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Robbie Williams Roundhay Park, Leeds 9th September 2006

Robbie Williams Roundhay Park, Leeds 9th September 2006
robbietixSupport from Basement Jaxx and Orson
Time to admit to another guilty pleasure. I like Robbie Williams. There I said it. I know he isn’t classic or vintage rock but I can’t fail to be impressed by the guy. There is something about his confidence, his clearly enormous ego, and that I find impressive. Laura and David were also fans at the time, so we thought we would go along and see him at this massive event at Leeds Roundhay Park, where he played for two nights in September 2006. I even joined the Robbie fan club to be sure of tickets, which also got me a Robbie t-shirt which Laura still has.
Rounhay Park is a massive area, and it was crammed with 100,000 or so people for Robbie. Support acts Orson and Basement Jaxx went down well, but everyone was there for Robbie. The place erupted when he came on stage, the crowd went crazy and continued to do so throughout his set. Robbie of course, knows how to play the crowd, and has a knack of talking to 100,000 people in a way that feels likes he is talking to you. The guy really is the ultimate showman. A great show, which we all enjoyed. Even if it did take us 2 hours to get out of the car park 🙂
robbieprogHere are a few comments from fans who attended the concert (from the Yorkshire Post):
“Once again a spectacular performance from the best entertainer out there. From the second Rob popped up on stage 100,000 people were eating out of his hand. The screaming was deafening, the atmosphere created memories that will last a lifetime.
“Whatever your opinion of Robbie or his music, you have to admire the showmanship of someone who can attract so many people of different ages to his concerts. Robbie doesn’t only attract girls in their twenties (as the TV coverage would suggest) – there were men and women of all ages. The youngest person we saw was about seven, the oldest probably in their seventies. Everyone, regardless of age, danced and sang along with great enthusiasm, and despite the amount of alcohol consumed by some, the vast majority of people remained very good natured.”
“Excellent performance by all but far too many people in 1 place. Could have been serious problems if the area needed to be cleared for any reason. But all in all an excellent day.”
Setlist: Radio; Rock DJ; Tripping; Monsoon; Sin Sin Sin; Millennium; Make Me Pure; Me and My Shadow; Strong; Back for Good; Advertising Space; Come Undone; Feel
Encore: Let Me Entertain You; Rudebox; Angels; Kids