Guest Post: Barry Gibb at The O2


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Superbreak’s Supervisor – Groups and Specialist Sales Department, Carol Hepworth visited The O2 Arena last week for the performance of Barry Gibb. here’s what she made of the show…

Barry Gibb at The O2

I have always admired the Bee Gees music and when the opportunity came to see the remaining Gibb brother – I asked to be considered as host. The performance was brilliant – to get a standing ovation by just walking onto the stage says it all!

He opened the show with Jive Talking and continued with the hits all the way through his performance, singing songs which were hits for others, but written by him.  He then duetted with his son Stephen, who was on lead guitar, with ‘I’ve got to get a message to you’.  Many of the songs had a very personal touch to them as if they were eulogies to his brothers.

Barry Gibb at The O2

 Next he introduced his niece Sammie, Maurice’s daughter, and duetted with her – ‘How do you mend a broken heart’. She then sang Chain Reaction and got huge applause from the fans. Barry then sang ‘I started a Joke’ with his brother Robin on film being played on the big screen, it was a really moving performance.

Beth Cohen one of the backing singers joined him and sang ‘Islands in the Stream’ and ‘Guilty’. Then a glitter ball descended and ‘Night Fever’, ‘More than a Woman’ and a very moving ‘Words’.

He got a standing ovation and sang ‘Ordinary People’ and ‘Smile ‘and he was genuinely moved by the applause he received. It was my first visit to a concert at the O2, and I was thoroughly impressed with the overall feel and atmosphere.

Barry Gibb at The O2

My friend and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Kings Cross which offered a lovely room and good location.  We walked back to Kings Cross and got the tube to London Bridge, then changed to the Jubilee line and got off at North Greenwich – the journey took approximately 40 minutes.  We then had a walk round the area and found a restaurant to eat at.  We ate at Chiquitos – they had a meal deal which was good value – service was excellent as was the food.

The O2 is one of the best venues that I have been to.

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