I love Ed Sheeran. I actually think that I’m pretty love in love with him. He’s such down to earth guy and is incredibly cool. Plus he writes incredibly romantic songs that make me swoon the second he skips up his guitar.
I have always wanted to see him live and it seemed that I had the chance when he announced his tour. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy and I was right. All the websites crashed and suddenly everything was sold out. I tried for the Teenage Cancer Trust gig as well, but once again the websites couldn’t cope for the demand for tickets.
My mum suggested that I try Gumtree to have a look. I had already had a look on some other websites and had been horrified at the price. I understand trying to make a little extra, but some are just ridiculous! I was all despairing when I came across a ticket that was for the Teenage Cancer Trust gig for the face value price. I got in touch with the person who had advertised the tickets and luckily I managed to secure the ticket.
Obviously I was a little worried and I used PayPal to pay for it, offering both the seller and me protection. It really seemed too good to be true as there were tickets for the same night going for several hundred pounds! (Totally ridiculous by the way!!) Due to security, the person who had bought the tickets had to be present when going into the building. I contacted the seller and we arranged to meet outside at a certain time, keeping in touch. I was relieved when they also reached out to me, so it wasn’t just me doing all the chasing. I obviously had a plan just in case things didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but thankfully it did!
I arrived at the Royal Albert Hall after a long tube journey from Liverpool Street, listening to Ed’s new album. We had arranged a meeting point and when I got there, I was joined a short while later by three others. They were really lovely and explained why they were looking for the ticket. There was one guy, Harry, and two girls, Pooja and Maria. They were all totally awesome and made the night so fun! Had such a blast with them! 😘
Random fact: Harry bumped into Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach) in the toilets at the Royal Albert Hall and took a selfie!
I was so happy to hear that Busted were supporting the gig as I had loved Busted when I was younger. I was ready to rock out to the classics such as ‘Crashed the Wedding’, ‘Air Hostess’ and of course ‘Year 3000’.
Roger Daltrey, from the Who and the man who is the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust, came on stage after showing the crowds some heartbreaking videos. He was joined by Teenage Cancer survivors who wanted to thank everyone for their support. They then took selfies on the stage with the crowd in the background to capture the moment.
Roger Daltry then introduced the main guest as someone who is as down to earth and cool as he appears and is exactly as he seems. It was time for the one and only Ed Sheeran!
The insanely talented man appeared on stage with his guitar and once his loop pedal was good to go, he did a little musical introduction, before starting the song that has become my regular singalong song on the drive to work: ‘Castle on a Hill’.
Ahhh good old England! 🇬🇧
Even though I had slightly lost my voice due to work, I was screaming, cheering and singing along for every song Ed performed.
He made a comment about how at other gigs he had played older music and the crowd had liked it, but were definitely going wilder for his newer songs! He also told us to treat the ‘posh’ venue like a ‘scummy pub’ and to sing, dance and go wild!
We had the privilege of hearing Ed play live: (not in order)
- Castle on the Hill
- A Team
- A mix of Don’t and New Man
- I See Fire
- Galway Girl
- Nancy Mulligan
- Thinking Out Loud
- A touch of ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone man
- Shape of You
- You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
As you can see from the videos, Ed Sheeran is beyond awesome and everyone needs to see him live! (Congrats to you if you have tickets to see his worldwide tour!)
I still can’t believe I’ve seen Ed Sheeran live! 😍😍😍 It all happened so fast and I feel so incredibly lucky to have seen him! He’s just so unbelievably talented and I can’t wait to see what he does next!
Picture Ed took at the end of the concert of the crowd on his instagram 📷
We had a really funny moment during ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Earlier a female minder had told people off for recording. She came back a few times and she did interrupt my video of the song.
There was a guy who was clearly not listening and he made it clear that he wasn’t going to stop. He starting moving along the row to get away, still filming Ed while being chased by the minder. I kept hearing him say, “She’s coming!” 😂😂
It reminded me of Heath Ledger in ’10 things I hate about you!’
I’m still on a high from it all 24 hours later! Ed, Busted, great company and a night I’ll forget! 😍😍😍😍
Leave a comment if you were at the concert, have been or are going to one of Ed’s shows or if you just want to fangirl over Ed Sheeran in general! ❤