I was lucky enough to be invited to this concert by one of my dates as they were playing at the Manchester Apollo on the 27th September.I always look forward to any concert and athough this was a great concert,the music was mindblowing I was a little bit put off by the political overtones. I’m all for free speech and everyone subscribing to their own political agenda, (I am well entrenched in my own middle-eastern studies) I would rather leave it alone on a night out and steer clear of such issues. I don’t think my date had any idea of how the evening would pan out and we both were taken aback by the distribution of literature, so we left slightly early and went into Chinatown in Manchester, always guaranteed to be an excellent dining experience. Manchester boasts some of the best chinese restaurants outside of London.
I was unsure what to wear for this concert as I had been told that on occasions, the seating is taken out of the arena and it is standing only. I was not looking forward to standing on a slope for two hours(not in my footwear). Thankfully the seats were all in place and we were able to enjoy the music and the atmosphere.
Our evening ended with a lovely stay at the Malmaison Hotel, a classically beautiful hotel situated right in the heart of Manchester. This hotel is so easily accessible for any evening out in Manchester, whether that is a concert, dining out or enjoying the sizzling nightlife of Manchester.
The room was stunning as they are all individually designed, complete with mood lighting, (which really set the tone for a romantic evening). All very relaxed and agreat way to wind down after a hectic concert, a total change of ambiance considering we had experienced the music, sampled the delightful food and then ended our evening in such a stylish way.
A great night all round!!