I was very impressed with them, their support act and the Arena itself. In a break with tradition, the Donkeyboy guys and gals were fairly well-mixed, rather than the usual listening through mud treatment support acts are prone to receive.
I have to confess that I don’t know that many a-ha tracks: basically just The Sun Always Shines on TV, Take On Me, The Living Daylights and Hunting High and Low. And I only know the last one because Cerys likes singing it in SingStar. I think now that this is my loss: everything they played was very good.
The M EN arena is acoustically very good. The only similar structure in which I’ve been to a concert is Wembley Arena and that sounded very poor: echoes all over the place. It’s also easy to get in and out of the arena and find your seats once you’re in.
I should get myself back to The Priory and see if I can do anything to let me make it through complete performances in the future.