The seventh show of this leg of the tour happened in Wollongong, not too far away from Sydney. The crowd there was not the most animated of all, but they still enjoyed the gig, just not as loudly and actively as other Aussie audiences. At least during the first half of the concert. They didn’t feel like getting up from their seats until they heard the real greatest hits. One can judge Per / Roxette for doing greatest hits shows instead of playing e.g. one album per concert, but it’s really those evergreens that make the wider audience sing along louder and make some moves. Marie, Per and the band put full energy into their performance and for the second half of the concert they succeeded in getting most Wollongong people on their feet. From then on, big part of the audience were shaking their booties till the last guitar string sound in The Look. Hopefully, Mister Magnus is doing fine after he fell over at the end. There he laughed, so surely there are no issues.

After having a rest for one show, The Heart Shaped Sea was performed again, so the setlist was the same as in Melbourne.

Per after the concert:

WOLLONGONG YEA! Superb gig tonite, especially the second half which became “a splendid time guaranteed for all”! A few mistakes musically on my behalf (and I guess the keyboard-player had OD’d on green tea or something during The Big L…).
Outstanding crowd. Thanx all of you for stopping by and sharing these beautiful moments with us. See y’all next time! /P.

Next gig is on Wednesday (25th February) in Sydney. That’s gonna be a special show, On the Steps at the Sydney Opera House.

 

Articles and photos

Instagram: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

rockclub40.smugmug.com (photos)

 

Videos

Instavideos:
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success: 1; 2;
The Look: 1; 2;

 

Setlist

Roxette_in_Wollongong

Pic by Celestte Williams

Sleeping In My Car
The Big L.
Stars
Spending My Time
Crash! Boom! Bang!
Crush On You
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
The Heart Shaped Sea
Watercolours In The Rain / Paint
Fading Like A Flower
How Do You Do!
It Must Have Been Love
Dressed For Success
Dangerous
Joyride

Extra:
Almost Unreal
Listen To Your Heart
The Look