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A long overdue catch up

Hello friends!

As usual, there has been a pretty big gap in posts, unfortunately I’ve been super busy since i had A-level mock exams all this week which have been stressing me out for quite a while. I had my last 2 mocks yesterday so i have today off which is so nice! And tomorrow my school has set up a career orientated day with lots of talks and stuff.

I feel as though most of my mocks didn’t really go as well as i would have liked, especially physical geography, which has actually been going pretty well up until now which is so frustrating. I revised all of the topics as best as i could, and the second i started trying to answer the questions i completely forgot everything. Its so frustrating as i spent so much time revising, and in the end none of it was worth it. Chemistry was also a bit of a flop, but i didn’t really expect much else from chemistry, especially since I’ve been struggling so much with it recently. My human geography, Spanish and biology exams were slightly more successful, although I’m still not sure if I’m actually going to hit any of my target grades.

I’ve been trying really hard to try not to let mocks get me down, but I’m just finding it so hard to let it go, i feel like I’ve really let myself down. I got so incredibly stressed last week and i got to the point of just wanting to give up, I’m pretty sure the stress caused me to get ill as i spent a few days feeling very nauseous and headachey, although every mock or exam season i seem to get ill, which makes sitting in a gross exam hall for an hour and a half very unpleasant.

The pressure to start making career and university decisions is also getting pretty intense which I’m not too keen on. I still don’t have a clue what i want to do, what subject to study and where i want to go for university. Unfortunately i haven’t had much time to go to open days due to revision, and lots of open days actually collided with my mocks which was pretty inconvenient. Iv’e been to one open day so far, but all of the subject talks got full super quickly so i didn’t really get much of an idea on that front. I think i may be going to another open day this weekend, but again, most of the talks are already full, so iv’e just had to book the subjects that aren’t really what i was aiming for, but still mildly related :’) .

Other than all the horrible exam and future stress, which thankfully is now overrrrrrrr, all is well. Halsey and Lorde released new albums, which are both incredible! And, as i mentioned in my last post, I WENT TO SEE ED SHEERAN!! Being the dedicated fan i am, i got in the line at 6:30 am and managed to get 24th in the queue! My friend joined me in line a few hours later as she had an interview first thing in the morning. The opening acts were Ryan McMullan and Anne Marie, i had never hear of Ryan before, but he was really good! I also really enjoyed Anne Marie’s set, especially as i already know quite a few of her songs, she was also super funny. Obviously Ed Sheeran was incredible and being front row made the whole experience completely unforgettable.

Now if you follow Ed Sheeran, you may also know he was doing another show in London on June 22nd as part of the O2 arena’s 10th anniversary celebration, I didn’t manage to get tickets for this show as he only posted about it on twitter, which i didn’t have at the time (I learnt my lesson and made a twitter account) and resale tickets were going for over £200, which as much i love Ed Sheeran, was not going to happen. However literally 2 days before the concert i went back onto the resale site and they had dropped the prices of all the remaining tickets down to the original price, and so i bought 2 tickets! Unfortunately my friend couldn’t get the day off from work, so my mum came along instead as shes also a big fan of Ed Sheeran. Again, i woke up super early to go the the venue and i got there for 7:30 and i was 18th in line! (my mum had work and also didn’t want to be far forward out of fear of being squished) The two groups of girls in front of me in the line were lovely, so i sat and talked to them for the day. The opening act was a DJ/singer called Fuse ODG, he was really fun and his music was really up beat. And yet again, Ed Sheeran was incredible.

I cant believe i got so lucky and was able to go and see  Ed Sheeran twice in the space of a few weeks, but i am so unbelievably happy and all those hours in line was absolutely worth it!! In addition Fred got us tickets to see Lorde in September for the Melodrama tour, which i am super excited for! I’ve never seen Lorde live before, but Fred has, and apparently she is great!

I’m so sorry that my posts are always so inconsistent and i also haven’t really been able to keep up with everyone else blogs, but I’m trying to catch up at the moment! Now that school stress has calmed down a bit, hopefully ill be able to blog more often and do posts that are a bit more structured and about something other than concerts! (I apologies if music and concerts aren’t your cup of tea seeing as that’s the only constant in any of my blog posts!)

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

 

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My first concert 


Heyyyy!

It’s day 22 of the 20 day blogging challenge, so this post is going to be about the first concert I ever attended.

My first concert was an Ed Sheeran concert in October 2012, it was held at a small venue in Brighton and my mum took me. 

Because the venue was so small even being in seats we were really close to the stage. The opening act was Passanger, and I had no idea who he was, but later his song ‘Let Her Go’ became really well known, and I recognised it from the opening set. He was really good and still is!

Ed Sheeran was obviously incredible, I think he was touring for the album +/plus but he also did a few songs from his other EP ‘Songs I wrote with Amy’. 

Four years later I still remain a die hard fan and have seen Ed Sheeran live on 2 other occasions: the Multiply tour and a non tour Wembley show. And I plan to get tickets if he tours for his third album, which I cannot explain how excited I am for. 

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X 

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Melanie Martinez and a lil update

Hey guys!

Its been a while!

As I mentioned in my last post, i went to see Melanie Martinez in concert a few weeks ago, me and butt face/hole (i don’t remember what her name is anymore) being the obsessive fans we are, woke up at 5.15 in the morning to get the 6.30 train into London, to be at the venue for around 8am. Please take into consideration that doors didn’t open until 7 pm. We were second in line behind a group of girls who had arrived at 6 in the morning to start lining up. Sadly since i live a bit further away from London its pretty impossible for me to have gotten there any earlier. Me and butt face/hole took the first train that we could. We spent all 9 hours in the line, laughing and eating really, we were pretty well prepared, we took blankets with us to put on the floor and to keep us warm because its England.

So the venue (o2 forum Kentish town) was a bit of a mess, not gonna lie, they were super disorganized and kept telling us that there was no o2 priority line (all you need is an O2 sim card and you and two extras get let in before general admissions, and since my friend is on o2 we were planning to make the best of it). So we chilled at the front of the general line all day. Then… half an hour before doors, an o2 priority line magically appeared, by this time me and butt face/hole were buddies with the group in front of us, and they asked one of the venue staff why people were being put into a priority line now, when there was hundreds of priority people who had been told there wasn’t a priority line and were sent to line up in general. The guy told us that the priority line was for people who were arriving at the time (half a fucking hour before doors), we were all super frustrated because why on earth should people arriving half an hour before doors be allowed in before people who had been waiting since 6 in the morning! The staff at the venue were very rude and unhelpful and refused to help us and explain what was happening because we were being ‘mouthy’, personally i wasn’t really saying anything, i was just trying not to cry out of pure frustration; and i didn’t think the  girls were being rude at all; we just wanted to understand the situation and why it was happening.

Anyway… all that kerfuffle aside, we were finally let in, luckily at the same time as priority, not after, and me and butt hole/face were in the second row behind the barrier. Sadly the girls behind us were determined to get to the front and started kicking me and my friend in the back of the leg, i also clearly heard one of them say ‘if we annoy them enough they will get out of our way’, when water was being passed along just before Melanie came out, one of the girls tipped one of the cups of water down my back, and later on did the same down the back of my leg. Luckily me and butt face/hole managed to move/be shoved away from them.

When Melanie came out everyone went mental including myself and butt face/hole. during the first few songs everyone was pushing and shoving so me and butt face/hole ended up a few rows further back, but it was a bit more chilled and enjoyable from further back so it wasn’t really a bad thing. Melanie was incredible and her staging was really cool and me and butt face/hole had an amazing time.

When we were leaving i overheard a lady who had been in the balcony sitting say that she had seen three people be pulled out of the audience because they were being crushed. It was definitely the most intense concert I’ve been to, which i didn’t really expect. But i still have a great time regardless, i just hope the people who got pulled out are okay.

I’m also super excited because i got tickets to Saturday V-fest, which means I’ll be seeing Troye Sivan and Halsey again, and Sia is also performing which im super excited about! Me and Butt face/hole also got tickets to see Melanie Martinez again in November, and its at a completely different venue, which i am happy about! hopefully we will be able to enjoy the whole concert this time!

In other news, I’ve only got 7 exams left! I cannot wait to be finished with my GCSE’s and enjoy a really fun and long summer.

Basically the moral of this post it: don’t got to o2 forum Kentish town for concerts: the staff are rude and its badly organised. Its the same venue i went to see Troye Sivan at, and that was also poorly organised and the staff were really rude to my friend.

Hopefully I’ll be doing much more blogging over summer, when i have absolutely nothing to revise for 🙂

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

Ps. I will leave the link to some videos I took from Melanie Martinez here:

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Troye Sivan 💙

Hi guys!

After my last post I knew I would have to let you all know about the Troye Sivan concert, even though I am still on a break 😂

The concert was incredible and Troye is an angel, he opened with Bite which was really good.

My favourite song on Blue neighbourhood is probably Suburbia or Ease and he sung them both, which made me very happy, but I love all of the songs on the album and I was able to sing along to every song. Youth was the last song on the enchore and he did it so well, I’ll try to add the video, I appologise for the screaming, violent shaking and accidentally getting my fingers in the shot… oh and also filming the ceiling for a while 😂 but it was the last song so I guess it’s fair enough that everyone went crazy.

Troye Sivan video 🙂

I always love going to concerts, I’ve probably mentioned before, but it’s such a great feeling and for those few hours you can just forget about everything and just be happy, recently with exam stress and all that fun stuff I haven’t been feeling great, so the concert was such a relief. Although I think this is probably why I end up feeling extra miserable for a few days after the concert, because there’s such a big contrast between the amount of happiness and joy I felt for that one evening and then you have to come back to reality and go back to feeling ‘meh’, which sucks.

However I am lucky enough to to be going to see Melanie Martinez next month, so whilst in the pits of post-concert-depression, at least I have that to look foreword to. And to be honest you guys will probably get a post about it too because I don’t seem to be able to shut up about concerts (I am very sorry if we don’t have the same music taste, you must find this very boring).

When I first started going to concerts I was always really worried that I would get anxious since it’s such a big crowd and you have to give up basically all personal space; but not once have I felt even the slightest bit anxious, I don’t tknow whether it’s just that being with my friends helps, or if the distraction of someone performing takes my mind off of the fact that there is literally eight different people touching me at once, but whatever it is, I am so glad that I can go to concerts without getting anxious. I also think that this is helping me out in my everyday life, because I think I’m getting better with big crowds of people in general, which I am very happy about.

I know this post is a bit of a mess, but I hope you liked it!

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Still on a break

Hi guys!

Long time no… Blog?

I am still on a break and I will be until the end of July when my GCSE’s finally end. My first exam is on the 3rd of May which is scarily soon. It’s currently Sunday at 11pm, also known as the last day of my Easter holiday, and boy am I dreading going back to school tomorrow. I have been revising during this break, but I’ve also been enjoying myself with my friends and I’ve been able to relax quite a bit despite the looming exams.

I went to see a singer called Bry the other day with my friend, for those of you that don’t know, he is an Irish singer who also does YouTube videos with his wife, they both seem like lovely and very genuine people, and Bry sings incredibly well, so I highly recommend you guys check him out. The concert was so much fun, it was held at the o2 academy Islington in London, it was a pretty small venue and me and my friend were basically front and centre which made it even better. As I have said before about the Halsey concert, the atmosphere at concerts or gigs is absolutely amazing and left me yet again with ‘post concert depression’. 

I also celebrated my 16th birthday a few days ago, I spent it in the best way possible; with butt-crack aka my closest friend, Chinese food, scary movies and a massive bar or Oreo chocolate. My parent were kind and generous enough to give me an iPad for my birthday, which is what I am currently writing this post on, hopefully this will make blogging easier in the future as this is far more convenient than my tiny phone screen. 

I may also do another post in about two weeks about the Troye Sivan concert as I am beyond excited about that, I have loved Troye for the last 3/4 years; or whenever it was he released a cover of Ed Sheeran’s song on his YouTube channel; his new album is absolutely incredible and I can’t recommend it enough. 

I hope you guys are all doing well, I miss you all very much and I am looking foreword to summer when there will be a lot more posts coming your way 😊

Thank you for reading! 

The small quiet one X

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Another concert 

Hi!

As you may know I recently went to see Halsey live and it was incredible, however after I sunk into awful post concert depression for around 4 days. I have been to several Ed Sheeran concerts in the past which were all wonderful, but I was always sitting, and I didn’t suffer such extreme emotion distress once it was over 😂 even though he is my favourite artist. I think it’s just being in standing which made the concert so much better, the atmosphere was crazy and I felt more part of the whole experience, not to mention how close to the front I was. 

So today me and my friend booked tickets to see Bry live, he is an Irish singer/songwriter and is super talented! Butt crack (my friend coming with me) doesn’t really know who he is, but she listened to a few songs and really liked him, so agreed to come to since tickets were only £15. I’m super excited and I’m so glad to be going in standing once again! I’m also hoping to be at the barrier this time as its during the Easter break so we will be able to get there early and I will probably use o2 priority to avoid the massive line 😄 

I think I’m starting to become a bit of a concert addict, I already have quite the list of artists/bands I want to see next time they tour; including, but not limited to: Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Twenty Øne Pilots, Melanie Martinez, possibly The 1975 and many more 😄 I’m gonna be so broke 😭

I also really want to go to a festival in the summer, my friend is trying to convince me to go to V-Fest with him this summer, I really want to go, but tickets are super expensive and I have a feeling he would probably spend the whole weekend drunk or high and I’m not sure if I really want to deal with that since I don’t drink or do drugs. But on the other hand Sia, Troye Sivan and Halsey are going to be there, so I am deeply conflicted.

Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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Halsey concert!

Last night i went to see Halsey at Brixton and it was honestly incredible. Me and my friend went straight up to London after school to get in line, since he is on o2 we were able to get in the priority line, which only went half way down one side of the venue, where as the general line went the whole way round the venue and more.

While we were in line we met two really lovely girls and we talked to them for the hour and a half that we were waiting, outside, in the freezing cold. Lets say i didn’t choose the warmest of outfits either. At 7 we were allowed into the venue and me and my friend sped walked (since people were being shouted at for running) to the front, we were around four of five rows back from the barrier as the camp badlands people were allowed early entry and had the first two or so rows.  Since my friend had added one of the girls from the line on Instagram they fought their way through the crowd to join us, especially since we were much closer than they would have been.

The support acts were pretty good, but i can’t remember what they were called. I spent most of that time talking with the girls and my friend.

When Halsey came on everyone was screaming and going crazy, it was amazing. She started with Gasoline which i love. The entire concert was brilliant and i’m so happy i was able to go! Halsey it absolutely stunning (and has a great butt btw) and her voice was incredible; i will definitely be getting tickets again next time she comes to the UK.

Since this was my first standing concert i’m pretty proud of myself for not having a freak out (or needing a wee) at any point during the concert, as i’m not usually very good with large amounts of people in confined spaces and i also have the smallest bladder in the world, but i guess i had a pretty good distraction.

I got home at like 12.30 and pretty much went straight to bed. I am currently in a state of post concert depression, i can’t stop thinking about how much fun it was and how much i want to do it all over again. I love concerts so much and its so nice to forget about everything and just be surrounded by music, and other people who appreciate it just as much as you do. Not to mention the fact that the atmosphere is insane.

I cannot explain how worth it the running around the train station, standing in the cold and leg/foot ache was; i had the best night, and i have a few more memories that i will never forget. This has just made me even more excited for the Troye Sivan concert i’m going to in April, and hopefully i’ll be much less nervous for it too.

  
 Thank you for reading!

The small quiet one X

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