We are off to see Busted with the kids next month btw…are you excited? 😂
The above was a text from my wife to me whilst I was at the home of music, Glastonbury. Clearly I had no say in this. The kids would no doubt be happy.
I got home to discover that this was a free event as part of the South Tyneside Festival. However, we’d bought priority tickets at £5 a piece! Bargain.
This was a decent event – especially for those that got in free. There were 4 acts on in quick succession, so there was little time to get bored between them. I gather there was quite a queue when it opened (12 noon for priority ticket holders), but we didn’t arrive until until about 1.30pm and sailed straight through. The weather was pretty great all afternoon, so that was a bonus. All the support acts were local.
Sonny: the only local performer to do his own tracks (from what I can remember) until he closed with a medley of covers. He sounded pretty decent and was a nice way to start the day.
Call On Sunday: played covers for the younger audience members. Sounded good.
The Understudies: played covers for the older audience members. I really enjoyed these. Covers included; Franz Ferdinand, ELO, The Beatles, Buggles, AC/DC, Pulp…
Busted: I’m not sure how interested Busted were in this. Charlie Busted’s eyes seemed lifeless behind his shades and they didn’t hang around at the end of their set. I’m pleased to say I didn’t know as many Busted songs as I feared I might. The girls seemed to enjoy it, although they were pretty exhausted in the sun after a great morning playing in a football tournament. The definitely enjoyed Year 3000 and a few others. You can see why Busted have some appeal and there were tonnes of people singing. It’s not music made for me. That’s fine. I was there for the girls and it was good value, even with priority tickets.