He may be 74, but he's still got it!!
We went to see Neil Diamond at the 3 Arena on Friday night.
And he knows how to please his audience - he sang all the oldies - Kentucky Woman, Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon, Sweet Caroline, Shilo, Crunchy Granola Suite, If You Know What I Mean, Play Me, Brooklyn Roads, Cherry Cherry, Solitary Man, I'm a Believer, Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show, Song Sung Blue, Beautiful Noise, Hello Again, America, Red Red Wine, Holly Holy, Pretty Amazing Grace... I've probably forgotten a few, but you can get the set list on setlist.fm.
I had a ball, despite my bad arm - I bopped the night away, along with the rest of the audience (apart from that woman there behind me who didn't seem to get into the spirit - maybe she doesn't like to sing along?)
And then, as if one night wasn't enough, I watched the second Dublin concert last night, live on Periscope, thanks to Neil Diamond's wife, Katie, who seems to be filming every single concert on her iPhone and posting them live to Periscope for the fans. Thank you Katie! If you want to watch the remaining concerts, check out Neil Diamond's Twitter feed where you'll find the Periscope links. But bear in mind that the streams expire fairly quickly after each performance. Yesterday's concert is still on as I write this, but it'll probably be gone by tomorrow.
Neil Diamond is still a girl's best friend!