Load of rubbish. He was on stage for two hours and didn’t play Summer Of 69.
Might as well get that out of the way first. It was Ryan, not Bryan Adams. Curiously, they share the same birthday, fifteen years apart.
Bit of a late one this, only getting a ticket three days before the concert, with tickets being sold out on the first day of sale. Curiously, for an event listed as “Sold out”, there was a lot of space in the venue.
This was supposed to be his first Belfast concert since 2012, except that it was his first Belfast concert since the previous night.
He was bored on Thursday night and was looking for something to do, so via the power of Social Media, he did a quickly arranged gig in McHugh’s, with profits going to Assisi.
If you want, you can view clips from the McHugh’s gig here.
It was 2001 that I first got into Ryan Adams with his album Gold, and singles such as New York New York and Answering Bell.
It was 14 years later and 12 years earlier came the album that turned him into a Panto Villain in the eyes of the internet, which is literally the worst thing you can be due to him causing anger for “Mansplaining” (Not a real word. Anyone who uses it should not be taken seriously) 1989 by Taylor Swift.
There were no Taylor Swift covers, but we were treated to a two hour trip through his back catalogue, and a lot of guitar solos, and then some harmonica solos.
The highlight of which was New York New York.
I would have love to have heard Answering Bell and So Alive, it didn’t matter, Ulster Hall was very much alive.