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"The energy really takes a step up for a cover of Blink 182’s 'Dammit', helped out by Grenadiers frontman Jesse Coulter, and rightly so, it’s bloody fantastic"
As she climbs down from the stage the gap finally disappears, the threshold between audience and performer having been decisively crossed.
It’s an unrestricted rendition of Open Season that sees us out into the cold, like wildlife staring down the barrel that is a chilly ride home.
As the audience enters an early morning stupor we’re treated to one last number, Wonderful You. Wonderful being a fitting description of what has been a thoroughly memorable evening.
The rendition of Naive to conclude provides a perfect metaphor for the night in general: it’s seamless yet entirely predictable.
We’re sweat-drenched and the end of the night is embraced with a euphoric rendition of Gonna Make It. Having indeed made it, there is a rush to the exit and its promise of fresh air.
Traditional family barriers are crossed in a performance which is a hilariously engaging, awkward and ultimately heartwarming affair.
Coombs Marr never puts a foot wrong in what is a demanding performance in every sense of the word.
On the upside there are some killer dance moves, unfortunately it’s not enough to save the show.