Status Quo at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 27th.
Status Quo rock the Open Air Theatre
From The Scarborough News – 29th July 2013
There wasn’t an empty seat in sight at the Open Air Theatre on Saturday as legendary rockers Status Quo took to the stage in Scarborough.
With the last ticket sold on the morning of the performance, it was the first show ever at the venue to sell every single chair.
It was a feat even megastar Elton John did not pull off when he opened the revamped theatre in 2011.
Speaking on the night, Tony Viney, of Sant’ Angelo Resources, said: “Even at sold-out gigs there are always one or two single seats left in the crowd, but here every single seat has been filled, which means people in groups split up so they could see what was on stage.
“We sold 5,454 seats - every single green seat here tonight is sold.
“The two local support acts here tonight sounded like arena acts. They were brilliant we were so proud of them.
“It just shows you what we can do in Scarborough.”
The roar of the crowd filled the auditorium as the mighty Quo took to the stage. The audience clapped and danced along as Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt rocked it out on their guitars - still going strong after almost half a century.
Quo fan Ian Keyworth, from Whitby, said: “I always look forward to seeing the Quo. I have been going to see them since the early 70s and I have been to see them all over Europe at least once a year.
“It’s nice that I haven’t had to travel very far to see them. It has always been a good venue and I’m glad they renewed it. I used to come here and watch stuff back in the 70s.”