Ok, this isn’t about Bruce but it is about Adam Ant, who has changed my life. Not completely, but in several ways. It’s an example.
When I rediscovered Adam Ant in 2012, I started participating in a forum like this. I met new friends there, then met up with them in various places to go to shows - NYC to start (I’m from outside Toronto, Canada). Since then, I’ve travelled all over the UK and also several places in the US. When I go to these shows, I tour around and explore the city too, which is great. Rediscovering Adam meant I rediscovered the pleasure of concerts, including standing at the front of the stage - absolutely the best place to be for a show, which I had long forgotten. I am going to the UK again in November for five shows (almost all new cities for me), as well as meeting up with a few friends to see some US shows in September.
I now have a friend whose flat I’ve stayed at in London UK several times, and another close friend from New Jersey that I travel with quite a bit. Another friend had me stay in her house that John Lennon used to live in, in Liverpool (she collects “Beatle houses” - she has one for three of them, just missing one for Paul.). How great is that? Without Adam, I never would have gotten that chance.
I now own a guitar (Gibson, previously owned by Adam), and learned how to download bootlegs (a skill I have now put to good use here). I also have a very close friend who helped me through a very difficult time with my daughter about 5 years back. Without her emotional support, I don’t know how that would have gone.
All to say, this part of my life did not exist before, and it is some of my most fun stuff. I do say Adam has changed my life.