Unfortunately, we then discovered that there were no seats left, and no way was Granny standing. I thought I was going to have to face the fact that I wouldn’t be going, but I realised that I knew a friend who knew a friend, and suddenly, I had tickets.
On the night my Dad kindly agreed to drop and collect us from the Marquee, and after collecting a very excited granny from her house we were underway. We arrived at the Marquee at 7.30, and we weren’t under any pressure to get a good place as we had seats.
This being my first trip to the Marquee, I didn’t really know what to expect. The tent itself was big and very spacious, but it held less people than I expected. After a trip to the food and drinks stands, we proceeded inside to find our seats. I found myself in a minority, with not many others being under 30, but that didn’t bother me.
Our seats had such a good view! We were directly in front of the stage, and in about the fifth row so we could see really well. By this time excitement was mounting, and the place was really filling up. At 8 O’clock the support act came on, which was a Corkman called Andrew McMahon who played an acoustic set on his guitar and was really good. He played a very memorable cover of “All of me” as well as a few of his own songs.
After Andrew Mc Mahon left the stage, the crowd were cheering for one thing; they wanted Imelda. At about nine O’clock, the cheers seemed to be getting louder and more excited and everyone was trying to see if she was coming onstage yet. Fast forward five minutes, and the band had taken their places, the lights were dimming and the music was starting. That only meant one thing- The show was beginning.
My favourites of her performances were Kentish Town Waltz and Little Pixie, the crowd just went absolutely silent and swayed and appreciated the songs. She rocked out completely to the faster, more rockabilly ones like Johnny Got A Boom Boom, Psycho, Tribal and it’s Good to be Alive. Another crowd favourite was Big Bad Handsome Man, which got a great reaction.
Have you been to any concerts this summer? Comment good or bad experiences below and I’ll be sure to reply.