Alas this is my second attempt at writing this post and also the much shorter version. The first version was beginning to reach quite mammoth proportions – in fact it was getting to the point where I was considering it might be worth writing a book rather than a blog post. Unfortunately despite auto-saving and revisions apparently being available the system crashed and I was unable to recover the lost post.
So what was it about you may ask? Well the picture above probably gives it away, along with the title of this post. Yes I hold my hand up and admit that I am a Kylie fan and have been since the early days of I should be so lucky and the Locomotion.
Last week I took the overnight coach from Glasgow down to London to see Kylie in her latest concert, the Anti Tour, described on kylie.com website as:
Small, intimate, unexpected. A unique experience, for super fans only. Kylie and her band performing those songs you thought you’d never hear live! The flip-side to a huge “Kylie production”, a once in a lifetime chance and a night to remember.
I don’t usually do concerts. I’ve only ever been to two prior to this one – Madonna’s Drowned World Tour at Earl’s Court in London, 2001 and Kylie’s Showgirl Tour in Glasgow, 2005. You may be wondering why I’m not into concerts that much.. well I did go into some detail in the first ‘lost’ draft of this post explaining the problem but basically its to do with seats. More particularly the ability to sit and enjoy a concert without having to stand up, wave one’s arms around and pretend to clap to the beat of the music when in reality my coordination sucks and a one legged drunken parrot probably has better coordination than I do when it comes to music… as to where I got the analogy with the parrot from, that is also lost in the first draft. So largely for that reason I tend to avoid concerts of any type.
However, two weeks ago the Anti Tour was announced and tickets went on sale immediately with only a week before the concerts. With tickets selling rapidly and with Kylie only performing at two venues… Manchester or London I decided to risk it and brought my ticket for the show on Tuesday 3rd April at the Apollo Hammersmith… a circle seat I hasten to add.
I won’t go into the detail of my overnight trip down from Scotland, it could make an interesting story in its own right, but I made it to the concert in time and have to say that despite having to stand for some of the time – I sound like an old man – I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Will I leave it another seven years before my next concert… well if it’s Kylie then no… I enjoy her performance and its a great atmosphere so I will probably get my ticket in next time around. Anyone else I will probably give amiss though it has to be said I am tempted to see Jeff Wayne’s concert version of War of the Worlds which is touring again this year.