And so it was decided, that
as all our birthdays were close together (December/January)
that Craig would buy us all tickets for a concert. He
wanted to go see Sophie-Ellis Bextor, and seeing as none
of us could come up with a better concert, we decided
to accept his kind offer!
I always enjoy knowing that I am going to
see a concert several months later, as it gives you a
night out to remember and plan.
Craig set out from Dundee, and I joined him on the bus when
it reached Stirling, and we got Carl at Buchanan Bus Station
and went to Queen Street Station where we found Barry (Craig's
brother). We had time for some dinner, then got a taxi to
Wasn't sure what to expect from the Concert, but I had
bought her album a few weeks previous, and liked most
of the tracks (Groovejet is one of my all time favourite
The show started with the support group "Auburne"
who played a 4 song set and were average, but everyone
was just waiting for Sophie to appear!
The Concert was sponsered by Rimmel (make up manufacturer)!
Craig bought a video, T-Shirt and Mug! Tonight was the
last show of her long tour, and she had last played in
the Clyde Auditorium when she was a singer with THE AUDIENCE
many years ago.
What an entrance! You could see her silhouette through
the curtain, and then the music got louder and she burst
We were seated in the centre of the auditorium so we
got a great view, apart from when a complete muppet decided
to stand up and dance waving his arms in the air right
in front of us. When someone else told him to sit down,
he swore at them. Security didn't seem to mind people
taking photographs, and I was even able to take some movies
of the concert, including her stunning entrance and some
of the dazzling light show.
Highlight of the show was of course GROOVEJET, and I
did enjoy her weird way of dancing, which was like a forwards
moonwalk! I have listened to her album all the time since
returning from the Concert, and it brings back memories
of a fantastic concert.