I wrote 99% of this right after I got home from the concert lolol so I was super hyped up . Sorry for the swear words I was just really excited. Also it’s bold where I talk about how I met him so if you don’t want to read this entire novel you don’t have to.
OKAY so I just got home from the concert and I’m still buzzing from it so I’ll try my best to explain all my feels right now while they’re freshest in my memory, BUT IT’LL BE HARD SO BEAR WITH ME. OK here we go.
Okay so Melissa and I got to Minneapolis around 3 and we immediately went to creep around the State Theatre. After we took pictures of the marquee, we walked around the entire building trying to find the stage door, so once we found it we flailed and died and it was perfect and we were so excited, so we continued to walk around the building and WHAT DO WE SEE? We see a big ass black and silver bus right around the corner from the stage door. ALL THE FEELS. ALL. THE. FEELS. We Googled the company we saw printed in the bottom part of the bus and what do you know, they make tour buses. So naturally, we freaked out because WE THOUGHT IT WAS ED’S TOUR BUS DUHGKSJDFGDLKFJ. So we continued on our way after silent fangirling and literally acting like Rupert Grint in the Lego House music video and then realized eventually it was probably the opening act’s bus, not Ed’s.
Next, we decided to go to Seven Steakhouse because it was literally right down the road and Ed was doing a rooftop performance at 5:30 WHICH WE TRIED TO WIN PASSES FOR BUT FAILED. We got there and saw a group of like 5 young fans and we silently judged (sorry guyz if you’re reading this ily all) because we figured they were like 12 year old One Direction fans who didn’t belong there but they actually turned out to be really cool, even though they were all 14. Anyway, we were gonna go inside and ask if they could spare us rooftop passes, but once we went in there to ask to use the bathroom, we were like UH NO. That place is VIP AS FUCK. The hostesses were like um bye peasants.
So once we went back outside, we sat around this little sitting area right around Seven, waiting for Ed’s performance. We got to talking with the other people around us, and that’s when we realized they were actually really cool. WHILE WE WERE FUCKING SITTING THERE, some old ass black guy comes up to me and he looks at me sitting there and goes “Girl I just gotta say, you da bomb. Sorry to all y’all but I like her, she bomb.” PLZ JUMP OFF A BRIDGE. It was so uncomfortable and everyone looked at me like what on earth. So he goes to the crosswalk and then a group of, I would say…. 5 or 6 15 year old girls, dressed like ACTUAL whores, walks up to the Seven entrance because they won passes (die), so he walks past and was like “I’m sorry, but they bomb! They bomb. I still like you tho.” Lol killing myself. So Melissa was like “SHE’S 17” and his face. HIS FACE. So I told him I was actually 18 and he goes “Damn I’m old as hell. You gon be bomb as hell when you dat ago tho” and then he finally left so……ew. That happened.
So then we were all just sitting there, Melissa and I and the group of Ed fans we befriended. More fans were accumulating as time passed, but there were probably like 15-20 of us total. It was really chill. Next thing I know, Falen from the Dave Ryan Show on KDWB walks up, and I was like, “You’re Falen! Hi!” and she came over and talked to us for a little bit. Also she is GORGEOUS in person, like flawless. Anyway, I asked if she could spare us some passes because we seriously called like 150 times trying to win. She kept apologizing and was super nice about it and said she wasn’t allowed because management at Clear Channel was super butthurt about it and the performance was already over capacity anyway. So we were like oh it’s okay lalala and she went about her business.
THIS IS WHERE IT GETS EXCITING AS FUCK OKAY. Okay so we were talking to the group of new friends we were with, and we were all trying to figure out where Ed would be entering Seven. Some of the girls wanted to go look, but Melissa and I said we would go because we were in normal clothes, and the girls had made Ed t-shirts, so it would be less obvious if her and I went to go creep. So Melissa and I go left from the entrance, and we find a sketchy little gated alleyway just a few feet down from the entrance. We looked and we saw the stairs going up to the rooftop (we assume that’s what they were) so we were trying to figure out how Ed was going to get up there. We concluded that he would get there through the building somehow, just obviously not through the front entrance. So we go back to the group and tell them what we saw, and then we decided to go around the right side of the building to see if there was a door. Melissa and I decided we’d go again just because we were in normal clothes and yeah.
So we go around the right side, walking on the sidewalk between Seven and the street, and I noticed a car parked there with a guy getting out but didn’t think much of it, then I heard Melissa make a little yelp lololol dead. So I looked more clearly because I was like wot, AND IT WAS ED MOTHER FUCKING SHEERAN. ED SHEERAN WAS WALKING UP TO US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@#$%^&* This is where it gets super fuzzy honestly because it was so unexpected and yeah I’m just having trouble remembering exactly what happened but………
After Melissa yelped she immediately covered her mouth and was like sorry! At that point, he was walking up to us and I kind of put my arms out and shrugged like wtf is going on I was like “You’re Ed Sheeran!” (dumb I know) So he’s standing across from us at this point and he’s like “Hi!” then he motioned towards Seven and was like “you coming to the show!?” So we told him no because we didn’t win passes, I THINK I told him we were going to the concert but I can’t remember. Then we asked for a picture and he was like all for it, he was so genuine and sweet and ugh I wish I could remember it more clearly BUT YEAH. So I take the picture of him and Melissa and I’m just trying to process what’s happening but I was staring at his beautiful tattoos and just basking in the amazingness that is Ed Sheeran. I was trying to take in his accent, his tattoos, face, hair, everything. Just his entire presence was TOO MUCH to handle at once.
So it’s my turn for the picture and he was standing across from me, so I was digging in my purse trying to find my phone for her to take the picture of him and I and HE PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME WHILE I WAS FUMBLING THROUGH MY PURSE AND PULLED ME CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE I WAS EVEN READY FOR THE PICTURE OK I DIED I AM DEAD I AM A GHOST OKAY DEAD. DEAD. So I give her my phone and she takes the picture of us, which I hate myself for because my android camera sucks and she should have just taken the picture on her phone, and then I don’t remember what happened after that until I was like, “Can I give you something quick!?” and he’s like “oh yeah sure!” (I dont remember if that’s what he said lollol but yeah)
So Melissa takes her note out right away and I was like digging through my purse, once again, trying to find mine, and he was like “I really gotta get inside guys I’m sorry!” and I was like omfg shit I think he’s annoyed HE HATES ME and my hands were shaking and yeah and then I finally found my note and gave it to him and then we thanked him (I think, I don’t remember) and we went on our way. I don’t remember this part but Melissa said he put our notes in his pocket so kskdhksdhg.
Oh and since I’m a shameless human being and you’re probably wondering, I wrote in the little note my name and number, because literally, what other opportunity do I have to give him that? NONE. So the note had my name, number, and twitter and I also just thanked him for having so much passion for what he does and for making such beautiful music. Hate on me. Also at the bottom I put “P.S. I’m 18…….” #yolo
I’m racking my brain for more details, but that’s literally all I can remember about it :/ However, he’s A LOT smaller in person than I had anticipated. He’s only a few inches taller than me and just…petite. I can’t think of a better word to describe him. I don’t know why that surprised me so much, I guess I just thought he’d be a little taller. Also, his tattoos are SO bright and SO vivid which was surprising just because I never really thought about it before. Same with his hair. It’s literally that bright, neon, ginger mess that everyone describes it as. No exaggeration there. He has the most beautiful blue eyes too and just wow, he’s flawless in every sense of the word. Also, he was wearing jeans and a black shirt.
I’m finding it so hard to describe that experience because it was SO spur of the moment, so random, and SO UNEXPECTED. It literally was just Melissa and I walking and we just happened to run into Ed. No other fans around, just us two, so it was pretty intimate and cool and idk. When I think back to it, I don’t even freak out. My stomach just drops because I literally can’t even believe that happened. Like I said, I’m having a lot of difficulty finding words to describe how just….unexpected it was. It was perfect. I have thought over and over and over again what it would be like to meet Ed Sheeran, and I met him so unexpectedly and I don’t know. It was just really, really cool.
And before you all assume I freaked out and fangirled in real life, let me just tell you I am chill as fuck around famous people. As much as I fangirl through text, I know how to act in person. I idolize some celebrities so much but I know they’re just normal people and idk I just am surprisingly calm around them. So no, I didn’t cry, I didn’t scream, I didn’t EXTERNALLY freak out around him. So fuck off lolol
So anyway, after all that we literally sprint back to our group and FREAK OUT OMFG. We felt so bad that they didn’t come with us but they all had already met him anyway so they were like whatevs and they were really excited for us and it was just a flawless moment which I don’t remember a lot of to be quite honest. I know I called my mom and I called my sister, but everything else I really don’t remember. Anyway, we all just hung out and then we heard them talking on the mic on the rooftop, about to introduce Ed.
So we all run to the right of Seven, right under where the stage was set up on the roof. We could just barely see the tent, so we all shamelessly ran into traffic to go on the other side of the street which was a great decision because what did we have perfect view of? Ed’s fuzzy, beautiful head of bright orange hair. At that point, probably about 30 or so fans were there across the street. It was a little hard to hear because of the people around us singing and traffic and all that, but it was just amazing still. I really can’t remember but I THINK he sang The A Team, Lego House, and You Need Me, I Don’t Need You. But then again I’m probably wrong because my memory is fucked right now.
After every song though he would turn around and wave to all of us across the street and smile and do a thumbs up and I was right in front so he was obviously like dayum that’s the hottie I just met. KIDDING BUT NOT REALLY KIDDING. Anyway everyone in traffic was making fun of us for being so excited but idgaf because it was perfect and literally just a once in a lifetime kind of thing. So after that Melissa and I went to get food and then went to the theatre.
SO we get to the theatre, and it was madness. We went to the merch stand which was flooded with like 583453 twelve year old girls. I got a t-shirt and a poster and then we went straight to our seats. We were main floor 1, row FF, seats 3 and 4. Honestly I thought they were gonna be a lot better seats than they were because I didn’t realize how small the theatre was, but they were still really good seats. I don’t think there was such thing as a “bad seat” in there, it’s pretty small and was fairly intimate for such a popular act. Thankfully, the girls next to me looked about our age and the girls next to Melissa were adults. So we weren’t directly by 13 year old girls, although they were in front of AND behind us.
The first act was a lady called Selah Sue. She’s a 23 year old Belgian musician. I officially have a lesbian crush on Selah Sue because FLAWLESS. She is absolutely incredible; I was completely and totally blown away by her. She was out there singing and playing guitar and I was just completely in awe. Her voice is extremely unique and has a really rough edge to it. Kind of that raspy and sharp tone that Duffy and Adele have. She reminded Melissa and I A LOT of Amy Winehouse. She was just amazing, really. Her songs were pretty personal and deep. Her accent and personality were also adorable. We Googled her later and I guess she’s fairly big in Europe, but yeah. Check her out, she’s wonderful.
She sang like 4 or 5 songs and then the main opening act came on, a guy named Mike, who goes by his stage name Passenger. He was AMAZING. He reminded Melissa and I SO MUCH of somebody, but I still can’t think of who. Mumford & Sons maybe, but I still feel like that’s not right. Anyway, he was hilarious and really got the crowd involved with his songs. It was so funny because he had a song about things he hated and one of the things he said was “I hate ignorant assholes who pay for a show and then talk through the entire opening act” or something along those lines. I laughed so hard because so many people were talking through Selah Sue’s performance and through his. After he said that, the crowd was silent aside from cheering and stuff. It was perfect. His voice also had that kind of raspy edge to it and he had pretty fucking depressing songs but they were really good. But he was phenomenal, he really was. I felt bad because he told us that his ONLY income is literally from people buying his album and I didn’t have enough money to buy it :/ Sorry Passenger. I won’t illegally download your music, I promise.
AND THEN THE LIGHTS DIM AGAIN AND ED SHEERAN WALKS OUT. Ed Sheeran, who I just met and took a picture with. It was amazing. The crowd was going crazy and I was so excited and just ugh kfjdghksfdjgh, no words. I wrote down his setlist as he would sing the songs because my memory literally goes to shit after something exciting happens and I wanted to remember it. So here’s his setlist. Once again, I’m still foggy so I’ll try my best to remember. Also, he changed into a Minnesota shirt. So….holler.
1. Give Me Love: This was a perfect song for him to start off with because it was high energy and just flawless. I can’t explain the emotion you feel when you hear Ed sing live for the first time. I know it sounds dumb, but it was like magic. It really was. He was just wailing the lyrics and beating on his guitar so hard, it was so intense and literally the entire theatre was shaking and vibrating because of how powerful the sound was. That man can play guitar like nobody’s fucking business, let me tell you.
So after Give Me Love he was telling us how he wants the audience to be involved with his performance as much as possible, so he said he was gonna have us sing with him and he called us his “gospel choir” and split us into two groups, going right down the center aisle. Then he said we were gonna do a vocal warmup and basically was just singing “hellll yeaaaah!” and had us sing it back to him.
2. Drunk: After our warm up he went straight into it and I died because I was SO EXCITED to hear that live. It was flawless of course because Ed is literally musical perfection and there were all these cool green and yellow lights and on the screen behind him it said “drunk” in his handwriting and it was just great. I have like a minute and a half of it on my camera.
3. U.N.I.: Once again he went right into it, if I remember correctly. I just have no words to describe it other than it was perfect. Every song he sang with so much passion and you can really tell he just loves music so much. So yeah, it was great.
After U.N.I. he showed us what I believe was a Minnesota Twins shirt. He then went on to tell us about how excited he was when he heard about “the Minnesota twins” until he realized it was a sports team. Ed. Stop. You’re adorable. Then he told us he doesn’t really care for baseball or sports in general, made fun of us for saying soccer instead of football, and then told us he thinks basketball is cool. The guy who gave him the shirt said “See you in Denver!” and Ed said that he would wear the shirt when he performs there and he’s just such a sweetheart and yeah.
4. Grade 8: I was freaking out about Grade 8 because it’s one of my favorite songs on + and yeah it was just awesome. I got like 30 seconds of it and then my camera died and I was literally so pissed I can’t even explain UGH. But like I said 394820394 times, it was perfect. His vocals are amazing and a recording does him no justice. He was born to be a performer, literally. Nothing compares to seeing him live.
So after Grade 8, he went on to tell us that he appreciated our enthusiasm and everything but he was gonna sing a quiet song and wanted us to all be silent. He said he wants everyone to get along here so nobody was allowed to shush anyone, but if you hear your neighbor talking or making noise during his song, to “just stroke them and give them a look.” I died bc it kept saying stroke and I want to stroKE ED SHEERAN what. But yeah I knew he was gonna sing Wayfaring Stranger because idk I just knew.
5. Wayfaring Stranger: I haven’t been to A TON of concerts or live shows, but from what I’ve been to and how many live performance movies and videos I’ve seen, I can honestly say I’ve never heard a crowd be so quiet before. I am not kidding when I say it was DEAD ASS SILENT in there. You could have heard a pin drop, no exaggeration whatsoever. Anyway, there were all these blue lights and smoke and you couldn’t see Ed clearly, just his outline on the stage. When he started singing I almost went into cardiac arrest, his voice was flawless and it was so silent in there and just everything about it was perfect. He sang in the mic for most of it but towards the end he turned around so his back was facing the crowd and just belted out a few lines without the mic. I can’t describe to you how incredible it was. There’s just something about hearing him perform without the microphone that makes you realize how genuinely talented he is. It was so real and natural and it was absolutely my favorite part of the whole show.
Okay so in my little reminder notes I wrote down throughout the show, after Wayfaring Stranger I have “beat part gigs snaps” and I don’t know what the fuck I was trying to say. But I THINK this was the part where he made a beat with the loop pedal and showed us how it worked, and we were all snapping, I don’t know honestly ugh I hate my brain so much for forgetting things when I’m excited. But if it was the loop pedal part, it was really cool. He showed us how it worked and everyone was so focused on him and what he was saying and it was so cool because I’ve never seen ANYONE in front of a crowd have the full and complete attention of everyone there. Never. Also, I find it amazing how Ed doesn’t need a band OR backup singers, because he IS a band and backup singers. Let him use his mouth and a loop pedal and he will literally create an orchestra.
6. Small Bump: If you listen to the lyrics you already know this is kind of a dark song. It was so perfect and quiet and there were these pretty white lights and Ed sounded absolutely incredible like always and idk you could just tell everyone was like in a trance from his voice.
Afterwards he was telling us he needed his gospel choir to help him sing the next song. He needed us to clap to the beat of 8, so count 8 beats and clap after obviously and idk he was just being funny and adorable and perfect.
7. Be My Husband: So he covered this song by Nina Simone and he did an amazing job. We were all clapping on the beat of 8, and he had us sing this verse to him which was “Oh daddy daddy love me good” over and over and he kept doing a loop of the song and it went on forever but it was a good kind of forever because we were all having so much fun with it. He was just awesome and it was so fun singing it back to him because you could tell he was so happy and so into it.
So after Be My Husband he was saying how he usually finds it super awkward at gigs when he needs to tune his guitar and he says what usually happens is he stands up there tuning it for like 5 minutes and the audience just kind of sits there not knowing what to do, so he told us to sing the waiting song, and he was like “It goes like this…bow chicka wow wow bow wow” and so on. It was hilarious and we were all singing it and so was he while he was tuning his guitar and it was adorable and yeah.
The two adult women next to Melissa were making fun of my dancing but ZERO FUCKS were given and I kept doin my thang u kno ~*~*~ They literally sat almost the entire concert and didn’t know the words to any of his songs, so whatever. I have no time for peasants, especially when I’m enjoying myself. ANYWAY, I literally was dying laughing because he said he should have Rick Ross come in and grunt during the waiting song and it was perfect because one time he tweeted saying he was gonna start grunting like Rick Ross at things he likes, so there he is up there grunting like Rick Ross while we’re all singing the waiting song over and over again and I couldn’t stop laughing and it was hilarious and just ugh.
So after he’s done tuning, he tells us this story about how there’s this festival in the English countryside that he goes to every year and everyone is drunk by the end of it so they hold on to each other with their arms linked shoulder to shoulder, so he wanted us to sway back and forth on each other like he would do on his friends if he were drunk at the festival lolol Ed stop it. Then he said that at the festival he would just make up words to the songs when he got really drunk and idk it was funny.
8. This: So while everyone is swaying, he starts playing This. It was so cute and so good once again. I feel like I’m running out of things to say for each performance because they were all SO GOOD. But while he was singing, he said now we have to make up our own line, so instead of singing the usual “This is the start of something beautiful” line, he was quiet and we all made up our own line. Mine was obviously inappropriate because literally what is my life.
So after This, he had to tune his guitar again, so while he did that he continued to grunt like Rick Ross while we all sang the waiting song. Before he started singing Kiss Me, he told us the story behind it. His god parents got engaged and wanted Ed to sing at their wedding, so of course he said yes but he didn’t know what song to sing. So he wrote Kiss Me for his god parents and it’s just about two best friends falling in love and it was perfect. While he was explaining it some girl screamed “YOU LOOK LIKE JESUS!!!” and it was annoying, um goodbye peasant. But yeah then he said that’s why he left the tour with Snow Patrol last spring a few days early, to play at the wedding. And I guess there was a rumor that he left early because he went to rehab. He laughed about it and said that he literally just sits backstage and plays with legos, but to “keep up the rock and roll dream” lolol we were all dying it was so funny. But yeah then he said like if you’re here with your best friend or you are in love with your best friend to just hug them, hug the person you’re with and sway to the song haha oh and then he said, once again, if your neighbor is talking, to “stroke them” and he said he wanted a lot of stroking and hugging, but no talking. I died.
9. Kiss Me: Just like Wayfaring Stranger, the audience was DEAD SILENT. It was incredible. Ed sang his heart out and idk it’s just so refreshing to see a performer who is so passionate about what he does. I’m still in awe that a crowd of that many people people was completely still and silent.
So after Kiss Me he told us he was playing Trevor and then went on to tell us how lucky he is that he gets to pick who tour with him and that he tries to pick people that he thinks his fans would really like, which he did an amazing job of because Selah Sue and Passenger are both amazing. But yeah he told us he was playing a show in the Red Light District once and that’s where he first heard Selah Sue. He said he’s been with Mike (Passenger) since he was about 16 years old and they used to play shows for like 6 people, two of them being Mike’s parents, 2 more being his parents, and the other two being like the sound guys. It was precious and made me emotional because LOOK HOW FAR HE’S COME kdjhgkdsjg.
10. Hearts On Fire: Ed brought out Selah Sue and Mike to sing this song, which is one of Mike’s. I was shitting myself in anticipation to hear their voices all together and when it happened everyone just went crazy. They all have such unique, distinct sounds and when you combine their voices it literally is just so flawless. I was speechless, goosebumps all over.
After Hearts On Fire was done, Ed was telling us he had good and bad news and wanted us to pick which we wanted first. Of course everyone already knew what he was gonna say, but we all said bad news. He said the bad news was that this was his final song, BUT if we wanted more to cheer and go crazy and whatnot for an encore so he could come back on stage and play for us. He was like I’ll play more if you want, but if you don’t want me to I won’t. Um stahp of course we want more. I can’t remember if it was at this point or not, but he thanked us for our behavior and enthusiasm and said “I know you probably think I say this at every show, but this has been one of my favorite shows on the entire tour so far, so thank you so much for that.” Something along those lines, but yeah. He loves Minneapolis so bow down erbody OK.
11. Lego House: I tried to record part of it but my camera was dead so it wasn’t having that at all but everyone was sad because it was his last song before the encore and idk it WAS sad because I didn’t want the concert to end, but it was perfect and on the screens behind him the music video was playing. Melissa and I were dying because we are literally Rupert Grint in that video like someone help. But it was really, really good and the crowd was singing along and it was one of my favorite parts of the night.
After Lego House we all went fucking INSANE like I screamed so hard and so loud that shit was coming up from my throat and I am 6000% sure it was blood. Like I screamed so much my throat actually blED. Anyway we were all freaking out and if I remember correctly we were all chanting Ed. But that might just be my imagination; I don’t know I really can’t remember. But anyway it was like less than 5 minutes I would say and then the stage lit up and Ed walked out again and we all freaked the fuck out even MORE and idk it was so exciting dkjfskdg
12. You Need Me, I Don’t Need You: This was the most INTENSE part of the entire show. It was ridiculous. I thought Ed was gonna pass out he was going so ham it was unbelievable. It was 15 MINUTES of him rapping and beatboxing and being a BOSS. He was throwing in his own verses and stuff and it was just madness. The lights were going crazy and Ed was yelling out the lyrics and yeah it was just insane. The crowd was going wild and yelling the lyrics back. And when he said “they say I’m up and coming like I’m fucking in an elevator” I DIED becaUSE sEXY. After Ed was done with that song I thought he was about to fall over and die, he looked exhausted and you can tell he put his entire damn SOUL into that song. It was one of those moments where you’re just like I cannot believe that just happened.
Afterwards he was telling us about how he comes from an Irish family and how on + there’s like a hidden track, so we all knew it was The Parting Glass after Give Me Love and he told us it’s like an Irish folk song and he wanted it on there so like if you were falling asleep to his music it would kind of wake you up again. Those weren’t his exact words obviously but like I said, I can’t remember shit when exciting things happen to me. So anyway, he was telling us he wanted it to have that effect when he performs it, so the lights were gonna be off and we were supposed to be quiet and practice the stroking again. It was so funny, he was like “feel free to practice stroking at any other concert, unless you’re at like a Metallica concert, then they might just turn around and punch you.” We all laughed and then he introduced The Parting Glass and a few people woo-ed and literally one person obnoxiously clapped REALLY loud, and Ed was like “When Mike and I did shows for 6 people, that’s what the end of the song sounded like” and then started laughing. Then of course we all cheered for him bc SUCCESSFUL. But yeah it was so hilarious, Ed is actually a really and genuinely funny guy.
13. The Parting Glass: It was pitch black in there and Ed started playing guitar, then we just hear his gorgeous voice wailing out the lyrics without a microphone once again. It was absolutely beautiful. That dude is SO talented, there are no words to explain it unless you actually experience it live.
14. The A Team: The lights turned on and he went straight into the song from The Parting Glass. Everyone started cheering and it was so beautiful and perfect and sad cause it was the last song of the night L But yeah I almost started crying when he sang “weary-eyed, dry throat” because that’s my favorite part of the song, I DON’T KNOW WHY, it just is. So after the second verse where the instrumental part usually is, he was just strumming on his guitar while he thanked us for having him and we all went crazy and he was like “along with the song, it actually is TOO cold outside and I’m leaving right after this to Dallas so please, go home, get warm, I’m literally leaving right after this so just go home and have some hot chocolate or something” it was so sweet but I was like I’M STILL GONNA STAGEDOOR OK ED. So then he was like “I just need two things from you. I need a sea of lights, take out your phones. Beautiful, beautiful. Do you mind if I take a picture of this?” and we were obviously like um no our bodies are ready and then he was like “this looks absolutely brilliant” and we all died because he’s perfect. Then after he took the picture he told us that the last thing is that we were basically running way over and there was a noise limit that he wanted us all to break on the last song and he was like “So let’s get this all going back in session, SAY YEH?” and we all screamed YEAH, and then he was like HELL YEAH ((((it was so sexy WHAT)))), so we all screamed hell yeah, and then he wooed and we all wooed back. So he went into the final verse and we all we’re screaming it back to him, and he kept yelling for us to sing it louder and it was perfect and amazing and beautiful and literally like a bonding experience.
After the last lyric he was like “Minneapolis thank you so much!” and the smile on his face was huge and he was SO GENUINE and we were all screaming and going crazy. I don’t know if it was at this point in the show or earlier on but he thanked us for making The A Team his first #1 single. Melissa and I hightailed out of there to the stagedoor because we figured he had to leave somehow, so we might not get to meet him again but at least we could see him leave. So we get out there and there’s already like 20ish fans out there. But we waited for like a decade and the security guard kept coming over and telling us we had to be on a certain part of the sidewalk and nobody could be in the street and blah blah blah. We were skeptical at first that he would come out but then when the security guy told us to move we were like okay well then he’s probably gonna come out. LITTLE DID WE KNOW.
So the same guy comes out again and he’s like “I’m sorry guys but Ed has left the building, he’s gone, go home” and blah blah blah. So we were all like lol k. So Melissa and I decided to walk around the building just to see what’s up because LAST TIME WE DID WE MET HIM. SO, DESTINY. So we walk around and the same security guy is by us, so I asked if Ed actually left and he said yeah, so I was just like oh well whatever. So we get to the front of the theatre again cause we were gonna try to go meet Selah Sue and Passenger because they were inside talking to fans, and then we hear a bunch of girls start screaming so we literally SPRINTED back to the stagedoor and all these girls were running around all over the place and freaking out, so I asked one of them what happened and they were like “the car he was in drove out of the garage!!!!!!!#$%^ omg!!!” and I was like um I met him and didn’t freak out but you’re shitting yourself because the car he was in drove past. YOU’RE BASIC.
So afterwards Melissa and I went back to the front and decided the line was way too long to meet the opening acts and we should just leave. So we got back to the car and left and had feels all the way home and lived HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
Just a few more things:
1. Literally the best night of my entire life. I have been following Ed and his music for around 7 months now, so not too long, but long enough to know how exciting his success in America is. Long enough to know plenty about him, and long enough to really appreciate being at his show. 7 months ago when I would mention Ed, people wouldn’t know who I was talking about. And now his songs are on the radio and I just witnessed a huge crowd of people screaming his lyrics back to him. It was really moving. I couldn’t believe how great of a day/night it was, AND I got to meet him completely out of the blue. I’ve been listening to + religiously since before it was released in America and I can tell you straight away, listening to a recording of him does NO justice to seeing him live. In the recording, you don’t get that natural, raw, crazy amount of talent that you capture when you hear him perform live. You just don’t. And when you see him in concert you can honestly just feel the passion he has for his job with every word he sings and it’s just beautiful. It really is. I’m so annoying lol
2. This might be due to the fact that I’m bitter because I didn’t win Seven passes. BUT, the number of 12-16 year old girls there was disgusting. And let’s be honest, they are ONE DIRECTION fans, not Ed Sheeran fans. Seeing all these little girls walk up to Seven dressed in ridiculous dresses and high heels was just sad and embarrassing. I expected the crowd to be more college aged kids, but I was so wrong. I feel like the subject matter for his music is too complex for most young girls to understand, and honestly A LOT of his lyrics are really dark. I dunno I just think that my 14 year old self definitely did not belong at an Ed Sheeran concert. I’m a fan of 1D and all and that IS how I discovered Ed, but at the same time I know how to behave at a mature show. I didn’t act obnoxious the entire time. I didn’t show up in a Great Britain flag t-shirt with my mom, knowing all the words to The A Team because I hear it on the radio all the time. It was just annoying seeing all the little girls there, but I guess fans are fans and at the end of the day, we all enjoy Ed’s music and that’s what matters. But…rule of thumb, if you had to bring a parent to the concert, you were NOT old enough to be there. I just think his shows should be 18+! Sorry I’m not sorry for being a ridiculous Ed Sheeran elitist.
3. My camera is shit and my phone died so I literally have NO pictures from the show, aside from the few blurry as fuck ones I got. I was in a rush before I left and forgot to charge my camera the night before so it ended up dying just after Ed came on. I got a pretty good video of him singing Drunk, like I said. I also got about 30 seconds of Grade 8 and then it died. So that kind of sucks but in a way I’m glad my phone and camera died because then I could really enjoy the show instead of trying to get a good picture/video.
OK IM DONE.
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