Friday, October 02, 2009
Brandon and Tana
Poor old Tana Munblowsky. Back in 2003 when she met this guy in a thrift store (we Brits call them charity shops) and she helped him put together some clothes for his new band to wear on stage, little did she know that he would become pretty famous and that one day in the future some of his fans would be posting horrible messages about her all over the internet.
The guy was Brandon Flowers, the singer with the Killers and they married on a beach in Hawaii in 2005. They have two young boys - one just nine weeks old - and she is at home with them in Las Vegas, whilst the Killers do a world tour which sees them away from home for months on end.
Now Tana must have got a wee bit fed up with all the female (and male - Brandon has quite an androgynous image) attention foisted on to her husband. I looked at the website recently that I read she runs for him and there was just a big picture of her on it (it has now got more photos on it including the worst ever picture of Brandon in a gold suit, but even so it is not a very professional site). Likewise a messageboard-style online chat between the two of them from a few years ago, and which reads as totally genuine imo, has now entered the public domain. Can you blame her though for trying to show his fans how much he loves her- with some mad followers setting up sites like this one (just read some of the comments on it!). If you look at any of the Youtube vids of the band there are always female fans raving about how Brandon looks and how much they dislike his wife. I can't imagine what this must feel like for her - knowing he is so far away and in paranoid moments wondering what he is up to. There have been no kiss n' tell stories yet though and by all accounts the security men are instructed to keep all fans from getting too close.
Imagine being married to someone that other women (and men) are lusting after all the time. I wouldn't be able to cope and would feel anxious and worried every moment they were out of my sight. Also what about the 'old days' when popular group members who were married were encouraged to keep it a secret from fans? How horrible that must have been for old wifey.
Poor Tana - I just like your husband's songs and his amazing voice - honestly, although he does look loads better without the moustache.