Sunday, 27 May 2007

Home Park Arena

Elton John's concert has come and gone, and for the first time Home Park was transformed into an arena. With the combination of the three 'new' stands and pitch seating, Home Park makes an ideal venue as long as it doesn't rain! It was a strange experience being able to take alcohol out of the concourses and to wander about at will - even on the pitch. Not being designed for concerts, the acoustics may have come unstuck, but this proved to be no problem at all.
The near sellout (not that much higher than Home Park's proper capacity) provided an electric atmosphere and it's hard to to draw comparisons with match days and what could be achieved in terms of crowd noise and spectacle.

In three weeks' time it happens all again with George Michael, but in the meantime all the pitch seating has to be removed to allow the pitch to recover.

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