Claire Burgess’s Blog

I’m Going to Join The Circus

Posted in Claire Burgess, Fun, Live Music, Manchester UK, Music by Claire Burgess on July 22, 2009

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Take That’s Circus Tour in Manchester at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. I can’t tell you how amazing it was. I have been a Take That fan for as long as I can remember. Back in the day I used to write Gary Barlow love poems and post them through his gate. He only lived around the corner (I’m not ashamed!) I was also part of a Key 103 Radio documentary that would encourage the band to re-form after a 10year break. I have been to see them countless times and even fainted twice at their last stadium gig in Manchester.

This gig didn’t disappoint. It had it all, an elephant, clowns, unicycles men on stilts, fire, balloons and even man made rain! It was the perfect summers day for two twin sisters to go and see their favourite band. It was more than a gig…it was a full on extravaganza. With 2 support acts in Gary Go and The Script plus two hours of Take That I would have been happy to pay my money twice over. Now I just can’t wait for the next tour! Sorry if you missed it…

Take That on their elephant

Take That on their elephant

Me catching some sun before the show starts

Me catching some sun before the show starts

The 'Cloud Man" on stilts who gave out balloons

The 'Cloud Man" on stilts who gave out balloons

The Balloons float away at the start of the show

The Balloons float away at the start of the show

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The Brit Awards 2009

Posted in Claire Burgess, Live Music, London, Music, Travel, TV by Claire Burgess on February 16, 2009

I’m very VERY excited! On Wednesday I will be going to The Brit Awards. I don’t care how un-cool some people think they are…I can’t wait. I have always wanted to go and this year I can’t quite believe I will be there! the-brits

The awards take place at Earls Court in London and are going out on ITV1 Live from 8pm presented by Gavin and Stacey’s Matthew Horne and James Corden as well as Kylie. It’s going to be so much better now they’re live, than it used to be when they were pre-recorded and broadcast the next day. I’m looking forward to seeing the live performances from Take That, U2, Kings of Leon and the Pet Shop Boys who have won the Outstanding Contribution to Music category. To see who else I will be rubbing shoulders with (and who else is performing and nominated) click here. I will let you know how I get on.

UPDATE: It was fantastic! Full on Red carpet action. Lots of great music and a very sore head by the next morning when I had to mission my way back to Birmingham.