Here’s the 29h.
Firstly sorry for not updating whilst the whole adventure was happening but my phone died quite a few times, really need to get myself a new battery…
So, we met up at like 8pm on Friday and went to a McDonalds and sat there until 11pm when they closed. Then we went straight to the stadium and set up camp. At this point we were third in line so we were quite happy! It was super windy and horrible, first we tried to share one single duvet and sleep on the other, this failed miserably, then we each got our own duvets and tried sleeping on the cold hard ground (taylor swift reference alert!). At about 1am we had given up any hope for sleep and started talking to the new girls that had arrived (Germany and Scotland). At 2am Billie Jean and 14 got there so we had even more friends! After chatting and chatting 14 went on a McDonalds run and brought us hot chocolate back 🙂 At this point we got about 1.30/2h sleep..
When we woke up I sat in the toilets for a while with Scotland and Germany and chatted, there was a lot of chatting going on, as you’d expect from 14h queuing haha! Carms woke up, the first twenty-five of us numbered ourselves and squished together so no one could go past, haha!
Around 11.30-ish Carms and I got our Domino’s delivery and had pizza as basically the only meal until that point, but oh! so lovely, so perfect! After a lot of waiting and getting to know each other it was finally time to go in! And just our luck, the two gates we manage to get to first didn’t work, so we got to a third one and got in. Second row behind Scotland and 59, then there were only two hours left until the whole thing started.
The concert itself was amazing! Every artist gave it a hundred precent and was very engaging with the audience and really seemed like they enjoyed it, which is always good if you are a performer haha!
My absolute favourite was Kelly Clarkson, that woman literally got me through my teenage years and means so freaking much. I can not believe still that I’ve seen her live! So thankful that she did some good old classics like “My life would suck without you” and “Since you’ve been gone”.
One Direction are a very close second, obviously haha! But again, I was not correctly paced. I swear I will never learn… Anyway, their performance was incredible, they were fooling around like normally and yeah, I actually think I like them more as a foursome than as a five-some, sorry not sorry. Like, I still miss Zayn’s high notes but that’s really all he gave..
Now that you’re all done killing me for saying that, there were a lot of other performances that I loved. Rixton is a the very top, not because it’s Rixton, never really been a fan more than of “Broken heart” but they were really good on stage, super happy about that! Ne-Yo, Florida and Jason Derulo were all great as well, very engaged with the audience and suuuper good vocals! Olly Murs, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande were super good too, I’m mostly impressed by how Ariana Grande could dance in those heals, I mean dajum giiirl! There were a few artists that really didn’t need to be there like LunchMoney Louis, Nathan Sykes, Carly Ray Jepsen, Jess Glynne and Omi, like they were only time fillers really. Rita Ora, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony were good but I’m not really a fan so I wasn’t really bothered tho… Before the show we were having a laugh saying like “yeah, I’m here for Pitbull” but that completely hit back. That man knows how to put on a show, even if he is like 100 years old haha! Avicii was a great way to end the show, my Swedish home-boy! We were dancing sooo much, everyone was more relaxed and just having fun, it was literally like a sadium-sized party!
There’s a funny story about Martin Garrix haha! So, we thought he’d been standing watching the show from like the middle of the stage where they had the control panels, and when the were presenting his act he was still standing there which confused the f*ck out of all of us. I turned to Carmi and said “what if he has a twin bother and that’s him, and we’ve all been thinking we’ve been seeing Martin Garrix this whole time!” so we asked around but no one actually knew if he had a brother, but yeah, I called it. That was his brother, and in my personal opinion, he’s hotter than Martin. But Martin’s performance was on point! Now that’s a DJ that connects and interacts with the audience!
And yeah, that’s all the artists!
After the concert we made our way outside and when we were walking to the tube we realised there was no way we would make it on the tube now so we went to Pizza Express and shared a pizza before then heading to the tube. The plan was for me to sleep over at Carmis but since she just moved in and has literally nothing we decided that having one rubbish night was enough haha!
I got home at about 12.40am after the bloody train broke down, and I went straight to sleep.
There will be a vlog coming up tomorrow on my youtube channel and on here about the whole day so stay tuned for that!
Just a few of the gazillion photos and videos I have of Saturday haha!