Status Quo Newcastle Arena 6th December 1998

Status Quo Newcastle Arena 6th December 1998
quoprog98It had been five or more years since I had last seen the mighty Status Quo. I has lost some of my faith in the band, largely as a result of some substandard releases, which saw the band recording covers of some old rock’n’roll classics. But I couldn’t go on too long without seeing the band. So when I saw that they were playing Newcastle Arena on 6th December 1998, I persuaded a mate to come along with me to see them again. Support came from T’Pau. As soon as I heard the first few bars of “Down, Down” I was back in the Quo zone again. I remembered how great this band were, and why I had been to see them so many times. quotix1998This show at Newcastle renewed my faith in Status Quo, and got me back into them again. Having said that work, and family commitments meant that I missed the next few tours, and I didn’t see them again until 2002, which I will write about tomorrow.
Setlist: Down down, Hold You Back, Backwater, One man band,Softer Ride, The Wanderer, Living on an Island, Dirty Water, Gerdundula, Roll over lay Down, In the Army Now, Whatever you Want, Mystery Medley, Caroline, Rain, Burning Bridges, Anniversary Waltz.

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