Friday, 29 April 2016

5 Seconds Of Summer SLFL Tour (Newcastle)

Ashton Irwin image by Aymie Barton
Admittedly this post is quite late, I went to see 5SOS a few weeks ago but it's taken me a while to get around to the write up. I need to start making time for my little hobby again, I really do! I'm going to start attempting to do YouTube videos when I get time, I even have it all written down and planned out. Anyway...

The tickets were another impulse buy and I was actually really pleased that I bought them because no matter what you think of them as a band... They're super good live. For me, I guess 2016 is the year of live music as I've already seen The Vamps, 5SOS and Busted will be the next concert I see. I'm fairly certain that those won't be the only shows that I'll go to see. 

The support acts were Don Broco and Jessarae which I enjoyed but I wasn't particularly interested in, check back in with me in about six months by which time I will have gotten a song stuck in my head or something...

The 5SOS setlist consisted of some old favourites and some new ones, it was fairly mixed and even Leanne knew some of the songs that they played. That's saying something because she couldn't stand them before the concert. She did say that she was concerned about the "Asian minority" as she deemed him too red and a little tired looking. I would like to clarify that he's not Asian and Leanne has a way with words... 

I will say, the crowd was an itty bit younger and shorter than the crowd for The Vamps as we had similar seats but managed to see more easily. I was pleased for the parents taking their 10 year olds to the concerts that the band only swore once which is probably quite good for what they're used to.

Moving swiftly onwards, what I liked about the show was that despite the fact that they're a young band they didn't make it gimmicky or OTT. They played their strengths and through that they showed some fairly impressive guitar and drum skills. 

Their songs are generally catchy and easy to keep up with, they're sound is distinct but maybe not as distinct as that of The Vamps who I saw maybe a week or to prior to this concert. None of the band member seemed tipsy at this one, I thought that Brad from The Vamps seemed utterly smashed at their concert... 

Anyway, here's the compulsory concert selfie of the event... Another one to add to the growing collection! I always make whoever I'm with at the time take one with me when I see a live event and I don't know why, I guess it's habit or tradition now.

So to summarise the event, I really enjoyed myself and possibly got Leanne to tolerate 5 Seconds Of Summer. Score. The show went without a hitch, the songs were played well and even the granny who was sat next to me had a good little dance. I don't even think she was there with kids... Strange. Thanks for reading today's post, I hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Live concerts like this are so exciting. I don't go to see much live music any more but I enjoy stand up comedy.

    1. I think I just enjoy seeing people perform in general to be honest. Xx

  2. So jealous, I didn't get tickets to see them this year but they're amazing live!

    Glad you had a good time!

    1. I really did, thanks! It's a shame you didn't get tickets! Xx

  3. Sounds like fun! 5SOS aren't really a band I'm familiar with but I'm going to see Busted next month as well & I can't wait! :D I've just booked tickets for McFly in June, too, I'm so excited haha.

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. I can't go to see McFly this time around because of the travel costs. Gutted! Xx