The craze of his final concert held at MCG developed his flamboyant, entertaining grandpop sensation where, Robbie Williams paid respect towards the late Shane Warne and offered words of encouragement to John Farnham, who is recuperating from cancer surgical treatment.
It had been a good day for musical entertainment at the MCG on a day when Geelong showed they were unbeatable.
Bands that reached peak of heights, Williams, Delta Goodrem, Melbourne’s G-Flip, and The Temper Trap, as well as rock band Goanna, who was founded in Geelong in 1987 were there.
He strutted onto the platform and declared, “I need to use the entire stadium to accomplish this”.
The eight-time Brit Award winner rejoiced inside the warm sunshine and received enthusiastic response from the large audience, flanked by dancers dressed in gold and silver costumes. The AFL’s grand final enjoyment has had its fair share of hits and well-publicized misses well over years, however this year’s decision to give up such a large portion of the stage to up-and-coming performers like Budjerah and Bowraville rapper Tasman Keith was indeed a substantial steps in the positive direction.
Williams’ short video was broadcast even during the state memorial ceremony for Shane Warne in April, and on Saturday, he brought attention to his buddy once again beneath the MCG’s newly christened Shane Warne Stand.
“This song is dedicated to Shane Warne, one of the biggest rock performers from Australia. I love you, Warnie,” he whispered before he commenced his performance.
Both children of the former cricketing great, Brooke and Jackson, were also seen as attendees.
In the 48-year-20-minute old’s set, Lost, a less popular song, and a rock DJ also made an appearance. He grinned and remarked, “It’s the compulsory new track, we’ll pull on this together,” before Lost.
Two days after John Farnham’s family gave an update on his condition following his marathon cancer surgery in August, Williams sent his own heartfelt message to Australia’s star of the stage.
“The chorus was sung by the entire crowd in support of Williams. When Delta Goodrem joined Williams for a spectacular rendition of the song Kids, which he first made popular with Kylie Minogue 22 years ago, the celebrity status gathered the limelight from the public”.