Lux Lisbon – The Scala – Vlog

I wasn’t really planning on vlogging this so there isn’t a lot of footage, but I threw together the little I had and made this. Hope you enjoy! 😀

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Lux Lisbon – The Scala – Gig Review

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Another night, another amazing concert. This time it was one of my favourite bands, Lux Lisbon.

My amazing friend Carmi got me tickets to see them for my birthday and I could not ask for a better birthday gift, even if it came six months late. This has been the third time we have gone to see the incredibly talented Lux Lisbon play live and it’s such a pleasure. I’d like to say that we know Stu (the lead singer), even if it’s just a little bit, haha! I helped film their “Show me the money” music video at their last concert at Bush Hall in Sheperds Bush, and Stu asked myself and Carmi to help film this show as well.

When we got there we got greeted by the ever so lovely Stu himself who got us our wristbands (special treatment, hehe!) and showed us the way in after a very welcome hello-hug. We mostly hung around until the show started, I’m obsessed with events so I looked around a lot to see what everyone was doing before the show started. When we went out to get drinks we got to show off our amazing wristbands and get let back in to the auditorium, hehe!

After two very particular opening acts, at 9pm it was time for Lux Lisbon to take the stage, and they came on with the energy and amazingness that they always bring to their live shows.

We had been asked to film songs two and three on the fifteen song setlist and so when song two started I ran to the back of the venue and filmed from far away whilst Carmi filmed from front row. After that they surprised the audience, or at least me, and played a new song! Throughout the show they played two or three (can’t remember exactly, sorry!) new songs and a cover, other than that it was all the ‘old goodies’ that myself and Carmi kept singing all the lyrics too, safe to say, I have no voice left..

They do this thing where instead of all of them leaving stage and then coming back for the encore, Charlotte (bass player and only female in the band) sings a song on her own. It’s always one of my favourite moments, she has an amazingly beautiful voice and is a really good songwriter. It has been amazing to see the change from the first time we saw them perform to now. Tonight Charlottes confidence was all over the stage and you could see how much she was enjoying her shining moment in the spotlight!

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When they all came back in it was time for my all time favourite Lux Lisbon song ‘Momento Mori’. It’s quite strange for a new fan of theirs when Stu starts screaming stuff like ‘Who’s going to die some day?’ but if you listen to the lyrics it makes perfect sense haha! The last song they performed was Carmi’s favourite which is called ‘Get some scars’, also amazing!

The thing about them is that they’re so humble and nice and they have such a passion for their music and performing it live that it’s such a pleasure to go see them perform and grow as artist and to see their community grow as well.

After the show was done we marched in backstage (because we’re just cool like that), talked to Stu and Charlotte and then headed off home.

Again, I’d just like to thank the whole of Lux Lisbon for letting us be part of their growth and this adventure they’re on, even with such small things as filming their shows, it’s such a pleasure working with them and getting to see them perform, so thank you.

And for those of you who don’t know who Lux Lisbon are, look them up, they’re going to be the next big thing, mark my words!

Lots of love from a very happy ant sleepy girl!
xxxx

All the photos are mine unless stated otherwise.

Another wonderful day.

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Today has been another one of those beautiful days that we’ve been so lucky to have over here and I could not love it more!

This morning when I left the house it didn’t seem like it was going to be such a gorgeous day but it turned out to be just perfect! During our first break myself and the lovely ladies on the photo above went to a pub near the uni and sat outside in the back garden and just had some lunch and lovely conversation. We might have been in the same class since October but actually getting to know more people in my class is something I’m enjoying very much!

After artist management we found out that the last lecture had been cancelled so we were happily done for the day. Myself and Rebekah went to Hammersmith to hit up H&M and Primark for some festival clothes as I’ve been informed I’m going to be working not only one or two, but three festivals!! (as far as I know now) We found some stuff that I’m actually quite in love with and some stuff that is pushing the limits of my comfort zone, but I am trying to widen my clothes colour and style scheme 😉

Then Rebekah decided that she was going to go home but I got a text from D saying that him and Mark were down by the river, so I got myself a chocolate frapuccino from Starbucks and headed their way. The sun was only up for like another hour or so before it started getting cold and I had to put a jumper on. The night ended at the Duke, as usual.

I really am enjoying these summer days and it’s just making me long even more for June 17th when we get that ‘Congratulations, you’ve made it through your first year at university, see you in September!’ email… Just another month and a half to go and I’m done with all of this and I can start enjoying summer, the festivals, my friends, and that job that I have to get at some point…

Love you all!
xxx

Sunny days.

We’ve had some amazing days over here in London, sunny and about 16ºC for two days! Amazing!

The first one of these days was yesterday. I woke up and didn’t really want to go outside and much less to uni, then I got a snap from Carmi where it showed that it was 12ºC outside and she was wearing a skirt and that just got me in a very good mood! So I headed to uni with a smile and some sunnies.

Rebekah and I went for lunch at Labis, as per usual, and then sat outside on a park right next to uni for half an hour. To get to this park we have to go by some Santander rent bikes and Rebekah proposed to go on a bike ride during our second break, which I was very keen on. So we planned the route and decided to go down to the river and bike along that. It was honestly just lovely!

Today was another one of those beautiful days, but it sadly didn’t last as long as yesterday. I had to be at the doctors at 1.30pm and was planning on meeting Carmi and Rebekah in Westfield after, but since it was sunny and like 14ºC outside I proposed to go to a pub down by the river in Hammersmith instead, and so we did.

When we got there it was cloudy and a bit chilly after a while but the company was great, the view beautiful and the day was just incredibly relaxed and perfect! Ofcourse, Rebekah and I had uni after and we got yet another assessment brief, but I’m not here to complain, not this time around…

Hope you’ve all had just as wonderful days as I’ve had and that this weather just keeps on giving as it has been doing.

Much love!
xxx

Wondering the world.

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Wondering the world is one of my favourite things to do. There’s no feeling that compares to getting on a plane or in a car and just heading off to see the world. However, as much as I love visiting new places and cultures coming home will always be at the top of the list.

This time I came over to see my grandparents for a week. I have now been here since Monday and we have been really ridiculously busy (which is strange if you think how old my grandparents are, no offence!) But even though we have been all over the place going shopping, getting my hair cut and going to the theatre I’ve still had time to go for a walk, twice!

My first walk was yesterday, and I have to say that the weather sucked so much! But I still enjoyed talking a walk on my own just taking in the sound of the wind and the city from the top of the mountain. This mountain has always felt like a mystery, something that’s there but we can’t go up there.

This is not the case, of course! So yesterday whilst my grandparents were out doing God knows what, I took it upon myself to head up there and take some photos. It took me a good 15min to climb them stupid stairs because it was so bloody cold I couldn’t hold my camera and had to put it down every 5 steps. But when I got up there it was worth it, the view could have been better if there wasn’t any fog, so today would have been perfect to take this walk up there!

Todays walk was out to my favourite place: the island. My nan and I walked for 30min before my grandad picked us up and we continued the journey out there. I was driving so I couldn’t just sit and enjoy the ride out there but I still felt so cozy. It’s like the road out to the island prepares you a little bit for how cozy and cuddly and relaxed you’re going to feel once you get there.

Sadly we couldn’t go all the way out to the island so admiring it from my grandparent’s friends house on the shore had to do. I sat down at the end of the pier and just stared at that red house on that tiny island where I’ve spent oh so many summers, where I’ve gotten cut on carving knifes and fallen of rocks, where I’ve ate so many blueberries that to this day I can’t get the stains out of those clothes. It’s that place where I’ve played so many games with my childhood friends from the other side of the island and where you get woken up by the sun on your face and the seagulls outside your window, where you have to bath naked in the sea and pee in the woods. It might sound strange but just sitting here typing this down is giving me that feeling of relaxation and home.

I’m going to stop babbling as it seems like my nan wants to do something, but yeah. This is what I’ve been doing these past few days, just chilling with my grandparents and going to my absolute favouritest place on the face of this beautiful earth we get to call home.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!
xxxx