Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rod Stewart - Friday 20th September - O2 Arena, London

H'mm - not a great start to the evening. We'd taken a flyer earlier on in the day and purchased 2 below face value tickets from one of those "authorised secondary ticket sites" - you know the sort I mean. All comes with a guarantee and you print your own ticket etc. all good and feeling quite pleased with things until we get to the gate. Tickets rejected! No definitive reason given, but probably sold multiple times and used by someone else. This had happened to "loads of tickets" that night according to the gate.

With the company representative missing, we faffed around for quite a while before 'sourcing alternative tickets' for ourselves. This meant we had missed a good 40 minutes of the set, but at least we were in eventually to see just over an hour. And what a good 70 mins or so it was - Rod's voice sounded good, the setlist was pure sing-a-long and I think everyone would have left having enjoyed the show.

PostScript: ticket money refunded without question, however no explanation given. Any of the readers have good or bad experiences with these secondary ticket resellers - not the likes of ebay, but the semi-official authorised ones?

Setlist
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
You Wear It Well
Tonight's the Night
Havin' a Party
Rhythm of My Heart
Chain of Fools 
Forever Young
The First Cut Is the Deepest 
Have I Told You Lately
I Don't Want to Talk About It 
Brighton Beach
Can't Stop Me Now
She Makes Me Happy
Maggie May
I'd Rather Go Blind
Soul Man  (Sung by backup singers; sung as "Soul Girl") 
You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
Sailing
Hot Legs
Baby Jane
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Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

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