The demise of Michael Jackson had an unforeseen benefit for myself. When his London concert dates were announced I had joined the thousands of others to the web to order tickets because I knew how much my wife would like to see him. Due to their ticket ordering website crashing, I ended up with twice as many tickets as I wanted. After his death, the ticket agency (SeeTickets) were very good at setting up the refund process, however I declined their kind offer to receive the holographic ticket in lieu of my money. So, I decided to see what other concerts were on offer, and one struck me as being quite interesting … Oasis at Wembley! Oasis have been one of my (and my wife’s) favourite bands for years, and I had never been to the new Wembley stadium. Despite my misgiving about being miles from the stage, I decided that this would be a good experience … and I could even take my post-school, pre-Uni son. Oasis are cool for all generations! Deep Zoom in Silverlight make it even cooler.
We arrived in the sunshine to see the warm-up acts Reverend and the Makers, The Enemy and Kasabian.
Being early, we had plenty of time to admire the new Wembley Stadium!
Here is the Deep Zoom version : Pre-Oasis Concert
As each act came on, the sound quality got better … maybe it was the extra bodies, but maybe it was because the best amps are reserved for the top of the bill.
Here is the Deep Zoom version : Oasis Concert
Well, it was a long way from the far goal mouth … but at least there were huge screens either side of the stage so we could be assured it really was the brothers Gallagher down there!
I am the egg man, I am the walrus ….. just thought … Michael Jackson’s estate owns the rights to the Oasis encore. So, we must have contributed something to Michael Jackson’s kids! Seeing the Gallaghers live was better than having a hologram of Jacko though.