A woodland glade at High Lodge was changed into a concert venue, and as the night drew in, the atmosphere became electric. The evening started with Walkway, a local classic rock band, and then southern American rockers Black Stone Cherry, the special guests of the Darkness, took to the stage.
Now I have to be honest, Iâ€™d never heard of the Kentucky bred, hard rockers Black Stone Cherry, but their songs were as catchy as hell, the vocals rich, and the performance powerful. That said, and Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s an age thing, but I could have done with some subtitles so I could sing along! John Fred Young, the drummer and backing vocalist, was mesmerising to watch. It was filled with passion, skill, and energy, and simply incredible. Iâ€™d defiantly go and see them again!
And to the highlight of the evening . . . . The Darkness hit the stage!
The anticipation had been building for hours, and you could feel a wave of euphoria and excitement pass though the crowd as they walked on. The Darkness filled the air with thundering, almost ear-splitting drum, guitar, base, and Justin sang spectacularly in his unique, soaring falsetto style, it was just breathtaking.
The Darkness with their hilarious lyrics, Justinâ€™s flamboyant persona & extravagant outfits made for an awe-inspiring, captivating, and unforgettable concert. They played a good selection of songs from past and future albums, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Love Is Only a Feelin, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us, and my favourite, Everybody Have a Good Time.
But what made the concert really, really special, was going to the after show party, and getting to meet everybody, enjoying a drink, chatting, mingling, and taking loads of pictures. Itâ€™s a memory that will last a lifetime.
Justin thanks for the invite, your craft is astonishing, you and the Darkness rock!
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