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2024-07-05 Sugababes - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

I've been a Sugababes fan since I first heard Overload way back in 2000.  It was, and still is, a pop classic.  Over the years, I managed to catch them live a couple of times.   The first time I caught Sugababes live was way back at Creamfields 2002.  Unfortunately Siobhan had left the band by then and been replaced by Heidi, so I never got to see the original lineup.  Did it matter much at the time to me?  No, not at all, I was just their to party!  As a side note, post Sugababes, Siobhan went on to release two solo albums, Revolution in Me in 2003 and Ghosts in 2007. The next time I saw them was at Oxegen 2008, and by then Mutya had left the band and was replaced by Amelle, leaving Keisha as the only remaining original member.  It was a tad strange seeing the band with only one remaining member, but again, it was a festival and all we were looking for was a good time, which we definitely got! Another side note, just like Siobhan, Mutya went on to release her own solo work, a gr

2024-02-02 Fuego Fatale - The Grand Social, Dublin

I kicked off the long weekend with a trip to Fuego Fatale in the Grand Social, Dublin.  Was there a better way to kick off the 3 day break?  I don't think so!

We started off the night with three different fire performers, Zephyr Circus, Maiya Mooo and Shannon.  I'd never scene a live fire performance before, so to get 3 of them, one after the other, was superb!  Would I stick a lit torch down my throat?  Hell no, but these ladies did, and they did it with apparent ease!


Maiya Mooo

After the excitement of the fire performers, we moved inside to be entertained by two traditional burlesque performances from Scarlett VanTassel where she teased and tantalised as we awaited a glimpse of her tassels!  No photos of those here though, nope, you have to be a paying punter for that!

Zephyr then showed us all how to use not one, not two, not even three, but four hula-hoops all at once!  I got dizzy watching...  As a child, I couldn't even keep one hoop up!  Mind you, that might have had something to do with my love for KP Hula Hoops.

Next up on stage was Kerri, who treated us all to a wonderful pole routine.  I'm always in awe of pole dancers, the strength and agility needed to do what they do is insane, and yet, they make it look so easy.  Amazing.

Things got a little weird then...  Maizy Mooo was back on stage with an industrial staple gun and a deck of playing cards.  I think you can guess what happened next!  Along the way, Kerri was brought back to ably assist in attached some cards to Maizys bottom.  Just check out the photos!

The final performance of the night was from Shannon and her candles... Yes, you read that right, candles.  What do candles make?  Wax!  And that wax was used to "decorate" various parts of Shannon.  I have to say, it was an absolute delight to watch and it was a stunning finale to the night.

And that was that, my first ever Fuego Fatale was over and done with.  What a night, what a show!  Lets do it again!

Scarlett Van Tassel



Maizy Mooo

Scarlett Van Tassle


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