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CONCERT VIBES

WHY HELLO THERE PEOPLE 

As you can see, this post will definitely be a lot more light-hearted than some of my recent ones. 

Just over a month ago, I went to see Shawn Mendes live on his Illuminate tour when he was in the UK. Ashley’s parents bought her tickets for her and a friend, and I happened to be one of Ashley’s only friends who likes Shawn’s music. Thought I was about to say one of her only friends? 😉

It was after school, but the Meet & Greet that Ashley had been to was at 2pm. That meant I had to go with Ashley’s Grandma, who I hadn’t actually met prior to that day. She and Ashley’s mum were watching the convert too, just in slightly further away seats. Anyway, the drive there was fine, and Ashley’s Grandma was lovely. She was pointing out various little places on the way there that she’d grown up in.

Once we’d arrived and successfully passed the pat-down, we had to wait in line for quite a while, but eventually managed to get in, find Ashley’s mum, and then make our way to the seats after a quick stop for some Galaxy Minstrels and a Sprite. 

Our seats were much closer than I’d imagined, on the bottom side, but not on the floor, if you get what I mean? After slowly screaming with Ashley about how she’d managed to ask him a question in the Q&A, the supporting act, JamesTW started to perform. I hadn’t actually heard of him before, but his songs were beautiful, and I’m extremely jealous of his guitar skills. 😉 I’m still slightly disappointed Shawn didn’t bring out Camila Cabello or Jack & Jack but hey. 😀

The sheer noise of thousands of fangirling screaming as Shawn finally graced the stage was insane. It was so much louder than anything I think I’ve ever experienced but the adrenaline somehow meant we could all cope with it. The opening song was There’s Nothing Holding Me Back, one of his newest. 

My favourite has to be Lights On, which is easily my favourite of his songs anyway. There’s something so heartwarming about hearing one of your favourite songs sang live by the artist, that just can’t be explained until you’ve experienced it. 

Throughout the performance, I called my little sister about four times, since she’s probably a bigger Shawn Mendes fan than I am myself. I made sure she got to hear her favourite – Kid In Love. Whether any of the words were distinguishable over the screeching, I have no clue, but let’s just hope they were. 🙂

At around 9pm, it hit me that Fifth Harmony had been in that room before. And in that moment, I had a slight mental crisis. I snapchatted Britt, Hayley, Regina, Rachel and Penny with my face saying “hi dudes this is the closest I’ve ever been to Lauren Jauregui” and that pretty much sums it up. 🙂

Never Be Alone was super moving and as the whole audience joined in for the last chorus. Shawn said something about how he could hear the British accent, but the sound of a whole crowd singing together was so beautiful. Knowing you’re a part of thousands of people all united by the same thing was so empowering, and easily one of my favourite moments of the night.

The concert ended on Treat You Better, which was crazily loud but insanely good. After then, we made our way out and met up with Ashley’s mum and grandma.

 I ended up home for around 11:30pm after a long drive from the arena. 

After all that, it only made me want to see some of my other favourites live even more! 

And that’s all for now! Who’ve you ever seen live?

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD: APRIL 2017

Hello people of the internet. 

How long has it been since I last posted? Honestly I’m not sure but I am not proud of how absent I’ve been here lately.. I’ll try to fix it!

Anyhoozle, we’re two days into April, so technically I’m a tad late, but today’s post is this month’s monthly look ahead. I have a good few things to look forward to within the next 30 days so here goes!

Talking to Flynn

As you might remember, Flynn moved to my form in school, and sits behind me. Obviously, that means I’ll be trying to talk to him as much as I can without going overboard. I’ve only done once so far, which is a little useless but Hayley’s given me some of his geography that she was supposed to give to him so I guess I’ll be doing that tomorrow. 🙂

Mock Exam Results

Three weeks ago marks the beginning of my mocks, which was surprisingly an alright week. Our results are given out tomorrow, and I’m pretty nervous actually… At least I can blame it on only being half way through our courses if I’ve flopped them all!

Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour

In late April, I’ll be going to see Shawn Mendes with Ashley. We’re both insanely excited, although she probably is a little more. What can you expect? She’ll be meeting (yes meeting, although I won’t be) her future husband for the first time!

Warm Weather

As much as I love winter, the UK hasn’t had the best one. It’s snowed about five times where I live, and not once have we had a snow day or enough to have a lot of fun in. On top of that, I spent over a week without heating, and after all that I’m just begging the warm weather to arrive. It’s been slightly warmer in the last week or two here, but nothing major. 

Lea Michele – PLACES

Anyone who knows me, knows very well about my love of Glee, and stemming from that, my love of the Glee cast, including Lea Michele (Rachel Berry in Glee). This month, she releases her second album. It’s been years since the first, and I still love every song, but I’m itching for more. So far, three songs (Love is Alive, Anything’s Possible and Run to You) have been released so far AND THEY’RE SO BLOODY GOOD! Much excite indeed!

Easter

As a Christian, I celebrate Easter, although I’m not too excited about the Christian side of it (I’m a terrible person, sorry) since it involves the longest – mass – ever. Seriously. But once that’s over with I love the Easter eggs and all! Though this year, I plan to restrict myself on eating it all so fast; my skin isn’t doing fantastically lately and that would only make it worse!

So that’s a few things I’m excited for this April! I can already tell it’ll be an amazing month! ❤

PEACE OUT DUDES

Awkwardsaurus