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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Kim Wilde @ London Palladium - got the blend just right - Kim's voice like velvet, Ricky & boys rocked place like the last night on earth. Scarlett a sensation. @kimwilde @Wildericky @scarlettwilde

Last night Darren, Stuart and I had front row centre tickets to see Kim Wilde perform the last night of her UK Greatest Hits tour at the London Palladium in London's glitzy West End.
The night had all the Wildean hits and more. The 'more' being a few songs from her recent album Here Come the Aliens (which is great by the way) and a guest spot by Junior Giscombe.
It was fantastic gig - epic, joyous, and uplifting. My feet were aching from dancing, my voice weak from singing, and heart swollen in pride. Codicote’s finest! They got the blend just right - Kim was engaging, warm, with a voice like velvet, Ricky and the boys rocked the place like it was their last night on earth. And Kim's niece Scarlett was a sensation - great vocals and a songwriter too.
Claim to fame klaxon! Many years ago, Kim Smith (aka Kim Wilde) came to my 5th birthday party in 1966! We are a similar age and Mr Smith (aka Marty Wilde) knew my Dad back then. 

Stu was convinced she recognised me last night as she stood in front of me and waved at me. She also sang You Keep Me Hangin' On right in front of us.
Towards the end of the set I closed my eyes and imagined "You Came" was sung just for me. Well, a boy can dream.
Magic night.
Rage to Love
Never Trust a Stranger
Million Miles Away
Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love)
If I Can't Have You [Bee Gees cover]
The Touch
The Second Time
Pop Muzik [M cover]
Kandy Krush
Water on Glass
Perfect Girl
Love Is Holy
Love in the Natural Way
Four Letter Word
Another Step (Closer to You) [with Junior Giscombe]
View From a Bridge
Chequered Love
You Keep Me Hangin' On [The Supremes cover]
Pop Don't Stop
You Came
Kids in America
Kim was supported by China Crisis; who had treated us to their hits earlier in the evening - along with some amusing wittisms. The CC setlist was Christian, Arizona Sky, African and White, Black Man Ray, Wishful Thinking and the storming King in a Catholic Style.


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