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Old 30th March 2014, 11:50 PM
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UB40 were finally in my home town. I had a good rest on Saturday but Tom had to work all day. He met the band during the day as they were checking out of their hotel and managed to get a few selfies lol. He finished around 6 and we headed into town where we checked on Tanya and met Niall his wife Sarah and his mate Paddy and wife Lorraine. The boys, Tan and myself made our way to the Limelight around 7.15 but the crowd had already started to file in and tiny Tanya only just managed to get to the barrier, thanks to two lovely gents. We met some old friends, Angela and Anto and prepared ourselves for the gig. I was trying to tell them to prepare themselves for a brilliant night without giving anything away. This time I knew what was coming and I couldn't wait!

The place filled up quickly and it was a nice intimate venue. At 8 o'clock on the button the lights dimmed and the lads made their entrance. The crowd were very receptive and the opening track went down a storm. Everyone around me were singing and dancing. I looked behind and the place was going mad. I couldn't see the back of the hall for heads bobbing up and down. I felt the great atmosphere and I think the band did too. One song into another. Each one getting a better reception than the one before. Obviously the majority of the audience didn't know the GOTS songs but nonetheless they swayed along to the music.

The place erupted when Earl did his bit and Normans dance moves had everyone cheering. At one stage Niall and Tom had to do bouncers after Robin called on them to sort out a cat fight lol. That blew over quickly and we all got back into the music.

At red red wine the place erupted. A girl turned to me and said Where is Astro? I laughed because it was only at this stage the night before that I missed him too!
It was apparent to me that no one else was annoyed about this.

It was the encore again and again time to get goosebumps at Love is All ...Again I got a little emotional at my all time favourite UB track. The last few songs had the place pumping and it was all over way too quickly.
We were so fortunate to get the chance to see the boys after the show. Their hospitality is second to none. Always friendly, always ready to give you some time. Thank you so much for letting us having some pictures. Tom and I accompanied Robin out of the fire exit to the tour bus where it took a few minutes before the door was opened :.

We managed a few drinks with Niall et al but it was an action filled couple of days and it was time to go to bed lol.

Thank you UB40 for an amazing few days. I have had a blast. I wish I could do it all again. I'm looking forward to the next tour. Don't leave it too long. Enjoy everyone. Enjoy enjoy x

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Old 30th March 2014, 11:56 PM
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could you pm me the full setlist please
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Old 31st March 2014, 12:00 AM
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Another great review,thanks Carolanne.
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Old 31st March 2014, 12:15 AM
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I've sent you a pm. It's not in order except for the encore

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Old 31st March 2014, 12:35 AM
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Thanks for another terrific review Carolanne!
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Great gig review Carolanne, what a night
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I'm even more excited now Thanks C
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