Planet Ireland, at Feet of Flames Hyde Park, was an exclamation point at the end of a statement, delivered with a sledgehammer: THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT.
Go big. Go loud. Go crazy. Double the number of dancers -- then double it again. The threadbare #IrishDance show that nobody expected to succeed, in only twenty-four months, had become the biggest-selling touring act on the planet.
Lord of the Dance will *always* have a chip on its shoulder. That's what drives it to succeed, to realize what no one else has even *thought* of, let alone capable of physically achieving. Lord of the Dance is the show for the person who fights *back,* who wears their heart on their sleeve and is strong enough to unapologetically go for the knockout.
If you understand this, then welcome to Planet Ireland.
What was it like for Michael Flatley on that stage, with all those dancers, at the end of that amazing night? Hear it in his words.
Planet Ireland arises: 2021.