At the NEC Arena, Birmingham
Tuesday 5 December 2000
On Tuesday 5 December 2000, I had another opportunity of seeing one of my favourite pop group, Steps in Concert at the National Exhibition Centre Arena (NEC Arena) in Birmingham, UK. I booked this ticket only in November 2000! Short time in concert terms!
I arrived in Birmingham NEC at 6pm. The NEC arena is the easiest place to get to, with fast direct train access from Birmingham and London. I arrived at the NEC by car next to the M42. I brought a programme for £8, and various amounts of food. I stuff myself on a hot potato, nice! The ticket for the concert was £22, brought in November via the internet (necgroup).
I found my way to my seat at around 6:30pm and just sat there looking at the set and the programme I brought. It started to fill up nearer to 7:30pm, the schedule start time, however where I was sitting, they all didn't turn up until 8pm. Steps didn't come on until 8:40pm. From 7:30pm, 3 supporting groups came onto the stage, all singing 3 songs each. In order, DNA, Girls@Play and Atomic Kitten. The support groups in total lasted for 1 hour. Steps came on a 8:40pm and finished at around 10:10pm.
The songs were One For Sorrow / Deeper Shade Of Blue / Love's Got A Hold Of My Heart / 126.96.36.199. /"H" Solo / After The Love Has Gone / Heart Beat / Here And Now / "Faye" Solo / The Way You Make Me Feel / "Claire" Solo / Words Are Not Enough / I Know Him So Well / "Lisa" Solo / Baby Don't Dance / Last Thing On My Mind / "Lee" Solo / You'll Be Sorry / Medley - Better The Devil You Know-Summer Of Love-Better Best Forgotten / Words Are Not Enough (Video Showing) / Stomp / Tragedy / Chain Reation
Due to the lighting and my digital camera, the picture quality is normally not very good, but because I sat in the fourth fow from the front, these are the best photos I have taken out of all the concert I have visited. With a bit of carefully zooming in some pictures and my art program, I achieved the following photos.
|Girls@Play, one of the supporting bands||Atomic Kitten, another of the supporting bands|
|Steps finally come on stage||Singing on the Staircase|
|Claire is doing here solo bit||Lisa (on the right in the white dress) singing her solo bit|
|Stomping Time again||Another song|
|Lee doing the Egyptian bit||Lisa is waving to us! (on the left). Faye and Lee looking strange!|
|Smile at the (Video) camera!||Claire, Faye, Lee and H. Lisa is hiding somewhere?|
|Is this one for sorrow?||Are those dancers at the back looking at something?|
|Red goes with Christmas!||Singing yet more Christmas Songs|
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