On Friday, I went to the Genting Arena in Birmingham to see Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds – and boy, what a night it was.
Noel opened up the show with a hard-hitting version of ‘Everybody’s on the Run’ which got everyone singing along and warmed up nicely for the rest of the gig.
Noel played a mixture of his own songs and also some Oasis classics such as ‘Champagne Supernova’ which needed no introduction whilst Noel didn’t need any help – he got it anyway from the Birmingham crowd who sang every single word back to him.
Another two classics he played were ‘Half the World Away’ and ‘The Masterplan’ which were both incredible.
Noel also dedicated ‘D’yer Wanna Be a Spaceman’ to Serge from Kasabian who could be seen dancing along to Noel’s songs at the side of the stage that night.
Noel finished of the night with four of his tracks, two of which were ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’.
After the last song, Noel thanked the crowd for coming and wished us all a safe journey home, as well as a little message towards the supporters of the recently crowned Premier League Champions:”If you’re a Leicester fan, then enjoy it” which went down well with me – but not with the brummies!
Coming out of the gig, the crowd sang ‘Live Forever’ as they walked towards the exits. They sang it loud and proud and it topped off a brilliant night.
Noel didn’t fail to impress at this gig. I came out of it with a huge smile on my face, sore feet and a croaky throat from singing my heart out.
All in all, a great gig!