P Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, 7th March 2004

Set List

Iím Alive / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Yes I Will / On A Carousel / Listen To Me / Canít Tell The Bottom From The Top / I Canít Let Go / Weíre Through / Fire Brigade / Look Through Any Window / Blowiní In The Wind

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Long Cool Woman / Sorry Suzanne / Just One Look / The Baby / Soldierís Song / Gasoline Alley Bred / Too Young To Be Married / Bus Stop / Blackberry Way / Carrie Anne / Stop! Stop! Stop! / The Air That I Breathe / I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Tiger Feet / He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother / Itís In Every One of Us 

 

 

I had never been to a concert before as I am only 9 years old. But my Mum and Dad dragged me to see The Hollies in Basingstoke on March 7th. I had no idea of what to expect - to start off it was very loud and I didn't think I was going to enjoy myself. By the interval I was really enjoying myself, it was very good!

 

The song I liked the most was "Goodbye Blackberry Way" and I can't stop singing the chorus. I thought Carl was brilliant with his singing, Tony was extremely good with the guitars he played and I liked the part before "The Baby" when he played the Indian sounding music. Alan and Ray were good as well, Bobby was very good on the drums and Ian on the accordion and keyboard.

All the funny remarks that were made, made me laugh. Carl made a comment to some people who were late in arriving and it turned out to be Rays' wife, also when Tony said that Ray's wife would only come if he stood at the front on the middle mic!! Also when Carl told Tony to hurry up with the "Indian" music, because he had a holiday booked in two weeks time!!


"Bus Stop" was good as Carl told everyone to look at the pictures of bus stops and ended up singing with his back to the audience. They even turned the dog round so he could watch the pictures. When everyone stood up to dance to "Tiger Feet", the whole building shook.

I'm just waiting for my Mum and Dad to get some more tickets so I can go again! I had a really fun evening.

 

Review by Jack Simpson, aged 9

 

Photo by Jane Simpson 

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