Thursday, 2 July 2009

Last Night I ran away to the Circus!.............

and it truly was the greatest show on earth!.... I joined 80,000 people at
the fantabulous Wembley Stadium to watch Take That.
I really wasn't sure what to expect and was a bit un-phased about going, but the Boy's pulled out all the stops and put on a spectacular event unlike any other concert that I or Wembley have ever seen.
The magic started when clowns appeared in the middle of the audience blowing bubbles and riding on a cart covered with balloons to a circular stage. As more mime artists appeared along with more balloons, the atmosphere became even more electric as Gary, Mark, Howard, & Jason appeared from amongst the balloons,Wembley went wild.... launching into Greatest Day... a fitting start to an amazing show.
Opening set then lead into Hello, Could it Be Magic (where Gary slotted into Robbie's shoes very well!)...this then went into Pray where the boys showed they hadn't lost there sexy dance moves. A Million Love Songs followed with breathtaking saxophone accompaniment, next up the final song in the segment Back for Good. As they stood centre stage, shoots of water suddenly appeared encapsulating them in a fountain. It looked stunning.The best was yet to come as they adorned circus ring master style jackets, up through the stage appeared a huge elephant which the boys rode to the main stage heavily disguised as a 'big top'.
Second set started off with The Garden,Shine and Up All Night, accompanied by a cast of 50 circus performers & dancers flying on trapezes, & human
ferris wheels, leading into Wooden Boat & How Did it Come to This. At this point the boys left Gary who took to the Piano and sang a medley of Love ain't Here / Babe straight into The Circus whilst a tight rope walker performed over the crowd. Howard then sang What is Love which was haunting and breathtaking....where as they sang the boys went from ringmasters to clowns (including face painting) A change of tempo enthused which could only mean one thing,.... Do What You Like/It Only Takes a Minute/ Take That & Party... with the boys riding unicycles and Gary on a child's bike & stabilisers. More acrobats followed as the boys sung Said It All.........which launched into Never Forget accompanied by a tap dancing soldier and a marching toy band ( you needed to see it to believe it!)... audience participation reminiscent to Queen at the Live Aid gig, complete with hands raised in the air.(some of you may be too young to know what I'm talking about!) Patience followed which lead into a spectacular finale of Relight My Fire, complete with original diva Loleatta Holloway, giant inflatable ringmaster (with creepy holographic face) fire lit hula hoopers, and giant fire flames lighting the night sky.
The boys then came back to an Encore of Hold Up A Light... accompanied by the cast of dancers & performers including the elephant.......and just when you think it's all over .... Rule the World complete with firework finish over the top of Wembley Stadium.
This show was a shear masterpiece of theatrics, special effects, and amazing vocals from the boys, all credit to the performers and crew of 238.
If it wasn't already SOLD OUT...I would be going back for more...........




4 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

WOW you lucky thing, I'm gutted I never got round to getting tickets but your post almost made me feel like I was there!

I'm always popping up to Selfridges so meeting you for a coffee sounds great!

Victoria x

Debbie said...

WOW it looks amazing!!

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

Love the post, I was there too!!!
I agree, it was absolutely fantastic, I had a brilliant night and the boys really did themselves proud!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

I'm sooooooooooooo jealous. I really wanted to see them but couldn't get tickets. It sounds like it was absolutely fabulous, what an amazing concert to have been at. They are such a great bunch of boys, so down to earth. Lainy xxx

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Last Night I ran away to the Circus!.............

and it truly was the greatest show on earth!.... I joined 80,000 people at
the fantabulous Wembley Stadium to watch Take That.
I really wasn't sure what to expect and was a bit un-phased about going, but the Boy's pulled out all the stops and put on a spectacular event unlike any other concert that I or Wembley have ever seen.
The magic started when clowns appeared in the middle of the audience blowing bubbles and riding on a cart covered with balloons to a circular stage. As more mime artists appeared along with more balloons, the atmosphere became even more electric as Gary, Mark, Howard, & Jason appeared from amongst the balloons,Wembley went wild.... launching into Greatest Day... a fitting start to an amazing show.
Opening set then lead into Hello, Could it Be Magic (where Gary slotted into Robbie's shoes very well!)...this then went into Pray where the boys showed they hadn't lost there sexy dance moves. A Million Love Songs followed with breathtaking saxophone accompaniment, next up the final song in the segment Back for Good. As they stood centre stage, shoots of water suddenly appeared encapsulating them in a fountain. It looked stunning.The best was yet to come as they adorned circus ring master style jackets, up through the stage appeared a huge elephant which the boys rode to the main stage heavily disguised as a 'big top'.
Second set started off with The Garden,Shine and Up All Night, accompanied by a cast of 50 circus performers & dancers flying on trapezes, & human
ferris wheels, leading into Wooden Boat & How Did it Come to This. At this point the boys left Gary who took to the Piano and sang a medley of Love ain't Here / Babe straight into The Circus whilst a tight rope walker performed over the crowd. Howard then sang What is Love which was haunting and breathtaking....where as they sang the boys went from ringmasters to clowns (including face painting) A change of tempo enthused which could only mean one thing,.... Do What You Like/It Only Takes a Minute/ Take That & Party... with the boys riding unicycles and Gary on a child's bike & stabilisers. More acrobats followed as the boys sung Said It All.........which launched into Never Forget accompanied by a tap dancing soldier and a marching toy band ( you needed to see it to believe it!)... audience participation reminiscent to Queen at the Live Aid gig, complete with hands raised in the air.(some of you may be too young to know what I'm talking about!) Patience followed which lead into a spectacular finale of Relight My Fire, complete with original diva Loleatta Holloway, giant inflatable ringmaster (with creepy holographic face) fire lit hula hoopers, and giant fire flames lighting the night sky.
The boys then came back to an Encore of Hold Up A Light... accompanied by the cast of dancers & performers including the elephant.......and just when you think it's all over .... Rule the World complete with firework finish over the top of Wembley Stadium.
This show was a shear masterpiece of theatrics, special effects, and amazing vocals from the boys, all credit to the performers and crew of 238.
If it wasn't already SOLD OUT...I would be going back for more...........




4 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

WOW you lucky thing, I'm gutted I never got round to getting tickets but your post almost made me feel like I was there!

I'm always popping up to Selfridges so meeting you for a coffee sounds great!

Victoria x

Debbie said...

WOW it looks amazing!!

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

Love the post, I was there too!!!
I agree, it was absolutely fantastic, I had a brilliant night and the boys really did themselves proud!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

I'm sooooooooooooo jealous. I really wanted to see them but couldn't get tickets. It sounds like it was absolutely fabulous, what an amazing concert to have been at. They are such a great bunch of boys, so down to earth. Lainy xxx