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McBusted | British Summer Time – Hyde Park – 06/07/2014 | Live Review

We went along to the British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on Sunday 6th July – here’s what we made of the day!

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McBusted – 5/5

Not content with performing to thousands up and down the country on a sold out tour, the world’s most popular supergroup McBusted set their sights on something a little bigger – a headline show at London’s Hyde Park.

With a whole host of boybands performing before them throughout the day, the crowd were suitably warmed up for what would be the biggest show of both bands’ careers. A show so large in fact that the only way to arrive on stage was in a flying Delorean, of course. As soon as the six members appear – it’s clear by the look on their faces that they have never been so excited. And this excitement was most definitely translated into almighty energy throughout their two hour set, with more Busted jumps and running round than you can count.

Kicking off their set with ‘Air Hostess’, the hits never stop coming. McFly’s classic singles get some of the biggest cheers of the night, particularly ‘Five Colours In Her Hair’, during which the rain stopped and a huge rainbow appeared over the stage – pathetic fallacy at its best. Another really special moment in the set came as James Bourne stepped forward to sing ‘Sleeping with the Light On’, aided by 50,000 backing singers in the crowd.

As the sun set on London, the band leave the main stage to board a UFO in the middle of the crowd – a (rather large and geeky) prop which they also took with them on their UK tour to perform aptly named songs ‘Star Girl’ and ‘Nerdy’. Before singing ‘Room On The Third Floor’, McFly’s Tom Fletcher reminds the crowd that this is the first song they ever wrote together.

Heading back to solid ground, the bouncing six-some rattle through more crowd favourites such as ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, ‘Shine A Light’ and ‘Crashed The Wedding’ – which sees every member appear on stage in white wedding dresses aided by a ton of white confetti. The amount of fun that they always seem to have on stage together is crystal clear and never seems to wane, right up until the last note. In fact, they were having so much fun that they decided to sing ‘Air Hostess’ for a second time, exclaiming that none of them wanted the night to end: “we don’t want to leave, shall we start the set again?”, much to everyone’s delight.

As the last show of their UK tour, you would be forgiven for wondering what’s next for the supergroup. Before performing their final song, both James and Matt explained that “this is the most fun any of us have ever had on stage. This is our last show for a while but we’ll be back soon with new tunes”.

With fireworks and inflatable boobs in place, McBusted play ‘Year 3000’, using every last bit of their energy to create the most epic end to an epic performance. This is certainly a night neither band or crowd will forget in a hurry. As each member leaves the stage one by one, a feeling of pride for what they have achieved and a sense of excitement about their future plans hangs in the air. This certainly isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of the supergroup – and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Reviewer: Claire Rollins

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