Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Flipside0
Atomic Kitten At ‘The Big Cheese’: A Review
Pink Floyd played Potterrow many years ago, Kurt Vonnegut gave a reading at Teviot, and now joining them in this pantheon of cultural titans we now have Atomic Kitten (well, two-thirds of Atomic Kitten).
Friday night saw a remarkable performance from the group at a special La Grande Fromage laid on especially for the girls. The queue for the event was vast, as was to be expected, and stretched all the way to Marchmont. However, exclusivity was the key word on this special night and as a result, only a few hundred were granted the right to hear these particular angels sing. Those that were admitted though underwent a life-changing experience, kicking off with ‘first song on the set list’ the girls wowed the crowd, with many requiring smelling salts to bring them round after fainting, before effortlessly grooving into ‘second song of the set list’. Indeed though, this was not just about the music and Kerry Katona, and the other one, offered deep insights in ‘northern’ on subjects as varied as Picasso’s Cubist period, the significance of Adam Smiths’ The Wealth of Nations in shaping the modern world, the problem with England playing Lampard and Gerrard together in the 2006 World Cup, Brexit, the EUSA rebrand, the £2.80 VK, and Katona’s vagina.
The audience were treated to a triumphant finale as they regaled those present with ‘Whole Again’, the Blondie cover and the one about fire. This was too much for many and the crowd was whipped up into a frenzy; with one fresher stabbing straws into their own eyes as they proclaimed they were not worthy to gaze on such beauty. They were not wrong, none of us were worthy but we will forever be grateful that Atomic Kitten deemed us as such for one short hour before again ascending to the stars and retaking their rightful place among the immortals.