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Who is you favorite?
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Colm
Michael
Paul
George
43%
Ryan
43%
Colm
0%
Michael
0%
Paul
14%
George

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Who is your favorite?
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Emmet
Neil
Damian
Other (comment)
23%
Keith
15%
Emmet
8%
Neil
31%
Damian
23%
Other (comment)

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Obrigada.
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Now for part two
The second half opened with turning away which was hauntingly beautiful, as always. I don't quite remember the order of the second half but the start was basically them singing about home. Damian sang home by Michael buble and at the end where it normally says 'i'll be home tonight' he sang 'I'm in Sydney tonight' :D Emmet sang isle of innisfree, again beautiful. Ryan sang streets of new York. This is where it gets interesting. Neil started singing hallelujah and at the end he was joined by Emmet and Ryan. At the end, Emmett had walked off and the other two were in the process of walking off. Damian runs out in his jeans, gelled hair and leather jacket and goes 'guys, you gotta help me, my backup singers have gone'. Ryan and Neil were both like 'aw crape don't worry you'll be fine'. But Damian was still going 'i need my backup singers.' then asked if the two if them could fill in for them, considering they were singing it backstage. Ryan said 'well we were only goofing around and we are proud IrishMEN who are not pretty girls' and of course Neil was like 'speak for yourself'. Damian was still begging them and Ryan said 'we don't even wear skirts because we aren't girls' and Neil goes 'well actually we do kind of wear skirts at the end of the show', obviously referencing their kilts. Ryan says 'i didn't know if you noticed but you had pretty girls last time and we are not girls'. Ironically Nicole is sitting behind them as part of the band who was one of the girls backing him :P Neil then says 'speaking of girls, what do you think of the Australian girls?' we all whoop and cheer and the two of them are going on about how pretty the girls are as a way to distract Damian and they try to walk off stage. Damian pulls them back and goes 'yes, okay, Australian girls, very pretty, I agree but that doesn't help me!' Damian then goes 'the guys on glee never had a problem with it. They were PROFESSIONALS' and everyone was just like AWWWW SHIT and Ryan goes 'yep, of course he plays the glee card' and then turns to David Munroe and goes 'just double checking that we're not glee? Okay good'. Damian rushes off and gets two mic stands and two wigs as well. He tells them to sort out whose wig is whose when the music for breaking up is hard to do starts playing so now they feel obligated. So they're doing the backup singing in the most monotonous singing possible. Damian is having a great time. I actually don't remember much if his performance because I was laughing to hard at Ryan and Neil. They finally get the wigs on and they're looking absolutely ridiculous. Once the wigs are on, they start singing in obnoxiously high voices and trying to hair flip and not working at all. The song finally finishes, they walk off but Emmett walks on a little early to see them walking off. He looks at them and goes to say something but seems too dumbfounded to say anything. Then checks to see if what just happened was real and then goes 'what was that? That was absolutely terrifying but I also kinda liked it. I have never seen wo more convincing women. speaking of women . . .' and he started singing my irish molly o. you know the long note he holds at the end? last night he went for easily three times as long, even looked at his watch to see how long he was going for. and when he was done the look on his face said 'I could keep going but I suppose I could end it here' :P everybody came back on and Ryan said 'this is for our man in the sky George donaldsooooooooon!' which I really liked. Before they used to give a speech on how wonderful George was and how he loved to sing and how he loved being in the group. Last night they were celebrating his life rather than mourning his death which I thought was quite beautiful.
The best part of the night by far was seven drunken nights, oh lordy. Emmett started off and when he mentioned the horse outside the door, the other three made horse noises. Emmett would go to sing again but they'd interrupt him with more horse noises and he looked at them like 'are you done?' ryan was the second one with the coat which neil realised was his. damian was helping him to take it off and when ryan turned around they both did the 'ding!' smiles and went 'nothing to see here'. you know how Neil is the drunk one out of them? Yep, he stumbled in again but this was the most drunk performance I had ever seen him do. He even did drunk singing, very high, very flat and very out of tune. Damian was Thursday night. I found this quite ironic because on the way to the concert I was reading fanfics and one had damian coming back to be a permanent member again and they were discussing songs they could do. they said no to seven drunken nights because damian wasn't of age yet :P it was quite funny to see him performing that. so he started off by singing 'I came home on a Thursday night, drunk but not as drunk as neil' emmet was wearing the shoes from under the bed and ryan knelt down in front of damian to try and cover the shoes and it looked like he was about to propose. and because there were five parts but four members, emmet went again. when he said he came home drunk again, the others were like 'really? twice in a week? wow, that's a problem, man' and he again gave them looks of 'are you done'. he then sang 'I saw a head tucked in my bed where my old head should be . . . ryan kelly' and ryan ran for the other side of the stage. and he finished it with 'why is ryan's head tucked in my bed where my old head should be'. neil did his stumbling thing again but ryan and emmet actually carried him off by under his arms and his ankles.
the band started playing cal local hero, which I rewatched this morning (the one from the show) and found that it was originally neil who played the guitar instrumental and once again I felt proud of how far he'd come. they came back on with Ireland's call, incredibly iconic. ryan sang his verse and damian was supposed to sing keith's part after that but ryan forgot and kept going so Damian lowered his mic and it looked like he was sarcastically saying 'thanks' to Ryan but he had a big smile on his face. Some people, including me, gave them a standing ovation when they finished but they came back for an encore which was I still haven't found what I'm looking for. The entire performance was just electric and absolutely beautiful.
There were two large screens for people sitting in the back so they could see what was happening. A girl who sat next to me seemed so bored, I have no idea why she was there. We had a great view of the stage but her eyes were fixed on the screens. She didn't sing, she didn't clap along and she barely applauded. I think she even bad mouthed me to her friend but I'm not sure. During the intermission there was one girl who basically gave the life story of Damian and another group of ladies were talking about Keith and his passport and him feeling ill as well.
From the merch store I got a green and gold filigree shirt which I'm wearing right now as I type this, a white tshirt with their faces on it that changes colour in the sun, which my mum is giving to me for my birthday. I got the DVD for new voyage, which was previously called voyage II. I also got a keychain, a magnet and a program which I spilled hot chocolate on :P in the program there's a brief history of each member and some questions for all of them. My favourites were 'what does legacy mean to you? What do you hope your legacy is? What's your favourite Irish songs? And what is the most Irish thing about you?'
When I got home I had about three hours sleep before I had to get up for uni but it was totally worth it :D I had an absolutely amazing time and I really wish for any of you that haven't seen them yet that you do because they are fantastic. They are also all 20 and 30 year old dorks but that's why we love them, right? :P

Was watching their new mother's day video.
I feel like Keith was trying to make the viewers pregnant going by his smirk :P
But I noticed that always there was playing with it! My heart died <3

I don't know if you guys know but Keith has fallen sick and he flew back to Ireland I think yesterday or the day before to rest up. Altho I'm really excited for the concert tonight, it'll be a shame to miss Keith. If you guys are interested i'll give you details about tonight's concert tomorrow :)
I'm going in a black dress, green jacket, black stockings, black boots, I have my green guitar earrings in, my Celtic rings as well as a green bow ring, my tree of life earrings and my triqueta necklace with green eye makeup :) I'm so excited! Oh and I painted my nails an emerald green with accent nails painted silver with green glitter (funnily enough the green glitter is called luck of the Irish)

Hope you guys have a cup of tea or popcorn or something coz this is gonna take a while :P
So there was no opening band or anything which I was surprised about but also glad. The person who came on stage was David Munroe and I nearly lost it just when he came on stage. Then Nicole and Declan, Seana, Barry and the guitarists all came on and heartland started. The lads all came out looking lovely in their suits. Emmet followed with Danny Boy, as lovely as ever. Because Keith wasn't performing they put more songs in and Neil got more chances to sing so he performed Carolina Rua. The whole concert in general felt sort of like Mythology which I wasn't mad about :P Damian performed Come By The Hills and said good evening Sydney in the middle of it :) after that was raggle taggle gypsy. Neil took on the first part, then Emmet then Neil again but he sang the first two lines of that verse and forgot to continue and started clapping to the beat again. Emmett realised it and continued for him. Neil realised what he did and started laughing, then Emmet was laughing with him and they were both still laughing when Damian came on :D Declan did a small drum solo before getting the audience involved which was a lot of fun. He'd beat his drum once and then gesture to us and he'd sigh and pretend to be mad when we didn't get it right. He then did his proper solo with all of us clapping along. Afterwards Ryan came out in a black tshirt and acknowledged Declan and the crowd went nuts. Ryan then started saying that this next song was one from the very first show and he was joined by a guitarist who doesn't need an intro, and brought Neil back on and they performed ride on together :) straight after that was place in the choir and we knew exactly what song it was before it started because they got in their formation :D there weren't any steps tho so they couldn't do their foot thing so they repeated their step step sorta dance thing that they did earlier. Neil then destroyed everyone by saying that he was about to perform the first song he performed solo with Celtic thunder which was of course Noreen, and I felt so proud with how far he's come with the group. Damian performed falling slowly, again lovely as ever. They then performed Galway girl and made us felt like we WERE the Galway girl. Then it was Emmet's turn to destroy everyone by singing remember me and he was so beautiful. They closed the first half with Hail the Hero from Storm :D a woman behind me asked me 'what's a bhfarraige?' to us it sounded like 'wadiga' or something and I just had no idea. The second half was even better but i'll write that a bit later :)

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i thought you guys might be interested.
celtic thunder were on a morning show yesterday. they recognised that keith wasn't with them and made a joke that keith tried bringing whiskey into the country illegally and had to apologise to the whole country (a la johnny depp with his dogs ;) )
they also said that one reason they're such a success is because they're a family show. oh like the wiggles? yes! the celtic wiggles, i can see it now :P
damian said it's his first time in australia so my heart kinda collapsed at that fact but my favourite part was when ryan was saying how much he loves when the audience joins in. because we're a huge fanbase, we know all of the songs so it's one giant sing a long, as tho the fans are the sixth member of celtic thunder :D i've included the video in case you want to watch the whole thing.

yesterday there was a brief article in the newspaper about how keith was left behind in ireland. online, it was titled 'celtic thunder arrive without lightning' in the paper it said 'celtic thunder down to fab four'
my dad said they missed a great opportunity to go 'celtic thunder down under' :D
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