Proceeds from the sale of Robbie's items go to the charity 21st Century Leaders.
Details of rings and purchasing information
Links to Robbie Williams' artwork and message of hope http://www.whateverittakes.org/gallery/leaderdetail2.php?id=174
PureRobbie.com – the 1st day of the rest of our lives!
September 2006 is where it all began for me – and how my life has changed since then! Where did it begin – and who is it about? Is it an obsession; is it all a bit strange? We can’t answer that question but there’s one thing for sure, we’re loving it, www.purerobbie.com – the best site on the internet.
I stumbled across the site in September 2006, doing a google search for Robbie Williams as he was going to tour in Australia, being a fan, and not having ever been to a huge concert before I secured myself a ticket. Didn’t mind going by myself but curiosity got the better of me and found this forum and watched and read for a while. I finally posted, feeling like a right twat being 42 and all and thinking that I was the only over 30 going.
Before you know it I was addicted to the site, I was welcomed by everyone there and made to feel a part of a lovely community which consisted of many different people of different ages from all over the world with a common interest.
So there the first banner began, my overactive mind got to thinking about making a tee-shirt for the concert which somehow turned in to a banner which turned in to a banner that would travel to all of Rob’s Aussie concerts. And to think I was scared to post on the site to start with! Everyone on the site jumped on board and took the ride with me and so the Sisterhood of the Travelling Banner began.
I made the banner and posted a picture on a new thread – somewhere in the midst of making it the idea of the sisterhood of the traveling pants movie came to mind, and the wording for the banner consisted of a favourite monty python quote “he’s not the messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy” – which fitted in well with Rob’s Sin ,Sin, Sin pictures – eventually Rob became “the messiah” and “the sisterhood of the traveling banner” began.
Everyone on the site joined in the fun. The banner was sent from Sydney to Perth on 12th November, 2006 – ready for its first concert experience with members Noodle and Katie. It was decided that whichever concert the banner went to that all the PR members in that state would get together to meet each other, take a photo and post it on the site and the rest of the members could follow its journey.
In this way a lot of the members on the site joined together to share their concert experiences and get a chance to meet each other, those that couldn’t make it could still join in on the excitement.
The banner was then sent back to me in Sydney where all the Sydney PR members arranged a meet at Fox Studios for the first concert. How unusual to meet a bunch of people that I’d only chatted to on the internet – very scary, but heeps of fun. I think everyone was a bit hesitant but we have become great friends and haven’t looked back since.
From Sydney the banner then travelled to Brisbane, and Melbourne, unfortunately time ran out for us to send it to the Adelaide concert.
We have had countless meets, each one more fun than the last and two years on we are still going strong, friendships with overseas peeps, other peeps PR meetings in Amsterdam, UK meets at Port Vale and smaller ones all over the country.
This banner, the travelling banner, continues where my original left off………Australia and the rest of the world.
Pure Robbie Does the World
Aussiemum and I were talking on msn messenger one day/afternoon, depends on what continent you are on, and I mentioned how cool it would be if I could sign her banner. Aussie agreed and considered sending it to me, but I was worried it might get lost in the mail and what a tragedy that would be, so Aussie decided to make another banner that I could sign and from thereit was decided that it should travel the world going to Pure Robbie meets getting signed and photographed in all the unique places it ends up.
The banner left Australia and headed to the United Kingdom to TheMissus. She will be taking it to SoccerAid to be signed by the members at the game. And we all are hoping it is spotted by the sites name sake, if not in person perhaps on his own television.
The banner made it to Soccer Aid and was signed by most of the Pure Robbie members that attendd. TheMissus had front row seats in the stadium and hung the banner over the railing. The banner was seen on tv at least once and the excitement on the site by the members watching on tv and internet feed was great. We all felt like we were at the game, almost
The Netherlands is the next stop for the banner and plans are already in the works for the meet up.
Many members have taken the banner around their town or country or shared pictures of where they live. Not only has it been fun to watch the travels of the banner, it has been fun to learn about places we may never get to see. For more excitement and pictures of the banner, the meets and the places it has been visit Pure Robbie Does The World. Become part of the fun, and arrange a meet up.
On a personal note I have been having a lot of fun with this project. Aussiemum and I plan the stops together and then "worry" that it will make to the next stop and on time. Watching the progression of the banners travels on the map is exciting, and as someone said, "I am jealous of a piece of cloth" There has been a lot of fun during the meets, see the opening picture, and a lot of interesting people have gotten involved.
The best part of this whole adventure is it reafirms all the friends I have made on Pure Robbie. How the site has come together as the meets have been planned. Each new set of pictures reinvigorates the banners "cause"....Pure Robbie brought us together and Robbie Williams brought us Pure Robbie.
The 34-year-old ex-Take That star has been holed up in his LA mansion avoiding the limelight recently."He is working on a new album. It is some of the best stuff I have ever heard. It's amazing"But fellow British Hollywood exile Callum Blue, 31, an actor who recently made his name in the US comedy drama Dead Like Me, says Robbie has exciting new material up his sleeve.
Blue said: "He is working on a new album. It is some of the best stuff I have ever heard. It's amazing.
"He also revealed Robbie has been seeing a girlfriend for the past year and is "very, very happy".
Discuss this and more with Robbie Williams fans here
News item 23 July 2008
Soccer Aid, which is raising funds for UNICEF’s health, education and protection work with vulnerable children all over the world returns to ITV1 on 7 September 2008.
World Cup legends and top celebrities will go head-to-head in an England versus The Rest of The World football match. With Ant and Dec hosting, this year’s event takes place live on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium where the crowd will be treated to a unique opportunity to see football legends take to the pitch alongside their celebrity counterparts.
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is stepping up to manage England and his squad includes football legends Jamie Redknapp and Alan Shearer, as well as celebrities Kyran Bracken, Ben Shephard, Gareth Gates, Jamie Theakston and Jonathan Wilkes. Meanwhile, legendary Scot Kenny Dalglish will take charge of the Rest of the World. Players hoping to make it into his starting line up include Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, Alastair Campbell, Patrick Kielty, Brian Lara, Jesse Metcalfe and Peter Schmeichel.
A new skipper for team England
Gordon Ramsay returns to captain Rest of the World, but team England have a new skipper. Robbie Williams is passing on his captain’s armband, and the responsibility of deciding who will take his place is in the capable hands of manager Harry Redknapp.
As the originator of the Soccer Aid concept, Robbie is confident that again the match will be of huge benefit to UNICEF’s work around the world.
Robbie Williams says: "Being able to help so many people through Soccer Aid was one of the true highlights of my life. I’m gutted that this time round my knee isn’t up to it so unfortunately I’m out of the game. But I hope that everyone involved has the time of their life like I did, raises loads of money for UNICEF and that the best side wins.”
Tim Lovejoy and Louise Redknapp will bring all the action from the sidelines while pundits and special studio guests will deliver their live analysis of the beautiful game.
Each squad comprises eleven celebrities and five world cup greats. With less than a week for the players to train and bond before the big game, the pressure is on to get match fit and performance ready.
Soccer Aid 2006
The brainchild of UNICEF ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid which was last held at Old Trafford in 2006, attracted a host of world class players and celebrities including Diego Maradona, David Ginola, Angus Deayton, Patrick Kielty, Gianfranco Zola, Alastair Campbell, Paul Gascoigne and Jamie Redknapp. The all star match raised an impressive £2.6 million for UNICEF’s work with partners for children around the world.
Last time round, England reigned victorious at Old Trafford. But on new turf with new teams, at the new Wembley Stadium, it’s a clean slate. With all players determined to score that winning goal and lift the prestigious Soccer Aid 2008 trophy, it’s anyone’s game.
Get involved with Soccer Aid 2008
Organise your own football fundraising event in aid of UNICEF with friends, family, colleagues or sports team mates. Not only will you have a great time, get fit and raise vital funds for UNICEF’s work for the world’s children, if you register your event with us you could win tickets to Soccer Aid 2008 at Wembley Stadium.
Find out more about organising a football fundraiser, registering your event and our downloadable fundraising pack.
Alternatively, take part in “Soccer Aid Fives” at your local Goals Soccer Centre. Goals, the UK's premier 5-a-side centres, will be hosting Soccer Aid Fives 2008 on their purpose-built, all-weather pitches. This national 5-a-side football championship will be taking place at Goals Soccer Centres across the UK to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF, and give competitors the chance to join the stars of Soccer Aid 2008 in a pre-match soccer skills session at Wembley Stadium. The winners will also receive their Soccer Aid Fives Championship trophy in front of a packed stadium on Soccer Aid match day.
Every Goals Soccer Centre across the country will hold a regional qualifying heat on either Saturday 30 August or Sunday 31 August. The winners of the heats will progress on to national finals at Goals Hayes – a few minutes from Wembley Stadium – where they will compete for the chance to take part in the soccer skills session. Every team that makes the National Final will receive free tickets to the Soccer Aid match on Sunday 7 September at Wembley Stadium.
There will also be lots of other fundraising for you to take part in at Goals Soccer Centres throughout the week leading up to Soccer Aid, so there has never been a better time to get down to your local Goals Centre.
Find out more
Visit www.unicef.org.uk/socceraid for more information about Soccer Aid 2008
Buy tickets at www.itv.com/socceraid
Organise a football fundraiser
July 18, 2008 --
ADAM Levine and his Maroon 5 bandmates doing tequila shots at Teddy's in LA during a Room 100 Magazine party . . . MICHAEL Strahan and Nicole Mitchell Murphy stopping by Pat rick Ewing's table while dining at Prime 112 in South Beach. Later, Hulk Hogan seen with his new squeeze Jennifer McDaniel, at the Miami hot spot chatting up Timbaland and his bride Monique Idlett at another table . . . COPS closing down West 23rd street so Sean Combs could join Jermaine Dupri, Busta Rhymes and Russell Simmons in watching Bell Biv Devoe and KRS-One perform at DJ Cassidy's birthday party . . . HARRISON Ford helping Andrew Stein - who broke his ribs during a football game with his kids in Bridgehampton - put on his jacket after dinner at Indochine . . . SEAN Penn giv ing Robbie Williams a weird look as Williams, in full makeup and with an entourage, tried to get into the Tower Bar for dinner in LA . . . BRUCE Willis, in a white linen suit, making out with his girlfriend all through "August: Osage County" Saturday night . . . LAUREN Conrad de manding three security guards to escort her into the Svedka Vodka bash at East Hampton club Lily Pond . . . FRANK Gehry telling the crowd at the closing workshop of international developer Janna Bullock's Russian Design Show in Moscow, "Only 10 percent of what's being built today can be called architecture."
Great job guys!
Lily’s Secret Dates With Robbie!
Lily Allen has enjoyed a private date in LA with Robbie Williams and insiders tell look the pair are smitten!
Lily Allen has been calling and texting Robbie Williams after a secret dinner at his home in Los Angeles – and sources tell Look the pair are falling for each other hard and fast.
The 23-year-old has spent the last few weeks in Hollywood putting finishing touches to her long-awaited second album, and was invited by fellow Brit Robbie to his house for a meal to avoid being followed by the paps who hang out in LA.
Read more here
Lily Allen thinks Robbie Williams is past it
I'm a gobby *****
Kieth Allen thinks Robbie should qui8t
Lily Allen on Robbie Williams
Lily to concur the USA
and he'd get the same response if he walked out there and did it now.
Latest Robbie Williams Pictures
This one is courtesy of www.walkingbetweenworlds.co.uk
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By the way...... beware of Robbie mincing across the stage at 2 minutes 40 seconds in....... It made me spit my drink all over my screen!
For more of Nathan Jay's remixes check out the download section on www.purerobbie.com and leave a message for Nathan
Just a reminder that Pure Robbie's Easter Competition is running until midnight GMT on Friday 28th March.
Has it really been almost two years since Robbie Williams' 2006 world tour?
Don't know about you but I'm missing him like crazy. I'm not talking about is the occasional pap shot or tabloid tale, but seeing him perform or be interviewed on tv.
This dry spell is becoming hard... I never thought his absence would bother me.I was so pleased he was taking time off for himself, my god he deserved it, but enough already..... pop up somewhere Rob :)
Purerobbie.com members, Butterfly, nupica, mon, neils butterfly and Savannah are currently arranging a Grand forum meeting in Europe on the 31st May 2008 (more details to follow)
They need about 50 members to join the meeting so Neil Taylor and co will play at the venue.If you are interested please drop a message to the meet managers in this thread and they will contact you with further information if needed.
What Bloggers Can Learn from Robbie Williams
Published February 14, 2008
I’ve been converted to a Robbie Williams fan recently after watching a DVD of his concert at Knebworth. What We Did Last Summer: Live at Knebworth is one of the best concert DVDs out there. So pick it up or rent it when you can. It’s going to be worth it.
We wrapped up blogging last week in Social Media class, and after watching the DVD close to ten times in a span of two weeks, I was inspired to write about what bloggers can learn from Robbie Williams, as ‘a singer, a songwriter and a born entertainer’. Here it goes.
1. Engage Your Readers - Throughout the concert, Robbie tried to engage the crowd whenever he could. He told stories and he even had a massive karaoke session with the audience when he sang “Strong”. As a blogger, you can engage your readers by posing a question, asking for opinions or by replying to comments to keep the conversation going. ProBlogger advices that “Posting Less Frequently Can Lead to Higher Reader Engagement“.
2. Put 110% - I heard some of the songs in the DVD for the first time but because Robbie put so much effort in the singing and performance of each number, I ended up liking all the new songs. If you put effort into writing every blog entry, then readers will be coming back for more. Neil from Pronet Advertising on how to get more readership/popular through content.
3. Be Real - One of the reasons why Knebworth was a memorable concert is because we saw the real Robbie Williams. He was honest and wasn’t afraid of showing his true self. Being real is what bloggers need to do if they want to build a long term relationship/conversation with their readers. Write to Done says that bloggers should ‘write from the heart’ and ‘reveal’ themselves.
4. Be Passionate - Robbie’s energy on stage comes from his passion for what he does. In this concert especially, it shows through. If you blog about topics that you’re passionate about, then your readers are likely to enjoy and benefit from your writing. Here’s a good article from Blog Herald about passion and blogging.
5. Say Thanks - Robbie Williams wouldn’t be who he is now if his fans did not buy his records. At Knebworth, he showed how much he appreciated how his fans stayed with him throughout his career. Blogging relations is about the act of reciprocity. If you get mentioned in a another blog or receive a comment, leaving a simple ‘Thank You’ note will go a long way. NorthxEast provides 15 ways to thank your loyal readers.
As a give-away, here’s my one of my favorite songs from the DVD. I think it also is a good representation of the tips above. Enjoy! (Although YouTube doesn’t do justice. Buy the HD DVD.)