Event Review: The Big Reunion at The O2 Arena

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Fellow SuperBreaker Catherine treated her friend and fellow 90s child to a trip to see The Big Reunion Tour at the O2 Arena last week. Read their reviews of the night right here…

Yearning for a bit of pop nostalgia, I took my fellow 90s child, Bryony to see The Big Reunion Tour at The O2 Arena in London and take a trip down memory lane. The acts on the night included A1, Damage, Five, 911, 3T and Blue. Recently formed as part of ITV’s hit show ‘The Big Reunion’, we were also treated to appearances from Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Adam Rickett, Kavana and Kenzie – more commonly referred to as ‘5th Story’.

The event was split into two halves, with a cheeky amount of all seven boy bands spread across the three hours. Myself and Bryony had an enjoyable evening with lots of laughs. We re-lived our youth as the bands re-lived the highs of their 90s fame. As an O2 Arena newbie let’s hear Bryony’s thoughts from The Big Reunion…

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1.      What did you think of the performance? Did it live up to expectations?

I thought the performances were great! Dane Bowers was the dark horse of the night with his vocals on Freak Me with 5th Story. We definitely embraced the silliness and got freaky with it. He got all the girls screaming hysterically, including myself! The boy bands sang their hit songs along with some cheesy, interesting and sometimes impressive dance moves – not so sure about ‘man-band’ 911. As Simon Webbe is currently shaking his tail feathers on Strictly Come Dancing we were greeted by a special appearance from Bradley (from S Club 7 fame) to complete the Blue’s line-up. A1 were one of the biggest performance vocal surprises, rivaling the talents of Five (now made-up of three). Overall the night was really fun and definitely memorable!

2. Was this your first visit to The O2? What did you make of the facilities?

It was my first visit to The O2 and I thought the venue was impressive. The range of restaurants was excellent. We decided on a Chinese Buffet, which was delicious – I recommend you get there early to beat the rush! The box area provided a great view of the performances and had its own bar area.

3. How did you find travelling around London?

Travelling around London was definitely an experience! Coming from a small town to the busy hustle and bustle of London was definitely a shock. However, I went with someone who knew their way around the underground, so getting to places was stress-free!

4. How does The O2 compare to other venues?

The only other venue I have been to is Manchester Arena when I was 10, so I don’t have much to compare to. However, The O2 definitely lived up to expectations!

Which 90s boyband was or still is your favourite? Are there any other events at the O2 Arena in London you’ve recently seen? Share your experience using the comments box below.

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