Monday, 1 October 2012

George.. you were worth waiting for!

Saturday saw myself & a couple of friends head into London for a little retail therapy, some Lunch and an evening of entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall courtesy of Mr George Michael
This was a re-scheduled date from last October which was cancelled due to George being unwell, now likely to have been the start of his battle with pneumonia.
After a lovely afternoon (separate post to follow) the Albert hall beckoned. As previously blogged I am a huge fan of the Albert Hall, it is one of my favourite venues. Having seen George's Symphonica show in Verona last year I was intrigued to see how much had changed from then to now, post George's illness, but knew it would fit beautifully in this environment. Before we had got to our seats I had celeb spotted, with Bryan Adams being whisked past me in the corridor and then looking effortlessly cool.
With seats in the stalls our view was fantastic and although not in touching distance of George we were very close.... the stage looked sumptuous draped in crimson velvet and as the lights dimmed Georges vocals filled the auditorium with Through and backlit the curtains in a huge silhouette.

As the curtain fell the noise was tremendous.... it seemed that there was a very excited audience in the Albert Hall.... with noise levels that could lift the roof. George looked well and effortlessly stylish in black trousers, purple jacket & black tie, complete with signature glasses. He apologised for being a year late, and explained that the gig was starting a little late as he had,had to put out a small fire backstage before starting! He appeared relaxed and very excited to be on home turf in London.

1st Act
Through
My Baby just Cares for me
Let her Down easy

Intermission
2nd half started with a costume change from George, now dressed head to toe in black, looking chic, stylish and very slim.

2nd Act

Waiting for that Day
John & Elvis are dead
Roxanne
True Faith
Praying for Time

Encore

Encore 2


The orchestra were outstanding and the backdrop light show complimented the diverse range of songs... the Dita Von Tesse burlesque show was a huge hit with the men in the audience!

This was the best concert that I have seen of George's and surpassed all of our expectations.He crooned, and we swooned. He showcased across a wide range of songs what an incredibly talented artist he still is. It seemed the London's home boy had staged his best show far and had rattled Albert's royal rafters to the roof! George appeared happy, relaxed and having a ball.

It was therefore some surprise to pick up the shock announcement from George that he had cancelled his Australian leg of his tour due to major anxiety. It seems that George had been warned of this from his doctors post his near death trauma and will now seek professional help to overcome this.... what this does show is what an absolute professional and showman George is and wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.


All highlights will link to other pages or video links....Thanks to all for the Youtube links....

2 comments:

Diane said...

We saw him in Sheffield - he was so worth waiting for. It was a totally fabulous evening.
PS - we both know Michela! xxx

Diane said...

We saw him in Sheffield - he was so worth waiting for. It was a totally fabulous evening.
PS - we both know Michela! xxx

Monday, 1 October 2012

George.. you were worth waiting for!

Saturday saw myself & a couple of friends head into London for a little retail therapy, some Lunch and an evening of entertainment at the Royal Albert Hall courtesy of Mr George Michael
This was a re-scheduled date from last October which was cancelled due to George being unwell, now likely to have been the start of his battle with pneumonia.
After a lovely afternoon (separate post to follow) the Albert hall beckoned. As previously blogged I am a huge fan of the Albert Hall, it is one of my favourite venues. Having seen George's Symphonica show in Verona last year I was intrigued to see how much had changed from then to now, post George's illness, but knew it would fit beautifully in this environment. Before we had got to our seats I had celeb spotted, with Bryan Adams being whisked past me in the corridor and then looking effortlessly cool.
With seats in the stalls our view was fantastic and although not in touching distance of George we were very close.... the stage looked sumptuous draped in crimson velvet and as the lights dimmed Georges vocals filled the auditorium with Through and backlit the curtains in a huge silhouette.

As the curtain fell the noise was tremendous.... it seemed that there was a very excited audience in the Albert Hall.... with noise levels that could lift the roof. George looked well and effortlessly stylish in black trousers, purple jacket & black tie, complete with signature glasses. He apologised for being a year late, and explained that the gig was starting a little late as he had,had to put out a small fire backstage before starting! He appeared relaxed and very excited to be on home turf in London.

1st Act
Through
My Baby just Cares for me
Let her Down easy

Intermission
2nd half started with a costume change from George, now dressed head to toe in black, looking chic, stylish and very slim.

2nd Act

Waiting for that Day
John & Elvis are dead
Roxanne
True Faith
Praying for Time

Encore

Encore 2


The orchestra were outstanding and the backdrop light show complimented the diverse range of songs... the Dita Von Tesse burlesque show was a huge hit with the men in the audience!

This was the best concert that I have seen of George's and surpassed all of our expectations.He crooned, and we swooned. He showcased across a wide range of songs what an incredibly talented artist he still is. It seemed the London's home boy had staged his best show far and had rattled Albert's royal rafters to the roof! George appeared happy, relaxed and having a ball.

It was therefore some surprise to pick up the shock announcement from George that he had cancelled his Australian leg of his tour due to major anxiety. It seems that George had been warned of this from his doctors post his near death trauma and will now seek professional help to overcome this.... what this does show is what an absolute professional and showman George is and wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.


All highlights will link to other pages or video links....Thanks to all for the Youtube links....

2 comments:

Diane said...

We saw him in Sheffield - he was so worth waiting for. It was a totally fabulous evening.
PS - we both know Michela! xxx

Diane said...

We saw him in Sheffield - he was so worth waiting for. It was a totally fabulous evening.
PS - we both know Michela! xxx