Last week, we saw Bananarama live in concert in San Francisco, California at The Warfield — and it was an amazing show. Sadly, we weren't able to get Meet & Greet tickets as they sold out too fast. Still, we had a great time.
As you know we saw them back November in London. We bought the tickets to go see them in London before we knew they'd come to North America. No matter, we wouldn't change our experience in London for anything.
After the first song, Sara said "I see some old faces in the crowd ... Davearama!" That made our whole group go wild. Later in the show, we had fun with Keren during the song "Preacher Man" when we did the original dance routine and made her think twice during the second chorus. After that, we did our best to do the new routine. She still kept looking over our way with a funny glare. See the performance here.
After the show, many of us when to a bar in the Castro called The Lookout. We had made this an event on Facebook and had tagged the bar. We were pleasantly surprised to see lots of concert goers at the bar. Even better, the bar was playing Bananarama music all night long. They seemed to have 3 CDs on shuffle, and we think they were Drama, The Essentials, and The Twelve Inches of Bananarama.
We closed down the bar with the dance routine to "Nathan Jones." When fans do the Bananarama dance routines together, we always feel like it is like knowing a secret language. There really is something so special about being a Bananarama fan.
Speaking of Bananarama fans. We'd like to do a big callout to all the fans we saw and met that night: Nico, Denny, Philip, Ron, Sakis, Craig, Yas, Arturo, Richard, Ed, Mark, Marty, Dave, Stevan, Joey, Brian, Kevin & Kevin, Jim, Chris, Nathan, Kenni, and my new friend Karin!
San Francisco really loved Bananarama. It was so amazing to see all the love for the group. We hope they come back soon! The guys standing next to us asked if they were going to play "Look On The Floor" and "Move In My Direction" as both were big radio hits in San Francisco in 2006. Sadly, they didn't play those songs, but we hope they will next time.
—Davearama and the Poptastic Confessions
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