My affair with Robbie Williams

Last night I said hello to an old friend.  A friend who I’ve known on and off for about 15 years and had an affair with four times.

Our rendezvous last night was months in the planing and, as always, delivered two hours of pure, unadulterated passion.

I had a new frock on, enjoyed dinner beforehand and downed a quite a few mojitos in preparation.


I was full of excitement and nervous energy at what was about to happen. After all, it’s not often that I am out on the town these days, being a mum of a 3 year old and all, so that in itself was {sing when you’re} winning in my book.

My husband had very kindly given me the night off.  “Have fun,” he said as I jumped out of the car in the city centre.   He stayed at home with Mr O while I rocked out, cashing in my hall pass, or wildcard, or whatever it’s called these days. How lucky am I?

It wasn’t your normal affair.  You see, my twin sister was by my side the entire time.  She was screaming, cheering, dancing and clapping along. Watching on, just like I was, in awe at the magic unfolding before us.

Oh, and there was singing. Lots of it. Not just from us, but from all of the 14,844 people, mainly women, around us who were doing exactly the same thing.  Yes, my friends. IT. WAS. THAT. GOOD.

You see, last night my affair was with none other than Robbie Williams.  I was in the 10th row as he graced the stage for his first night in Australia as part of his “Let me entertain you” tour. And, it has to be said, entertain us he did.   Me, my sister and all 14,844 others who were in the Perth Arena using our hall passes got entertained within an inch of our lives last night.

He of course opened with “Let Me Entertain You” and promptly uttered the words: “My name is Robbie Fucking Williams, this is my band and for the next two hours your ass is mine“.  Cue screams.  And believe me, he had 14,844 asses in his hands last night.

My sister and I have long had a love affair with #THROBBIE {yes, that’s what we call him, yes that deserved caps and also a hashtag} so getting tix last night was a given.  So too it seemed was getting a tour t-shirt.

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Our maiden name is Williams so dropping $120 on t-shirts seemed perfectly acceptable!
We’ve grown up with #THROBBIE, and watching him last night sing song after song after song after song after song was like re-living our childhood.  Except, it should be pointed out, particularly as it is happening right now – literally as I type this – we are now parents and not as resilient backing up the morning after the night before, especially when getting jumped on at 6am by your son who wants breakfast.

“It’s morning time,” he tells me.  “Really?” I think as I move that last bit of mint from my teeth from last night’s last mojito and look over at the Mister who is CLEARLY on duty this morning.  I was still dreaming about this…

Robbie Williams Perth Arena
He is totally looking at me right here!
Robbie had promised a love affair of all his greatest hits.  Don’t ya love it when promises come good?  Rock DJ, Millenium, Supreme, Kids, Come Undone, Angels and Feel were all on massive rotation.  Even some oldies like She’s the One and real oldies like Back For Good.  Hot Fudge and Monsoon were surprise inclusions early on but fitted in perfectly.

One of the coolest parts was Robbie’s take on heaps of other big songs. I love it when artists sample other people’s tracks and make them their own.

It was really well done, little samples spliced into his songs that made us all stop for a moment and think “I know this, what is it?” before the penny dropped and the dancing continued.

Last night we were treated to Robbie’s take on Lorde {Royals}, U2 {I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For}, Queen {We Will Rock You and Bohemian Rhapsody}, Joan Jett {I Love Rock & Roll} and of course Frank Sinatra {My Way}.

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It was 15 years of memories rolled into 2 hours that felt like 15 minutes.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun.  Funnily enough, so too did my five hours of sleep before Mr O came bounding in.

It’s all good though because I have another concert tonight. Yes, two concerts in two days!  #forreal #checkmeout!  In just a few hours, they’ll be lots more screaming, except this time it will be solely from kids while their perhaps-not-so-impressed parents look on with us as we take in a live show of perennial kids favourite, The Octonauts. Yes, my night off last night is fast fading as the reality of being a mum once again sets in.  Send coffee. Now.

Robbie is playing in Perth again tonight and then for the next couple of weeks around Australia.  Wherever you are or whatever you are doing, beg, borrow or steal yourself some tickets.  Say hello. Have an affair.  Hand your ass over.  Sing. Dance. Lose your voice and inhibitions.  Just make sure you’ve got the 6am kid situation and coffee supply under control.

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And if you need more convincing check out what other reviews are saying here.

Were you there last night? Are you planning on saying hello this tour?  Have you said hello to Robbie before?

I’d love to say hello to your experiences! Drop me a line here on the blog or find me on Instagram at @sayhellojo or over on Facebook.
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5 thoughts on “My affair with Robbie Williams

  1. Oh I’m soooo jealous!! I love Robbie!! (Throbbie! Ha) I’ve seen him twice before & he always knows how to put on
    A good show. Unfortunately I’m not seeing him this time around, boo 😦 so reading your post & seeing your pics will just have to do

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    1. He’s so fantastic hey! I’m hoping they might put out a DVD of the tour, that’s the next best thing! I took some vids last night but couldn’t get them to load into the blog #feelingtheeffectsof5hourssleeprightnow!

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  2. I love Robbie, not so much a concert goer though, don’t ask me why. I’ve been to 2….you read correctly, two concerts in my lifetime. Bon Jovi and Pink…maybe i’ll have to think about this one! Nice IG feed chick πŸ˜‰

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