The Police, Glasgow Apollo...
The Police opened their tour at the Glasgow Apollo and it was a night to remember.
A good bit back there was a buzz about the Police but nothing came of it. Now, after 'making it' in America their British career has finally taken off with 'Roxanne' being a hit the second time around. I must admit I liked them last time I viewed them but now they're even better.
They took the stage to rapturous applause. The hall was almost sold out and everyone was standing, clapping in anticipation. The pace was set and the Police didn't let up one minute.
They opened dynamically with 'Can't Stand Losing You' and steadily worked their way through most of the album. Each song was greeted with almost hysterical cheering which was no more than they deserved.
Technically, they were almost perfect and lived up to all my expectations. The vocals were a little rough, but after an extensive tour of the States that was to be expected. Even so, they were great.
The only downer of the night was a rather long drawn out rendition of 'Roxanne' but it still remained a hugely enjoyable number.
The Police are a band you really should catch. They put on a well balanced, enjoyable show which ranges from the obscenely funny to the poignant.
What more can I say? Because it doesn't matter how much I try to explain I just won't do them justice. The Police are a band of the future and if they keep putting on shows like this it's one that's going to last for a long time.
© Superpop by Russell Bell (with thanks to Dietmar)