It only takes a minute for Take That to be mobbed at King's Cross
BOYBAND mania came to St Pancras International station on Monday, even if it was a bit more middle aged than yesteryear. Take That chose the station as the spot to launch their new album The Circus, before jumping on the Eurostar for a performance and pa
BOYBAND mania came to St Pancras International station on Monday, even if it was a bit more middle aged than yesteryear.
Take That chose the station as the spot to launch their new album The Circus, before jumping on the Eurostar for a performance and party in Paris.
And if the reformed band - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange - look slightly older than their first time in the spotlight, it didn't stop the crowds filling up the station for a sneak peak and partaking in some screaming teen behaviour.
Speaking to the Ham&High, Gary said he was looking forward to leaving for the French city.
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"We wanted to have a big party, and we thought why not Paris?" He said. "We're all looking forward to it - we've worked very hard this year."
Waiting fans' cold noses pressed lovingly to glass barriers seem slightly out of place now given the new found maturity of the 90s pop gods.
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Mark recently became father to a baby girl and Gary wife Dawn is expecting their third child early next year.
But the foursome's appearance in sunglasses, scarves and suits was too much for the teenagers of the 90s as bangs on the glass were accompanied by cries of 'we love you'.
Camera crews from as far away as Singapore were on hand for the media scrum and to get a few words from the boys.
Ria Bowman, 24, has been a fan for 18 years and travelled from Chelmsford for a glimpse of the band at St Pancras.
She bought the new album as soon as the shops opened and waited for three hours in icy conditions for the boys' arrival.
She said: "I just love everything about them. When they broke up I cried for four days and wouldn't go to school - I was so gutted.
"I've seen them live four times since they've been back together.'
The crowd was held back from upsetting the commuter rush hour and most people passed by a little bemused by the scenes.
Others were devastated to arrive just after the boys' train had pulled out of the station.
Sarah Stone, 21, said: "I love Take That and I'd have definitely gone if I'd known - we were just waiting here to get the train.