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Take That and PARTY!!!!
Take That ... The Circus Live Tour
Member Name: monaebrook
Take That ... The Circus Live Tour
Advantages: WOW - this was fab!!
Disadvantages: None none none!!!
On a cold, wet, and rainy summers day I ventured up to Hampden Park in Glasgow for the Take That - The Circus Live Tour Concert. A friend and I had managed to get our hands on last minute tickets after being bitterly disappointed at not getting some when they were first on sale.
It was a Sunday, and on our way to the Stadium we had Take That pumping on the stereo - mind you, every car we passed seemed to have the same! (The motorway was like one big giant Take That Party - it was stupendous!) When we arrived there was some time before the concert began and we filled that by a bit of people watching. There seemed to be people from all walks of life, there were entire families all bedecked in Take That garb strutting up and down the streets of Glasgow and even before we entered Hampden the atmosphere was electric!
Soon it was time to go in - wow were we excited! My sister in law had gone the previous night and having spoken with her earlier in the day we knew we were in for a treat!
After purchasing the first of one or two glasses of wine (well for me anyway as my friend was the one doing the driving!) we made our way down to the pitch. Who wants to be seated when you are at a concert like this one?
It was already mobbed!! We found a spot and parked ourselves on the ground for a bit whilst we listened to the first support band. Can't remember who it was but they were ok.
The it was time for the main support who happened to be The Script. My friend did not really know too much of their music but I was already a HUGE Script fan so had been especially pleased to find out they were the main support band. The set they played was amazing. All the hits were there - and to watch the looks on their faces when the words of 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved' were sung back to them by a 60,000 strong crowd was emtional to say the least! I would most definitely go and see the Script in their own right as boy do they put on a show!
The it was time for the main event - oooooh! As the music started to play the excitement was at fever pitch as everyone leaped to their feet and stared around to see exactly where the boys would come out. Then I spotted them - they were slightly behind me on the additional stage and the effect as they rose up was great.
As the concert went on , the stage effects were getting more and more extravagent. There were loads of different circus performers obviously in keeping with the circus theme and then, when a giant elephant appeared - wow - it took my breath away.
Every single one of the hits were sung by both the band and the crowd - it was amazing!! Some of the costumes sported by the band were a bit ropey - Marks' gold lame tracksuit at the end anyone? - but short of that it was fabulous. How anyone can sing and dance whilst putting clown make up on - even thought it wasn't a particulalry fast song - beats me!
All through the show I don't think I spoke one single word to my friend - we were both so transfixed and lost in the atmosphere we could have been there on our own! The only slight thing which marred it for me was the pair of drunken women who kept trying to do the Gay Gordons next to us - if I had to move out of their way once, I moved out of their way a thousand times! I simply don't understand why people pay all that money for a ticket and are then so plastered they miss half the show!!!
At the very end there was a fantastic fireworks show which lit up the night sky over Hampden. Who needs Guy Fawkes night - these fireworks were excellent!
Trying to make our way out of the stadium was an experience as you had the same 60,000 strong crown all piling out the different doors heading in mainly the same direction - however we were all in such a good mood that no-one seemed to get annoyed.
Out of all the concerts I have been to over the years, Madonna in Wembley, Elton John, Rod Stewart, U2, Prince and many more this was one of the very best - if not the best!! I absolutely loved it and had a sore throat from all the singing for days!
Summary: I wish I had been able to get tickets for more than one night as I would have gone loads of times!
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