We were treated to five hours of popular current acts. Some X Factor runners up and 2006 winners, Jedward. Professor Green, Little Boots, Toploader and The Vamps all kept the crowds entertained.
The Blackpool lights were switched on by none other than Tim Burton, the Hollywood producer of films such as the Batman series & Beetlejuice. The display of lights was designed by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. He has been designing the lights for a number of years now.
The second night of this special weekend was just as good. Stars of the show included: Jason Donovan, Carol Decker, (of T’Pau fame) Paul Young, Owen Paul, Bananarama, Limahl (of Kajagoogoo) and Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers. The whole show was glued together by host Pat Sharp.
A good crowd were there to see the show, some obviously, still in love with Jason Donovan. Screaming seemed to be almost compulsory!
Again, the weather was kind to us and we got chatting to people around us, all of whom were very friendly and having a wonderful time.
At this show, we had no problems with people on shoulders and we had a pretty good view of the stage.
It was a good night. Bananarama, Owen Paul and Limahl all sounded exactly the same as they did at the peak of their careers, although Paul Young didn’t seem to be at his best. He sounded like he had a cold.
The final night of this fabulous weekend was less crowded that the previous two and there were enough vacant chairs for us to find somewhere to sit down. Still, it was a good crowd there though, and a good time was had by all.
Due to the adult content of the show, it started a little later than the previous two nights. Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, entertained us along with a line-up of high quality stand-up comedians. Tiff Stevenson, Craig Campbell, Carl Hutchinson, Alun Cochrane and Chris Ramsay were all part of the very funny show.
Yes - we did salute trams, to a fashion. This was encouraged by Al Murray but the audience had their own take on this and the trams returned fire!
A recording was being made of the show, which is to be released for sale in November, so look out for it. We’ll be purchasing a copy of it.
The famous London wax works has a spin off in Blackpool and we went to take a look at it. It’s been quite a long time since we were last there and the display has changed a lot.
The first section we explored housed TV personalities which we could photograph ourselves with, as was the case, in almost all the displays. Louis Walsh, Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Chris Tarrant and Dame Edna Everage were some of the personalities represented in wax. Also, Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd…the list goes on!
We wandered through the museum and saw various footballers and other sports stars, pop stars and the Royal Family. The Beatles were there, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
Well that’s it for today. Come back for our final part of Blogpool 2015, next week.
This is Mark and Deb, blogging off!