On Sunday night I headed North to the Metro Radio Arena to see Olly Murs on his 'Never Been Better' Tour,  I've seen Olly live a few times before so I knew I was in for a real treat.
The arena was completely sold out, and I was lucky enough to be in the VIP area, right up front with an amazing view of the huge stage and set, the band and Olly himself in his hip swinging, bum shaking glory.

Olly burst onto the stage (literally from beneath) to waves of screams from all of the girls (and gents) in the room... yes there were some men there, who seemed to be having just as much fun as the women, in fact it was a really diverse crowd, there were people of all ages and from what I could see, everyone was having a really good time.
The hour and a half show flew by, with the whole show being thoroughly entertaining. If Olly wasn't singing, he was dancing (and wow, can he dance!) or telling jokes with the odd cheeky innuendo thrown in for fun - he really lives up to his Essex Boy persona.

There were lots of songs from the new album (check out Never Been Better and Beautiful To Me if you haven't heard them already) as well as all the classics; Dear Darlin', Troublemaker and Dance With Me Tonight to name a few. My favourite section of the concert was a slowed down medley of Olly's early singles; Thinking Of Me, Busy and Please Don't Let Me Go, which was sang around the piano with his backing singers - a really nice touch to the energetic show. He sang his duet (usually performed with Demi Lovato) with his support act Ella Eyre, there were fireworks, flames, a few 70's hits thrown in and a quick snippet of Uptown Funk, which got the crowd going wild!

While I was having a blast at the front, the people at the back weren't forgotten about... a large walkway descended from the ceiling to take Olly above the crowd to a small stage near the back, where he performed a few songs in the middle section of the show.
At the end of the show Olly was elevated up the the ceiling with confetti exploding all over the crowd while he sang his recent hit Wrapped Up - a great end to a great concert - next time Olly's in town I will definitely be there!

If you would like to go and see Olly before the tour ends, you still have chance... check out the tour dates here.
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