This is to remind me really that I'd like to update the blog afterwards - I expect it will be funny. I HOPE there will be audience members dressed appropriately.
To avoid any confusion from the uneducated please see the weird and wonderful Mr Adam Ant....
It was amazing. I really liked it. He looked pretty good and the venue was huge so felt a bit empty but when I tried a rough headcount it was maybe 1000.
He has still got it - he can sing well and the double drum-kit set-up means you feel the vibrations through your body as soon as the gig starts. The songs are better than I'd remembered and the show overall was excellent. He had 2 kits, 2 guitarists, 2 hot singing/dancing ladies, plus the great Mr Adam Ant with his pirate outfit in the centre. I found I could sing along to more songs than I realised I knew.
Admittedly Adam Ant is physically a bit awkward - other than his Adam Ant dance moves his other dancing is as awkward as your dancing Grandpa. Looking back at old videos I think that may have always been the case!
On a few occasions I was reminded of the film Music And Lyrics, in which Hugh Grant plays an 80's pop star still singing the same songs making the the moves the fans still want to see to make some cash after his career stalled. Adam Ant has a new album out next year but he's definitely had a few career lows (and mental health issues). I found I really did want to see the moves... my favourite moments were when they did Prince Charming and Puss in Boots.
I wonder if Adam Ant is going bald? I think he must be. His pirate hat was never removed, even when the jacket and shirt were (revealling his own gig t-shirt cut down to a vest then ripped down the front - Love that he wore his own current tour t-shirt onstage. If the aim was to sell it succeeded, as he had a queue at the merchandise stand at the end).