Last night I went & saw Rogue Traders, with TV Rock & Girlband supporting. I'll get to the support acts first before I talk about Natalie, James, Tim & Cam....
- Those of you with keen eyes will know from my rants in the Aussie chart topics that I absolutely despise this group. Suffice to say, I hung around outside the doors during their set & heard it from outside. Of course, the crowd prolly went off to Flaunt It
(and what an original name for a girl group that is) - First of all, don't marketing/music types realise that girl groups are sooooooooooo 1990's? Second of all, I decided I better stake my standing spot for the Rogues, so I walked inside for their set. Now at least I know who sings that crappy Party Girl
tune that I keep hearing on 2DayFM. One of them looked like Bree Amer from our Big Brother (4th series)/Friday Night Live just quietly...
And now for the big one....Rogue Traders
The setlist went as follows (in no particular order cos I can't remember it)...
White Lightning (which sounds HEAPS better live than on record)
Watching You (and the first sing-a-long of the night)
World Go Round
1 or 2 other new tunes (one had the lyrics of I just wanna scream and shout out!
, the other one I can't remember)
I Want Your Love (Transvision Vamp cover & it was good)
Way To Go! (cue me jumping up and down & singing at the top of my voice, loooooooove this tune)
We're Coming Home
We also got treated to some old school Rogue Traders stuff (ie pre Natalie and major success), which was nice - James Ash did a turntable/DJ set, which included Give In To Me
(good tune), Stay
and the tune everybody probably knows them for pre Natalie, their dance remake of INXS' Need You Tonight
, called One Of My Kind
....that had the crowd singing along and James instructing us all to lift the roof off once the music dropped. You should all check out the older stuff, it's not bad....it's more straight up dance stuff rather than dance/rock.
In Love Again (at this point, James informed the audience that they were going to be shooting the video clip for this song at this very gig. Crowd goes wild & tries to find the cameras)
I think that was it, basically they played every tune off Here Come The Drums
except for Casting Aside
(I think we even got a bit of Change The Channel
)....unfortunately, despite being 5'10 and on heels, I was no match for a guy with the proportions of Lurch/my brother standing right in front of me
. I did manage to get some good photos though (and some dodgy ones), but parts of the concert I was either watching via the screens or through his camera as he took photos. The price I pay for being polite & not wanting to push people around. *sighs*
May I just say....Natalie Bassingthwaighte is one hell of a sexy woman, especially in a police woman's uniform with aviator shades, which she came out in. I've thought that she's pretty & all before, but when she came out in that, even I was caught off-guard for a moment, thinking that if I were a lesbian, I'd go for her
She had 2 other outfit changes, one into the Union Jack dress she wears in the video for Way To Go!
(she took off the bottom part later and wore it as a mini-dress) and another one was a soft gold sparkly number which she wore for the final 2 tunes.
All in all, it was an excellent gig and I definitely would go & see them again....cept this time I'll try & make sure I get a good view of the stage. They're going to be doing stuff in Europe after they're done with this tour, so if they do any gigs over there or again in the UK, then definitely get along, they're well worth the ticket price.