Beginning our evening at Stars Restaurant, located in Brisbanes Entertainment Centre, allowed us to enjoy some quiet time with our own table, away from the herds and masses gathering for the Rockin’ Rod concert.
Here you not only enjoy a two course meal, you have the added benefit of full table service. No linung up at the bar, struggling to carry drinks or food, and losing half of them before you reach your final destination.
This rack of lamb was well enjoyed by hubby, one of the choices for mains on the set menu. After enjoying a wonderful, long dinner, with fantastic, friendly service, it was time to make our way to the seats for tonight’s concert.
James Reyne kicked off the evening with some fabulous music, including Australian Crawl covers and of course, his finale, When Boys Light Up.
After the interval it was time for the energetic antics, paired with the raspy voice, of Rod Stewart. Never one to disappoint, Rod threw the microphone round his body like he was ribbon dancing, whilst bouncing around the stage like an energiser battery. I only hope to be as agile as Rod is when I reach 70. Very impressive.
This show is about The Hits. After all Rod has had plenty over the years. Accompanied by his talented musicians with instruments including violin, harp, drums, even his own small orchestea for some songs, Rod belted out his hits, to the delight and enjoyment of the crowd. Singing and waving, the hit hungry audience, joined Rod on his journey of songs.
Snappily dressed as always, Rod changed through his suits, including the yellow jacket, and sparkling sparkling suit, whilst his on stage companions, rocked on, resplendent in their own eye catching attire.
Having a Party, It’s a Heartache, You Wear it Well, followed by Tonight’s the Night. From rocker to crooner, Rod had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Moving through his set, Rythym of My Heart was dedicated to the armed forces with the video finishing with a tribute to Australia & New Zealand’s Anzacs. Now if you didn’t shed a tear here, then you must be tough. This tribute to the Anzacs was definitely well appreciated by all the crowd.
The new song he wrote three years ago, Time, was a fitting tribute to his father Bob who loved Rods, never give up attitude.
Forever Young, You’re in my Heart, Sailing, Maggie May, amongst many other hits, before the final encore, Do ya think I’m Sexy. Gathering by the reaction of the elderly ladies nearby, I think they thought he was. This song was the one Rod Stewart himself had said never expected to be singing at this age, or even close to it.
Judging by the performance, Rod had a lot of concerts left in him yet. One wonders how far it he will take. Rock on Rod. 👍😄