So about this all-new extra 25 Live gig – The Final One. You know, the one that’s after that previously announced supposedly “last ever” big flashing lights concerts that George Michael would ever perform. It’s upset a lot of people who were making a real effort to support George and go to his “historic” last shows. What’s the reason for the extra gig?
Well, according to George’s manager, Andy “Slight Smell of Piss” Stephens, they needed an extra day’s filming. FOR WHAT?! LOL! I hope no-one in George’s camp is labouring under the misapprehension that George will actually release a 25 Live DVD/Blu-ray Disc. Surely, they haven’t forgotten that some of the shows on the European leg of the tour were previously filmed for a live DVD, which was then scrapped?
Here’s how this will play out…
- Shows will be filmed, as planned
- George will look at the footage and say – It’s OK, but I don’t like how I sound. I will re-record all the vocals in the studio. Then, we can dub them over the top.
- George will look at the revised footage and say – It’s OK, but I don’t like how I look. We will set up the stage in an aircraft hanger somewhere, and re-film it privately, so I can look my best. Then, I’ll record new vocals again in the studio for the new footage, and we can dub them over the top
- George will look at the new version of the “live” show, and say – You know what? I think there’s something missing – it all looks a bit sanitized and dull. I just don’t think live DVDs ever capture the atmosphere of live shows. I’ve never liked them – and this film, in particular, looks and sounds nothing like the live show! I don’t know what the fucking idiots who filmed this were on – how could they fuck it up so badly? OK, I’ve made a decision – we’re scrapping the project. No 25 Live DVD.
There you have it, folks😉
Joking aside though – hopefully everyone will enjoy those final shows in London. They will still be very special shows – they’re the last ones in his home town… until he announces his surprise “Christmas 2008” shows, that is… Oops… I shouldn’t have said that… Please forget I said anything…