Take That at the O2 Arena got me emotional – here’s why

Yes, it was about two weeks ago already, but I thought it would be nice to share this.

Take That always put on an incredible live show for a pop group and I saw that for myself during their recent run at the O2 Arena in London. So much thought had clearly gone into their Wonderland tour, way more than at most gigs I’ve ever been to.

And yet it was something really simple that meant the most to me.

Seeing thousands of people doing THE clap in time together to Take That’s Never Forget was quite something.

It carried a sense of unity, togetherness, love of music above anything bad that’s going on. It was exactly what I felt we needed a matter of weeks after the Manchester attack at Ariana Grande’s music. Music will always win.

Later, when the trio thanked their audience, band, dancers etc at the end of the show, Mark also urged the audience to cheer for the police and security ‘keeping us safe tonight’.

It was just the right acknowledgement that was needed, and the whole night of music, especially Never Forget, felt so pure.

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