An Evening With Bananarama
Then it was announced in the run-up to last Summer's final tour dates that they were going to revert to being a duo once again - Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward - and that a new album was in the pipeline.
The album was released last week and was accompanied by a short launch tour, utilising only very intimate venues, to showcase the new material and to act as a counterbalance to the gigs played in more impersonal large venues.
This is how I went from seeing them first at The Barbican in York (capacity 1,500) and Edinburgh Castle (capacity 8,800) in the Summer of 2018 to the most recent encounter at Soho's Borderline club (capacity 300).
People had written questions on cards prior to the show and Sara and Keren took turns drawing them from the strategically placed basket. There was no moderator and Sara and Keren took turns to answer the questions. This session was very humorous and they did well to respond to such a large range of eccentric questions.
To see them up close was always going to be a completely different experience to last year's tour dates. Borderline was absolutely packed and everyone was in a good mood, just ready to enjoy a great evening.
The chap next to me rescued the set list from the stage at the end of the evening and let me take photograph.