Playing all their greatest tracks from the years it was just a nice way to say goodbye to the lads, The live feed direct to cinemas started off with cinema test screens
This was to test each speaker and the screen as well as the sound around the cinema and timing which also used a advert from the musical stomp to showcase the base of the cinema screen. This was then followed by some of the Westlife music videos with a countdown timing at the bottom right hand side of the screen counting down from 30mins to when the live concert started. With the crowd cheering when their music videos came up on the big screen it was quite weird to be in a packed cinema for everyone there for the same reason to say goodbye to a Irish boyband who have been with us for many years but the feeling of sharing that moment with other fans of the band saying their goodbye’s.
Like many of their other concerts in the past the four piece interacted with the crowds after each song from their Farewell Tour setlist on the big plasma screen‘s it showed video clip’s from a interview with each member of the band talking about the good times of being part of Westlife which the crowds at Croke Park reacted to as well as the people in the cinema all started to get involved. Whether its a Mexican wave or putting lights on your mobile or if your old skool lighters we all joined in but a lot of the people in the cinema was sat down and didn’t really get too excited, it did seem a bit weird standing up and dancing around in a cinema but it did feel like you was at the concert with the lads so you has to really get up and dance.
With a very emotional send off for the lads as each of them got to say their goodbyes and their journey as a member of the band with thanks to their friends / families / management and fans which was very heartfelt as many people in the soldout screen of the cinema and the Croke Park Stadium shed a tear. The screen and feed was great looking and clear and crisp as it could of been but the sound had some issues weather it was the concert or how it was fed just didn’t seem loud enough and the bass was sometimes over powering.
With every note hit perfect every song was sung along by the crowds at the stadium as well as the crowds in the cinema joining in with the clapping and the swinging from side to side hand movements and we all lit our phones up to make Shane’s dream come true of someday having the crowds light up stadium like Michael Jackson did which he told his mother many years ago.
What a great way to end a era and the guys truely meant it this was something which you won’t forget for a long time.
Review by James Jarvis 8/10
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