Originally Posted by Cabo 5150
I saw them at the Birmingham NIA and Cardiff Millennium Stadium; and on both occasions thought they were freaking awesome. Although it was of course a nostalgia tour, the band were electric (not just in the instrumentation sense) and joyously ripped through the old classics with genuine verve and oustanding fresh arrangements. Even if you don't like the band much, I'm very surprised to hear anyone describe a Police gig as sucking; unless they had a REALLY bad "off night". The tour was far and away the highest grossing from a couple of years back and generally picked up excellent reviews. I'll never forget walking out of the Millennium stadium amongst a sea of 80,000 odd Police fans. But each to their own; I respect your opinion.
I feel bad saying it. I had a brilliant night and despite Andy Summers sounding a bit off during his solos, the band played brilliantly. My main problem was the PA and video screen. I was way up the back and couldn't see a thing and mainly heard slap-back echo. I just think at £70 a ticket more money could've been invested towards the 'cheap seats'.
I had the 80,000 fans experience myself and loved it. My house was just up from the stadium so we spend some good time milling around at the end of my road soaking it up.
Just wish I could've been at the Whiskey a Go Go...!