I dragged myself out on a completely frivolous / worthwhile 260-mile round trip to watch Girls Aloud's Out Of Control tour for a second time in Nottingham last night. I've already reviewed it once, so I won't bore you with the gory details - but here are some "important" points.
:: CALL THE TABLOIDS!!! Kimberley had a small cry during Broken Wings.
:: Cheryl's vocal "issues" from the Belfast gig have been completely resolved.
:: Rolling Back The Rivers In Time would have been a top 10 single.
:: The bit where the girls fly over the audience singing Untouchable is a proper pop moment.
:: Unless you're underneath the clear perspex platform upon which the girls are stood, when you get a rather gruesome gynaecological eyeful of "the aloud" (again, call the tabloids).
:: Nicola is on particularly fine vocal form this tour.
:: Whereas Nadine and Sarah seem to be having a competition to see who can ruin Call The Shots most by caterwauling inharmonious "improvisations" all over the top of it.
:: Nottingham's Trent FM Arena has all the acoustic finesse of a squash court in the Grand Canyon.
:: But this is possibly the best arena tour the band have ever staged.
And that is that is that.