Sunday, April 20, 2014

Radio For Your Eyes: The Ballard Of Blue Tulip Rose Read

CRAZY FANS!  Whether it's of a movie star, a TV star or possibly of a rather rugged postman who delivers in the Leamington Spa area, you can always find a fun obsessive fan story.  Probably not AS FUN for a) the obsessive fan themselves or b) the person the crazy fan is, erm, fanning.

I'd be biased to say that radio has the best crazies.  By the best I mean the nicest, friendliest, most concerned and generally wonderful and indeed the most obsessive.  As presenters we are taught to speak as if we're talking to just one person.  Now, to many listeners, its obvious that you're not just talking to them.  For some, the accessibility of the medium doesn't bother them - as far as they are concerned they are having an intimate relationship with the presenter.  This was brought to the forefront with a documentary called "I'm Your Number One Fan".  It touched on several case studies of superfandom-cum-stalking, one of which was a lady who become obsessively attached to Radio 1 legend Mr Mike Read.

Start the video below at 3:40 (or just click here, you lazy) and meet Blue Tulip Rose Read.  To say she's a member of the Mike Read Fan Club would be an understatement.

Oh, I know what you're thinking; "what did she do next?"