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29 October 2010 @ 11:20 pm
Detailed Report of John Barrowman in concert, Cardiff International Arena, October 16th, 2010  
This is my report for the John Barrowman concert in Cardiff. For the past days I have been writing and watching all kind of videos, trying to catch every single detail, for all of you that could not see John live at a concert, and as a memory for those that did. Please sit down, relax, have a nice read and click onto everything that looks like a link, there are videos behind which will take you into the hall, as if you had been there with us! Since this report is rather long I will break it into three parts – please let me know once you all are through and ready for the conclusion!

First – if you want to see some really great pictures of the London concert by kurthummel, go here You won’t find any better than that. That being out of the way – let’s start!



After we had taken our seats my friend suddenly asked: “Aren’t that John’s Mum and Dad over there?” And right, there they were, right in front of us, and because some other people had spotted them as well, they were doing some pictures with fans.



They could make some money with this, getting quite famous themselves! LOL They had their seats just two rows before us. I hadn’t spoiled myself in any way but I was pretty sure that they would join John on stage for a song later that evening, I really loved their dancing at the DVD from the last concert tour.



It already was a few minutes after seven-thirty, the musicians had gone to their places and tuned their instruments for a last time, and then the show for which he had waited half a year finally started. I lost and won a bet with myself. Ever since first listening to “When I get my name in lights” (this video is from Southend) on the recent album, I wondered how this would be live on stage (and hoped for a “John Barrowman” sign in lights) and so I did a bet with myself whether or not this would be the first song. Well, it was, although not live. In the beginning on the screen there was something like an old TV and they showed some pictures of John and his career from his first steps onto the musical stage till today and throughout it all this song was playing. One of the pictures was of John in the kilt, showing his bare behind to the audience, which of course yelled. It wouldn’t be the last time this evening. Then the band started their instruments and the 4 dancers – Jenny, Kate, James & Jamie, also called The J4, were first, the girls wore blue glittery dresses and the boys shiny suits.

First we only could hear John, but didn’t see him yet. Then he entered the stage in a blue suit with some sparkle and with his first song “Let’s Get The Party Started”.



When there is the word “ass” in the lyrics all five of them turned and wriggled exactly that at us which of course provoked another squee. And John held what he promised with this song – the whole concert was a big party with some emotional songs thrown in for good measure. The next song was "You To Me Are Everything”. The guys had taken off their shiny jackets. And all five of them were swinging their hips very nicely. And yes, I did find a video on youtube from Cardiff, but it is so bad quality that I don’t want to bother you with it. If you want to see John’s swinging hips you’ll find a whole list of videos at the end of the entry.



I’m not exactly sure, but somewhere in between John must have had his welcome speech to us, he wondered: “Where have you all come from!” (and everyone shouted their country at once LOL) and he also said that this concert was a special one for him, with Cardiff now being his home city and all. He really was surprised to see the hall so full, and I just read in his book that last year there were about 2,500 people, so with about 5,000 we doubled it this time. No wonder he was so emotional. He even tried some Welsh words to which the audience responded with wolf whistles. And one of his musicians – Ryan - also comes from Cardiff and his parents were in the audience this evening. John then went to him and said he should open his shirt a bit more, and took matters into his own hands, showing us quite a nice chest underneath. For the rest of the evening Ryan did not dare to button up again ;) Well, we girls didn’t complain.



John also pointed out that between all those male musicians there was one woman with the bass guitar. “She is here to keep the lesbians happy – and the men!” Well, my brother certainly was more than happy.



John then showed some pictures from the set of "Desperate Housewives" where he recently had played the role of Patrick Logan.



And he told us about the house of Bree who is selling potatoes at the moment in an advertisement (which we saw the next evening live in TV) and John also threw back his hair like Eva Longoria who advertises L’oréal. And after watching the video for the umpteenth time I finally realize why I didn’t get the joke in the hall – he is mixing up the names of Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross! The latter is the one selling potatoes and does need to speak to her manager, as John suggests ;)

Anyway, the house of Bree is actually the set’s toilets, “four men’s loos and four women’s loos” and he said we should think whenever we see her house on TV “that everybody dumps in her house”. When John was on set Eva did introduce him and his family to her favourite restaurant in Las Vegas, and John wanted to bring a bit Las Vegas feeling to the show. So he sang the song "Viva Las Vegas" . He got joined by the girls who wore many feathers on their costume – and not much else ;)





I must say I think the music was a tad too loud. Hurting in the ears loud, actually. So I was happy when my ears got a break with the first ballad of the evening. The story John told before it went like this: When he was a young his parents would own this huge music machine where you played records and tapes, and he would go to the record shop, with his coat on, and buy background tapes. Then he went home, hiding them under his coat, sneaking by his mom, bringing the tapes to his room and waiting till nobody was at home. Then he would put the tape in the machine, and sing his heart out. He would do all the emotions, ending up in tears – and one time he turned around and his mother was standing in the door. “She should have known then!” This video is not from Cardiff, but it has John telling the story and I got very emotional listening to it, actually, because I had to think that his dream came true: Story about singing secretly at home from Bournemouth

The song which he was singing at the time was “Don’t Cry Out Loud”. Another ballad followed right away, a very nice song: "Unusual Way" . He sat down on a bar stool for it. What a voice *sigh*

John talked about his childhood heroes – Batman, Superman, and the like. With every name mentioned we squeed. He showed a picture of himself in the Spiderman costume and on the stage he “threw” out some spinning threads. One day after dinner his nieces and nephews asked uncle John – “after uncle John had had two Vodca Tonics” – whether they could play super heroes and John said: “Yes, let me get my costume!” and he eagerly ran off the stage LOL After he came back and the laughter had died down he added: “And later that evening Scott was entangled in Spideys little web…” This isn’t from Cardiff, but if you want to see this story acted out go here: Spiderman-story at Bournemouth

And he said he always wanted his two favourite super heroes hooking up but it never was gonna happen – until tonight. So he sang the songs of "Spiderman" and "Wonder Woman" ”with a special JB twist“ and one dancer came in a Spiderman costume and John did copy some of his dancing steps, including one very high jump. Which didn’t look as smooth on John as it did on the dancer, and he pulled a face as if he had strained a muscle, but knowing his “Anything you can do” video I know what an actor he is ;) Then the second dancer in Spiderman costume joined them! So we had two Spidermans on stage! Isn’t that like with the Highlander – there can only be one? On stage the two Spidermans had a little run-in about who is the better one, which was very funny to watch. And then they got joined by the two girls – in Wonder Woman costumes. They soon threw their capes away, though. So the few guys in the audience also had something to look at ;)



In the end the girls won and put a rope around the two Spidermans with John in the middle, who then got punched and fell to the ground, struggling to get out. John complained “Get off me! I said it was a dream, not a phantasy!” LOL He then complimented one Spiderman that he looked mighty fine. After this one had left the stage John turned to the other and asked: „What the hell have you done to your costume?“ The guy replied: „Just trying to do something good for the people of Cardiff.“ – „But be careful walking off, because you’re chewing that costume, and I don’t mean with your mouth either. … I wondered where all our bananas were going.“

John showed a picture of his first musical in high school, “Hello Dolly”, he was about 15 years old. And next came a picture of him in his "...white polyester pants in a hundred and twenty degree heat and let me tell you, don’t ever wear polyester in weather that warm because you sweat in places you never knew you could sweat" and everybody who read his first book “Anything goes” knows which story is coming now – if not, just click on the link above where he tells about it – no, he acts it out in all detail. He ended with “I often wondered till this day if that couple ever read my book” and that the front row was looking very nervous at the moment. “And I had Brussels sprouts for dinner!” I think the prank with the laxative that was played on him back then was a bit too harsh, but he still seems to find the story funny.

He also showed a picture of himself as a matador for the musical of the same name, and he went to Spain to learn some moves of a bull fighter. “And they put me in the ring in that outfit after a bunch training. I was so nervous and they said they’re gonna let the bull come out and I was like …” (John did a very unmanly squeak ;) ) “They opened up the doors and it was a man in a wheel barrel with horns on it” but John still ran away.

Next step in his career was “Sunset Boulevard”. “I was introduced to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, otherwise known as Drew or Andy”. Next came a picture of “Beauty and the Beast” – and John was the Beast. “Those are my own abs”, he said. “Six-pack abs. And I have a comb-over. – Oh what? You lour at a comb-over, but I shit on someone and you laugh?!?“

So, when he did his most recent album, he wanted to put on a song that would reflect his twenty years in the business, and so he chose “Memory” because “I believe when you finish something – a show, it’s not the end, because there’s a new day beginning, a new day will dawn, you know something else will come around the corner!”. All these transcriptions I got from the video above, which is a rather long one. Thank you very much, TheOutaSpaceMushroom!

Now John introduced us to Jodie Prenger, who had won one of the talent shows called “I’d do anything” and has become a friend of John since. She sang two songs, “Cry Me A River” and "Mambo Italiana" but I won’t go too much into that, this report is long enough as it is. She has a very nice voice too, though.



For the second song she got joined by the dancers who wore black pants and black shirts and danced quite some nice mambo. I thought that the pockets of the pants looked weird, though. The pants were very tight and the pockets stood up on a weird angle. I think it would have been better to have pants without pockets at all. Not that they had any usage for them while being on stage. Should they maybe get out a handkerchief when they needed to sneeze? LOL

John came back to the stage now, with a little dog bag. He told us the story how Jodie had make him laugh at her first audition because she said that her shoes were killing her and they had only cost five pounds. In the little dog bag there were said shoes (and no dog, otherwise John wouldn’t have swirled it around that much). He also knelt in front of Jodie while talking. Then he talked about his nieces and nephews again who one day asked whether he could not sing something more – modern? Something more – cool? One of their favourite songs is "Fireflies" , and it has become a favourite of John now, too. All four dancers were on stage with him, wearing white pants and t-shirts. I really like it when John is making some moves which are in synchronisation with his background dancers. He does it so effortlessly, as if he just at this moment decides to join them, but of course every step is rehearsed several times.



I don’t think there was an introduction to the next song, "Don't Rain On My Parade just followed suit. All four dancers joined him, wearing black. The guys in black suits and the girls looked rather fashionable as well. At the end they did one of those rows usually only done by girls – where they stand with linked arms and throw up the legs in synchronisation. No idea what the English word for this is? Girlrow? Anyway, John did make a mistake at one point, lifted the wrong leg and Jenny was laughing at him. You can see it at 2:04 in the video.



Somehow it was clear to me that after this highlight there would be the break, and so it was, John left the stage after a last wave to us, but they showed pictures of him and the family during the interval. I used the break for a quick dash to the toilets – sitting in the stalls really helps, the line quickly became much longer! Then I joined another line for some Hot Dog, but right before it was my turn they sold out. Bummer. I went back to my place and got informed by my friend that Scott (John’s partner) just had been there as well and already had done pictures with fans. Double bummer. That would have been a picture I really would have liked to have.

Since John made a break, I want to give you one too - please come back for the next half, when it's time again for: John Barrowman in concert!


on to Part 2:


 
 
 
pirate_moose: Pretty please?pirate_moose on October 29th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Wow! A really great and detailed report! Sounds like you had a great time! I can't wait to read the next bit! :D x
Antjedieastra on October 29th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Welcome first reader! You don't think it's too long? I wasn't sure whether to break it into two or three parts. Somehow I never can do short. Did you take the time to watch all the videos? They are really worth it. Some are an amazingly quality. Can't wait for the DVD!
pirate_moose: The hills are alive...pirate_moose on October 30th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
No, long is good! :) I haven't got round to watching all the videos yet, but will do shortly! I noticed that the DVD is available to preorder on Amazon - that went straight onto the wish list! :)
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Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! You're welcome. I really do this for people like you.
Too bad that John singing in Chicago for Torchsong didn't work out. I bet a lot of people from the US would have liked to see him there. Hope you will get another opportunity!
Until that, the DVD might be the next best thing. Although I heard that some of his stories were shorter in London, we got the full version.
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DarkElf: Bacall-Slimlothithil on October 30th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Great report! I'm looking forward to more :D

He's dreamy! I love his voice *melts*
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
Yeah, what a voice. I really wish somebody had told me some years ag LOL I first had seen captain Jack in "Doctor Who", but only last year I randomly followed a link to youtube and was absolutely blown away by his versatility. I'm sure you know all the videos that lovely UK fans upload for the rest of us to see? He's a very busy guy!

And don't you also think, that in some ways he is like RDA - down to Earth, honest, appreciative of his fans, wanting to have fun on set...
footprint_23: JB RAHfootprint_23 on October 30th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
What a great report, thanks for taking the time to write it up. I'm eagrly awaiting the next part
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Greetings from Germany to New Zealand! Thank you, and you're welcome. I am happy if I can make other people happy with it. I guess I will upload the next part next weekend.
fry_addict: Jack Irresistablefry_addict on October 30th, 2010 07:02 am (UTC)
*jetzt endlich mal wieder zum Antworten kommt* hab das ganze ja schon in der Mail gelesen - klasse! - aber mit den dazu passenden Bildern ist das gleich noch mal doppelt so gut. Ein wirklich klasse Bericht. Nur noch 2 Wochen bis zur DVD *seufz*
Mit 5000 Leuten muss die alle dann auch ziemlich ausverkauft gewesen sein, oder?
Ich find's ja irgendwie "niedlich", dass die Hot Dogs ausverkauft waren. Ernsthaft? Für wie viele Leute hatten die denn eingekauft? *gg*

Und zum letzten Foto: die CIA hat ein Box Office? Coooool *lol*
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Die Bilder sind alle von Giotto, meine taugen nichts. Die Gitarristen hab ich aus Totalaufnahmen ausgeschnitten, sieht aber ganz gut aus, nicht?

Ich bin mir mit der Halle irgendwie auch noch nicht im Klaren. Ich dachte, ich hätte vorher was gelesen, dass 7500 reinpassen und dachte noch, die hinten sehen doch gar nichts. Hatte sie mir eher langgestreckt vorgestellt, wie eine Sporthalle.
Drin kam sie mir eher klein und quadratisch vor. Sah aber auf jeden Fall voll aus. Ob die das nach Bedarf anpassen können? Denn wenn man hier guckt http://i34.tinypic.com/2zyiedf.jpg , dann sind da drei Blöcke im Parkett, also eher langgestreckt, aber wenn man hier auf den Sitzplan guckt http://www.ticketline.co.uk/images/ticketline/seatingplan/cardiff-international-arena-default_lrg.gif, dann sieht das ganz anders aus! Das Bild oben im Bericht von der Halle innnen hab ich gemacht, von unserem Sitz (Reihe 11) aus nach hinten. Das sieht doch nicht sehr groß aus, nicht? Vielleicht haben sie ja ne verschiebliche Wand?

Echt mal, ich hatte mich so auf mein Hot Dog gefreut. Mein Bruder hatte vorm Konzert schon kein Glück, weil die Schinken-Paninis aus waren. Die hatten sich völlig verkalkuliert. War für mich ja auch neu, dass man Essen und Getränke mit an den Platz nehmen kann ;)

Ach, jetzt weiß ich endlich, wo ich das mit dem Box Office gelesen habe! Das Foto entstand einen Tag eher, als wir da zufällig lang kamen. Am nächste Tag suchte ich und fand das Schild nicht, da standen die ganzen Trucks davor und es war abgesperrt. Wir sind dann ganz normal beim Eingang rein, die Kasse war im Vorraum.

Jetzt bin ich mir aber nicht ganz sicher, warum Du das cool findest? Meinst Du, wenn man direkt da anruft, kommt man besser, als über diese Veranstaltungsseiten zu buchen?
fry_addict on October 30th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
"Jetzt bin ich mir aber nicht ganz sicher, warum Du das cool findest?"

Nur in Verbindung mit der Abkürzung - weil ich bei "CIA" mit Sicherheit nicht zu erst an ne Arena in Cardiff denke.
Mein Gedanke ging eher in die Richtung, was man bei der CIA wohl bestellen könnte - Spione und Abhöranlagen? ;D
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Aaaaaah *Licht aufgeh und von der Leitung steig*
Ja, das war bei der Sightseeing Bustour auch immer lustig, wenn die Dame verkündete, hier ist die CIA - das hat die mit Absicht gemacht ;)
beth888beth888 on October 30th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Great report!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write it up.
Reports about John can never be too long lol :-)
Can't wait to read the next part.

Beth
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
I agree, I also like to read long reports, but not everyone has the time to do so, with family and stuff.
You're welcome, a little reward for the report you wrote back in June. Did you get my advice about replying to everyone individually? You need to click the "reply" button under each comment post and answer the person there. Each one individually.
halie889halie889 on October 30th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
Wow, das hast dir aber ganz schön was vond er Seele geschrieben. Und ja es ist wirklich zu komisch das, daß essen alle war. Ich glaube die leute in London waren an der Toilette mehr interessiert als am Essen und trinken ;D

Ich finde den Bericht cool, auch die Photos. Ich liebe sowas, weil ich war ja in London in der RAH.

Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
Wie ich hörte, haben wohl einige der Sachen, die ich beschreibe, in London gefehlt - vielleicht musste er sich für die DVD kurz fassen? Es wird interessant sein für mich zu sehen, was gleich ist und was verschieden. Kann es kaum erwarten, bis die DVD kommt.

Freut mich, dass Dir mein Bericht gefällt! Danke fürs Feedback.
halie889halie889 on October 31st, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
*lol* Das kann ich Dir noch garnicht mal sagen. Weil ich wirklich so platt war von den vielen Eindrücken und natürlich von Ihm. Gott, der süß. Das ich das echt nicht weiß. Aber wenn er einiges weg gelassen hat, wie lange war das concert dann bei euch? unseres ging 3 std. mit Pause.
mel04xx on October 30th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Danke für den Bericht!!!!!
Du meine Güte, ich war gerade wieder in Cardiff :-))
Vielen Dank für den Report! Kann´s kaum erwarten weiterzulesen. Du lässt mich wirklich alles nochmal erleben, gerade auch mit den Links.
Lass Dir ruhig Zeit mit der Fortsetzung, solange sie wieder so ausführlich ausfällt wie Dein erster Teil.
Hach, ich schwelge wieder in Erinnerungen (als ob ich das nicht schon seit dem 16.10. permanent täte) *seufz*

Du Glückliche bist schon früher auf John aufmerksam geworden, bei mir kam das erst mit Torchwood (die Doctor Who-Ausstrahlungen sind irgendwie an mir vorbeigegangen). Und als ich das Internet das erste mal wg. John bemüht habe, war seine erste Tour gerade rum. :-(


Liebe Grüße! Und danke nochmal für Deine Mühe. Dein Bericht ist echt klasse!
Antjedieastra on October 30th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Danke für den Bericht!!!!!
Na, so nach Cardiff zu reisen, ist natürlich billiger ;) Aber trotzdem nicht dasselbe.
Ich schwebe auch immer noch. Ohne die Videos hätte ich bestimmt vieles vergessen, aber so kommen Erinnerungen hoch.

Mir hatte vor vielen Jahren mal eine Freundin ein paar Folgen von der ersten neuen Dr. Who Staffel gezeigt, das war noch lange bevor es im deutschen Fernsehen kam. Da sie Slasherin ist, wurde auch Captain Jack Harkness vorgestellt. Nur dass der auch singt, das hat mir keiner verraten, das hab ich erst letztes Jahr September rausgefunden. Zu spät, um noch zu "La Cage Aux Folles" zu fahren, und die Tour war da auch schon lange vorbei. Als ich das Internet das erste Mal wege ihm bemühte, saß ich bis nachts um vier, weil dauernd neue Videos auftauchten und ich mich nicht trennen konnte ;)

Gern geschehen, der nächste Teil vom Bericht ist auch schon geschrieben, aber ich muss noch die Videos verlinken und die Bilder zuordnen.
mel04xx on October 31st, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Re: Danke für den Bericht!!!!!
Ich freu mich schon!!!

Ging mir übrigens ähnlich mit you tube ... mein erstes Vid. war "I made it through the rain" und zuerst dachte ich neeeee, das ist nicht Cpt. Jack.
Aber dann hab ich ganz schnell meine Meinung geändert: Das ist viiiieeel besser als Cpt. Jack! Das ist JOHN BARROWMAN!!!!
doodlepipdoodlepip on October 31st, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Loving your report. Like the fact that you have added photos and video links.
Antjedieastra on November 4th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Glad that you love it! So all the hard work wasn't in vain. I like to catch every detail for the people that couldn't come. Next part should be up tomorrow!
Thank you.
ripper_girl: JBman:I amripper_girl on November 1st, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Sehr ausführlicher Bericht! Hach, da kommen Erinnerungen bei mir auf. :-) John live zu sehen, ist einfach ein Erlebnis.

Schon erstaunlich, dass sich Leute mit seinen Eltern fotografieren lassen. Da wäre mir dann doch etwas too much. Obwohl sie sind, wie es scheint.
Antjedieastra on November 6th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
"Obwohl, sie sind wie es scheint." Sie sind wie es scheint, was? Irgendwie fehlt da ein Stück vom Satz ;)
Ja, da war ich auch eher zurückhaltend, hab nicht mal ein Foto von hinten gemacht (das im Bericht ist von einer Freundin), aber ich denke, sie genießen es, sonst würden sie ja auch nicht mit rumreisen, und alle sind ja auch sehr respektvoll.

Bei Scott hätte ich mich aber wohl überwunden und gefragt. Next time!

Der zweite Teil vom Report ist raus, wollte ich noch sagen.
ripper_girl: LaCage:IamWütendripper_girl on November 7th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ups, da ist ein Wort verloren gegangen. *g* Ich meinte natürlich nett! :-)
Maggi: JB: Arsesome Jeansmaggi137 on November 1st, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, das nenn ich doch mal einen ausführlichen Bericht. Ich könnte das alles gar nicht mehr so auf die Reihe kriegen *gg*.

Ich hatte in der RAH nicht das Gefühl, dass es zu laut ist, vielleicht liegt es aber auch einfach an der geilen Akustik darin. Diese Halle in Cardiff kenn ich noch nicht, wir waren ja damals im WMC zum Konzert.

Jodie Prenger ist einfach klasse. Ich hab die Sendung damals gesehen und auch ich lag fast unterm Tisch bei ihrem ersten Auftritt und John lag echt über dem Tisch und hat sich schlapp gelacht *lol*. Da hab ich gleich gesagt: Die MUSS gewinnen und ich hatte ja auch das Glück, sie in Oliver noch zu sehen. Obwohl.. dort konnte sie gar nicht richtig zeigen, was sie draufhat. Das hat sie jetzt beim Konzert nachgeholt.

Hach das Konzert war einfach nur geil - bin mal auf den 2. Teil deines Berichtes gespannt.

PS: Ich nutz die Pausen auch immer zum Wasserstand in Ordnung bringen *hihi*
Antjedieastra on November 6th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
Naja, ich hab mir auf dem Flug nach Hause schon die ersten Notizen gemacht, Satzfetzen, Zitate, die mir plötzlich in Erinnerung kamen, aber das wäre ein heilloses Durcheinander geworden ohne die Songliste (die Hälfte der Lieder hatte ich nie zuvor gehört ;) ) und vor allem die Videos, die doch viele Kleinigkeiten in Erinnerung rufen. Ein Hoch auf das Internet.

Ich fand es schon wirklich arg laut. Vielleicht saßen wir zu weit vorne und hinten ging es, aber es hat mich wirklich erschlagen. Ich bin allerdings auch nicht an laute Diskos und so gewöhnt, wahrscheinlich sind alle anderen schon halb taub und brauchen das ;)

Der zweite Teil ist übrigens raus!
Maggi: JB: HotHotHotmaggi137 on November 7th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Bis dahin hätte ich das alles gar nicht so behalten können. Aber ich hab in solchen Sachen eh kein gutes Gedächtnis *lol*. Daher ist es ja gut, wenn andere das noch so auf die Reihe kriegen :)

Ich bin auch kein Diskogänger und wenn ich Musik hören, dann krieg ich auch noch mit, was um mich rum passiert (also auch nicht wer weiß wie laut). Es kann aber wirklich auch an der Halle liegen. Hatte letztes Jahr im Vorfeld auch gelesen, dass diese Halle in Cardiff wohl keine sehr gute Akustik hat.

Hab's schon gesehen, hatte nur noch keine Zeit - hole das gleich nach :)
Tannimtannim_ on November 2nd, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Sorry I was so slow in getting back to you, but I got hired for a new position at work.

Anyways, here's links to my videos and pics from the Cardiff show!

The Doctor and I:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NykpA8CXplA

Spider Man/Wonder Woman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9GiRzZevs

Pics:
http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Tannim_Kole/Wales%202010/Barrowman%20Concert/
Antjedieastra on November 6th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
Next part is out btw - I used three of your pictures!
Have a look over here:
http://dieastra.livejournal.com/21509.html
petoupetou on November 2nd, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for such a details report. It's really well done and for us who couldn't get to the Tour, it's a real
nice way to follow the event

I hope to read the next part soon !

merci beaucoup
Antjedieastra on November 4th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Hi petou, it's for people like you and all my friends who couldn't come that I am writing this up in all detail, so they feel as if they had been there. Plus as a memory for myself, also, to never forget.
Next part will be up tomorrow evening, so everyone can read over the weekend again.
No idea what "You're welcome" means in French - I am from Eastern Germany, we learnt Russian in school!
beefie251: Jack is gonebeefie251 on November 3rd, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Wow. Wow. Wow. Cool report. And glad, you enjoyed the concert so much.
banlubanlu on November 3rd, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Quite the evening! I remembered being surprised he was a theater guy when I saw him judge "Any Dream Will Do".

Glad you enjoyed yourself.

banlu
Antjedieastra on November 3rd, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Did you see it on BBC America? Me, without youtube, I would know nothing. Found out last year by accident, by following a link to youtube - and then spent till 4 AM since so many other videos kept popping up that I couldn't stop watching. If only somebody had told me that Captain Jack Harkness could sing, I could have had all the fun years ago! I could have even travelled to see him live in "La Cage Aux Folles". Really regret missing that.

The description he gives of himself is "Entertainer with a capital E" and that's exactly what he is and what you get. I recommend buying the DVD that comes out in two weeks ;)

So yeah, was a fabulous and unforgettable evening. More to come in part 2. And Cardiff also was very nice. Wanna go back!
Antjedieastra on November 4th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you - and yes, I did. Can't wait for the DVD.
sharp2799: Jack Harkness - Torchwoodsharp2799 on November 12th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
I'm finally starting to catch up on reading LJ posts. ;) Wow!! This looks like an amazing show!!
Antjedieastra on November 12th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oh believe me, it was! Even three weeks later I'm still on cloud 9. John really belongs onto a stage, with a live audience. Next week the DVD comes out - you can either buy it solo or in a box together with the one from last year. Highly recommended!