Helen meets Faces front man Rod face to face

Music legend Rod Stewart delighted thousands of adoring fans with three electric gigs at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro this week and received a special tribute for his live shows at the venue.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 6th December 2019, 5:07 pm

The Ultimate Performer award was presented backstage after Rod’s Saturday night show by Helen Gibson, a lifelong superfan who was selected by SSE from thousands of on social media to make the presentation.

Rod opened the Hydro with a four-night stint in 2013, and this week returned for a further six shows - to the delight of more than 125,000 fans.

Helen, who travelled from Aberdeen to be at the gig along with son Jamie, daughter Megan and daughter-in-law Michelle, was brought up listening to his music before sharing her love for the former Faces frontman with partner Alec.

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Tragically, Alec later fell victim to illness, and music became a means of escape for the family and a trigger for many fond memories.

Helen said: “I can’t quite believe what’s happened. Rod’s music has been such a big part of my life, so to get the chance to meet him and present this special award is just a dream come true.

“I was shaking a little but Rod was really nice and calmed me down right away.

“His shows are always amazing and I just hope he comes back to The SSE Hydro another ten times at least!”