Tonight, I’m off to the first Countdown Spectacular concert in Newcastle. I’m not being as obsessive about this show as I was about the superficially similar Here & Now tour — largely because Here & Now was a purely 80s show, while all of the top-of-the-bill acts from the Countdown setup have a 70s emphasis. Nonetheless, there’s still more than enough performers from my long-lost teenage years to keep me happy, including bands like the Chantoozies who I never thought would reform under any circumstances. Annoyingly, I’m heading to Newcastle in a week where there’s major rail work going on so my vision of a simple train trip has been blown out of the water, but that’s life. Much more reportage, and possibly pics, tomorrow.