i won tickets both through SMASH HITS AND RADIO 1 for the 4-3-2-1 gig a weel before the ALWAYS AND FOREVER gig.
I liked to draw back in the day, and drew some pictures of the girls. I ran out of the venue, CANAL BAR, MANCHESTER, straight afterwards, and quickly gave the pictures to Louise, who I met with Easther and Vernie a few months before, and when they got on the coach and pulled away Vernie had the portraits and immediately spotted me which was pretty cool.....and my sister was on the other side of the coach with my camera
This was the first time i had ever met kelle too.
Oh and yes the gig was amazing and short, but a great intro to the start of the tour
First time I saw the girls I think was a BRMB Party in the Park in Birmingham. I think first time I saw them in concert was when they headlined the Pepsi concert thing at the NEC in Birmingham, they were wicked. DId anyone else go there?
I saw eternal on their first tour 'always & forever' in hammersmith. michelle gayle was supporting them. unfortunately missed out on the good thing tour as it was cancelled in wembey but went to the before the rain tour - was great, i wanna be the only one went down really well.
I saw them in Manchester on the BTR tour. The show was just brilliant but it was hilarious when they asked the audience what song they wanted to hear next and someone near the front shouted "Firestarter". Easther's face was a picture, lol. Happy days!
All you lucky people who got to see them live!!!!! Since I live in Holland never got to see them live. They were supporting Take That during one of their tours in the Always and Forever era, but you can imagine I would never buy a Take That ticket (no offence) to see them and then leave the gig. They had two huge hits here with Oh Baby I... and IWBTOO and Always and Forever and Before The Rain went gold here and they performed on two or three TMF Awards (equivelant of the MTV awards) and were regulars on Sylvana's Soul an R&B show on TMF. She (Sylvana) asked them how they celebrated their first number one when they were on with BeBe. E + V said they went shopping. BeBe actually slated Easther and Vernie for not getting him anything while Kéllé did. Hilarious, they were both very quiet at that point.