On Thursday 22 June 2017 me and Daniel travelled to London to see the one and only, Ed Sheeran, for the O2 London’s 10th birthday. Ed is one of the singers that has been on my main list of people to see along with Beyoncé (which is now ticked off the list), John Legend, and Alicia Keys.
Usually we would travel by train but this time we had decided to take the National Express bus. Our journey into London wasn’t too bad however the journey home was just… well you can imagine (you know that feeling when you just want to sprawl in your own bed, sleep and be comfy?)
I think it didn’t help so much that returning into Manchester, there was one 10 minutes stop for a bit of fresh air, with a lot more drop-offs, whereas, departing from Manchester we only had one stop where we were able to grab a bite to each and stretch our legs.
I suppose you get what you pay for really. £10 each is such a cheap price.
Once we arrived at London we had a good few hours until the show started so we thought we would be our little tourist selves and explore the sights of London. We didn’t get as much photography as we did the last time we visited however we still enjoyed the walk around.
We had seen a lot the sights prior to this trip, and eventually we headed to the O2 a couple of hours before the show began to see the O2 celebrations begin. There were golden stars on the ground leading to where Vernon Kay was presenting his own kind of game show in association with O2 Priority for people to win prizes.
Even people who were not attending the show, or were on O2 priority were present. Some people won prizes like luxurious earphones, while others to lucky enough to win Ed Sheeran t-shirts, and tickets to the show!
I was a little bit gutted that we got there extra early, considering the amount of travelling we did on the couch (6 hours and 15 minutes there) and wasn’t able to take part because we were told all of the presents had run out. When it had come to the second part we just decided to sit back and watch from a nearby bench instead where a lot of the crowd were.
It was getting closer to the show beginning and more excitement was kicking in! We walked round the entrance where our seats were allocated. We were sat right near the top, but as you can imagine if you’re a fan of Ed Sheeran, just to be there is amazing.
We were very lucky to have got these tickets. I remember the day when I was finishing work at received a text message from O2 saying grab your tickets for Ed Sheeran at the O2 now! That was me clicking on the link immediately and waited in the waiting room online for just over an hour. Once the page changed to ‘confirm your tickets’ I was jumping around the room with excitement. Danny couldn’t believe I had got them.
Before we were blessed to have Ed on the stage, Fuse ODG came to the stage and sang several of his number one hits including: Antenna, and Dangerous Love.
Here’s a little piece of the action (not in the same order as the songs played on the night) that he brought to the crowd. It come to the point where I was nothing but speechless. Seriously, who can be that good singing live and playing a guitar at the same time?!
Ed Sheeran, that’s who. A different guitar for each performance. Everyone sang along and added to the fun atmosphere of the evening. Ed was so excited to play Nancy Mulligan as it was an exclusive performance before he played at Glastonbury.
My favourite performances were by far: Give Me Love, Bloodstream, Lego House, Photograph (which I sang my heart out too!), and of course Thinking Out Loud (goose bumps all over!)
We can say that we are absolutely thrilled to have got the chance to see our favourite singer all over again next year. This time they’ll be less travelling because it’ll be in Manchester.