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Cher Manchester Arena 1999

Cher Manchester Arena 1999
I’d always fancied seeing Cher in concert, ever since hearing her early material like “I Got You Babe”, “Bang Bang”, and “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”; all great songs. I loved “Believe” and its crazy Auto-tune when it came out, so when she announced a UK tour, I persuaded Marie to go to the Manchester Arena gig. We bought tickets quite late, and ended up with cheap seats right up at the top of the massive arena, which Marie found quite scary. I was little annoyed because, after we had bought the tickets, Cher added a Newcastle date to the tour. However I put that aside in my mind, and we stuck with going to the Manchester gig. We got the train to Manchester and stayed overnight in a city centre hotel. The gig itself was impressive; the set was a mix of songs from throughout her career, and featured a lot of costume changes. Cher was offstage for a couple of songs while she got changed, and a group of dancers took centre stage. At one point a nostalgic video sequence was shown with lots of clips of Cher, some with Sonny, from the 60s. Great stuff. It was an interesting concert, very much a show as much as a gig. Setlist: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For; All or Nothing; The Power; I Found Someone; We All Sleep Alone; The Way of Love; Half-Breed; Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves; Dark Lady; Take Me Home; After All; Walking in Memphis;Just Like Jesse James; The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss); Dov’รจ l’amore; Strong Enough;If I Could Turn Back Time. Encore: Believe