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Live Review: Rod Stewart A Day On The Green 2023

DATE: 25/03/2023

It was a hot, yet beautiful afternoon in Mount Cotton as we arrived at A Day on the Green for what was certain to be an amazing day! Sir Rod Stewart would be taking to stage in a few short hours and the crowd was early and excited!

I always love seeing the crowd there for the opening acts, and first up brother and Sister Duo, DACY did not disappoint! They have a very cool style, both gorgeous voices and they know how to deliver a good melody. Having previously opened for Pete Murray, Darryl Braithwaite and just announced to be supporting Conrad Sewell in May, DACY are really building a name
for themselves and I can see why! Their set was fun and exciting and it was hard to take your eyes off the sweet sounding siblings!

Next up Jon Stevens took the stage straight into Noiseworks hit ‘Touch’. His set was an amazing mix of Noiseworks and INXS and the crowd absolutely lapped it up!! Highlights were ‘No Lies’ and ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ and the final 2 songs ‘Don’t Change’ and ‘Take Me Back’. It was Jon’s job to warm up the crowd and he certainly did that! Jon is backed by a world class band who do justice to the songs from his catalogue all with total ease.

Warmed up and waiting for Cyndi Lauper, the crowd was buzzing! I was incredibly excited to see this great female Icon and as she danced her way onto the stage the crowd erupted! With her purple mohawk and stunning striped suit, Cyndi Lauper owned the stage and the crowd! We danced and sung along to ‘Hole in My Heart’, ‘She Bop’, ‘Time After Time’ and one of my favorite of the night ‘I Drove All Night’. The ultimate party song of the set was fondly welcomed by all the women in the crowd as we chanted along to ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, and we really did! Closing out the set with ‘True Colors’, Cyndi left a very grateful and happy crowd to await Sir Rod Stewart!

The stage lit up ready for headliner who danced his way out behind his backing singers, adorned with outfits and guitars straight out of the Robert Palmer video for Addicted to Love which Rod began to belt out! Instantly such an energetic and happy vibe on stage which transcended into the crowd!

Singing ‘It Takes Two’ with one of the backing singers was outstanding! ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’ and ‘Maggie May’ were probably the loudest crowd participation songs of the night! I thoroughly enjoyed ‘People Get Ready’, ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’ and ‘Have I Told You Lately’ and the spectacular performance of ‘Rhythm of My Heart’. But the pinnacle of the night
is typically always at the end and this was no exception with Sir Rod Stewart closing out A Day
On the Green with ‘Sailing’

Sir Rod Stewart is not just a concert, he really puts on a show!! That’s old school showmanship with multiple costume changes, back up singers/dancers with costume changes and musicians decked out in the finest suits, encouraged to be part of the show, to engage and have fun, not just be there to ‘support the singer’! It was truly amazing! The whole show was amazing from
beginning to end! A true inspiration in performance, Sir Rod Stewart is not to be missed!

To all the wonderful folks at A Day On The Green, Sirromet Winery, Sir Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Stevens and DACY, thanks for having us along for a fantastic day!

Until the next gig

Setlist – Sir Rod Stewart

Addicted To Love
You Wear It Well
Ohh La La
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Twistin’ the Night Away
It Takes Two
Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Forever Young
The First Cut Is The Deepest
Maggie May
I’d Rather Go Blind
Young Turks
Rhythm of My Heart
People Get Ready
I Don’t Want To Talk About It
Tonight’s the Night
You’re In My Heart|
Have I Told You Lately
Baby Jane
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Tom Traubert’s Blues

Setlist – Cyndi Lauper

Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)
She Bop
The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough
Into the Nightlife
Time After Time
I Drove All Night
Money Changes Everything (The Brains cover)
Sally’s Pigeons (into with Cyndi singing Sir Rod’s Sailing)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Not My Father’s Son
True Colors

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3 thoughts on “Live Review: Rod Stewart A Day On The Green 2023

  1. Hi enjoyed the day and venue was happy with all the performance’s but disappointed that Sir Rod walked off stage about 9-10 with a hanky wave no good byes thanks or regards for the crowd . No encore no Baby Jane very unhappy crowd and wait to see that he may come back on . As for exiting the venue not enough traffic control to get out only saw 2 people.

  2. loved the concert Rod stewartcwas great.
    but the venue was shit.. paid $600+ per ticket only to sit on cheap nasty dirty plastic chairs tied to gether with plastic ties .grass in walk way and car park way to long people tripping . disable toilets were on a slant not level making it a bit difficult. Car park.. parked in disable area directed down the bottom of a hill had to walk up the hill on crutches painful and difficult. get out was horrible no one to direct traffic so had cars everywhere all trying to get through a single gated area moved about 3 car spaces in an hour people getting frustrated also cars sliding around on grass because it was raining no proper lighting so you can see were to go road in bad condition surprised there was no accidents leaving .. when concert finished no security to be seen was on crutched being pushed and shoved was scared i would be knocked over by the drunks thank god for my daughter and someother people thst helped. me.
    One thing for sure wont be going back untill the owner spend money on fixong uthings up and upgrading facilities and fixing the carpark plenty of people were complaining about the place as we were leaving. not the concert but the facilities.

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