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Susan Boyle in Benidorm

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Susan Boyle in Benidorm

I realise that there's already a thread about this already but I thought that the people who haven't been slagging Susan off might want to hear about the night we saw her and the others that don't can skip this.

We had been in the Bodhran bar for about a hour and it was absolutely heaving, Brendan Murray sure knows how to get the crowds in. For anyone who has never seen him perform then I'd recommend that you make the effort the next time you're in Beni.

Well then Brendan announced that it was good of Susan Boyle to come all the way to Benidorm to see him (tongue in cheek) and I suddenly realised that she's been in there too and was just leaving. We stayed for around another 15 minutes but it was really hot so we decided to leave. We walked up the street and noticed the piano bar, it looked a bit pricey but we thought what the hell we're on holiday, let's try it. It was very posh and we didn't have a clue how much the prices were but just ordered some drinks from the waiter and thought about the remortgage later.

After about 5 mins, my friend said OMG Susan Boyle is on the next table. Then we saw the manager go over to her and I heard him discussing songs. He said, the pianist could play Unchained Melody so I then realised that she was going to sing!!

They then closed the top canopy to keep things a bit hush hush from the street outside. There were only about a dozen of us in there and I don't think that they wanted to get mobbed and it all be spoilt.

Anyhow she sang that song as well as a bit of blue moon but the pianist couldn't play it in her key, he kept getting it wrong so she sang that song from Jesus Christ superstar (I don't know how to love him)

I personally thought that she was absolutely amazing but before anyone jumps down my throat, that is only my personal opinion.

We also got to chat to her and I asked her if it was her first time in Benidorm and she said that it was but she's thoughoughly enjoyed it and it wouldn't be her last. She also said jokingly that what happens in Benidorm stays in Benidorm which I'm sure most people will know is a very well known saying so she's probably heard it before.

She was very willing to have a photo taken with us and was so down to earth despite her fame.

The whole experience was so surreal, we were honoured to have had a little private performance by someone who people pay good money to see so did.

The bill wasn't that bad either except for the poor girl in our party who chose only to have a sprite and was charged 5 euros for it!!!

Sue :-)

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11. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

It was a special moment for you Sue regardless of whether you're a fan or not.

'what happens in Benidorm stays in Benidorm' .... unless it gets on this forum! Lol

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12. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

Great post Sue, what an experience you had.

Regardless of peoples musical preferences you have to admire Susan Boyle for her agreeing to sing, there are a lot of so called stars who would not have done it, perhaps the focus will remain on this positive.

Jean.

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13. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

Mightn't be my cup of tea but it sounds like you loved it. I'd say I I would still have enjoyed it for the surprise of her singing

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14. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

Nice post Sue, was good to meet you again, & glad you got home safely!

Best Regards - Taggy

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15. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

That must of made your day Naburn, A real treat. good on susan Boyle for not being a Prima donna, A lovely lady with a good voice, best of luck to her.

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16. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

That was great. Subo has good taste, her cat is called Pebbles too.

It was good to see you again.

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17. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

Sue, thanks for your report about seeing Susan Boyle and hearing her sing! we at the fan clubs love reports like this. of course we all think she is amazing! and some of us have heard her in person. we all are now anxiously awaiting her 4th cd which may come out in November.

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18. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

Hi Sue. You lucky thing, it must have been fabulous. "Wish I was there"

I would have loved to have had the opportunity of listening to Susan Boyle sing and to have met her. It's a night to remember for you and your family.

Thanks for posting your report it made great reading, as always.

ksdust. A big HELLO from the Benidorm forum. It's great hearing from you over there in Kansas. Hope you continue to take part in our forum.

Good luck with your SB fan club and hope you enjoy her new CD.

Wish you all well. Best regards, Jenny.

Edited: 14 September 2012, 09:37
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19. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

thank you jeny5! I've been a member of TripAdvisor for a few years. used to post in the Las Vegas forum. from knowing about Susan and being in the online fan club I have "met" people from the UK and around the world. because of Susan we have learned more about other countries. it's good Susan can travel now and still have her home in Blackburn.

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20. Re: Susan Boyle in Benidorm

I saw Susan too last week, I was having a drink in The Wooky Hollow and she strolled past, I thought that I had, had too much to drink at the time, but indeed it was her.

People all around were commenting some were even following her down Calle Gerona.

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