Robbie

26 Apr

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We’re not big concert goers but when Robbie Williams comes to the Du Arena in Abu Dhabi you get tickets. Us and just about every other British ex-pat in the UAE. Mind you, when I mentioned we were going to see him at a recent coffee morning I got some very odd looks from the American contingent and “Robin Williams? I thought he died?” It seemed hard to believe to us Brits but they’d never heard of Robbie.
As for me, well, when he walked on stage last night I screamed like a teeny bopper (remember them?). This man is Mr Charisma and when he says Let Me Entertain You he means it. He had the audience in the palm of his hand from the first chorus, singing our hearts out. As he put it “Your a**es are mine for the next two hours”.
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What a show, what a performer. Yes, we had the hits and yes, there was a bit of swing but there was also the unexpected. This chameleon effortlessly swung from touching to raunchy (and sweary!) in a tribute to his young daughter and son and also brought his father on stage for a duet of Better Man. We all danced and sang with gusto for the entire performance before he returned for a stunning encore of, believe it or not, Bohemian Rhapsody as the original Queen video played on the screen behind him. The effect was stunning. This led smoothly into Angels, of course, a final chorus sung totally without backing, Robbie the only one left on stage. Unaccompanied, that is, except for the entire audience. He left us singing.
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2 Responses to “Robbie”

  1. Christine May 2, 2015 at 8:53 am #

    Sounds amazing, Cathy! WIsh I was there! Nobody sings ´Mr Bojangle´ better than he does (ok, and Sammy Davids Jr)

    • lamputts May 2, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      I think Robbie probably has the edge when it comes to looks, though, Christine 😉

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