Blue @ Rock City 13/10/2013

No one can deny their favourite tweenhood guilty pleasure boy band. And as you’ve probably guessed, yes, mine was Blue. I had the posters, mugs, t-shirts, just about everything a fan girl could want with a picture on. Everything except going to see them live, so I took full advantage of the chance to see them in their first show of the ‘Roulette’ tour 2013 in Nottingham, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

This is Blue’s first album tour since their 2004-2005 Greatest hits tour, and in quoting fellow boy band Take That, on stage, they hope to be “back for good” this time. It seems that their audience don’t want them to go anywhere after being sold out everywhere and the addition of tour dates!

They kicked off their show entering the stage in their naughty noughties ‘bad boy’ outfits, taking us back to 2001 playing such hits as All Rise, You Make Me Wanna and Bubblin before a quick costume change halfway through into their suave suits giving them chance to bring out their smooth side playing Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word and One Love along with debuting their new album singles Broken, Hurt Lovers and Break My Heart. They encored in their cool and casual outfits with Breathe Easy and then ending the show on an upbeat number, leaving the crowd still begging for more!

After such an intimate gig, with their lively fans building the atmosphere and the band giving an extremely energised performance with their coordinated dance moves all the way through, it’s safe to say, they’ve definitely still got it. Fantastic show boys, I certainly hope they are back for good!

by Emma Lisewski