crowd with hands in the air at Eminem concert

Eminem Presents His Revival Tour at Twickenham Stadium in London

This weekend me and Danny travelled to London to see Eminem for his Revival tour, which he’s currently in the UK for. During his 2018 tour he’s performed in several European places including Germany, Norway, and Italy. For as long as I’ve really known Danny, I’ve known that Eminem is a singer he always hoped about going to see live one day. And this finally happened for him on Saturday 14th July at Twickenham Stadium.

Initially, I decided to purchase the tickets for his 25th birthday surprise. I ordered them at the January and his birthday was in May. Well I couldn’t keep it in. In fact, I think it only took me an hour or two to send him a screenshot that we’re going to see Eminem. Since, everyone’s been asking, “You like Eminem?” Er, yeah! Mainly his older songs but his new album is good too. I mean an album featuring Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé. Need I say more?

Ah it was sick! Best concert I’ve been too. – Danny

My favourite songs from his performance were: Walk on Water, Like Toy Soldiers, Lose Yourself, Stan, The Way I Am, and River. Yeah… I couldn’t pick just one or two! He only went and brought 50 Cent and Skylar Grey on stage too. He was just absolutely incredible. We heard that Ed Sheeran joined him on stage on Sunday’s show but it’s all good because at least we’ve seen him twice before on his own.

As we travelled on the Friday night and didn’t come home until Monday afternoon, we made the most of our travels in London. It was our third visit to London and it was nice to see parts of London that we had never seen before. On the Sunday we were in such a good mood, still having Eminem songs playing over in our heads. It was also our first time choosing Airbnb. We were lucky to have such a lovely and helpful lady welcoming us into her home.

Such a fun weekend all round. We cannot wait for our next trip, which is to Amsterdam in November.

John Legend Delivers Darkness and Light Tour at Manchester Arena

Throughout September and the next couple of months, John Legend is performing in cities across Europe for his Darkness and Light tour. Several cities in the UK are also included such as: Manchester, Liverpool, and Cardiff. The ten-time Grammy Award-winning singer took to the stage at 9.00pm on Saturday 16 September at the Manchester Arena.

The excitement to the lead-up of seeing John Legend

I remember the day I purchased the tickets via Live Nation UK for the Manchester date. I was on my lunch break at work and I went running into the office to grab my purse once it said I was through to the transaction stage. That’s it – I had a big smile on my face because me and Danny were going to see John Legend. We were lucky enough already to have seen Ed Sheeran at the O2 in June.

Supporting act, Jack Savoretti opened the evening with a range of his songs. We hadn’t heard his songs before. We were pleased to see he had a good voice and wasn’t one those supporting arts that you aren’t too keen on. But of course, we were here for the main event – the one and only, John Legend.

Everyone began to scream and that’s the moment we all knew that John was there on stage. From the first song to the last, you could see the amount of passion John put into his songs. You could see the sweat dripping from his face and his shirt. This didn’t stop him though. He carried on delivering his incredible performance.

John Legend and his piano – simply amazing
John legend Manchester arena

Have you ever known anyone to stand on the piano as they perform? Well, I don’t think I did until John Legend. His voice is so soothing and he kept everyone in a mellow loving mood all evening. He even invited a woman onto the stage and slow danced with her. Chrissy Teigen is definitely a lucky woman.

Taking us back to 2004, we listened to John singing the throwback, Used to Love U. My favourite songs of the evening were You & I (Nobody in the World), Ordinary People, I Know Better, and All of Me. Seeing him live made we listen to the meaning of the lyrics to all of the songs even more so than listening to him through my earphones through my phone or laptop.

John is so inspired by love and his family, including his daughter, Luna who featured with Chrissy in the background montage. There were many couples that came along to see him at Manchester Arena. And I think it’s fair to say that we were all feeling the love. For those who weren’t with a significant other, he said you could just turn to me, and tell me (I love you).

It’s crazy to think that some stars are in the same city as you and you’re so much closer to them in real life than a screen you watch with their music videos. I can’t believe I nearly forgot to mention that we were upgraded. The upper tier didn’t sell out so we were much closer to the stage on the left hand-side. Overall, it was such an incredible night.

An amazing night

We were so lucky to be here on this night. Thank you, John Legend, for a wonderful evening. I can’t believe that I’m only one more singer away from seeing my dream list of most-wanted-to-see singers in the world.

My Favourite Bands of the 90s and Noughties

Nowadays, I can’t really say that I have favourite bands. For me, there’s no one around like the good old bands of the 90s like there used to be. I can still listen to these bands and sing away just like I’m a child all over again. Let’s reminisce, starting with the best girl band of all-time…

Spice Girls

Favourite Member

Baby Spice

Favourite Songs

  • Say You’ll Be There
  • Spice Up Your Life
  • Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Mama
  • Goodbye
  • Wannabe
  • Viva Forever
  • Too Much
  • Stop
  • 2 Become 1

Childhood Memories

  • Spice World (the movie)
  • Dressing up as Baby Spice for a competition on holiday and winning!
  • My blue SPICE top – I have a photo of me wearing this somewhere

Steps

Favourite Member

Lisa Scott-Lee

Favourite Songs

  • 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Last Thing on My Mind
  • Tragedy
  • Summer of Love
  • Stomp
  • It’s The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Here and Now

Childhood Memories

  • I had a poster on my bedroom wall at my auntie and uncle’s house
  • I used to love dancing to 5, 6, 7, 8 on the dance mat – I actually danced to this song on a night out the other weekend!
  • Buzz was one of my favourite albums

Atomic Kitten

Favourite Member

Liz McClarnon

Favourite Songs

  • You Are
  • Whole Again
  • Eternal Flame
  • The Tide Is High
  • Feel So Good
  • The Last Goodbye
  • It’s OK!
  • Someone Like Me
  • If You Come To Me

Childhood memories

  • Getting that Whole Again CD
  • Granny and Grandad knowing that I loved to sing Eternal Flame
  • Dad playing their albums all the time because he knew how much I loved them

Destiny’s Child

Favourite Member

Beyoncé (still my all-time favourite female singer)

Favourite Songs

  • Cater 2 U
  • Emotion
  • Bills, Bills, Bills
  • Say My Name
  • Jumpin’ Jumpin’
  • Independent Woman
  • Survivor
  • Bootylicious
  • Girl

Childhood Memories

  • Singing Say My Name on my karaoke
  • Wanting to dress like them
  • Wanting to be as flawless as Beyoncé