The latest addition to our growing list of interviews with Tina Turner’s fans: Marcin.
Hometown: Leeds, United Kingdom (originally Poland)
Favorite Tina song: ‘I love them all!’
Favorite Tina album: Foreign Affair and Wildest Dreams
Favorite Tina tour: Foreign Affair
Number of Tina concerts: 30 shows and 1 TV appearance
Marcin, 31 years old, is originally from Poland, but he moved a few years ago to Leeds, United Kingdom where he works as a meetings and events manager at the Hilton hotel. He has been a Tina fan since he was four years old, saw her perform live more than 30 times and is a dedicated collector!
When and how did you discover Tina?
I first saw Tina on television in Poland. On Sundays, there was a show on Polish TV, where they played music from “the west” (they usually played Tina or Madonna). It was love at first sight! I remember as well that my aunty bought me some Tina cassettes in Germany.
What was the first thing that attracted you to her?
Her stage persona, voice, hair… and the red lipstick, haha!
When did you first go to a Tina concert and what was it like?
It was in Berlin, Germany, during Tina’s 1996 Wildest Dreams tour. Actually, I don’t remember too much from that show. I was so exited that I couldn’t stop screaming!
You went to thirty concerts, what is your fondest memory from these concerts?
It was at the first European show from her last tour, in Cologne 2009. During the song Nutbush, Tina was on ‘the claw’, dancing above the audience. I was holding a poster that said ‘Hottest Granny On Earth’. Tina saw the poster, and she started laughing! She pointed at me and said “Now you sing Nutbush!”. I was completely blown away!
What is the importance of Tina’s music, and ‘Tina fandom’, in your life?
I’ve always loved her music, from the first time I saw her on singing What’s Love Got To Do With It on television. Tina is a big part of my life: I even have a room in my house with my collection, that is completely dedicated to her!
Are you in contact with a lot of other Tina fans?
Thanks to Tina’s concerts and events, I’ve made many great friends all over the world. Having this friendship with other Tina fans is a wonderful way of sharing my own Tina experiences, especially through Facebook… and the Tina Turner Blog of course!
How do non-fans react when they hear you are so crazy about Tina Turner?
Most of my work colleagues and friends know about my ‘Tina obsession’. My partner has no choice: he just has to live with it, haha!
What other music do you like besides Tina?
Joe Cocker, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, and more…
Will Tina ever tour again?
I don’t think so, but well… you never know!