I have been a big fan of the boy band Busted since they first released their first single "What I Go To School For" when I was a little girl and I was truly heartbroken when Charlie decided to leave the band to be more involved in his side-band FightStar and Busted split up.
When two of the three Busted boys, Matt Willis and James Bourne, joined McFly a couple of years ago to form McBusted I was super excited and then when McBusted went on tour I was so excited words cannot describe my excitement back then... so think about how excited I was when Busted announced they were back together and going on tour, and had a date at my local venue the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Note: I say 'excited' a lot on this blog post because I really want so excited. This blog post contains some spoilers from the 'Pigs Can Fly' tour.
I booked two tickets for wheelchair access on Sunday 22nd May 2016 - the tickets have been sitting in my bedside table drawer for months and months and every time I open the drawer I'm just counting down the days even more! When the day finally came Phil and me headed into Liverpool, I was so excited!
This wasn't my first to the Echo Arena, I've been countless times before since it's opened but it has been my first visit since seeing McBusted a couple of years ago. If you've been reading my blog for a while I love going to venues and not just seeing what's on but also seeing how suitable and accessible the venue is to wheelchair users and spoonies like myself. In the past on my blog, as probably a lot of you know, I have named and shamed so many venues because they weren't suitable or the staff weren't understanding etc and I have to say I cannot fault the Echo Arena on anything at all!
The venue is so accessible, the staff are friendly and helpful, there are huge disabled toilets through-out the venue and unlike a lot of places there are more than one or two disabled friendly seats. Wheelchair and disabled friendly seating actually have their own floor located around the ground floor of the building so it's so accessible! There are no steps, ramps, nothing! Everything is on group level and all so flat! I love this venue and really highly recommend it to all of you!
Busted over all where of course amazing and leaving the concert on a high was wonderful, and what made it that much better was coming outside to this beautiful sunset view over Liverpool's River Mersey! Perfection.
Alisha Valerie. x