I DON'T know if anyone else likes playing the game in which you ask people what was the first gig they ever went to.

Mine gets something of a mixed response when I explain it was as a 14-year-old to see Bryan Adams at Alton Towers in 1999.

Roll on 15 years, and a reunion at the Phones 4 U Arena on Sunday night.

Adams is touring to celebrate 30 years since debut album Reckless was released and the first half of the show are rock anthems from that album you'll probably know from a family house party, or student night, depending on the age range.

Summer of '69, Run To You, Kids Wanna Rock - all are delivered with exuberant enthusiasm that belies 55-year-old Adams' age, and that of chief comrade-in-crime, and guitarist of great skill, Keith Scott.

'Heaven', murdered by DJ Sammy in a cover of dire proportions, is presented as it was meant to be; acoustically, an audience with arms aloft, and a backdrop of space on a huge video screen.

After telling us he 'luckily' has 12 other albums to fall back on after the Reckless tribute has concluded, the Canadian rocker shows his fun side.

Swinging between each side of the venue, he asks for a 'wild woman' to help him by dancing to 'If You Wanna Be Bad Then You Gotta Be Good'.

Cue hysterical ladies (and a few men) jumping up and down to be picked.

Dressed in black, Adams selects a fan we learn is called Wendy, who does a none too shabby job of an accompanied slow dance to the sexy number.

He is effectively singing the song to her, flagged up on screen for all to see.

A lovely aside to the timeless rock-out were couples stood, or sat, at various points around the packed arena, arms around each other, perhaps reminiscing, a bit like me, of an evening years ago, when they enjoyed the same musician.

'When You're Gone', 'Please Forgive Me', 'The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You', and a finale of 'All For Love' follow, all from different points of the Adams pantheon, are all equally as good, in a relentless two hour set.

And if such an anniversary tour has to be, at least in part, about reliving your youth, it was also a sharp reminder Adams has, beyond any doubt, still got it.