Review: Busted at the BIC

Busted at the Bournemouth International Centre 
Review: Flora Ann-Marie Kinch-Waugh

Last night saw Busted grace the stage at the Bournemouth International Centre for a sensational night of screaming girls, air kicks and pigs.

Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson put on an electrifying performance as part of their ‘Pigs Can Fly’ tour (a name representing how unlikely it seemed they would get back together). The tour is the first time they have been together as a trio since their devastating split in 2004 and thousands of fans flocked to Bournemouth to get a glimpse of their favorite childhood band.

It was like they had never been apart as they jumped through the trapdoors onto the gigantic stage and opened with their new single ‘Coming Home’ followed by old favorites including ‘Air Hostess’,  ‘You Said No’ and ‘Crash The Wedding’. Playing against a backdrop of lucky fans in pigs masks certainly added drama and excitement to their performance. We were also very lucky to witness two brand new songs ‘Easy’ and ‘One of a Kind’, which definitely got fans fired up for their third album.

The whole concert was filled with a party atmosphere as old fans gathered for a trip down memory lane and new fans got to see why Busted were all the rage in the early 2000s. Teasing the audience, the boys left the stage to appear minutes later performing 3am and ending the show with a bang as they turned to crowd-pleaser Year 3000. One thing is certain, that this performance is only going to leave fans quite literally screaming for more.

Support acts included YouTube sensation Emma Blackery and 1990s favourite Wheatus who pumped up the crowd and got the whole audience singing their massive hit Teenage Dirtbag, surprisingly we still remember all the lyrics.

Overall, the night was a fun and energetic evening of music, who, along with Wheatus, took us down memory lane, and proving even 12 years later that Busted have still got it.







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