George Michael landed in the Middle East this week for a one-off concert in Abu Dhabi. Of course, I was there. Attending wasn’t nearly as easy as Manchester – I’ll never take for granted how lucky I was to live a ten minute hop, skip and jump from the MEN arena. The journey to Abud Dhabi took just under 3 hours – the traffic was awful on the approach to the football stadium where he was performing.
Alicia Keys was supporting – bless her she has a great set of lungs (not a euphemism) but not many people were really interested in her. Everyone wanted George!
He came on stage at a tardy 11 pm, and stayed on til 1.30. That’s value for money folks! With a back catalogue as wide and varied as George’s he has plenty to choose from.
And he was AWESOME. Not for him the Madonna attitude of “I’m too good to perform the old hits.” No, he came on stage to Fast Love and went straight into I’m Your Man. What a treat.
We danced, we sang, we left happy. And his encore? Careless Whisper. You really can’t say fairer than that.