REVIEW: 5ive - Blackpool Opera House

5ive Winter Gardens
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As I shut my eyes it was like being 13 again. Sat four rows from the front my teenage self squealed with delight as the biggest boyband of the 90’s 5ive burst onto the stage.

Full of energy and commitment you couldn’t help but smile and join in as the wave of excitement washed over the crowd.

Hundreds of screaming fans once all teenagers watched with the same adoration as they did when they young.

Belting out a mix of up tempo favourites including ‘When The Lights Go Out’ and ‘If Ya Getting Down’, the four remaining band members proved they still had what it takes.

The performance at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens was part of a nationwide theatre tour.

Coronation Street favourite Janice Battersby aka Vicky Entwistle even turned out to support her friend and fellow Big Brother housemate Abs.

But for me the highlight of the show had to be the performances of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Keep On Movin’ as they momentarily transported me back to my youth.

A great night was had by all and the impromptu photo opportunities made sure no fan left unhappy.

Vanessa Cornall