Book Signing, Steps Performances – 5th October 2001
About the book signing, from the Official Site:
Unfortunately the organisers gave out 800 tickets instead of 500 which meant there were more people than we could see before 6pm. The five of us really would loved to have stayed to see everyone but we had to leave at 6pm to get to a TV studio to record a show with Cliff Richard.
Hey you would think the Fans are more important than Cliff Richard wouldn’t you? LOL
Steps are set to perform at the Rugby League Tetley’s Super League grand final. Kick off is at 6.30pm on the 13th October – Steps are set to perform Tragedy (again!) and Chain Reaction.
About the forthcoming appearance in Oman (is it really a military exercise or is it something more?) Anyway from Ananova:
The Army has dug an arena out of the desert for a concert by Geri Halliwell for British troops in Oman.
Around 7,000 British personnel on Operation Swift Sword are expected to make the eight-hour journey through the desert to watch the live show by Halliwell and Steps.
Organisers had to change the timings for the event after realising Halliwell’s performance clashed with England’s World Cup match against Greece.
They will now watch two hours of football before Halliwell takes the stage in the show to be compered by comedian Bobby Davro.
Flight Lieutenant Tony Marshall says organising the event was quite a logistical feat but it now includes the England match and will be excellent for morale.
“We are expecting about 7,000 troops to make the eight-hour journey from where they are stationed to the arena which has been specially carved out of the desert,” he said.
“The football is being incorporated into the show and 6pm to 8pm local time tomorrow will be spent watching the match as part of the performance,” he said.
He says troops have been counting the days before what has become known as the Geri show.
“It will be excellent for morale and will give everybody a real lift – it’s going to be a bit of a carnival,” he added.