Take That Wonderland Tour, Norwich: We will Never Forget - Fans give their verdict on Take That’s first Wonderland show at Norwich City’s Carrow Road ground

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD - Credit: Archant

As pop royalty Take That brought the curtain down on the first of their two night stint in Norwich joyful fans leaving the concert described it as the Greatest Day and one they would Never Forget.

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD - Credit: Archant

Carrow Road is normally home to Norwich City but tonight it was not the Canaries, but Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald that thousands of fans had turned out to see.

The first night of the trio's Wonderland spectacular in the city received rave reviews from those leaving the gig.

Sylvia Anderson, 52, from Overstrand, attended with her partner Penny Cartwright, 51.

She said: 'The show was fantastic. They were brilliant - it was really good.

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD

First night of Take That's Wonderland tour in Norwich. Picture: MARK IVAN BENFIELD - Credit: Archant

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'It was good because where we were standing Mark Owen came over and we got a picture of him and Gary Barlow came into the crowd and we got a picture up close.

'It was really, really good.'

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Angie Woodrow, 54, from Lowestoft, went to the event with her friend Linda Castillo, 54, from Rollesby, near Great Yarmouth.

Angie said it was 'absolutely fabulous' while Linda said 'it was superb'

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Ian Barnard, 45, from Spixworth, who was seeing Take That for the seventh time took his daughter Evie, nine, to her first ever gig.

He said: 'It was superb. It was as good as they've ever been - they seem to improve with age.'

Evie said: 'It was great.'

Sally Birkenhead, 53, from Shipdham, near Dereham, who went to the concert with her husband Steve, 54, said: 'It was absolutely brilliant - the staging and everything was totally phenomenal.

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'I would totally recommend it. It's brilliant a band that size has come to Norwich as people do forget about us.'

Mr Birkenhead, who said he was there 'for the benefit' of his good lady, said security was good and there were no issues despite concerns following recent incidents in London and Manchester.

He said: 'Everyone felt safe and had a good time. We felt safe and had a really good time.'

Sammie Smith, 28, from Lincolnshire, who attended the gig with her mother Jackie, said: 'It was really good, brilliant - I really enjoyed it.'

Helen Bell, 52, from Wymondham, attended the show with her son James, 11.

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Helen said: 'I thought it was fantastic. We are not Take That fans but we thought, they are on our doorsteps let's go see them, and they put on a really great show.

'We loved it when they sang The Flood. It gave me goosebumps.'

Samantha Emmerson, 37, from Leiston, in Suffolk, went to the show with her dad Alan, 69.

Samantha said: 'It was brilliant. I have been waiting for months for this - and we are coming again to see it tomorrow!

'It was a wonderful show with brilliant special effects, everything was just brilliant.

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'I have loved the band since 1992 and this is the first time I have seen them since they have been back together.

'Never Forget was my favourite part of the show and the carousel for It's All For You, I loved the carousel.

'Dad used to come with me to the shows when I was a teenager and as soon as we saw they were in Norwich we said 'let's go.''

Mandy Harrison, 37, from Lowestoft, surprised her brother Danny Cole, 39, with tickets to see Take That as an early 40th birthday present because the pair have both been fans of the band since they were teenagers.

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Mandy said: 'I thought the show was excellent. I have seen them years ago when they did a charity concert in Crystal Palace but this is the first time I have seen a show which is just them. I loved all of it, all of the songs. Pray was my favourite. I just hope they come back again!'

Danny added: 'I absolutely loved the show. It was brilliant. My favourite part has got to be Relight My Fire.'

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