perch, or that my life will be in­com­plete if I never see him live, but it doesn’t pay to put these things off.

I might have con­vinced my­self that I would get to see David Bowie live at some point in my life but that is fairly un­likely now.

Should Lionel swing past again on his re­tire­ment tour I’ll be there, front row, no more ex­cuses.


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