Brandon Flowers and G make up

Posted by The G on July 24, 2012 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Brandon Flowers and Geoffrey Dicker

Brandon Flowers and Geoffrey Dicker

Several years ago, I had one of my worst encounters and unfortunately, it was with one of my favorites.  I am happy to report that 2 years on, all is forgiven.  All’s well that ends well.

Brandon Flowers is 30

Posted by The G on June 21, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers

I used to be a really big fan of The Killers.  I met lead singer Brandon Flowers twice and he was a total dick both times.  The experiences have still scarred me to this day, since my ‘success rate’ with over thousands of celebrity encounters in my life is about 95%.  Luckily, I’ve met worldwide superstars such as Bono, Mick Jones of The Clash, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga and they were all very nice to me, so that has helped me decide where I’ll spend my money on concert tickets and merch.  Why am I writing this post then, you ask?  Because I have hundreds of great photos of Brandon Flowers that I took the last time I saw him in concert and I just hate letting them go to waste.  One can only assume that after the huge flop of his solo album, it delivered the necessary blow to his ego that he needed and he’ll be nice to everyone again.  My birthday wish for Brandon is to spread the love in this new decade of your life.  What have you got to be so upset about?

Brandon Flowers is a Dick

Posted by The G on December 4, 2010 under Encounters with G | 19 Comments to Read

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Brandon Flowers: Not Nice

I debated about writing about my experience with Brandon Flowers (lead singer of the Killers), but in conversations with several readers, I decided to out Brandon Flowers.  On December 2, 2010, prior to a show at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, I met Brandon Flowers.  It was an extremely chilly day and I was one on one with the fading superstar (see sales of his solo album for proof).  As he approached, I grabbed my Killers CD covers and asked for his autograph.  He told me that he doesn’t sign in blue sharpie.  As I had no other pen on me, I asked if he would personalize the signature to prove that I would not be putting it up on Ebay.  He said no.  I then asked if I could take a photo with him and he said “I don’t do that” and then he quickly fled the scene.  It’s always strange being in this situation because I understand that these types of people are constantly hounded for autographs and photos.  In a crowd, it makes perfect sense to say no, but when you are one on one at their concert, it’s just plain rude.  When I saw his solo show earlier this year, I saw him sign an autograph in blue sharpie with my own eyes (in a crowd), so he flat out lied to my face!  I’ve supported Brandon Flowers by purchasing all of his CDs, several import singles and I’ve seen him solo and as part of The Killers in concert 3 times.  Well, he lost a fan because I will not tolerate that type of behavior.  I’ve met thousands of celebrities and rock stars and my experience with Brandon Flowers definitely leaves me not wanting to support a person who is a prick for no reason.  In the time he spent refusing to sign an autograph or take a picture, he could have easily signed many.  Somebody told me he was nice.  According2g, Brandon Flowers is a dick.

“When You Were Young” (Live Acoustic) by Brandon Flowers

Posted by The G on August 30, 2010 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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On August 26, 2010, The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowersmade his live solo debut in New York playing a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom. The brief 45 minute set showcased his solo album “Flamingo,” and featured mostly new songs. For the encore, he treated the screaming crowd to an acoustic’cover’ of the Killers classic “When You Were Young,” and as you will hear in this video, it was a sing-a-long that sent the crowd into the night with bliss oblivion.

Enjoy!

“Bette Davis Eyes” live cover by Brandon Flowers

Posted by The G on August 28, 2010 under G Videos | 3 Comments to Read

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Rumours of The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers’ sexuality have been floating around since the beginning of his musical career.  Sure, he’s Mormon.  Sure, he has kids.  In this day and age, that means nothing.  I will love him no matter who he chooses to get down on his knees for.  When I saw his New York live solo debut on August 26, 2010, I overheard lots of my gays in the audience saying things like “No straight guy loves the Pet Shop Boys as much as he does” and “He is such a bottom.”  I don’t know if either of these things are true.  However, covering Kim Carnes’ 1980s song “Bette Davis Eyes,” certainly doesn’t help his case for heterosexuality, but here at According2g, we love all people equally.

Enjoy!

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