McFly returned to a sold out Southampton Guildhall last night with a performance that saw a couple of thousand screaming girls do their best to damage my ears. Luckily for me, I had earplugs. Many fans had been camped outside for over a day before the gig to guarantee themselves a place near the front to see their heroes who now boast a couple of reality TV stars in Jungle winner Dougie Poynter and Strictly champ Harry Judd. But despite their on-screen successes, they are clearly loving being out on the road again.
The Keep Calm and Play Loudertour visit saw a professional, polished performance of over 90 minutes with a mix of ‘classics’ from their 6 albums from their 9 year career. It would be easy for me to slate the band for their cheesy pop singalongs, but it would be unfair on them – it’s what they do, and they clearly do it well.
All the hits (I think) were there, including Obviously, It’s All About You and Five Colours In Her Hair. They often turned in to medleys and even mixed in Bon Jovi’s Living On A Prayer and Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
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