Ever since I was 12 years old I have been a massive fan of the English boyband Take That. So yeah, that's 18 years already, yikes!! I feel all old now....This edition of wishing in a wednesday is about these wonderful men. So sit back, get a cup of tea and enjoy!
Who is Take That? The band consists of Mark Owen, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange and Howard Donald. They sings, they dance and are awesome.
It all started for me when I was 12 and saw the band on MTV (you know, back in the day when they still played music on MTV). Their video for the single 'Pray' was like nothing I had seen before.
The song was (and still is) awesome and catchy. I loved it. Therefor my fandom was born! The band continued they succes with singles like Relight my Fire and Everything Changes.
In 1995 they had changed their looks and their sound had changed slightly. Was still in love with the band!
Eveything seemed to be going se great for the band. They had a massive hit with Back for Good, that even topped the charts in America.Then Robbie Williams had decided to leave the band and go on as a solo artist. I cried, yes. But on the other hand I was happy the other four lads were still continuing as Take That. They toured as a fourpiece and released as single that, again, topped the charts.
But in february of 1996 a pressconference was held to announce the worst for the fans. Take That were splitting up. And yeah, I cried...for days. No joke. Take That was my life and that had ended! I was devestated. I know I was not alone in this, even helplines were set up to help fans. I did not use these, but I can imagine people needed that.
In the end, I got on with my life (yay!) and supported all the solo efforts the guys made. Always dreaming I would see them again as a band, together. But I was so positive that would never happen, so I just dreamed about it and no more.
After a documentary about their lifes after Take That (broadcast in 2005) the band had gotten so much response to it, they decided to do a few shows as a fourpiece again. The shows sold out in a heartbeat and more shows were being added all the time. They started to write new songs for these shows and guess what....they were back!!! I was beyond thrilled!!! The shows were only held in the UK, but only 2 years later I got my dream. I saw the band live again in Rotterdam. A dream come true. And a magical night!
When in 2009 rumours started that Robbie Williamd would join the band again, I could not believe it. The split with the band and Rob wasn't pretty and I never thought that would happen. But I was wrong again! In 2010 Robbie joined the band on the Progress tour and I got to see them again! As a fivepiece!!! Joy to the world!!
This band has given me so much happiness over the years, with their beautiful and great songs. With their even better liveshows and just for being who they are. Now in 2012, the band are a fourpiece again. Without our Rob. But I was over the moon he had joined them again, if only for one tour. I can't wait to see and hear what my four lads have in store for the future. I am sure it will be magical once again!My wish, I hear you say? Yes, to be able to say Thank You to them in person (ok, I am crying while writing this...I am such a dork) That would mean the world to me, because they are the world to me.