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A Day on the Green - Bryan Adams at Leconfield Wines - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 27 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
A Day on The Green presents Bryan Adams in his 'Get Up' tour at Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale on Saturday March 19th. The show began at 4:45pm with Adelaide's own Aria-winning band The Superjesus featuring Sarah McLeod, Stuart Rudd, Paul Berryman and Jason Slack. Having produced 3 albums over 17 years and 14 songs peak on the Australian Charts, it was easy to see why their fans love them.

The crowd started to pour into Leconfield Wines. Some fans parked their cars in the carpark and watched from the roof of their car just so they didn't miss out on the excitement. Superjesus fans swayed and sang along as they cranked their top hits including 'Shut my Eyes', 'Secret Agent Man', 'Down Again' and 'Gravity'. The crowd cheered as their set came to a close and waiting patiently for what was next.
© The Superjesus
The crowd jumped to their feet in hope of winning a backstage tour, when the organizers said 'Dance Cam' fans whipped out their best moves and a lucky lady and her two best friends waved to the audience on stage during their exclusive tour.

Next Australian hard rock band 'The Baby Animals' took to the stage. This band originally from Sydney, NSW was famous between 1989-1996 and re-formed in 2007 featuring members Suze DeMarchi, Dave Leslie, Eddie Parise and Frank Celenza. They've released 4 albums, including the album of the same name 'Baby Animals' in 1991. This album gave them their name hitting Number 1 in Australia in 1992.

Fame followed with their next 3 albums 'Shaved and Dangerous', 'Il Grande Silenzio' and 'This Is Not The End' released over 10 years between 1993 and 2013. They took to the stage in Adelaide celebrating 25 years of music and the audience helped them celebrate singing along to their favourite hits including 'This Is Not The End', 'Email', 'Stitch', 'Early Warning', 'One Word' and 'Rush You'.

© The Baby Animals
Both Baby Animals and Superjesus headed to the merchandise stand prior to their set to sign merchandise for their fans. You can always tell when someone is doing something they love and it really stood out during their sets that they generally thank their fans for their fame.

Finally at 7:30pm, Canadian born Bryan Adams took to the stage and his first line was 'Lets all take a moment to look at the sky, it's a beautiful night'. He broke the security rules telling fans to come down from general admission and fill the aisles in Platinum and Gold so everyone could dance together at the front of the stage. Fans were raving about the amazing set design, accompanied by on-screen clips that just made this the kind of show you couldn't take your eyes off.

His set began with 'Do What You've Gotta Do' and the crowd went wild. Just from this one song you could see it was going to be an incredible night. With his first album released in 1984 at age 32 and touring in 2016 at age 65, he's an inspiration. His voice hasn't aged in the last 33 years, he can still hit every note!

We last saw Adams in Adelaide Iin 2013 and were lucky enough to get him back 3 years later with a new album released in October 2015 'Get Up'. His 'Get Up' tour proved this rock legend still has plenty to give back to his fans who loved seeing him live in Adelaide once again.

Famous songs that made it onto the 'Get Up' set-list included 'Run To You', 'Shes Only Happy When She's Dancing', 'Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman' and 'Cuts Like A Knife'. Fans didn't have to wait till the very end of the set to hear their favorites as Adams slotted the best with the new consecutively.

Fans who weren't already standing, which wasn't many, jumped to their feet for 'Summer of 69', a song that is known to every generation from Baby-boomers to Generation Y. 'Heaven' was another that the crowd couldn't help but sing along to followed, by another favourite '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You'.

The crowd held up their phones and swayed and sang consecutive verses between Adams, it was beautiful and showed a real connection between Adams and his loyal fans. The 'Get Up' tour included new songs 'You Belong to Me', 'Go Down Rockin' and 'Brand New Day'.

"There is a carefree feeling about this album, and in many ways it is the album I wish I'd been able to make 25 years ago." – Bryan Adams

The show came to a close with 'The Only Thing that Looks Good on Me is You' and his fans screamed out for more and he came back with 'Brand New Day', 'C'mon Everybody', 'She Knows Me', 'Straight from The Heart' and 'All for Love'. Bryan Adams is an inspiration to rock music and a man who loves to give back to his fans. His 'Get Up' tour was a personal experience to who he was, who he is and who he will always be.

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Why? Bryan Adams - Live
When: March 19th
Where: Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale
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