Tonight (March 17) at the Hammersmith Apollo concert in London, Self Esteem was joined by a special guest — see how she greets Mr. Blobby on stage below.
During the encore of the show during her track “The Best”, Rebecca Lucy Taylor welcomed on stage the childhood icon of the 90s, who began to break the guitar and dance with Taylor and her band.
Discussing the time she met Mr. Blobby during an appearance on “The Big Breakfast,” Taylor told NME last year, “It couldn’t be better, could it? The day I met Mr. Blobby… I don’t need anything else. Do you know that they used a voice on it? Vocoder? Obviously, they didn’t have that, so the guy in the suit tried not to make noise. When I hugged him, he just said “drop-drop” in a normal male voice. Poor guy.”
When asked what the pink and yellow icon looks like, she replied: “Sexy, kind of interesting, shorter than you think!”
See how Mr. Blobby joined Self Esteem in London below. Before the performance, he shared his photos outside the concert on Instagram and wrote: “I have a shirt and VIP tickets!! I can’t wait to watch my favorite [Self-Assessment].”
OH MY DAYS MY LIFE HAS PEAKED!! Just met my childhood hero!! Never been so starstruck. #blobby #life #selfesteem pic.twitter.com/KZByuaAIfj
— Hankles (@HeinzJunkins) March 17, 2023
Self Esteem is currently on her “I Tour This All The Time” UK tour, which started in Nottingham and Dublin last month and marked her debut with a couple of brand new songs.
Reviewing the tour date in Oxford, NME wrote: “At the end of the last Self Esteem show in Oxford, there comes a moment of pure joy. After the encore and bows, Shirley Bassey’s song “This Is My Life” begins to sound from the speakers.
“On stage, Self Esteem (real name Rebecca Lucy Taylor) and her band start dancing and singing along, begging the audience to join them.”.
At an earlier London concert as part of the Self Esteem tour, she showed her support for Gary Lineker by wearing a T-shirt with the inscription “Free Gary” amid a quarrel between the BBC and Lineker after the latter called the government’s controversial plan to ban people from illegally arriving in the UK because they had ever asked for asylum “unbelievable cruel.”
See the remaining dates of Self Esteem’s UK tour, including the fourth and final performance in London, below.
18 – Albert Hall, Manchester
21 – O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield
22 – Albert Hall, Manchester
25 – Eventim Apollo, London
Elsewhere, the winner of an eBay auction for Mr Blobby’s original suit declined just an hour after offering £62,000 for it in January.
The suit was originally listed on the website for £39, but soon after it attracted attention online, the price went up.
The seller, a former BBC employee who wished to remain anonymous, said he was not surprised when the winner withdrew his offer.