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Kylie X2008 Tour
Member Name: bluejules
Kylie X2008 Tour
My cousin asked me if I wanted to go and see Kylie at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, back in March and I agreed and my parents bought the ticket for my birthday (which was in May). Kylie is not someone I would particularly think about going to see in concert but I do like her music and I thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Kylie was in Newcastle on 20th, 21st, 23rd and 24th July. We went on the Monday night, 21st and the arena was full giving a great atmosphere.
There was no support band and Kylie came on stage at about 8.10pm (for a scheduled 8pm start) and there was a 15-minute interval part of the way through the concert. I don't think this spoiled the performance and many people took the opportunity to use the toilets or buy more drinks/merchandise.
The concert opened with Speakerphone, a song from Kylie's latest album, X, with Kylie making a big entrance. I don't think this was the best song choice to open the concert but the audience seemed to enjoy it generally. The audience seemed to get more into the concert after a few of her songs.
Other songs that Kylie performed included, Can't Get You Out of My Head, Kids, I Should be so Lucky, In Your Arms, Love at First Sight, Wow and Two Hearts. There was a nice combination of her older songs as well as some of her newer material and she performed them all brilliantly.
Kylie changed costumes on a number of occasions and they were all lovely and fitted the song types well. During the costume changes there were dancers on stage before Kylie made another appearance and started another song. The dancers were really good and made the show more interesting to watch.
There were large screens behind the stage with different backgrounds on depending on the songs, which, for me, made the show. There were also two screens either side of the stage, which showed Kylie and I found I was watching these most of the time, as she obviously looked small due to the size of the stage and the distance we were from it. The lighting was really good and I think it went well with each song being performed.
After the interval Kylie got an 8-year-old girl (Kylie's 'Number One Fan') on stage and performed part of the girl's favourite song (Two Hearts). Kylie had already performed this song earlier in the show so they just sang the chorus.
The atmosphere was really good throughout the performance but it was clear to see (or hear as the case may be) which songs were more popular and got more people up and dancing and clapping etc. I think these songs were the ones that were better known.
There was Kylie merchandise available for purchase but we didn't buy any. The programme was £15 and a fan with Kylie's face on it was £6, and as I'm not a huge fan of Kylie I thought these were a bit expensive. There were, however, lots of people buying the merchandise both before the concert and during the interval.
I thoroughly enjoyed my night out at the Kylie concert and would consider myself an even bigger fan than I was before I went to the concert. I have played my Kylie X CD a number of times since the concert and I think I will continue to do so. The dancers were really good, the costumes were great and Kylie was fantastic. The whole show was put together really well and I think everyone left with a smile on their face.
Thanks for reading!!
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