Last night I was in Manchester and so was Meat (‘because we are friends you see, first name terms), it was amazing, now the last time I was in the MEN was over twenty years ago so I had forgotten just how VAST the place is all though once everyone was in id did not feel big at all (and it was a tad warm), Meat and co came on stage to “when I’m 64” by the Beatles and everyone sang along. The first act was a good mix of old and new(er) but it’s the second act we were all there for Bat out of hell in the original order, with excerpts from the documentary.
I am not ashamed to say I cried when Meat dedicated Heaven can wait, and all the way through For crying out loud. I sang so hard to Paradise by the dashboard light that I pulled a muscle in my neck (it is “our” song after all), and the inflatable couple made me laugh. Obviously there was an inflatable bat but I was really tickled by the inflatable band during the encore.
It really is a good job I am not a professional reviewer because all I can really say is AMAZING, yes Meat is 65 and it shows (he has a very pronounced tremor) but Meat at 65 is not like normal folk at 65 and he belted out the tunes and entertained us (see) amazingly.
I started this post with the intention of giving a professional review but to be honest I can’t, I’m still star struck, I wasn’t this bad when I chatted to Robert Ranking about how it’s perfectly normal to get autographs dedicated to your cat I am also a little sad that that is it for live Meatloaf, but we do have a new album to look forward to in 2015. The Hellions are home so I’ll be off. TTFM