Stephen Chapman

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Kate

Last Wednesday Pete and I went to one of the Kate Bush shows in London. It had been a long time coming, 35 years to be precise. Pete was almost at bursting point from excitement – he is the number one fan.

I took the day off work and after dropping Zac off at Grandmas house, I drove to Westfield (the one in White City) where I met Pete and we looked around the shops before having a fantastic Mexican meal. We walked the mile or so to the Hammersmith Odeon, or whatever it’s called.

Hammersmith is not a nice place, but the venue itself has a big enough stage for the theatrics that followed the opening 6 songs which were performed normally. The crowd was white, middle class and middle age. I also didn’t realise that Kate had a gay following!

It was eclectic show with so much going on and some highly proficient performances. Considering Kate hasn’t sung live for many years her voice was surprisingly powerful.

There were some surreal moments in the show but overall it was an excellent night out. Not cheap, but how much should it be to see a legend?

The previous night had been a late one as I was “working” with clients in Cambridge so I was completely exhausted by the time we got home at 1am. And then up and out early(ish) the next day – more to follow.

No photography was allowed in the venue during the show so this is all you’ll get…

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3 comments on “Kate

  1. Raybeard
    September 9, 2014

    Short and succinct, Stephen, but the essential is that it’s what I hoped it would turn out to be for you – a high-quality, valued experience, and certainly one you’re not going to forget – ever.

    (The only time I went to that theatre was to see Erasure in their ‘Abba-esque’ show. Early 90s, I think.)

  2. sfchapman
    September 9, 2014

    It’s probably a bit nicer now, but not much!

  3. blueberriejournal
    September 20, 2014

    What a great event. I’d love to see that, too…

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