A day with Lady Miss Kier… March 2012
The divine Lady Miss Kier in action
It’s always going to be Awkward when you finally get the opportunity to meet someone you have idolised since you were a teen. Think about it, you have loved them for their “persona” no matter how “real” they profess to be, you have fallen in love with an act, an act that for some reason has struck a chord with you.
My time had finally arrived to meet one of my idols. After tweeting Lady Miss Kier for quite some time and getting lovely responses, I learned that she would be in Australia for the Sydney Mardi Gras. When the offer came for me to help out with some video footage and still shots of her gig, I jumped at the chance. Needless to say, I started to rethink what I had committed to. I mean what happens if I totally stuff up the footage? What happens if god forbid, Miss Kier doesn’t like me? Not to sound conceited, I am pretty sure that all my worries fell on deaf ears.
Miss Kier invited me to come and meet her at her hotel in Darling harbour to which I happily jumped at the chance to do. On arrival, she was mid way through an interview and greeted me (computer in one hand) with a hug and a kiss. So far, so good. “Deep breathe Matthew, Miss Kier is sitting on the couch in front of you and yes, she can see you!”my inner voice was doing its best to calm me down. All the fuss was totally unwarranted as Miss Kier is one of the friendliest people I have come across in a while.
She wrapped up her interview and then came over to the table I was sitting at to “formally” meet me. I nervously gave her a bag of goodies I had put together for her and she excitedly opened the bag and everything that was in there. “I love this ring” she exclaimed! Phew. The rest of the goodies were opened with a delicate inquisitiveness that I wasn’t really expecting from this “house music legend”.
After numerous conversations on a range of different things from her days in Deee-Lite to Madonna, she brought me back to the music, her music. I was indulged in some tracks that were new and in the process of hopefully being released this year (awesome is an understatement to say the least) and I also got to see some photographic concepts Miss Kier is working on. If there ever was a time that the word “amazing” would be considered overused, it would be now. I am not sure if I was just plain old star struck, but everything Miss Kier (so kindly and trustingly) showed me just seemed to be nothing short of amazing.
The time had come so quickly for me to leave and I felt there was so much more to talk about and explore, especially the creative process, this ladies mind works in ways that I have only dreamed of and yet, somehow she is able to transcend them into her music and also provide her audience a visual feast for the eyes (think of any video from Deee-Lite or photo shoot you have seen of Lady Miss Kier and you will know what I mean). Lady Miss Kier was so obliging and generous in her time with me and I was even fortunate enough to take video footage of her at her Mardi Gras gig, which really was a surreal experience for me. Watching her work that crowd at one of the largest parties in the world (especially as it was so dark and she had very little props to work with) made me realise that I have so much more to learn about this business. I guess you could say that a “lucky lady” had granted me an opportunity to get an insiders glimpse on just how hard it is to be a performer, and yet she made it look so easy. A true professional.
I have woken up today with the realisation that meeting an “idol” really is no different from meeting a stranger, you never know what you really are going to get, but in my case, I got so much more than I could have ever imagined. I got to meet one of my idols and she was beautiful from the inside all the way through to her stunning exterior. It almost felt like an old friend, someone I had not seen for years and had so much to catch up on. A “warm heart” is something that I would gladly use when describing this lady.
Thank you Lady Miss Kier for your kind words, generosity with your time and allowing me to be apart of your world, even if it was just for one day. You really are a true “Lady” in every sense of the word.
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