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WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: $40 and $50
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For the few fans who somehow can't make it out to the Clay Center on Sunday to see Rick Springfield, never fear. If you don't get tickets, you can maybe see the Rick Springfield documentary coming to a film festival near you.
"An Affair of the Heart: The Journey of Rick Springfield and his Devoted Fans" should be making the rounds of this year's film festival circuit. Filmed in 2010, the documentary chronicles the connection of the '80s heartthrob and pop star and some of his super fans.
Springfield, for his part, sounded a little bemused by the whole thing.
"I loved the bit at the beginning where the guy goes, 'Who the $%*@ is Rick Springfield?'" He laughed, "I love that stuff."
Success hasn't spoiled the man yet, but he's surprised at how well the documentary turned out.
"There's some great live footage," he said. "And it's got a real sense of humor."
Although scenes might not be suitable for Springfield's insurance rep. At one point, the then 60-year-old singer scampers up some scaffolding next to the stage, but silly stage antics aside, Springfield thinks the film is groundbreaking in some ways. It's not a typical rock n' roll documentary. It goes deeper.
Springfield said, "The whole stuff about how a family balances someone who doesn't just go to a show or two a year, but follows an artist around and has since they first became fans is interesting. The documentary has some real emotions. It's got some reality show tinges. It's not some puff piece on how 'fabulous' somebody is."
Springfield didn't sound like he thinks he's completely "fabulous." Over the phone, he sounded humble. He laughed often and seemed not entirely unhappy that he wasn't a superstar.