A breathtaking, wonderful performance tonight.
Wembley has often been the jewel in the crown of past tours. Tonight it was a monumental glittering diamond.
This was, of course, the last gig of a consistently brilliant tour. All of the concerts were shining sell-out successes. We’re still in a state of joyful shock… did that really happen?
It looked like Shirley was enjoying it as much as the enthusiastic audience. At times she looked surprised at the tidal waves of rapturous applause. The atmosphere was alive with emotion.
That extraordinary voice is as strong as ever. The Dame is as professional, rehearsed and glamorous as ever.
It was a pleasure to meet other devoted fans. Thank you for your friendly words about this web blog. It’s not really my blog… it’s every fan’s blog. You are invited to please send your photos and memories.
Thrilled to see adorable Nikki from Never The Bride on her way to her seat.
6,835 Internet hits today – a new record – thank you folks. More tour reports soon, just give us a chance to recover!
As always I consider the fans unable to attend the concerts. If you want to buy any tour merchandise, the following information is from the official programme:
You can pay by telephone using VISA or MASTERCARD. Tel 0161 928 8445
Cheque orders – please forward your order along with a cheque payable to
‘In-Tents’ at the following address: The Old Chapel House, Barns Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 5RU, United Kingdom.
For general enquiries email: email@example.com or fax 0161 928 8016
These prices are VAT inclusive. Postage and packaging charge at cost (allow 28 days for delivery, subject to availability of stock).
Here are the items listed in the tour programme:
A choice of two 100% cotton V-neck short-sleeved T-shirts. Ash grey with an embroidered DSB logo in dark grey, and a navy blue with the DSB logo embroidered in silver £18.00
A pink ladies 100% cotton V-neck T-shirt embroidered with the DSB logo in pale pink. £18.00
Pashmina Scarf/ Shawl
Luxury soft and versatile, available in white with the DSB logo embroidered in pink or light coffee colour; or in black embroidered in silver. £16.00
Navy with a suede peak and silver DSB logo, or linen trimmed with navy with matching navy DSB logo. £12.00
Fine Bone China Mug
In a protective cardboard box, a white mug with a platinum DSB logo £10.00
A satin brushed stainless steel key ring engraved with the DSB logo presented in a black box. £10.00
A set of 6 drinks coasters . The set of melamine and cork backed coasters depict Dame Shirley on her 2003 tour. Each coaster has a different photo. £15.00
Black, in two sizes with the DSB logo. £10.00
“My Life on Records and in Concert” is a large 192 page full colour hard back “coffee-table” book tracing Shirley’s career. £10.00
The above doesn’t include the programme (well it wouldn’t because it’s in the programme) but the programme was £8.00. I don’t know if they have any in stock but you could ask them.
I hasten to add that I don’t make any money from promoting the merchandise here, it’s purely information that might help fans. I obviously can’t get involved in any disputes or questions.
About the book , here’s a little bit of further info. I have a copy and it’s very good. Cover photo here.
ISBN 0 7475 4090 X
First published in 1998 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
It’s described on this Amazon.co.uk link:
Hope that works, otherwise just go to Amazon.co.uk and search for it.
You can click on most photos in this blog and see an enlarged version by itself on your screen. Then click the backwards button to go back to the page. (This is for visitors who are as computer-illiterate as I am, I only found out myself by mistake
Thanks to Astrid for the photos taken at Manchester