Monday, 11 June 2012

Farewell, Westlife

What I wore - Top: Urban Outfitters, Bandeau (underneath): Asos, Skirt: Topshop, Shoes: Topshop
(excuse the messy bed)

Support band Lilygreen and Maguire were a brilliant opening act, playing a mixture of their own music and a medley of songs, including No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley.

I've been a Westlife fan since the very beginning, ever since they were a five-piece called 'Westside'. On Saturday 9th June my mum, Colette and I went to the final Manchester date of the Farewell tour. We've seen them before about 8 years ago in Sheffield, they didn't disappoint then and they definitely didn't disappoint on Saturday.

We had really good seats, quite high up with a view of the entire stage. so we could see everything that was going on. The show opened with 'What About Now', which was brilliant. The perfect opening song.
The boys played all of their biggest hits, including their cover of 'Uptown Girl', which is one of my personal favourites. They also played a 16 minute (I recorded it) medley of a ton of different pop songs, including: 'Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night' 'Party Rock Anthem' 'Don't Cha'.  It was so much fun, and there was hip thrusting aplenty. Brilliant.

In between the songs were clips from an interview with the boys, talking about what it felt like to be finally disbanding after 14 years together. It was too bloody emotional! Colette and I cried many times throughout the show.

I am beyond gutted that Westlife are splitting up. They may not be 'cool' anymore, because they are a boyband, but I'll forever love them. They just seem really nice! They currently hold the record for the most sold out shows in Manchester's MEN Arena, having sold out 33 times. That's over 2 sold out shows per year in the MEN alone. Crazy to think about.
The final show, which is in Dublin, will be shown in various cinemas nationwide. Colette and I are booking tickets already.

Thanks for reading x


  1. Ahh, i went watching Westlife years ago, it was the world of our own tour i think? i was only about 10 and it was brilliant. They've always been a great band, such a shame they're ending!

    you looked lovely btw :)
    Natalie xx

    1. I am absolutely gutted! It was a brilliant show! thank you :) xx

  2. I saw Westlife a few years back, they were so much fun! I too am gutted they're splitting up - but they'll always be a guilty pleasure of mine x

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  5. Oh I remember when Westlife were called Westside. God I feel so old saying this! The pictures look great, so nostalgic of the music I used to listen too! Heres hoping they put on a good show! Lovely blog btw, I really really do admire your style. It is SO refreshing to see shorter haired girls on here (I'm not aloneeeeee!). And your outfit ensemble is sooo lovely. Floral pants with them Topshop shoes? Heaven.

    Gemma x

    1. Oh thank you! The show was brilliant :)! I'm hoping to do a few more outfit posts, I'm not sure about 'style' haha. I know what you mean about shorter haired girls though! The shoes are my favourites ever, such a bargain, got them in the Boxing Day sale!

      Nicola xx

  6. Beatriz from ESPAÑA15 June 2012 at 11:09

    I went last 1st june to the Belfast concert,and took my boyfriend with me.I was supposed to be the fan but u cannot imagine how he enjoyed it.AND WE BOTH R 38 y.o!
    This is not the story end: I´m taking my mum the the last one,23rd Dublin!


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