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Script written for Cork return

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 2:11pm

Exciting, exhilarating, energetic.

Just some of the words to describe The Script’s opening night of their two night run, at this year’s Live at The Marquee.

The opening few minutes started with a video of fans describing what freedom means to them. The crowd erupted when Danny, Mark and Glen walked onto the stage with their opening song ‘Superheroes’.

Within three songs, frontman Danny O’Donoghue had said the gig felt like a Saturday night when they were playing their last song, as he could “feel the love”.  The three-piece band have been on the road touring since September of last year, following the release of their fourth number one album, 'Freedom Child’.

Having already had four Irish dates completed, this was an enthralling night of music brilliance with Irish talent at its finest, on show.

The crowd were immersed into a world of pyrotechnic effects as the Waterford Wobbly Circus entering the stage with fire jugglers and stilt walkers standing alongside the trio, to kick things up a notch after less than 15 minutes.

Their interaction with the crowd throughout the gig went to another level when Danny decided to get among their fans and went into the crowd for an entire song while stopping along the way for a taste of a refreshing beer from one concert goers, thirsty work is this entertainment business!

Danny truly made the night memorable for everybody when saying how sorry he was that it “took them so long to come down” to perform in Cork.

Their sheer delight to be finally playing the LATM event was evident throughout and even asked people would they like them back next year, to which the banks of the Lee was filled with a resounding yes.

The encore started off with no lights on stage, with the vast amount of laser lights and streamers and all props toned down momentarily. Danny asked for all lights on peoples’ phones to be turned on and the Marquee was lit up like a lighthouse within seconds.

“Music is the only true religion, music doesn’t care what colour you are, what sex you are or who you love,” and then the lights and end show began and what an encore it was.

‘No Good in Goodbye’, ‘Breakeven’ and lastly ‘Hall of Fame’ were the finals sounds of the night to the delight of every person present.

It’s safe to say that Aiken Promotions will already be checking in with their diaries for 2019 as this was a performance that will go down as one of the most talked about gigs of this year.

Can I go again please?


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