Re-Living My Youth: Steps Live
We got to the Arena and took our seats. There were two warm up acts, both of which were shockingly bad.
To give you a feel of the hyper-active, excited atmosphere of the audience, I took a short video:
Then each member of Steps did a solo song. First Lee, singing a mix of a few songs. His performance was excellent, and there were even screams when he ripped open his shirt:
(Lee performing with his shirt open.)
Next was Faye:
‘H’ sang Don’t Stop Believing and did some clever stuff by making it look like he was interacting with the big graphic screen at the back of the stage:
(H performing. With his use of the graphic screen, I struggled to get a good photo.)
Lisa sang next, singing a mix of different songs including her track ‘Lately‘:
Claire sang her solo last. Claire had put on weight, but looked better for it. Unsuprisingly she sang an opera type song (having been on Popstar to Operastar):
Then it was time for my favorite Steps song: It’s The Way You Make Me Feel. I couldn’t help feel disappointed, rather than just having H singing the male lines of the song both H and Lee sang them. There voices didn’t feel like they became one. I would have preferred just H to sing to be honest. Still the costumes lived up to expectations, see below:
Steps stopped to say Thank you’s – mostly to the audience for supporting them. They even posed for a photo:
Then they slowed things down with a few of their ballot type tracks. What amazed me was that the audience sang along, louder than Steps at some points. The audience singing in mass made me aware of how many people related to the words in Step’s songs.
(Steps sitting on the stage singing some of their slower tracks.)
Steps brought back the hyper-active, excited atmosphere of the audience with Stomp and some other songs. Here’s some photos:
Then it was time for Steps to take a bow and leave the stage:
For their encore they performed the only track they hadn’t performed so far: Tragedy :
(Leaving the audience on a high.)
For me it was a bit of nostalgia, re-living my teen years. But Steps stated that they were back – so they may well release some new music. I hope they do, I really enjoyed myself and had forgotten how much I enjoy a bit of cheesy pop.
I would like to apologise for quality and size and of the photos. I should have taken my camera rather than used my iPhone, this would have improved the quality of the photos. I’ve also had to significantly reduce the size of the photos to save on disk space (see More Disk Space). But if you’ve not got tickets to see Steps, don’t worry as the tour DVD is available to pre-order here: Steps – The Ultimate Tour Live [DVD]. Also you can order the live concerts on CD here: Steps Live! 2012 [CD].