PAVILLION THEATRE, BOURNEMOUTH
Wednesday 31st March & Thursday 1st April
still it gets better. There was something about the Eastbourne
Concert that somehow made it the best one yet. It mayhave been
the particularly spacious auditorium with comfortable seats
and plenty of legroom. It may have been the acoustics (which
were noticeably better than those at Cardiff) or it may have
been Hayley. She certainly appeared more relaxed right from
the initial applause to greet her had died down and she began
to sing Pokarekare Ana, it immediately broke out again in recognition
of the song that is now accepted as "hers". This is
the first time that this had happened to Hayley in all the times
that I have seen her (8 in all). I knew from that moment that
this was going to be an exceptionally appreciative audience.
Maybe this helped Hayley to give her finest performance yet.
whole evening was utterly sublime. I was totally lost in admiration
for Hayley and for all the performers and I was never more thankful
to know that there was still one more concert to come when I
could lose myself one more time.
last concert, which began exactly twenty-four hours ago, filled
me with a mixture of heavenly delight at just being there and
overwhelming sadness in the knowledge that this would be the
last time I would be able to see Hayley for some time.
tour contained some truly magical moments which were deliberately
not mentioned in these brief reports. All will be revealed in
a full review which should follow in a few days.
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