Kirsty Graham said her late grandmother Helen Gauntlett “watched from the sky but left her to throw at legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones” during a live show in Cardiff.
The granddaughter of a late Tom Jones superfan brought a pair of her beloved grandmother’s knickers onto the stage during his performance this weekend.
Kirsty Graham wanted to give a unique tribute to her grandmother Helen Gauntlett, who died in February aged 75, by tossing her trousers towards the stage before the Welsh singer began his set in Cardiff on Saturday night.
She also wrote a message on the underwear that read: “These are my grandma’s (clean) knickers. She is watching from the sky but left these to throw at Tom. Bring it to him please.”
In a post on Facebook, the 34-year-old from Caerphilly urged everyone in front of her to “pass her as far forward as possible”.
She added, “I know if she were here she’d brandish her knickers for Tom…she loved him.”
Kirsty described her grandmother as “the best woman that ever lived” and said they had an inseparable bond.
she said WalesOnline that Helen, who had 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, had never seen Tom Jones live but was a huge fan who enjoyed singing his songs. Her favorites were Delilah and You Are My World.
Her late grandmother was also “stubborn,” she kissed the world-famous musician in a phone booth as a teenager, although many didn’t believe her.
“My grandma was a huge Tom fan, she sadly passed away in February 2021 and it shook my whole world,” Kirsty said.
“She had just turned 75 when she died. She was the bravest woman ever.
“She had lung cancer and she didn’t even moan, she put up with everything and died in my arms.
“She loved a Rollie and loved watching the soap operas, she was just so funny and cheeky. She was the best woman that ever lived and I miss her so much.”
Kirsty said throwing a pair of pants at Tom Jones was exactly what Helen would have wanted. Kirsty even thinks her nanny gave a sign to show her approval of the plan.
She said: “I took all her clothes as she walked by and kept them. When we booked Tom in December when it got cancelled, I went to her grave and told her all about it.
“I just know if she were here with us she would be there shaking her hips and swinging her knickers and wanting to throw them at Tom so that’s my goal for today. We had his song Green Green Grass of Home played at her funeral and then when I wrote on her panties it came on the radio.”
Kirsty attended Saturday night’s show at Principality Stadium along with her fiancé and cousins. The Stereophonics were to headline the show along with Tom and other Welsh artists.
“I don’t even worry about the stereophonics, we’re just going down to see Tom for my grandma,” Kirsty said. “I’m up on the top block. As soon as Tom shows up, I’m going to throw them as far as I can and hope people keep throwing them and they reach Tom – or at least Tom finds out about it.”
Kirsty said she wanted to reassure Tom Jones that she picked her nanny’s best pair of pants to throw at him.
She said: “Of all the panties she had, I had to make sure I picked her best from Marks & Spencer or she would smack my bum. She was pretty specific about her panties.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-brings-late-grans-knickers-27272447 A woman brings the late grandmother's UNTERHÜTER to the concert to throw Tom Jones as a tribute