It’s not often I get blown away by a gig – but last night I went down to the O2 Arena to watch Tina Turner. The star came out of retirement from concerts after her actress pal Sophie Loren told her she should get back to work! And thank God Sophie gave her a push.
I had shivers running up and down my spine throughout. Not only did she sing every single song 100 per cent live (er, take note Britney), she also managed to captivate each and every single person in the sell out crowd.
All the hits were there including Steamy Windows, The Best, Better Be Good to Me and she even threw in a Rolling Stones medley. But my favourite moment was by far Proud Mary – just as good as when she performed the hit single with former hubby Ike all them years ago. The Nutbush City Limits finale was also magnificent with the singer flying across the crowd on a crane!
It’s one of the gigs that I will remember for many years – and I know it meant something because I was compelled into buying a programme on my way out! I haven’t done that in 10 years!
And also…..she’s 69-years-old now. And she performed like a 40 year old! Her legs even look better than her backing dancers! She needs to reveal that secret, quick smart.
It’s amazing to have you back Tina! And don’t leave it so long next time!