Sunday, 22 June 2014

Capital Summertime Ball!

Helloooo, long time no blog! It's been a few chaotic weeks in work and I've also been putting my writing "skills" to good use elsewhere (more on that in the next post) so today I thought I'd "treat" you by giving you two blog posts, you lucky things ;) 

Firstly, yesterday was the day of Capital's Summertime Ball 2014!  STB (for short) is an annual gig held by Capital Radio in Wembley Stadium. Every year they bring you some of the hottest and most current acts around, for a gig lasting around 6 and a half hours.

This year was no exception, with over 20 amazing artists taking to the stage including Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Cheryl Cole, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Little Mix and David Guetta!

Ellie Goulding smashing her hit 'Burn'

Little Mix looking fierce!

Having attended for the past two years with seated tickets, this year we decided to venture into the golden circle which was an epic yet painful experience! We queued for over 4 hours beforehand which was quite enjoyable as I got chatting to other fans outside, and eventually we managed around 7 rows from the front. The downsides were tall people blocking my view occasionally, oh and the most horrendous pain I was in by the end of the day!! I'm so glad I've done the standing once though, however I think I'll stick to my trusted seats next year!

There were several stand out moments for me yesterday. The Vamps were incredible as always, with a fab 4-song setlist.

I got to see 5 Seconds of Summer live for the first time, having been harassed by my twinny to listen to their music (I wanted to avoid getting involved with another band but here I am, hook line and sinker!). She Looks So Perfect is so anthemic and sounded amazing in the stadium!

Ed Sheeran was a pleasure to watch once again. He is fantastic live, and I will never forget the sight of 80,000 people swinging items of clothing around their heads during Sing, under Ed's instructions!

Pharrell was so good, the only thing that would have improved his set for me would have been the inclusion of She Wants to Move!

Queen Miley was just as batshit crazy as I expected! Dwarves, giant rubber ducks, chickens, her sister dressed as a cat, spitting water over the crowd and everything else in between, in her words it was FUCKING BANGERZ haha! 

Finally, my highlight of the whole day (and resurrection of my 2010 hardcore fangirl stage) was when Nathan Sykes joined Jessie J on stage for a flawless rendition of Calling All Hearts! Jessie's whole set was phenomenal, but I was most looking forward to this song after hearing rumours that Nathan would be joining her! Despite knowing it was likely to be him, I still fangirled like crazy when Jessie said his name! His outfit was questionable to some but I thought he looked good bless him! This is the second year in a row that he's stolen the show for me, following his epic comeback last year.  It was so surreal seeing him without the rest of The Wanted but I was so proud of him!

I'm already looking forward to seeing how Capital can top this ball next year, and I will most definitely be going! It's an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone!

Hwyl am y tro ✌️
(Second post coming later)