CLUBLAND LIVE featuring Cascada & Scooter
CLUBLAND LIVE, featuring Cascada & Scooter, touched down at the ManchesterArena on Fri 14 March 2008.
Check out Byron Evans' review from The Manchester below >
"I've seen many a moshpit that became so infectious that
even the too-cool-for-school kids at the back would nod their heads
I have never, however, seen thousands of glow stick-brandishing teenagers dance in unison from the front to the back, upper tier, lower tier, and out in the foyer going completely nuts all at the same time. Flashing neon bunny ears lit up a packed ManchesterArena in a spectacle that is hard to desribe in words alone.
Clubland Live is not just a successful dance brand of Eurodance: it's a phenomenon.
Twelve thousand youngsters with an average age of 16 threw themselves around the concert hall to the repetitive thumping beats of Heartbeatz, Ultrabeat, Darren Styles, Scooter and the headline act Cascada.
Mental and insane hardly seem appropriate words to encapsulate the behaviour of our region's youth. If ever these youngsters needed a release, this was it and boy-oh-boy were they going for it.
The formula is simple. Use a four to the floor beat, speed it up, then speed it up again and just keep adding base. Then take the lyrics from a cheesy track of the Eighties, e.g. 'Last Christmas' by Wham, or an early Nineties dance tune like 'Everytime We Touch' by Maggie Reilly.
Remember to keep adding bass. Get a pretty female singer, preferably blond. Doesn't have to be that skinny, the audience will relate to her more that way.
For added sex appeal use four female dancers wearing belts and a couple of camp blokes just to tick all the boxes and hey presto - you have a chart success.
They then played the Logical song (serious amount of irony used there) and everything calmed down, again very ironic.
By the time Cascada came on - the biggest dance act in the world at the moment - the crowd were a little more subdued. No less enjoying Natalie Horler in a corset with a gold bikini underneath, they were just running out of steam.
Bless their little fluorescent socks. They had been there screaming, gyrating and bouncing on-stop since 7.30pm and it's now after 10pm.
Mum and Dad will be chuffed: these kids will sleep for days."