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I have a confession to make today. If you have seen my music posts you will already know I am a huge punk rock / indie / emo fan. Pretty much everything about my look gives that away too. But I have a secret! Punk rock didn’t always have my heart, it was taken 25 years ago by a boyband. From just 10 years old I have loved Take That. When I say love I pretty much mean I obsess over. I’ve been to every tour (often more than once!), camped out for tour tickets in the days before Ticketmaster, I have every single, album, DVD (and video!) and book they have ever released. I even have the dolls….still in their original boxes of course *hides head in shame*. So of course I had to get tickets to the Take That Wonderland tour.
On Monday afternoon me and my friends set off excitedly up to Newcastle. Standing tickets and getting there early meant we had a great position close to the circular stage in the middle of the arena.
Take That Wonderland tour – support act
All Saints are supporting Take That on tour this time. They came out at around 7.30pm. I didn’t follow All Saints so wasn’t expecting much from them. They are good though! I knew more songs that I thought I would and found myself singing along.
Take That Wonderland Tour
At 8.30pm Take That finally came out and finally the Take That Wonderland tour was starting. After spotting a bit of a gap I couldn’t help leaving my friends and squeezing myself into it right at the very front. I had THE most amazing view and still can’t believe how close I was! Even though I’m a 35 year old mum now the second they set foot on stage I instantly revert back in to my 14 year old self again.
Take That are known for their huge stage productions and the Wonderland tour is just as good as all their previous tours. Whether you are a Take That fan or not it is amazing to watch. My mum often comments how much she used to enjoy the shows when she took me in the ’90s. I won’t give away any spoilers but as always there are lots of surprises during the show. The Wonderland dancers are absolutely stunning to watch (if you can tear your eyes away from Take That of course!)
Take That play a lot of the new Wonderland album and mix in the old fan favourites and the songs they couldn’t not perform now. Except they still haven’t put A Million Love Songs back into the setlist.
I won’t share the 2000+ photographs (of mainly Mark Owen) that may or may not be in my camera roll. But these are my favourites of the night.
Take That Wonderland Tour setlist
- Greatest Day
- Get Ready For It
- Underground Machine
- Relight My Fire
- Beautiful World
- Beautiful World
- How Deep Is Your Love
- New Day
- Back For Good
- It’s All For You
- The Flood
- These Days
- Never Forget
- Rule The World
If you get the chance to go along to the Take That Wonderland tour you absolutely must go! My only disappointment is that I am only going the once and that it’s all over now.
Do you still like the same bands you did as a teenager? Or do you have any secret guilty boyband crushes like me?