I had been lucky enough to get a ticket to see Robbie Williams as a birthday present from my Mum. By myself, which I don’t mind doing (though it is always better with a friend).
I had only just discovered Lawson about a month ago (via a Youtube interview) and was THRILLED when I found that had just arrived in Perth as the support act for Robbie Williams. To be honest as just as excited to see them perform, as I was to see Robbie. And they did not dissapoint. I sang along and took plenty of video and photos. And felt so sorry for all the people not yet inside to listen to them.
Then they announced you get their CD signed. Of course, I had buy one, even though I already had all their music. I got to chat with Andy (lead singer) who was surprised I already knew who they were before this concert. It was such a step out of my comfort zone to do this but the guys were so nice and friendly (in the few brief minutes I got to chat with them while they signed my CD.
As I was leaving I was telling Andy that I had been just as excited to see them perform as I was Robbie and he told me “don’t tell Robbie” :-).
I was on such a high after meeting them, but the night just kept on getting better. And Robbie was truly an awesome performer. Last time I’d seen him (about 10 years ago) we were SOOOO far from the stage.
He had Lawson back on stage to perform a few songs with him. And I loved how much support he gave to the band (here and on social media).
It was such a wonderful and special night. I slipped out during the last song and beat the rush back to and out of the carpark :-).
Athena, Christy and myself were very excited to be seeing The Wombats in concert. We all paid for our own tickets, so it was a concert we all wanted to attend (in other words, I wasn’t just doing Mum duty this time :-)).
The support band Circa Waves were awesome. Best support band I have ever seen. Purchased their album the next day. And really hope I get to see them headlining their own gig one day.
Of course, the band we’d come to see was pretty amazing as well. We sung along to all the songs and had a really great night.
I really enjoy concerts at the Hordern Pavillion as (since I have no desire to be in the most pit) I can sit (in comfort) pretty close to the stage and get a great view. And even better photos and video (when I zoom in).
If you’d like to see more of my whole day, or just the concert, be sure to watch the vlog:
Even though I’ve been unwell for over a month now, I was lucky enough to be feeling good on the night of the Bruce Springsteen concert. It had looked like I might not even going this time around (scalpers bought LOTS of the good tickets) but just 3 weeks ago I was able to pick up some newly released rear view seats. It was with much excitement that I picked up the girls – Mel and Jodi – and we headed up to Sydney.
It was so much better sharing this experience with friends, instead of alone like last year.
We had some dinner and took our rear facing seats, which we were really happy with. Look how close we were?
Pretty soon after we arrived, Bruce and the E Street Band took to the stage and we were treated to the most awesome night.
We were also treated to some visit from Bruce and the band.
There was a mixture of old and new music, and my current fav, Ghost of Tom Joad with Tom Morello.
Such an amazing and special night. It’s the 5th time I’ve seen him in concert and every time I’ve been in awe. I honestly don’t know how it does it! I just hope we get another concert next year…he’s already mentioned next time :-).
You can also see my vlog of the day, including concert footage here…