Cyndi Lauper showed her own true colours, warmly introducing every one of her six-strong band before singing a note. S he is also known for her passionate stand for equality, promoted by her Give A Damn campaign.

Less performance than party, a few songs in, she was in the stalls, effortlessly climbing to dance on the back of chairs, thrilling fans who found their leather-clad rock chic heroine in their midst.

A powerhouse of infectious energy, she leapt about as if there were no tomorrow. It was hard to think that this concert came near the end of a string of dates on her British tour nearly 30 years after she released her first album in 1983.

Whether she was singing a track from her most recent album, Memphis Blues, with full backing, or a solo of an old favourite with nothing but the microphone and her dulcimer, Lauper’s voice bellowed harmony.

Unsurprisingly, the crowd participation built toward a crescendo accompaniment to her 1980s anthem, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

However, the real testament to Lauper’s ongoing success may have been a surprise even to her: the audience struck up a chorus of Happy Birthday in her honour.