Friday, 1 November 2019

OMD at The Sage

The Sage, Gateshead
Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark ('OMD') brought the recent 1980s-themed Sage trilogy to a fitting conclusion, with a barnstorming performance celebrating 40 years with all of their greatest hits.

Andy McCluskey doesn't like to see people sitting down and, leadings by example with his own curious style of dancing, he had everyone on their feet in no time at all.

It was a high-energy evening, augmented by the excellent sue of lights and other effects. The Sage was absolutely packed out once again; it seems the 1980s nostalgia is still appealing to a wide audience, which means we should have many such evenings still to come.

Amid a sea of classic songs - all those one would expect to hear - the most famous, Enola Gay, was saved virtually the end, but the encore was strong too and they finished with Electricity - 'the fastest and oldest thing we've got.'

This was my fourth time seeing OMD and I don't think it will be last.


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