Revved up for full-throttle performance JLS wow crowds at Cardiff International Arena

I THINK it’s pretty safe to say that JLS have well and truly arrived,
they are simply everywhere. Their success over the past two years has
been staggering and these lads have had a huge influence on my
10-year-old son.

His interest in JLS has surprised me from him happily humming their
recognisable tunes to watching him trying to emulate their slick moves
and fashion style.

So it was at the doors of the CIA in Cardiff that I found myself on
Saturday evening – as chaperone, of course, to Jack who can hardly
contain his excitement while desperately trying to maintain his cool
stance – smiling at the prospect of spending the next few hours
surrounded by like-minded parents feeling, if I’m honest, just a
little old.

Inside it’s pretty much as I expected – a mass of excited and
boisterous teenage girls with a sprinkling of young lads plus plenty
of like-minded mothers clutching the hands of their youngsters, with a
few fathers who had probably been convinced it would be a good family
night out.

The show opened with guests Starboy Nathan, Beatbullyz and Edei. Both
Starboy Nathan and Beatbullyz were an excellent choice and got the
crowds up and jumping only to be flattened again by the calming tones
of Edei. Maybe a deliberate choice to bring the building excitement of
the youngsters back down, as it was getting pretty frenzied – or
perhaps it was put in for the parents.

Time for the main event, with the boys making their dramatic entrance
in a car suspended over the audience. Before long the room was filled
with the familiar and popular songs of JLS and I found myself not only
toe-tapping but smiling yet again at my son, who was now up and out of
his seat throwing his arms around and jigging about like the
10-year-old carefree fool that he is. The atmosphere in the CIA was
not only warm but electric.

The show continued with several costume changes, high-energy dance
routines and the occasional impressive back flip from Aston.

From humble beginnings in a talent contest to fame and success in such
a short space of time, it’s quite clear JLS not only relish their
career choice but will be around for some time yet, so grab your
tickets while you can.

Sam Moon

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