I’m currently a first-year Hatfielder. It’s definitely the best college… I’m not sure I’ve been on Tumblr since I started, which has to show something! I study Combined Arts - French, Spanish, Classics and Philosophy. I’d be happy to answer any questions you’ve got if you want…
Darren Hayes at Birmingham… my God, he is simply astounding. His voice filled the room and it was SO powerful!
His chatting between the songs was different, which pleased me greatly - I would’ve expected him to say the same things, and the fact that he didn’t make it even more awesome.
Also, I think his dancing for The Animal Song was even sexier this time :-P.
He got the lyrics for Cruel Cruel World completely muddled up this time - and this is also something I love; it makes him seem so real…
Oh, and the music played in between The Candle Thieves and Darren was the same…So I am convinced that Darren made a mix CD for this section of the evening.
Shout out to the dude who gave us money for parking - your kindness shall not be forgotten!
Will have the spare Darren Hayes ticket with me tomorrow, if anyone is interested… Dear followers, even if you haven’t heard of him, if you live near Birmingham you should totally go. He is AMAZING.
Glad to be of use! I hope you have a wonderful time wherever you’re going :).
I can’t guarantee that times will be the same everywhere - Glasgow was different, I believe - but Darren’s performance was an hour and a half. The Candle Thieves were on at eight until half past (and I recommend watching them; they were brill), then Darren was on from nine until half ten. Be early if you want to buy stuff though, the merch queue was huuuge!
Okay this might be slightly creepy, but the Darren Hayes t-shirt I bought last night smells kinda…manly. Like, ever so slightly sweaty with a stronger scent of aftershave. It smells very nice!
Tonight has been one of the most amazing nights ever!
I didn’t tell my brother what was happening until we got there because it was a birthday surprise, and he was pretty excited.
Chatted to a lovely girl and her mum in the merchandise queue (I bet she had tumblr, she called people peasants - hey pretty girl with the cool hat, if you see this then message me!), which was dead nice and helped time pass.
Bought t-shirts - which are awesome, especially for my brother, given that Darren’s alter-ego dude features in the Secret Mistake video and that’s his favourite video, and the lyrics are from Pop!ular which is his favourite song, and I got a bag and a tour book as well - which has lots of stunning photos; Darren is such a beautiful man!
When we got to our seats, we were even happier because we had a fabulous view, we were exactly in the middle :).
Taylor Swift’s new song was played, followed by Call Me Maybe - it seems like Darren had some input in song choices!
The Candle Thieves were great: they were very funny, and I really like their music (I had heard some of their stuff before anyway, and they certainly didn’t disappoint live).
Darren’s entire performance was marvellous; his voice never fails to be amazing, and his acting during Hot Tub Blues was fantabulous. Also, he sang the wrong words in The Animal Song which was really adorable. And his dancing - particularly during that song - was just brilliant. I’ll run out of adjectives soon, but I’m not going for literary quality, I’m on a slight after-concert high and all my brain is thinking is asdfghjkl.
I tried to remember the set list, if anyone is interested, but I’m very forgetful and I don’t really remember what order things were in. The songs that are together in chunks were almost definitely next to each other though…I think.
God Walking Into the Room
To the Moon and Back
I Like the Way
Black Out the Sun
The Animal Song
Cruel Cruel World
Truly Madly Deeply
When Will I Be Famous?/Pop!ular
Hot Tub Blues
I Don’t Know You Any More
The Siren’s Call
So, there was an excellent range of everything, and it was all totally awesome. When the concert ended, my brother said it was better than Minecraft - and given that he spends most of his time on that game, that’s a compliment! He also said that it was the best birthday present ever but it had to be demoted to second best when Mum reminded him that he got a dog two years ago.
OKAY so Mum and I have decided to just go to Birmingham to see Darren Hayes, why the hell not? Still, I have one spare ticket…And I promise I’ll talk to you if you’re sitting next to me! Fifteen quid folks, it’s a bargain! Interested?
Will sell the Darren Hayes tickets for fifteen quid apiece…Half price, people! You know you want them. Or one, or two. I don’t mind selling them separately. Hey, if three random people bought them it could be like a blind date thing, only you’re going to a concert and Cilla Black won’t be there (I shouldn’t think). Anyone?
So, I have three tickets to see Darren Hayes at the Birmingham Symphony Hall which I am not using…
Long story: my girlfriend decided she was going to Birmingham uni, thus we booked tickets to see Darren at that venue. Then, she ended up going to Manchester uni, and she’s not able to get to Birmingham and back again without being absolutely knackered before a test the day after. This left me with a spare ticket, which my mum was gonna use, and this would have meant us needing to get another hotel room, as I’d only booked one for my brother and I, and we would not also get our mum and sister in with us. Furthermore, we live a heck of a long way away from Birmingham, so the fuel cost to get there - which would be a third of the train fare - would be high. Ultimately, it worked out cheaper for me to buy my brother and I tickets for a different venue than to pay for fuel to - and accommodation in - Birmingham.
TL;DR: silly university schedules messed things up and Birmingham is far away.
I paid a tad under thirty quid each for the tickets, looking to sell them for twenty apiece (just to get some of the money back)?
Message me (or answer this post) if you’re interested!