'Homecoming': The Script live stream their biggest concert ever, fans thank band for spreading joy amid lockdown
The sold-out show at Dublin's Aviva Stadium was the band's largest audience ever
Irish rock band The Script gave their fans a Saturday night to remember with their live Facebook stream broadcast of their 2011 'Homecoming' show at Aviva Stadium in their home town of Dublin.
'Homecoming' was the band's largest audience to date, with a crowd of approximately 50,000 in attendance. It was the last leg of the band's 'Science & Faith Tour'. The show was recorded for a DVD release through which fans could relive their biggest concert that featured some of The Script's greatest hits, including 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', 'Breakeven', 'For the First Time', 'We Cry' and 'Written in the Stars' (featuring Tine Tempah).
On May 6 the band tweeted, "For one night only.... Join us as we answer your questions and broadcast the entire set from our 2011 show at Aviva Stadium in Dublin!! Live on Facebook from 8pm this Saturday, May 9th," and fans were naturally excited. One stated, "Can my lockdown get any better than a live Aviva Stadium concert and the boys answering our questions just made my whole life can’t wait." And with a "Here. We. Go. #TheScriptAviva," tweet, the show kicked off on Saturday, right on schedule.
'Science & Faith' was The Script's second studio album, released in 2010. It debuted atop the charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and at number three on Billboard 200. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the album produced some of the band's biggest hits to date and remains one of the favorite albums for fans to the group.
"I remember listening to Science & Faith in 2010 & I fell in love with the album straight away every SINGLE song is as strong as the next, it makes me so nostalgic for the early 2010s- type of album to withstand time. and it means a lot to me," tweeted one fan.
The live stream experience had fans feeling like they were at the show in 2011, with one fan tweeting, "Just spent a few hours watching the @thescript premiere of their gig at the Aviva Stadium 50,000 fans at the gig and being part of the thousands of the at home Script family all united and loving it #TheScriptAviva," and another stating, "@thescript FEELS LIKE I’M ALSO IN THE CROWD."
While 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved' is an eternal crowd favorite, many fans chose to sing along via tweets like "GOINGGGGG BACK TO THE CORNER WHERE I FIRST SAW YOUUUU #TheScriptAviva," other songs at the 'Homecoming' show were just as beloved. "@thescript bringing out @TinieTempah at Aviva and singing Written in the Stars what a moment #TheScriptAviva," tweeted one fan, and another shared, "And now they’re playing i’m yours / someone hold me i’m gonna cry @thescript #TheScriptAviva."
Fans stuck at home during the quarantine were given a night to remember. "@thescript my Saturday night has been made @glenofthepower @TheScript_Danny #TheScriptAviva," tweeted one fan, while another stated, "Really miss see @thescript live now.. Thanks for making the isolation experience that bit happier.. This bit touches our heart every time we see it."
For others, it gave them something to look forward to when the lockdown lifts. One fan said, "Cannot wait to experience times like this again #TheScriptAviva Thanks a mill for tonight's FB live guys. That was lethal."
The band closed the night with the tweet, "Thank you for being with us then and now #TheScriptFamily!! We can’t wait to see you all again soon. Thanks for spending your Saturday night with us, we love ye! #TheScriptAviva."