Bruno Mars just oozes old-school cool. It's like it is the very foundation of what made him successful. From his phenomenal vocals, to his dancing, he exudes confidence - never arrogance - and a debonair, suave appeal. Sophisticatedly cool are the words that spring to mind.
Between his extremely catchy identifiable 'Mars' sound, and his concert-style rock guitar playing abilities, the passion and determination to hit the high notes was electrifying. Getting everyone on their feet, combined with the fireworks and golden confetti-laden finale it was one not to miss. With a mix of his old-school hits and his latest album, there was something to please every Mars' fan and there was non-stop funk dancing.
Somehow managing to stay between two era's and fitting in with both, Bruno manages to sounds just as good in 2017 as he would in the soul funk of the seventies. The performers enjoyed themselves, with the interaction of the crowd, as much as the appreciative audience did.
That feeling when you're surrounded by like-minded people all there to support your favourite artist and indulge in the music, it seems like you can't put a price on it. But when other artists are charging upmost of £162 for standing tickets, paying £75 a ticket for the production value in itself, didn't feel underwhelming. At Bruno Mars it truly felt like I got every penny for what I paid for. The production was next-level, with fireworks in the opening number, to flame bellowing from the stage mid-set. Performing on what looked like a tv set from an old school music video, the flashing lights, mini-stages, reflective surfaces and ultimately dry ice. This just felt no expense spared, and it was much appreciated. The showmanship in itself, left me speechless. I've been to many concerts and never have I left with the same feeling of wanting to go watch it all over again.
As soon as the white Mars crown emblazoned curtain dropped, and the dulcet tones of 'Finesse' started, I knew, believe me I knew, this show was about to be the best. I feel like that's what Bruno wanted to achieve, and he did, he is the best performer I have witnessed. I've been to a lot of concerts of a similar variety, One Direction, the Vamps, you name it. Whilst they may be able to put on a stellar show, they are a band. Bruno Mars does all of that AND more, as a solo artist. Whilst he does have his 'crew' behind him, (and they are fantastic in their own right) this was Bruno Mars at his best. It proved to me you are never too cool for a bit of Bruno Mars.