When it was announced late last year that Michael Bublé would be hitting the UK stage once again, something extraordinary took over the Superbreak office. A sudden urge to stop working and desperately get my hands on tickets came over me, as with the majority of female staff members in the office it appeared! Thankfully, I managed to get a pair of tickets for the penultimate show at London’s O2 Arena, and after seeing him before back in 2010 I knew I’d be in for the show of my life.
After arriving at London King’s Cross following a pleasantly smooth journey, we headed over to The Crowne Plaza London Docklands where we were staying. I hadn’t really paid much attention to the hotel on booking (my focus solely on the impending night with Mr Bublé), but it’s safe to say that I was more than blown away by the quality of accommodation. Huge beds, great facilities and a very friendly welcome – sometimes lacking in such large hotels.
We jumped on the Emirates Airline Cable Car which is just across the road from the hotel, and were outside The O2 in less than ten minutes – at £3.20 a ticket it’s a must do! Seeing as we arrived in plenty of time, we managed to enjoy a stress free, delicious meal at our regular haunt, Frankie & Benny’s. After some top quality food and a rather nice cocktail to start the evening, we went up to our seats and the excitement set in.
The recognisable, sultry beat of ‘Fever’ began to boom through The O2 Arena, and there his silhouette appeared in tradition Bublé style. As always, his hilarious interactions with the crowd and simple ‘nice guy’ nature had us eating out of the palm of his hand from the moment he started to sing. He mixed up the track choices a little this time which was a nice change, throwing in some classic ballads with his own iconic songs and even the song of the moment, ‘Get Lucky’ – incredible scenes as the whole arena turned into one giant disco ball!
With the help of his support act Naturally 7, he moved to what felt within touching distance to a hidden stage at the back of the crowd, and as ‘All You Need is Love’ began to play I knew I’d witnessed one of the best shows I’m ever likely to see. Tiny pink and white hearts fell from the roof, with every woman in the audience screaming like teenagers.
Whether you like his music or not, the undeniable passion he shares for his work and the obvious gratitude he shows throughout every interaction with the crowd, you can’t deny he’s one of a kind. Now I’ve seen him twice I can honestly say that his talent knows no bounds – even singing with no microphone to 20,000 people and still sounding incredible! It’s just a good job my fiancé likes him too, because it’s all he’s going to be hearing for the foreseeable future.
Have you seen Michael Bublé perform live? What did you think of the show?