sammy01 wrote:I don't doubt she put on a good show, just the set list is a bit shit which is a shame. By all accounts the reworkings of old classics were a success so it is even more disappointing she didn't add in a couple more classics. I mean the set list is pretty short so she could have added 2 more songs and still played everything else.
She has 6 original albums and only used material from 3 and yet included a random cover.
I think a fair few casual fans do go to see people on tour, they get taken along by friends or pick up last minute tickets when looking for something to do that evening etc.
Imagine hearing electronic takes on Carolyna or Burn. Or if she really wanted to fan service a loved b-side like 'love to you' given a bit of a electronic twist.
I think 10 VOM tracks and 10 classics/SYBT would have been a real treat.
I somewhat agree from a fan point of view. However casual fans / non fans do not know Carolyna and Burn let's be honest. I suppose your idea makes more sense in Europe as songs like Carolyna, Next best superstar, First day of my life, The moment you believe... were actually big hits in parts of Europe and big radio hits too so they would probably be more recognised. WYG is the only song she didn't do that 'casual/non' fans would recognise in the UK...
In that sense it doesn't matter whether she performs unknown new tracks or previous unknown tracks...
I would love to have seen an electronic take on Carolyna though
Finally my husband has been to 3 Melanie C gigs with me now. He knows a few of her older songs from the NS era, Loving you and also a couple of The Sea tracks due to me playing it in the car. Otherwise he isn't a fan and only really attends the shows for me. He only knew the NS songs, Think about it and SYBT at the gig. He walked away saying he thought it was great, best show he had seen yet and he wanted to borrow the new album to listen to in his car... This may well have happened for other people attending.