The Police - Live in Concert!

So yesterday (Australia Day 2008), Nadia and I watched The Police live in concert at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG).

The Police at MCG - Tickets

Nadia's already written one blog post about it -- and I suspect she's going to write one or two more -- so go there for most of the concert information. I'm just here to upload a few photographs. Oh, and for completeness' sake, to document the complete set list:

  1. Message in a Bottle
  2. Synchronicity II
  3. Walking On The Moon
  4. Voices Inside My Head
  5. When The World Is Running Down
  6. Don't Stand So Close To Me
  7. Driven To Tears
  8. Hole In My Life
  9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  10. Wrapped Around Your Finger
  11. De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
  12. Invisible Sun
  13. Walking In Your Footsteps
  14. Can't Stand Losing You
  15. Roxanne
  16. King Of Pain
  17. Encore 1: So Lonely
  18. Every Breath You Take
  19. Encore 2: Next To You

Coming back to the photographs, here's a photo of one the opening acts, Fiction Plane, performing (not that you can see the band clearly, but still). This is a couple of hours before The Police started their set, by the way, which is why it's still light out. I took a photo of Fergie's performance as well, but that came out all blurry.

The Police at MCG - Fiction Plane

Impressive stage, isn't it? And it's not even lit up yet! Here's what it looked like from the side. Note the threatening rain clouds.

The Police at MCG - Stage

The Met Office had predicted thunderstorms for that evening but fortunately, other than it being a humid night, there wasn't any rain in that part of the city.

Finally, here's a photo taken during the first song (Message in a Bottle).

The Police at MCG - Message in a Bottle

I didn't take too many photographs after that, and the few that I did take aren't all that good. That's okay, though: I was there to watch and enjoy the show, not document it!

All in all, it was a fabulous concert. And, once it's up, I'll post a link to the concert review that The Age will inevitable publish.