Thursday 26 May 2016

Busted 'Pigs Can Fly' | Our Day out

Hello beautiful's,

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!

If you don't know already the Echo Arena is a stylish, 11,000-seater contemporary venue staging live music gigs, major comedy shows and sports and is located on Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront. Liverpool's Echo Arena is one of the the most prestigious venues in the UK, it was opened in 2008 with the launch event for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture as part of The ACC Liverpool Group and purpose built as one of the next generation of event venues, Echo Arena has a track record of delivering high profile, world class events and creating unforgettable memories.

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 had two support acts who came on before them and hand on heart I really cannot pick who I enjoyed better - Emma Blackery or Wheatus! I have heard Wheatus before and loved their stuff but I'd never heard of Emma Blackery and wow can that girl sing! She is beautiful and amazing, she's kind of like Hayley Williams from Paramore and Cassadee Pope from Hey Monday all in one! The two support acts were amazing, and everyone should check them out if you haven't already done so!

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.

With love,
Alisha Valerie. x

[Disclaimer: This blog post was not sponsored.]

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