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Andre Rieu

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MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:06:15

Is he actually real? Does he talk a fake language? Can he actually play the fiddle? Why do his women orchestra players wear such extraordinary frocks? What century is he in? What country?

Magzmarsh Mon 13-Feb-17 21:09:56

I don't really understand your op but it's totally cracked me up for some reason, I've actually snorted 🤣

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:10:51

I'm intrigued, fascinated, slightly repelled and yet strangely drawn in.

wowfudge Mon 13-Feb-17 21:13:50

My 96 year old great auntie thinks he's fab. She likes James Last too.

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:14:17

It's like a musical technicolor Prisoner.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 13-Feb-17 21:15:06

Fuck, I thought you were going to say you fancied him then.

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 13-Feb-17 21:15:46

He is a very strange man.😨

Dawndonnaagain Mon 13-Feb-17 21:16:07

He gives me the creeps and I always think he needs a wash. I have no idea why!

Magzmarsh Mon 13-Feb-17 21:16:13

I'd never heard of him until my friends mum died and they had to play something of his at the funeral. His target audience is definitely women over 75, they love a bit of Le Rieu

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:16:43

I don't think I fancy him. But having watched 17 minutes of him I feel myself lusting after him. Like a weird hypnotism thing.

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:17:05

I need a big ball gown, big hair and a bassoon.

Chinnygirl Mon 13-Feb-17 21:17:19

He's dutch. He can play the violin. My mum once told me that he pays the women to buy nice frocks. I haven't verified it.

KatyBerry Mon 13-Feb-17 21:17:25

He is a marketing genius. Those ludicrous dolly on top of the loo roll dresses sell him €€€€ of tickets every single year without fail. The more his concerts are shown on Sky Arts, the more people go out and buy his DVDs. It defies all logic. He lives in a mad castle in Maastricht in 18th century splendour
(my friend who sang with him for a few seasons adores the bones of him and won't have a word said against him. I suspect it's a view shared by his r£cord company and tour manag£r)

bookworm14 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:18:42

My dad loves him. grin

iklboo Mon 13-Feb-17 21:19:04

He looks like the bad guy from Ghostbusters 2

Magzmarsh Mon 13-Feb-17 21:19:33

I think this means your dad is a laydee 😊

KoalaDownUnder Mon 13-Feb-17 21:19:42

He does make me feel a bit queasy.

He is possibly the least sexually attractive human on the planet.

n0ne Mon 13-Feb-17 21:21:00

He's Dutch, from Limburg. As an honorary Dutchie (married to one, here 6 years now for my sins), I can tell you that this makes him deeply odd. I used to have a violent reaction to him - one day his tour coach passed us on the motorway and I told DH to run it off the road - but I'm somehow slowly being persuaded of his charms. Stockholm syndrome, must be.

marywinchester Mon 13-Feb-17 21:21:15

i adore him, he's on my mp3 player along with lots of 80's heavy metal bands. there is also a fair bit of country and western on there and alfie boe. if i'm ever run down while out running and the emergency services listen to it i think they'll be quite confused.

Lottapianos Mon 13-Feb-17 21:21:47

My parents (68 and 70) love him and have done for years. I don't get what's remotely entertaining or appealing about him. As for fancying him, I can practically feel my lady parts healing over at the very thought shock

teacher54321 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:21:52

My husband threatened to buy me one of his albums for Christmas. (I am a musician, DH is a musician, this was a real threat to our happy marriage grin)

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:22:27

I think I may be in love with him

Bellebullerebelle Mon 13-Feb-17 21:22:57

Recently went to his concert under duress as it's not my cup of tea but was impressed. Was like an old fogey comedy/music/dancing gala. The biddies loved it!

MOIST Mon 13-Feb-17 21:23:36

He's like something out of a jolly cooper book.

appleoftheluck Mon 13-Feb-17 21:25:10

Haha! He is always on the tv, we have watched him in fascination before. The crowds at his concerts love him. I've also seen him driving around town recently on the side of a sky van so he must be a reason for people to get sky tv.

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