I think that is pretty much all I wanted to say on the matter.
And my nails seem to be dry so I am going to go do life stuffs.
For those of you that somehow don’t know, McFly have been together for 10 years. September marks the ten years since their first public performance.
[Fun Fact: Their first show was supporting Busted in the Point Theatre in Dublin]
August marked ten years since they moved into their band house. To celebrate their anniversary they played 4 sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London to fans who had travelled from all over the world to see them. For those that couldn’t make it, they live streamed on of the shows for a small fee. There was some backlash over the fee but I will save my rant against those who complained for another blog post. I travelled to London and got to see the show they streamed as they were filming it.
In case you haven’t figured it out already, McFly are my favourite band.
Now before I start talking about the concert I need ya’ll to know that I only remember a few specific moments. I didn’t take many photos and I just let the gig pass me by in a blur… for once I let myself enjoy the show rather than try to record every second of it. For that reason I am just going to talk about my favourite moments of the show rather than trying to detail the whole thing. If you want to see the whole thing it is available in HD on demand on mcflymusic.com until the 29th of September.
The highlight of the show for me though was none of the above. There was slightly less talking than normal and less theatrics/pyrotechnics as the stage was really simple. What Tom did next made everything perfect though. Tom Fletcher, one of the most talented musicians in the world, wrote the McFly Musical. The musical highlighted some of McFly’s history and why being in McFly is so awesome. Just watch the video and see for yourself!
|How pretty was the RAH?|
It was about here I started crying. Particularly as there were some pretty emotional speeches before the song. The boys bowed together arm in arm at the end as well. Something I have never seen them do before and which just got me.
I want to thank them for an amazing night of my life and for making me the person I am today. I grew up with that band. I’ve been a McFly fan almost longer than I have not been a McFly fan. They were not much older than me when they started out and we grew up together. They were there for me for exams, my nana dying and all the other hard times in between them. i have met them, been at Q&A’s with them, been on the phone to Dougie and cried when I was too drunk to say hi to him in Dublin city one night. I would not be who I am if McFly had not been the one constant in my life and I hope they know how wonderful an impact they have had on some people’s lives.
They deserved those shows, not for the critics or the fans, but for themselves. They have developed into such amazing people and have overcome, and conquered and achieved, a lot. I hope that no matter what happens with fans or the future that they stay together and keep making music for themselves and no one else, because it is who they are, and I hope they never change.
Here’s to ten more years lads.
|Harry Potter goodies in Harrods|
I did get to meet One Direction again while we were there though 😛
|I look like an arse in every photo from London|
|Me looking like an arse at the Royal Albert Hall. I am meant to look excited in this photo….|
|Raging I didn’t buy this -.-|
|Me (not looking to splendid) and apparently Emma Watson|
Now going through Madame Tussauds was great. They stagger entry so there are never too many people in the one place at one time. However I was disappointed with some of the waxworks, well my mum was. I thought some of them were just hilarious. Then there were the ones who looked decent, but when I got my photo taken and checked it later, they just sucked (example Emma Watson, wanted to make all the lads jelly but sure it doesn’t even look like her in the photo). Then there were the photos I was really looking forward to having but mammy fucked up the taking of the photo (Leonardo Di Caprio). All that mattered, being honest, was that I got my photo taken with One Direction. Thankfully there was a professional photographer so she snapped me. My mum then paid £15 for me to get that photo on a magnet, photo frame and keyring. Yeah I was chuffed at that. Typically though the hottest staff member in the place worked the One Direction stall and probably thought I was pathetic, fairly certain I was older than him too…
|Chocolate Brownie Super Sundae|
It literally took us minutes to fall asleep and thank god because we had a big day ahead of us… CONCERT DAY!!
I have included some photos from day one of my trip throughout the posts. I hope you enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend a trip to London to see a show and do some shopping if you haven’t yet. It is one of the nicest cities in the world and you can’t have a bad time there. We flew into Stansted with Ryanair and took the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street train station. We stayed in the London County Hall branch of the Premier Inn. Our tour around the city was with the Big Bus Tour Company which we picked up on Westminster Bridge. I have included links for all these places and services as well as Madame Tussauds and Planet Hollywood below in case you want to check any of them out. If you want some recommendations for your trip to London please don’t hesitate to ask. I love sharing my favourite city with people.
See you all tomorrow.
|Generic Thames shot.|
|Me mate Ben.|
So I spent today mulling over my trip to London and how I was going to fit it all into a blog post.
I hope you enjoy it!
Just got in the door from London so expect a barrage of posts over the next few hours. Unless I fall asleep, then you’ll get them whenever I wake up.
Love you all,
Also to those of you who may be going to any of the RAH gigs, have a ball!! I look forward to maybe even meeting some of you while I’m there.
Have a great weekend.