Robbie Williams halts halfway through new song to remind audience of his old stuff
One of the greats of alternative Aussie music once sang I like your old stuff better than your new stuff. We reckon the reason that song did so well is because it’s a concept we can all get behind. Deadset, unless you’re a mad fan of a band, group, or recording artist, the chances are that you just wanna see ‘em play the hits. And that’s exactly the dilemma Robbie Williams faced at a recent show here in Australia.
Righto, for those of you who don’t know, we just had the AFL Grand Final here in Oz, and it’s a pretty f**ken big day on the sporting calendar. Typically, we’ll fly in some top-s**t performer from across the globe and have ‘em rock the joint.
This year, it was Robbie Williams’ turn. With new stuff to promote, and a bit of a history of travelling to Oz and causing a stir, he was stoked to perform. Of course, he made sure that as part of the show, he included some new stuff.
While doing that, he must have got the vibe that the audience – footy fans there for the football – only really wanted to hear his big hits, because halfway through, he stopped to tell them that s**t was coming soon.
At the halfway point in his new single Lost, he stopped and said, “It’s the obligatory new song – we’ll get through it together.” Finally, when he got to the closing bars of that one, he must have been feeling relieved because he said, “Back to the hits!”
From there, he went into Feel. And, in fairness, it looks like everyone had a bloody good time – including the man himself. After the show, he tweeted about his love for Aussie audiences, thanking them for a great day.
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) September 24, 2022
Final thought: Of course, this asks us a question. Obviously, at their own show, the performers have free reign, but when they’re asked to come and play for an event where most folks in the crowd will only be casual fans, should they still have free reign, or should they stick to the hits. Let us know. Check out the moment below…
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Video Link: Channel 7