Les McKeown celebrates fantastic time at Dumfries gig.
The Bay City Rollers rocked the Spiegeltent at the Big Burns Supper in Dumfries last night.
Hundreds of fans, waving tartan scarves, danced to hits including Shang A Lang, I Only Wanna Be With You and Bye Bye Baby.
Les McKeown, lead singer, said afterwards: “That was a fantastic gig, I couldn’t believe what a great time we have all had here at Big Burns Supper.
Looking back at the enduring love that fans have for the Bay City Rollers he added: “When they were young we were the untouchable dream boyfriends for a lot of girls. Nowadays we are their untouchable granddads.
“We love it that so many people want to dress up in the tartan gear and join us for a great time.”
In the audience was David Mundell, local MP and Secretary of State for Scotland, and his son Oliver.
He congratulated Artistic Director Graham Main on the festival, saying: “What is being done here is superb for Scotland and for – and it’s fantastic to see such a tremendous mix of performers.
“It’s tremendous that we have such a huge festival in Dumfries as Big Burns Supper with so much going on.
“The atmosphere here is absolutely amazing and it’s great to see so many people out here having a good time at all the shows being put on by the festival.
After the Rollers gig he said: “That was just brilliant – it took me back 40 years. It’s that mix of fun, nostalgia, music and song that Big Burns Supper is so good at. And I think Burns himself would have loved it too, because those are things he enjoyed.”
Graham Main added: “This has been an amazing weekend and tonight Les McKeown and the band really took it up into top gear. They brought back so many memories of good times for so many people – and I’m really pleased that David Mundell was one of them.
“The whole festival has got off to the best possible start, with so many people coming in from all over the country to help us celebrate the spirit of Burns and all that’s best in life.”