Two days ago I bought Ed Sheeran tickets for last night from a friend who could no longer make it. My sisters love Ed so thought it was only fair that I took them, along with my friend Hannah.
It was a bit of a rush getting to the O2 from work and then trying to fit in eating dinner but it was still a really good evening. When we got there, we’d eaten so joined the queue to get in as we had standing tickets and then headed to the bar. I fancied a drink, but thought beer would be a bit odd to put a slice of lemon in so I went for a berries and lime cider and then asked for a few slices of lemon. I got a weird look, even more so when I picked up a straw and started blowing bubbles, but hey. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! It kept Sally happy so that’s the main thing!
I couldn’t believe how strict the security was to get into the O2. A couple of weeks ago there was the attack in London Bridge so I expected scrutiny to be weighted, but not as much as it was. Everyone had their bags checked three times, we went through two lots of body scanners, and tickets were checked multiple times. I’m in no way complaining about the security level, it made me feel safer, I was just surprised as I didn’t expect it. It felt a bit like airport security!
Towards the end of the concert though my knees started to go and I knew it was going to be a tough journey home. The girls had to help me hobble through North Greenwich and then along the platform at Stratford. Turns out we missed one train due to my hobbling holding us up so we got to sit down and wait for the next but that was of course waiting in the cold, but hey. I had fun!
This date wasn’t officially part of Ed’s Divide tour, he said he was using it as his warm up gig for Glastonbury so the set list was slightly different. We were looking forward to hearing the likes of New Man and Barcelona but even though he didn’t play them I couldn’t say a bad word about it. It was amazing.
He had Fuse ODG as his support act, which Hannah and I loved. It reminded us of our many drunken nights out when we were 18 and in Missoula, but my sisters didn’t really know many of the songs so we did our best to educate them!