KylieX2008, 07.26.08


Woot! Finally! Last night I was able to enjoy my first Kylie Minogue concert live and in person. After 20 years of being a fan and after seeing every concert she’s ever performed on DVD or, back in the day, bootlegged VHS (usually from Japan), last night was at long last my chance to see Kylie on stage with my own eyes. I was very surprised how good our seats were … I bought them online many months ago when they went on sale here in the UK and had forgotten that I managed to score center section floor seats — the show was pretty phenomenal … I am not comparing it to any other Kylie Concert that I’ve ever seen before on video because, after all, this was my first time — and one’s first time is always special ;)

Because today is a travel day (and because it’s Sunday), I won’t be able to work up a usual weekend day post. We have to leave our hotel in about an hour so I don’t have much time to post much this lovely AM. So … I am posting a bunch of my pics from last night’s KylieX2008 show and will do my best to try and post a bit more before the day is over. Irregardless, David and I will be in Paris, France by tomorrow morning so I will be back with a usual full day post.

Kylie Minogue played the first of her 7 (yes, 7) scheduled dates at the O2 Arena last night …

… and here is a taste of the show in pictures. After the jump, check out a few of the 500+ pics that I took last night and a full setlist of the night’s performance …

Here is the full setlist from last night’s show (it is the same list that she has been performing all tour long):

Act 1: Xlectro Static
* Speakerphone
* Boombox/Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Greg Kurstin Remix)
* Ruffle My Feathers
* In Your Eyes

Act 2: Cheer Squad
* Heart Beat Rock
* Wow
* Shocked

Act 3: Beach Party
* Loveboat
* Copacabana (Barry Manilow cover)
* Spinning Around

Act 4: Xposed
* Like a Drug
* Slow (with Free sample)
* 2 Hearts


Act 5: Naughty Manga Girl
* Sometime Samurai
* Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Mix)
* Nu-di-ty
* Sensitized

Act 6: Starry Nights
* Flower
* I Believe in You

Act 7: Black versus White
* On A Night Like This
* Your Disco Needs You
* Kids
* Step Back In Time
* In My Arms

* No More Rain
* The One (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix)
* Love At First Sight
* I Should Be So Lucky

Here are some of the many, many photos I snapped last night:

The show was just so damn fun … I was just ecstatic the entire time.

I have a couple vids to post … but they will have to come later. I have to give a shout out to Pink readers Paul (who I met in the merchandise queue) and Scott (who was seated with his friends right near us). Here is a pic of Scott and his friend Tim (Aussies who are living here in London) and a pic of David and me enjoying the show:

Boo! I wish I had more time but we are being ejected from our lovely hotel. More soon … I promise!!!

  • Danielle

    Yay Trent I’m so glad you finally got to see Kylie! She always puts on a great show. Can’t wait to see your videos :o)

    Peace out!

  • Tonya

    7 dates, that’s amazing. Glad you finally got to see her, have fun on the rest of your trip!

  • Rich

    Wow, Trent, it’s nice to know you went (at last!) to the Kylie’s concert. She looks pretty damn good in the pics… Have fun!

  • Charlotte

    Wow Trent, so glad you finally got to see Kylie. I’ve also loved her for 20 years, but luckily have been able to see her shows in Australia :)

    Can’t wait to see your videos!

  • Kylie is always such an amazing performer :)

  • Jimmy G

    Kylie’s AMAZING! As a fellow American “stranded” on the wrong side of the Atlantic to all things Kylie, I remember seeing her in London during her Fever Tour. Wish I could have made it there to see the X Tour. Hope there’s a DVD!

  • Sally

    Please stop using IRREGARDLESS! But have a good time in Paris!

  • Charmella

    Welcome to London…and Paris! Yes the concert was awesome!
    LOL…I wholeheartedly agree with Sally…I read the word and cringe!…came to post and saw that she had already done so! It’s NOT CORRECT!

  • Yahoo for you! That’s SO great you got to see Kylie … from another 20-year-Kylie-fan living in a country (Canada) where most just don’t quite “get” how fantastic she is, I can tooooooooootally understand how thrilling it musta been to finally see her show live. Post your vids SOON.

  • Jessica

    That’s so amazing that you finally got to see Kylie live and I have to admit I am quite jealous! Thanks for the pictures, the show looked really great. Have fun in Paris!

  • Becky

    Hey I was at the O2 Last night but not at Kylie I went to see some comedy club thingy……

  • @Sally and Charmella:
    Tis now officially a word.

    It’s strange how uptight you are about that one word yet the internet is littered with garbage txt spk and people peppering their comments/blog entries/whatever with poor grammar and spelling.

  • debho

    She didn’t sing Better The Devil?

  • leo

    kylie is the greatest ¡¡
    her show is amazing

    i want more pictures and videos

  • Scorpio

    Irregardless isn’t a word. While rationalizing it all well and good why not take the high road and use proper grammar? Not everyone is going to get the Mean Girls connection (fun move by the way … but Lohan et al are kinda over). When you have a large, younger readership who can use all the help they can get with the english language why not pass on some useful information too? Just a thought. Despite the negative comment I enjoy your blog.

  • Panti Christ

    Irregardless of all the bitchin’ these photos are so totally fetch, and it looks like Kylie delivered 100%! I just LOVE the second to last pic of this post…thanks for sharing!

  • i hope kylie brings this show to australia!

  • honor

    Scorpio you are so right.

  • KTB

    Thanks for providing the setlist. I saw Ms Minouge last night at the o2…was simply amazing. We had seats in the front block – not that anyone sat down!!

  • I got to meet Kylie on when she did her show in Belfast on 30th June. Reliving the moment through your pics Trent. Love it!