Review by JMM Photos by Graeme Whitworth
I had the pleasure of attending McFly’s performance at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle on November 5th, and it was a night filled with electrifying music and unforgettable moments. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as fans eagerly anticipated the show.
One noticeable aspect of the evening was Dougie Poynter’s bass playing. While his energy and enthusiasm were admirable, his stage presence left something to be desired, as he seemed to be all over the place at times. This made it challenging to get a clear and consistent image of his performance. However, it’s important to note that this didn’t detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the show.
One of the most memorable moments of the night was when Tom Fletcher, the lead vocalist and guitarist, made direct eye contact with me and even gave me a nod. It was a special and intimate connection between the band and the audience, creating a unique and personal experience for everyone in attendance.
The setlist for the evening was a well-curated mix of McFly’s classic hits and newer material, keeping the energy levels high throughout the concert. The audience was treated to a fantastic selection of songs, including “Friday Night,” “Star Girl,” “Shine On” (featuring Steven Battelle), and the encore performance of “5 Colours in Her Hair.”
Despite the minor issue with Dougie’s stage presence, the overall performance was outstanding. McFly’s musical talents shone through, and their interaction with the crowd added a personal touch to the night. It was undeniably a great gig, leaving fans with lasting memories and a sense of pure joy. McFly’s show at the O2 City Hall in Newcastle was a night to remember and a testament to their enduring appeal in the world of pop-rock music.