No Angels - Celebration Tour + General Discussion

I just think other countries don't do pop nostalgia as well as UK/US do sometimes not even the US. Like, the concept of a grown adult of 35 or 40 going out to see the band they liked at 12 years old isn't a thing as much for French or Greek or maybe German people (going by my friends). There's a 'liked these songs as a kid and that's it' thing going on instead. When I saw Anastacia last year so many greek people messaged me with 'she's still going, loved her as a kid'. There's also an air of desperation or cringe to seeing bands that were hot decades ago - which I hate! The greek Popstars band for example tried to reunite and the best they could get was one night PA at a gay club in Athens. I think other similar campaigns (like Oz, italian or french girlbands off Popstars also didn't happen for various reasons but also lack of demand, it's usually 2-3 members at a gay club or Pride event).

Whereas in the UK its pretty normal to go see your teenage faves on tour decades later, buy their music again and go to festivals and see them again. There's a reason the Spice shows remained UK only despite being stadiums and hugely successful in the UK.
You are technically right with the exception of their Berlin show last summer. That was a massive home run and not a single bad word was said about it I think.

It was a glorious return, even if it fizzled out again. They could do any pop/00s festival.

The Berlin show was magical.
 
You are technically right with the exception of their Berlin show last summer. That was a massive home run and not a single bad word was said about it I think.

It was a glorious return, even if it fizzled out again. They could do any pop/00s festival.

The Berlin show was magical.

Yeah and any local Popstar or 90s band could do one big show in the capital city of said country but it won't be a full arena or stadium tour like Spice Girls or lesser bands like NDubz or boybands like JLS did in the UK.

Pop nostalgia is a part of UK culture, a mother will see JLS reunion tickets and buy them for her now adult daughter whereas a greek mother will think 'lol they're still alive'. The daughter will probably feel the same and feel embarassed she liked those songs. There's a certain guilt for pop music kids like that prevents the music from being loved decades later in other countries. In Britain too but not as much.

The UK just gets it right. Look at PCD, they were huge in the UK and the US / Oz but while the former got a full blown UK tour that sold amazingly the US comeback only stayed a 'rumor' and the aussie dates didn't sell well.

The UK pop music listener is a different beast. Maybe because things like 'my first CD', 'the first album I bought with my own money', 'first concert at 8 years old' are stuff british kids did more and were encouraged to do more so than other territories. Just my thoughts from speaking about pop with people from around the world over the years.
 
Just been to Mandy’s book presentation. It’s all about self love and all and she recommends to just do the jobs you really want to do and also take time for yourself in the morning, she for example does whatever she wants for one and a half hour. It was a steaming pile of shit; extremely deluded.

But back on topic I think No Angels could forever headline 2000s festivals and have a great income.
Well, talk about reciting things out of context. Mandy has severe anxiety issues, which her book is based around. She talks about mismanagement and mistreatment by label executives, wrong business people around her, micromanaging her every move by herself etc. There was even a moment where she thought she would just collapse on stage on live TV and never get up again because her anxiety became so severe. It all nearly took away her passion for music and performing. Good for her that she’s talking about these issues and if she says she only does jobs now she feels 100% content about and takes time for herself in the morning (for as long as she wants) even better!

Let’s not start to belittle people talking about their mental health only because we expect more from them…
 
Well, talk about reciting things out of context. Mandy has severe anxiety issues, which her book is based around. She talks about mismanagement and mistreatment by label executives, wrong business people around her, micromanaging her every move by herself etc. There was even a moment where she thought she would just collapse on stage on live TV and never get up again. It all nearly took away her passion for music and performing. Good for her that she’s talking about these issues and if she says she only does jobs now she feels 100% content about and takes time for herself in the morning (for as long as she wants) even better!
Sorry for double posting. Honestly I don’t doubt her in any way. But someone should tell her to at least give a little disclaimer when being asked about how to handle and avoid sickening stress, to mention you realize that it is impossible to follow for most people in the audience.

I just don’t think people need to smile at me and say with the nicest voice that the best way to avoid such problems is to just take all the time in the world you need for yourself. It is deluded because in our terrible world most just can not. I am happy for her she has the opportunity but in the context of the evening it came across a bit… weird.

She was giving detached from reality. Good for her, I am happy for her and I went there because I like her. Still it was a bit absurd.
 
Guess they are just drip feeding the performances. I’m not mad at it to be honest as the quality doesn’t seem like it would’ve been good enough for bluray etc

 
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