As the first instalment of Live at Bulwer St, I am pleased to present a 30 minute bootleg of Lionel Richie’s 2011 Perth Concert. Performed at NIB Stadium on the 6th of April it was the last show of his Australian tour, attracting over 10,000 Perth fans. Guy Sebastianwas also present to perofrm “All Night Long”.
This was an absolutely blistering gig which was tight and very well performed. The seating plan of NIB Stadium was different to the typical configuration used for concerts of this sizem which meant that my usual vantage points for capturing a good booyleg were comprimised.
The bootleg recording features a selection of Lionel’s hits, including “Endless Love” where he tells the audience that he asked Diana Ross to join him in Perth, but “who needs Diana”. At this point he enlists the help of the 5,000 odd women in the audience to fill in.
Incidentally, I left the gig about right before the end of the encore. Whilst walking down the back of the oval, where noone was around, the fence is opened by two security guards and out emerges a black Audi with Lionel and Guy in the back seat. Perhaps because I was wearing a suit jacket, the security guards did nothing to move me away, and when Lionel drove out he thanked the guards for their help. Class, pure class. I must have been a meter away when this happened.
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