My boyfriend and I live together, we share almost the same tastes in movies, books, and music, but there's one artist we can't seem to agree on:
While I LOOOOOVE Ed Sheeran, my boyfriend "doesn't get it".
It was about time I did something about this.
Step one: Break the news.
Step two: Present the ticket.
For comparison I've included the faces most people pull when holding up the ticket.
Step three: Hope your own excitement rubs off on him.
Here were our expressions as we got ready to enter the stadium. My fangirling wasn't exactly contagious – in fact, it was suggested I calm down.
Step four: Promise to buy all the drinks.
Step five: Enter the stadium.
Step six: Befriend other fangirls.
Step seven: Get ready for the countdown.
Step eight: More beer.
A few songs in, Ed covered "Superstition" and "Ain't No Sunshine", and I detected a tap and even a pretty enthusiastic clap next to me.
It may have had something to do with the beer.
Step ten: Hope a music legend comes onstage.
And as if by magic, Elton John came on and sang some CLASSICS, which went down very well.
Lots of people agreed:
Step eleven: Get up and sing.
Ed belted out "Thinking Out Loud" and we stood up and sang along. Well, I sang at least.
Note the girl in the back looking a little terrified.
Things were going so well at this point, I asked him if we could get matching Ed Sheeran tattoos like these...
But he said no. :(
Step twelve: More beers for the encore.
When the gig came to an end I was pretty pleased with myself. I'd say the whole thing was quite a success.
His final words were: "I respect the guy", which may seem a little underwhelming, BUT I definitely caught him singing "Thinking Out Loud" on the tube home.