Kris Fade’s Diary
Well I know what I want for Christmas… a Audi R8! I took a spin in one at Dubai Autodrome with UAE band Juliana Down, and boy it was awesome!
I got up to 200km per hour, and as we know after the sudden and sad death of Paul Walker, that’s a dangerous speed to be going, so it was great to be able to do it in controlled conditions on the relative safety of the track.
We were taught how to drive properly by the guys down there and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Here’s hoping somebody will pop one in my stocking!
Meanwhile, this week I also chatted to Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle. She might not be the usual pop star we’d feature on Virgin Radio, but I genuinely find her story fascinating.
I think it’s amazing to be in that part of your life, and the next thing you know, all your dreams come true. She’s now officially one of the biggest UK artists ever!
I asked her if she still takes the bus and she said yes. She said that’s what she likes to do, when really she could afford any car she wanted!
I also asked her about Simon Cowell. She said he’s a good guy. I said, “really?” She answered me back, saying, “don’t try to back me up into a corner!”
She was really sweet, and I felt like I was talking to my grandmother! She’s of course playing at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday 13 December.