Take That make their Hyde Park debut and still manage to thrill after 25 years in the game
Take That have enjoyed a glorious career spanning 25 years and they are well-known for their spectacular, record-breaking concerts - but this is the first time that they have ever played in London's historic Hyde Park.
And what a show it is.
The clouds drift away to make way for cheerful sunshine almost as soon as the show starts with a hair-raising rendition of Nessun Dorma by an opera singer and classical pianist.
There are cheers, but the 65,000 people are here to see Manchester's much-loved man band at a gig that's part of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time series.
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen appear as instantly familiar anthem Greatest Day rings out across the park, followed by the rousing Get Ready For It.
We're showered with confetti and the always-endearing Mark tells us with a big grin that he has been so excited about the concert - their first major show in the UK since their sell-out arena tour last year - he hasn't slept for three days.
And the Oldham lad adds to the charm by disclosing that he had never even been to London before he joined Take That.
Howard shocks us with the revelation that Patience - their comeback single after they split in 1996 - is now 10 years old. Then they roll back the years even further with their 1993 number one hit Pray. The lads, particularly Mark with the same hip swivelling dance moves and flicky curtains of long hair from back in the day, hardly seem any older at all.
They go walkabout to meet their adoring fans who cross generations, then woo us with a smoother, more suave-sounding A Million Love Songs and before pulling out a massive Lulu-shaped surprise.
A string of different guest singers have acted as her stand-in over the years, but this time the Scottish belter steps up herself to join Take That on their 90s mega-hit Relight My Fire. And the crowd love it.
The party continues with even more confetti as they have us jumping to Cry, their banging new hit with dance duo Sigma, who also join them on stage. And the vocals from Gary Barlow have never sounded better.
The show draws to a close with their arm-raising, singalong classic Never Forget as fireworks explode above. And they can be assured that we never will.
Next year they head to Las Vegas to mark 25 years of success. If this is a taste of what's to come then fans at their residency are in for a treat.
Get Ready For It
Hold Up A Light
Up All Night
Said It All
It Only Takes A Minute/Could It Be Magic
A Million Love Songs
Back For Good
Relight My Fire
Rule The World