November 28, 2009
Well Ms Boyle made it back to her homestead in Blackburn Scotland and looks fabulous in her robe and jammies. There’s no place like home, Toto Pebbles.
But she had a rough go of it in New York when she wasn’t singing. She was withdrawn in her pre-performance interviews and her meet and greet with fans and yet when the lights came up she performed quite well.
The Early Show (27th): I Dreamed a Dream
Here she gave a yeeeeeeee-hoo before she started singing and the crowd loved her.
Today Show – Rockefeller Plaza
I didn’t see her breakdown, which happened not long after her performance.
From the UK Daily Mail:
The 48-year-old had been enjoying lunch with fans at the Rock Centre cafe in New York’s Rockefeller Centre. But she appeared increasingly withdrawn and started to tremble and suck her thumb. Then, visibly overcome with emotion, she bowed her head and began to sob.
It happened just moments after she was presented with a patchwork quilt knitted together by hundreds of people from 28 countries including the UK, US, Australia, Mexico, Japan and Antarctica.
Perhaps realising she was crying in front of hundred of fans – and the cameras – Susan quickly snapped out of it and performed a lively dance.
A spokesman for Miss Boyle said: ‘She was just overjoyed and extremely touched with the reception she had had from everyone in America.
I think it’s reasonable to be overcome after being given such a gift. A few short months ago she had never left her little village and had no idea what the internet or YouTube was. I think she’s doing pretty darn good but she needs a better guardian – whether she likes it or not.
Don’t they have anybody who can give her a hug or at least notice when she is becoming worn down and take her away?
An interesting collection of reactions to Ms Boyle: Laughter, incredulousness, maternal concern, stares, picture taking. At least there was one woman (might have been more) who actually touched her to try and comfort her. I don’t know who the grey-haired man is (brother?) up there, but his body language says he wants no part of it and has no idea what to do.
When she’s in the US get her a nice motherly type with media savvy, good instincts and who is generous with affection, but also firm and no-nonsense. And Ms Boyle is asked about her mother in every interview – do they even think that it might be making her sad each time she is reminded?
Does this sound like her spokesperson has a clue?
She is definitely not finding it overwhelming or stressful. She loves the travel. She wants to do a lot more of it. She is enjoying herself. ‘She has realised a dream. She is just so happy.
Her fans will understand but her confidence doesn’t need to be repeatedly shaken like that. They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving across the pond but she had to see the celebrations here and of course Christmas is coming up. And why can’t she travel with Pebbles?
She seems to have wide moods swings and in all seriousness might benefit from a mood stabilizer. Just this collection of pix show her agony and ecstasy.
Photo credits: ALAN SIMPSON, Splash, Deadline Scotland