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

crowd at eminem in london twickenham stadium

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.

What’s New This December?

December gives me a heavy music related opening. Once I told you about my favourite bands from the nineties and noughties? It’s mad how I’m not a member of the fan club for bands nowadays. But I’ve always felt that seeing one of my favourite childhood ones but be so good. I remember the day that Steps tickets came out for their Party on the Dancefloor UK Tour.

For whatever reason, being in work I think, I completely forgot out them going on sale. Luckily though, Katie’s friend, Sarah, had a cousin who was unable to attend. I was happy to be first in Katie’s mind to suggest that I go to see Steps with them. As soon as I found out that their Saturday night in Manchester didn’t clash with dad’s birthday night, I said yes straight away.

I know it’s been a while too long since my last post. But I want to catch up with everything that I can in this blog post. Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my love for blogging. I’ve simply been feeling too tired or motivated to do much. But here I am on a Sunday evening writing away to you all and it feels good to be back after a few weeks not writing anything at all (other than blogging in work). Back to what I’ve up to…

Party on the Dancefloor

Last weekend I went back to my childhood on Saturday 2nd December 2017. The three of us arrived a bit early. But there’s nothing wrong with that when it comes to beating the queues and avoid a big rush into the arena. Steps were playing at the Manchester Arena. It wasn’t long ago that I was last there to see John Legend in September.

I had heard songs from Steps’ new album, Tears on the Dancefloor. But I was most excited to hear the ultimate Steps collection, the good oldies! Pretty much everyone knows the song 5, 6, 7, 8… I remember Danny saying to me what’s that song as he sang the chorus. And I said to him, that’s the actual title of the song. How original he said. That song was played of course along with many other top hits such as: Last Thing on My Mind, Better Best Forgotten and Heartbeat. There was a good range of songs that they performed.

Dance moves and voices were just as good as the old days. But my absolute favourite as I knew it would be was, One for Sorrow. I was waiting all night for it to come on hoping they would sing it. And it was their last song before they were cheered back onto the stage to perform Tragedy. Another thing that remains the same, is that, Lisa is my favourite band member. It was such a fun night!

Preparing for Christmas

As we’re in December, it would be wrong not to mention to countdown to Christmas. Each year, the older you get, the winter season is back around before you know it. Salford and Manchester could’ve been in for a shot of a white Christmas. We had some snow yesterday but it turned to off-and-on, with sleet/rain in between. We’ll have to wait and see if it appears again.

As much as I don’t like the cold, I do like the lead-up to Christmas. Hat, scarf, and gloves, Christmas present shopping etc. I like to be organised and get all of my Christmas shopping done well before Christmas week. And today I wrapped all of the presents that have been kept at mine. It felt like forever wrapping them all. Almost 4 and a half hours. I had to stop for some dinner after wrapping three of them! I had an early start to the day and got some last few bits in.

So that’s me done, for the presents that are being kept at mine that is. All of the cards have been written out and it’s just a countdown in the last couple of weeks in work now. It’s Christmas Jumper Week all week starting tomorrow, so that’ll be good.

As much as I don’t get the feeling I did when I was a kid, it’s still a magical time of the year. The best thing is seeing a smile on everyone else’s face. I can’t wait for 25th December to get here so we can all be merry together!

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.

Beyoncé Performs for Her Fans in Manchester

Beyoncé performed her Formation World Tour on Tuesday 5th July at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. She arrived on stage at 20:00 and blew us all away.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Beyoncé embraces many people on a global level. Back at the beginning of the year when I noticed that tickets for her Formation World Tour were due to go live, my heart beat with excitement. Never did I think that I would have the opportunity to go and see Queen B live, or see her in any kind of environment whatsoever.