Kate reflects on “one of the most extraordinary experiences” of her life!

Kate on stagePhotographed by Ken McKay

Kate has posted a note, entitled “After the Dawn” on her official site. So many people wanted to read what Kate had to say after her triumphant run of live shows, that her site momentarily crashed!

After the Dawn

Hi there,

Now all the shows are over, it’s pretty difficult to explain how I feel about it all. It was quite a surreal journey that kept its level of intensity right from the early stages to the end of the very last show. It was also such great fun.

It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I loved the whole process. Particularly putting the band, the Chorus and the team together and watching it all evolve. It really was the ultimate combination of talent and artists, both from the music business and the theatre world. I never expected everyone in the team to be so lovely and we all grew very close. We became a family and I really miss them all terribly.

I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly but the really unexpected part of it all was the audiences. Audiences that you could only ever dream of. One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience.They took my breath away. Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level; to feel such, well quite frankly, love. It was like this at every single show.

Thank you so very much to everyone who came to the shows and became part of that shared experience. It was a truly special and wonderful feeling for all of us.

Very best wishes,
Kate x

[photo credit: Ken McKay / katebush.com ]

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8 Responses to Kate reflects on “one of the most extraordinary experiences” of her life!

  1. john spence says:


  2. giulio says:

    I’d like to thank Kate for her very kind and heartfelt words.
    It was an honour, let alone a pleasure, seeing her live.

  3. davie says:

    My thanks go to you Kate: Before the Dawn was an incredible achievement for you and the team and I loved every second of it. At one point during the performance I glanced away from the stage to look at the audience: they were all literally on the edges of their seats! Your audience loved you. D x

  4. Kate has taught us all to ‘feel it’ since 1978

    It was a delight to see her ‘feel it’ too

    ‘Bleedingly lovely’, in fact

  5. Marian says:

    Thank you so much Kate for this unique experience! It’s good to hear you loved it too!

  6. Eugène says:

    It really feels like such an honour to have been able to attend this unforgettable shared experience and join in the pleasure which radiated from all of the KT Fellowship on stage and also from the people sitting around me that night….and so moving to clearly have seen that joy in the eyes of Kate and read her kind words after the Dawn! ….what more could a devoted fan ask for? …”All the Love”!

  7. Mark says:

    I am glad Kate had a good time. I am waiting for the DVD so I can see what everybody is talking about.

  8. Guido Benigni says:

    It was so unfair to myself not to take part to this…
    Tough times, couldn’t afford it, buy tickets, fly from Rome, sleep somewhere and back.
    Anyone knows if a video of the event will be ever published? Thx

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