At the beginning of last week I had been dreading this weekend, even though I had planned what I have done. On Friday it marked the 15 year anniversary since my Granddad passed away. My whole family, particularly my Mum, struggle with this time of year. Simply because we miss him terribly and I feel he was taken from us far too soon. I feel we can all relate to that with someone or something we have lost. Therefore, I was not really in the mood to do anything apart from look at old photo albums of him and smile at them.
However, my weekend was far from the tinge of dread I feared.
During the week my lovely friend Lotte offered me a ticket to see Kelly Clarkson on Friday. I like her music. I like her songs and I like her as a person. I am usually only willing to pay the price of expensive concert tickets if I LOVE them. I was more excited to spending the evening with Lotte as I was just not 'feeling it' that day. On the day I was only really wanting to go to get me away from missing him. It sounds terrible doesn't it?
I take it all back.
Kelly Clarkson was stunning. I was expecting this mass production of glamour and amazing lights like all the concerts I usually see (I know for a fact when I see Lady Gaga this week it will be like that!). It was far from that. She came on in jeans, converses and a grey t-shirt. She sat on a stool for the majority of it and the set was just her band. There was nothing over the top and the best part?! She kept 16,000 people transfixed the whole way through. It was so refreshing to just listen to her voice instead of jumping up and down like a crazy moose :). She came across really genuine and I cried when she sung 'Already Gone' because on that day particularly I could relate to it on another level. I am so glad I went. I LOVE her now.
My camera took rubbish pictures inside but this is Wembley Arena. The concert venue.
I was also dreading Saturday because I had to work from 8am to 10pm bleugh! Then afterwards I had to go out to a nightclub for my friend Andy's 21st birthday. My mentality all week to this was that I would be just too tired. I was even coming up with excuses not to go.
I had a blast!
The music was wicked and the energy was awesome. I got to wear a nice dress instead of work uniform for once, this made me feel very girly :) Yet, the best part was spending the evening and catching up with these lovely men.
James, Jimmy, Andy and Danny.
I hardly see these guys because I am always so busy at the moment and I feel guilty for it. However, they helped celebrate Andy's birthday brilliantly and made me realise how much I miss them! Getting in at 3am was worth it I tell you :)
There was a Blues Brothers mix of songs in the club so the lads all bought hats to dance along to it with. They bought me a green cowgirl one to shake my tail feather with:)
And today, after I woke up at lunchtime, I just relaxed and put all my developed photos into my 365 project. I will do a v-log of how it is coming together soon - I promise. I feel so relaxed after what was a great weekend! I love the fact it was the complete opposite to what I was feeling and expected. I wonder if the Lady Gaga gig on Friday can top it?
Did you all have a good weekend?