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ONLY A WEEK TILL EDINBURGH! HURRAY!!!
21.07.03


YES! IT'S UNBELIEVABLE! AND THAT'S OFFICIAL!
There is only a week to go now till Gary's hour-long show Polaroid Suitcase opens at the Edinburgh Fringe, and of course, we are going to be there THE WHOLE TIME!! YAAAYY!! We still don't know where we are going to be staying, but I'm sure we will be able to find a cheap hotel somewhere. We're going to go and see Gary EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, and he's on for 23 nights, as well as being on at loads of other events all around Edinburgh, so we're probably going to see him approximately a MILLION TIMES.

SO MUCH has happened since we last bothered to update the site that it's difficult to know where to begin! Gary has been doing his Edinburgh previews all around London and we have been to EVERY SINGLE ONE. We've unfortunately been very rubbish at writing reviews of them, but HURRAH! We have written a review of his last London show at the stylish Albany on Great Portland Street, where you can read a tantalising glimpse of what he is going to be doing in Edinburgh virtually EVERY SINGLE DAY for NEARLY A MONTH!! We just can't wait. It's going to be THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF MAN (or woman) KIND!! IT'S SO INCREDIBLE WE FEEL LIKE PUNCHING SOMETHING!!!!

Also, what is EVEN MORE AMAZING (and what could be more amazing than seeing Gary perform every single night for a month?) we have an ADVANCE COPY of Gary's new CD, his first proper album, Polaroid Suitcase. And the word on the streets is, it's HOT. It's REALLY HOT. Eight tracks of the purest, most mind-blowing music YOU WILL EVER HEAR IN YOUR LIFE. We shit you not!! To read the first ever review of this AMAZING AND GROUNDBREAKING album, click here!!!

What's EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE AND AMAZING is that we have been spending quite a lot of time hanging around outside Gary's flat in Walthamstow, just to give him a bit of support. We found out where he lives from his manager, who was very kind and bought us some cider to drink while we sat on the wall and waited for him to come out. We were a bit wary at first when we found out that it wasn't just us, but Gary also had OTHER FANS called Leslie and Monica who had been sitting outside Gary's flat for a few weeks already. We didn't like them at all at first because they called us slags, but we got our own back when we emptied their bags in the middle of the road, and since then we have become the best of friends. We're a bit of a gang now and call ourselves THE FOUR WHORES OF THE APOCALYPSE (I am War, Michelle is Famine, Monica is Pestilence and Leslie is Death). We've seen Gary a couple of times but he's not at home a lot any more so mainly we just see Gary's neighbours. Some of them are quite rude but there's a nice man called Dave who sometimes lets us sleep on his floor when it gets too cold outside. Not that it's been cold though lately--PHEW! IT'S BEEN A SCORCHER!!!

What else is there to say? Oh, I don't know. But we probably won't have time to do any more on the site till after Edinburgh now, because we're going to be so busy SEEING GARY!! Are you jealous? Well, if you are, then don't be, because all you have to do is go to THE CAPITAL OF SCOTLAND and watch him EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, just like us. And if you can't make it to Edinburgh, then you might be able to catch up with what's happening to Gary by going to
Comedy Lounge and looking for a feature they're doing called "Edinburgh or Burst". I think they're going to be following him around or something, asking him questions. THAT SHOULD BE OUR JOB!! Oh well, maybe next year…

Well, if we don't see you before then, we'll see you after.

Happy August!!

Love
Tracy Stork xxx

GARY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES HIS FIRST
EDINBURGH RUN! AND WINS AN AWARD! AND… OH, JUST EVERYTHING!!!
07.09.03

WOW!! It's been so long since we've written anything on the site that we don't know where to start! So much has happened both in our lives and in Gary's life that we just can't possibly tell you everything! It's all just been so AMAZING!!!!!

The main thing that's happened is that we went up to Edinburgh to see Gary do his first proper full show. The show was a mixture of brilliant music and wonderful theatre that he called Polaroid Suitcase, after the album of the same name, featuring songs from the album and Gary talking about his life and how he came to be a solo artist. IT WAS FAB!!! We were there from August 12th to August 17th. We had meant to be there for the entire whole of Gary's run (which was 23 shows over 25 days! Can you imagine that???) but we had problems with train tickets and ended up hitching on the way up there, and ended up stranded in Manchester for a few days, then we got lost in the Lake District for nearly a week! Michelle fell down a waterfall into some brambles at one point and had to go to hospital with a broken pelvis. She was lucky it wasn't her neck!! But I managed to get to Edinburgh in the end. I ran out of money after a day or two so I could never afford to get in to see Gary's show, but it was still worth going, just to be there!

One of the major pieces of news about Gary is that he WON AN AWARD for his amazing show. RECOGNITION AT LAST!!! It was the
Perrier Best Newcomer Award, which usually gets given to comedy shows, but it seems the judges wanted to broaden the scope of the award this year, and give it to a proper pop star instead! We don't know how Gary feels about this but we bet he's really excited! Gary's manager said that Gary is taking some time off with a bad cough, but that he is delighted that somebody has finally recognised him for being an original newcomer, and not an 80s rip-off like all the bad people keep saying he is.

There are lots of things going to be happening on the Gary front over the next few months, and we will keep you informed of them as time goes along, but today we (well, I… Michelle is still in hospital and might be there for a few more weeks yet) have updated the website!! We're having trouble connecting to the internet today so I don't know when I'm going to be able to upload all this stuff to the web, but when I do, you will be able to see these totally new things:

  • A new news page!! (That's this one)
  • A new reviews page, including things people said about Gary in the papers!!
  • An updated gallery, with new photos on it of Gary performing live!!
  • Information on the Discography page of how you can buy Gary's album!!
  • An updated Events page with a list of forthcoming Gary gigs!!
  • And that's it!!

Well, I'm going to go and have my dinner now, but I'll be back later to tell you all about my crap A-Level results, and how I'm going to have to work in a customer service centre from tomorrow onwards! BOO!!!

See you later! Tracy Stork xxxxxxx

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