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WeeFuse Creates A Collectible


Two das ago I went to see the Proclaimers for the umpteenth time (not a complaint!) and this time I was prepared.  Charlie and Craig always hang around after their shows to meet fans sign whatever you might like them to, and generally show that there just as polite and well-mannered as you think they would be.  In the past I’ve had to head home immediately after shows or have forgotten to bring anything of meaning for them to sign- BUT NOT THIS TIME!!  This time the show was only 15 minutes away from my home and I had something I wanted them to sign.  And here it is!


Yup, that’s the 1994-1996 Hibernian F.C. (Craig and Charlie are life-long supporters) that I’ve had in my collection since, well, since it was new.  I brought this for two reasons- I KNEW they’d sign it (I mean, c’mon!) and I had a good story to go with it- I saw my first professional match at Easter Road (a 2-all draw with Motherwell) on the same trip that brought the shirt into my possession.  Needless to say it was a fun way to cap off a fun night.  Now to see about finding a way to display it!

There is also a picture of me (in my County top) with Sculptor?!, Craig and Charlie, but let’s just say that one of us is a) old, b) overweight, c) doesn’t photograph well, or d) all of the above.  I’ll keep it for posterities sake, but I don’t think I’ll be showing it around any time soon!

P.S.:  I saw Charlie on the sidewalk “downtown” a few hours before the show, watched him do a double take when he recognized my Ross County top (which I wore to the show…natch!), and told him I was looking forward to the performance.  I then wondered how he processed that encounter, “No, Craig, really, a new Ross County away top!  How?  Why?”


7 comments on “WeeFuse Creates A Collectible

  1. Sculptor?!?
    September 21, 2016

    Wait, which one of us? Because I qualify for all of the above…

  2. jjf3
    September 21, 2016

    This entire post is awesome. Love the “collectible”, and love the pre-show meeting – wish I could have seen that.

    Also, its depressing that they’re older than me, and yet still skinnier and younger-looking little shits…

    • weefuse
      September 21, 2016

      Yeah, they’re aging well or we are aging poorly- not sure I like it either way! Did I remember to send you my picture with Mike Peters from the 14th?

      • jjf3
        September 21, 2016

        Don’t believe you did. Send it when you get a chance!

    • Sculptor?!?
      September 21, 2016

      I have to add in to this – the pre-show encounter was highly amusing, particularly the momentarily perplexed look on his face upon seeing the RCFC jersey.

  3. Andrew
    January 25, 2017

    Hi Fuse,

    Sorry I haven’t been around in years at this point. I really stopped having time to follow soccer. Still love this place, and I’m gonna go back through and catch up on some stuff here and there.

    • weefuse
      January 25, 2017

      Much appreciated. As you can probably tell from the last few days, I tried to get out, BUT THEY KEEP DRAGGING ME BACK IN!!!

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