The Capital Centre
On stage at 8.25pm, support act London by Night have been around for years, some would say mediaeval or beyond, but still manage to move with the times with some cracking new material that rises above the noise – statuesque, imposing, structural and soulful.
The headliner, Cancer Research Shine Walk, are comparatively new on the scene but have made an impact drawing huge audiences around the country and making an impact on the science uni circuit. As funding cuts hit, there’s a agit-political element too – this bunch have depth and influence. Tonight there were 17,000 performers hitting the streets. Some were in it for the long haul marathon, others signed up for the shorter 13 mile set. What we were treated to was an expansive performance, full of achievement, virtuosity and graft. The light show was impressive. As a collective, the audience became one with both stage and performers illuminated by radio controlled LED wrist bands, garish clothing and face paint as the capital’s pavements were glazed by rubber soles.
At four and three-quarter hours this was a long show. The sound of Welsh folk singing marked a downbeat first 80 minutes, » Continue Reading.