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