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Kylie is wow wow wow WOW!

2011-07-15 09:50
You didn’t get to see Kylie Minogue in SA? Boy, did you miss out.

Kylie’s tour director Steve Dixon described the show as a “euphoric explosion of love”. When he told me this, I snickered at the “drama” of it all. It’s just a pop singer reciting radio hits we’ve all heard, right?

Wrong. So very, very wrong. Over 1 million diamantes, 16 dancers, aerial stunts and over 5km of electric cabling turned a Kylie performance into a Vegas-style spectacular. Think Cirque du Soleil crossed with a fashion show, a pop video and then some.
All I can think of is adjectives.

ENTICING: Each chapter of the two and a half hour show left me wondering what she could possibly do to top this, and she always did. With larger-than-life outfits, tense anticipation and that awesome elevator, she managed to surprise the crowd with every song.

SEXY: OMG. From near-naked dancers to those awesome tiny denim shorts Kylie pranced around in, it was the ultimate celebration of the beauty of the human body.

CLASSY: If this show were an outfit, it’d be haute couture. The production values are of the highest quality. After so many years in the business, Kylie knows her audience and how to please and surprise them.

Check out the awesome pics from the Cape Town show here

HONEST: This was my favourite part of the show. This 43-year-old cancer survivor seems genuinely surprised, after all these years, that people love her. She engaged with the crowd, even took a request and simply made everyone feel like the show was just for them. Gosh, she’s so cute I want to put her in a snow globe!

SURPRISING: Okay, I’ll admit, I never really thought of Kylie as a singer. She’s a pop star who makes the most of her rather average voice. Hmm...  and then she sang "If You Don’t Love Me”. Where in that tiny frame does she hide this enormous voice?

There’s only one thing that detracted from the show’s awesomeness: The audience at Grand West. Many of the patrons in the seated areas remained perfectly still and emotionless for most of the event. Sure, a seat makes doing the actual Locomotion a bit difficult, but there’s no need to clutch onto your arm rests and look as if you can’t wait for it to end. All I wanted to do was return some of the amazing love she’d given the audience.

Since it took Kylie 21 years to get to SA (she said as much on stage), I doubt she’ll be back for another concert any time soon. But it’s wonderful to see such stars bring such elaborate shows to South Africa. We might not be last in line when it comes to touring stops for international acts any more.

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