I never get bored watching these guys perform. And after the performance at the Lemon Tree, I don't think I ever will.
Met up with Pauline and Louise for a wee drink before the gig, and when we wandered into the Lemon Tree, back of 8, there were people there, but loads of space in front of the stage. We'd found our place to stand! My hubby, not being the biggest of Hue and Cry fans, found someone from his work to speak with, so that saved him being bored to tears listening to 3 enthusiasts going on and on and on as to how wonderful Hue and Cry are!
We were totally unprepared for the 'support act'. But I have to say that they were by far the best support act I've ever seen. Even knew quite a few of their songs. OK, there was not really a support act, they didn't turn up, so we were treated to a bit more of Pat & Greg. Thankfully, that ensured that the crowd did not have to listen to my warblings, as Pauline was determined that I was going to be the support ;)
Anyway, the music was, as normal, fantastic. Listening to classics like Ordinary Angel, Labour of Love and Looking for Linda, through to the newer material of Stumble Through The Dance and Fireball. Apologies, I'm crap at remembering everything, but I know someone who's got the set list......
After their show in Ayr the previous night, Ae Fond Kiss and Green Grow The Rashes 'O went down a treat, and a very brave move from the boys, a fantastic performance of Mother Glasgow. I've been trying to think if I've ever seen them sing that live (having never seeing a Glasgow gig), and tbh, I think last night was the first time. It's a song I love and it did go down well with the audience.
The renditions of Crazy in Love, Tracks Of My Tears and Paulo Nutinis' Last Request also went down a treat.
And the night ended on a high note when the boys appeared after the gig, and photos, chat and autographs were a must. Two really nice guys, well they had to be to put up with me and Pauline ;)
So all in all, I've been spoiled this past 6 months, seeing them live twice in Aberdeen. Two very different gigs, but both amazing. So please come back to Aberdeen again soon boys.