What I got up to in April! / Concert Review

Hellooooo!! Another post already? Lucky you lot. So, as I said in my March concert review post, I had two concerts in April, which were super, super fun so I thought I’d give you all a little review as promised.

Firstly, was Dua Lipa. This was my valentines gift from Abigail, since we both love singing stupidly along to her songs it’d would’ve been a waste not to see her. The concert was also in half term, which was very well planed on Abigail’s side of things. Now, she doesn’t exactly have an album out but rather she has about 5 or something songs on Spotify/Apple Music so I didn’t really know what to expect on her set list. She did sing some songs I didn’t really know nor are they coming out of her album she’s releasing so…lucky us I guess? Anyway, first things first, the dancing at this concert was something else. WHY DO PEOPLE SWING EVERY SINGLE LIMB THEY HAVE AROUND WHEN THEY DANCE? honestly, in a concert setting where 1) I can’t move away from you so I’m forced to dodge you’re flying limbs, 2) nor can I stop watching your awful dancing. It was honestly captivating. The concert itself was actually really good! I had a really nice time singing along to cheesy pop songs and laughing away the night. The stage set up was also super cool and pretty, I genuinely think I have an obsession with neon lights, but they’re so expensive to buy?! so I guess I’ll just fuel my obsession by taking pictures of them instead. The venue was Shepard’s Bush Empire, somewhere I hadn’t been before and it was nice finally going to a new concert venue, although it was somewhat a nightmare to get to as the central line broke down on the way there and would’ve left us somewhat stranded, luckily for us it was working again within 20 minute aka we were saved from the scenic route. The acoustics of the venue we’re amazing, especially when she did her stripped back stuff, which had a very intimate feel!! Overall, it had a really nice time and I would recommend seeing her if you want to spend your evening singing pop songs and letting your hair down.

Secondly, was Rationale. Now, this guy is AMAZING. I first saw him when he supported Bastille back in November 2016, and even though I didn’t know who he was nor did majority of the crowd, he still managed to get the crowd going and singing the words to his songs, they’re just so catchy. So, obviously we had to go and see him again. This time, it was at the Electric Brixton; another venue I hadn’t been to before. (check me going to all these new places #coolgirl). The show was amazing, it is definitely up there with one of the best concerts I’ve been to. Like Dua Lipa, he doesn’t really have many released songs on Spotify or Apple Music so again, I didn’t really know what to expect. Although, he is really good at getting the crowd dancing and singing along, something which I was doing throughout the concert. It honestly sounded amazing in there and the crowd was so loud and it was so cute to see that he went from supporting Bastille to playing his own venue in Brixton, massive achievement in my opinion and he even teared up as he walked off stage which pulled at my heart-strings. Hopefully he’ll release a full album soon and come back to London, I would recommend seeing him for a casual night out, because it really is worth it!

Apart from just the concerts, April was a really good month! Me and Abigail went away for a few days also in half term which was super cute and the weather was really nice too. WE ALSO BOOKED A HOLIDAY YESTERDAY TO AMSTERDAM AND I AM SO EXCITED. It’s not till August tho so I shall just wait patiently. It’s also a week before results day so lols at least I have something to take my mind off impending doom. We are also going to see Bastille in a couple of weeks, which is a little intimate charity show in a church, how exciting! (watch out for the concert review). Abigail also planned a surprise date for the day after rationale, I’m surprised she kept it a secret tbf. We went to the Cereal Killer Cafe and also went to see some goats and it was a really cute day!! One more exciting thing in April was that me and Abigail celebrated our 6 months anniversary!! We went to SOAS University to see a charity screening of Moonlight, and I understand why it won best picture (or something like that) and the plot was really good too! Although, I feel like it was a bit anti-climatic and the ending left me kinda like ?? but it was still good nonetheless. Overall, April was a really good month and now I just wish it was the end of June so I could have more fun instead of procrastinating revision and feeling guilty for it, I type this as I’m abandoning a history essay lol, but yes this will probably be the last blog for a while but bear with me!!

Spring!

So, currently as I’m writing this, I have two major things that need to be done, yet I am putting them off with a little blog post. The first thing is my History coursework, which I literally have today to write 2500 words, in a topic I have no clue about nor do I know if I’m even meeting the criteria with my sources, oh well lols. The other thing is packing for France (EXCITING). I’m off to France for a few days on school trip which I’m super excited about but also super nervous for. In fact, yesterday I was at A&E (shout out to Tanya for sitting with me) getting seen at an out of hours GP trying to get antibiotics for a throat infection that my body decided to pick up right before my little get away (thanks for that, much appreciated). Touch wood, my throat seems to be doing much better and I can actually talk and swallow now. Shout out to our amazing NHS service.

Since it’s now Spring (HAPPY SPRING FOLKS) the sun has been shining a lot more recently, which is doing wonders for my mood, and since the clocks went forward last night it means we get longer days!! I’m a bit apprehensive about April literally being a week away. It means my exams are fast approaching, something I’m not ready for at all. My Easter half term starts really early this year for some reason, so I have the first two weeks of April off, but in actual fact, apart from a little break away with Abigail for a few days in the first week, I’m in school literally everyday for a revision session. I also have two concerts in April, so watch out for a little review on those.

At this point, I’m just longing for school to be over and exams to be done, I mean I haven’t even started revising yet but I really do hope these next two months fly by, with me being productive during them obviously. I mean, in May my fun has been vetoed, aka I should be revising everyday. It really bugs me how some of the best things are happening before / during my exams, like bro?? It bugs me that I’m gonna have to wait till July to watch Orange Is The New Black, I’ll literally have to delete twitter and tumblr due to spoilers.

Overall, I’d say March has been a pretty eventful month,It feels like it’s literally flown by but at the same time it feels like its been March for ages, weird. Not only did I go the concerts I reviewed, but it was also a friend’s birthday and me and my friends had a little get together for it and I got way too drunk for my own good, is probably why I’m ill actually.┬áMe and Abigail also went to see Hedda Gabler at the national theatre, a play which I had never heard of before. It was actually really good, I’d give it about 7/10. The acting was very good and the plot was easy to understand. I just thought it was a bit long, I mean there was an interval but I have an attention span of a fish sometimes. Although it was a cute little date night. School wise, March has been unproductive. I did go to a sociology conference on a trip that was somewhat helpful. The place was also really aesthetically pleasing too, which led me to take shit tons of pictures of literally everything. Honestly, I take pictures of literally everything nowadays and It’s so nice to go through my camera roll and to see what I was doing each day etc, It’s a nice little visual diary. I would recommend taking pictures more often, take pictures of thing you love, cool things you see that capture your eye, or literally take a selfie or a picture of your food. A snap a day will create a little photo diary which you can review and make yourself feel good about your life (aka what I do).

I guess I’ll attempt my history coursework now so here are some pictures I took in March, enjoy!