Eminem at Wembley Stadium, 11th July
(Photo by Jenny Risher)
Concert Review by Bess
I saw Eminem live for the first time in 2003 on his Anger Management Tour, and being only 14 at the time it was the first big concert I ever attended (at Milton Keynes’ huge, 75,000+ capacity National Bowl). It was 10 years before I saw Em live again (headlining Reading Festival last year), and Em’s two massive sell-out shows at London’s famous Wembley Stadium would mark his first headlining shows of his own in the UK since that tour in 2003, and his first shows in London since 2001.
Although Em was flanked by a full live band, the sound quality was absolutely awful. There was something wrong with the sound system which made it difficult to understand what some of the songs were - but nobody let that bother them too much. The crowd went nuts. Seeing as I can count the amount of times Em has played in the UK over the last decade on one hand and still have fingers to spare, the majority of the crowd hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing this ‘Rap God’ live before, and you could tell that everyone in the huge 90,000 crowd felt privileged to be there despite the sound issues.
Bess goes to like a bajillion shows, I’m so jealous.