The Vamps had us "Up All Night!"
Last night saw The Vamps bring their middle of the night tour to Belfast SSE Arena, playing to an extremely loud crowd of over 10,000, Bradley, James, Connor and Tristan were in fine tune and put on one of the most energetic shows I have seen in a long time.
The stage, lighting and special effects rivalled what we have normally come to expect only from American artists with fireworks, pyrotechnics, smoke machines, light up guitars, confetti cannons and a long T Shaped catwalk that extended 3/4 of the way up the arena so fans from every part of the arena could get a good look at the handsome 4 piece belting out tunes like "can we dance," "wild heart" and current single "Middle of the night."
There was an impressive drum off between the bands front man Bradley and their drummer Tristan, which obviously was won by Tristan on his high raised platform at the middle of the catwalk.
One of the many highlights of the night for me personally was the covers mash up the lads performed in the middle of the gig which included TLC's "No Scrubs," Ed Sheerans "Shape of you," Sia's "Cheap thrills" and "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit and many others.
The boys gave their fans a personal touch when they performed new track "paper heart" off their forth coming album. They asked fans via twitter to send pics of them holding paper hearts with words from the song on it to be included in the tour, these came up on the impressively large screens behind them. Later in the gig there was a nice tie in with confetti cannons shooting red paper hearts into the 10,000 strong crowd of screaming fans.
All in all I've gone from being someone who knew of The Vamps and hummed along to their tunes without realising in the car, to someone who was singing along during the encore of "Rest your love" while the lads strutted their stuff with flame throwers and confetti cannons going off all around them.
Whether you are young or old, if you get the opportunity to go see these guys do their thing, you are in for a high energy impressive display of live vocals, instruments and staging, you will enjoy every minute from start to finish.
To the boys if you are reading this.....I salute you!
Images supplied by Dean Sherword