I want to start this post by saying a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who reads my blog, I’m almost at 10,000 page views! When I started this blog it was just a personal thing for me, I didn’t except one view let alone this many! So, yeah, thank you all so much for finding my ramblings interesting!
Those of you follow me on Twitter will know that I went to London to watch Glee at the O2 arena yesterday. It was amazing, as predicted! Here is the story of my trip!
We caught the bus down with National Express from Newport, it only cost something like £20 return for the two of us – bargainous! It takes approximately three hours to get there so I loaded my ipod with Glee songs, the latest top 40, Oasis, GaGa, Adele, the works, it kept me entertained and I had loads of “OMG I love this song” moments!
The coach dropped us off at Victoria Coach Station. We went over to Harrods from Victoria. Spencer had never been there before and I’d never made it up to the pet floor so we had a nosey around. I want a Chiwawa, Spencer won’t let me! They were so cute, the price tag wasn’t! Something like £2,500! We had a look at the cat collars, some of them were lovely, but £150 for a cat collar – seriously! I do love my cats but that is just ridiculous!
We then had a browse around the home ware section, there were some gorgeous items there but again, ridiculously priced, as expected! We then made our way down to the Laduree section as I was dying to try some of their Macaroons! We bought two each to try, next time I’m going I’m buying a box as they were scrummy! The woman in front of us spent £176.40!! Just in Laduree! Crazy!
After Harrods we decided to try and find our hotel! It was surprisingly easy. We stayed at Custom House Hotel which we booked through lastminute.com. We booked it through lastminute.com because it was a lot cheaper than booking it through the hotel direct! We paid something like £50 for one night which I think is very good for London! The hotel was situated in a brilliant place, straight opposite the exit to the DLR. We left the concert and were back at the hotel within twenty minutes so I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for cheap accommodation within a reasonable distance to the O2. The major let down of the hotel was that we were in a smoking room, I didn’t even think it was legal to have smoking rooms in hotels since the smoking ban? The room smelt quite strongly of smoke, we didn’t bother complaining as we were only there for the one night, however if I was staying there again I would specifically state that I wanted a non smoking room. The room wasn’t anything special, but it was clean, just what you’d expect for a budget hotel. Its a massive hotel with several different restaurants/cafes on site. We had our tea in the cafe and it was quite cheap. I had lasagne and Spencer had a burger, we both had a coke and it came to roughly £18.
We then headed over to the O2 for the main event! Glee!
Our seats weren’t brilliant, but they were okay. We were on the side and really high up. We were looking down directly onto the stage but couldn’t see the screens properly as there were only two either side of the stage. The warm up was a dance act called LXD. They were quite amusing, but sitting where we were wasn’t really ideal for a dance act as we couldn’t see it well enough. When they were finished after waiting for what seemed like ages we thought the show had started. It hadn’t. A load of people dressed as cheerios were running around throwing stuff out to the crowd. When they were finished Sue Sylvester came on the screen and explained that they were throwing out Barf Bags, because we’d need them! The screen then cut to her and Mr Schue having a bit of a bicker – then the show started! They opened with Don’t Stop Believing – it was amazing!
They remained in character throughout the show and did little sketches with the TV screen going back to Mr Schue and Sue Sylvester, I was disappointed that those two weren’t there. Brittany did her raunchy Britney spears cover which was amazing! She was HOT!!
They banged out hit after hit, some solos, some groups. Rachel was just as amazing in real life! I was shocked to see that she had a tattoo on her wrist, doesn’t fit with her image at all! I wonder if its always been there and they cover it with camouflage make up for the show?
The Warblers were also there, which was a nice surprise as I had no idea they’d be there, they sang three songs all of which were amazing, Spencer even went as far to say that they were better than Glee!
Arty sang the Safety Dance song, it was quite amusing seeing him up out of his wheelchair dancing around the stage! Another really funny moment was Kurt and Blaine. Kurt made Blaine close his eyes, he went on to put a bearskin hat on Blaine and a Royal tunic on himself! Apparently its not the first time they’ve dressed each other up! He told Blaine he wanted to propose to him as it felt right, we got all excited! He ‘proposed’ that Blaine join Glee club, to which he said yes!
There were so many good songs and funny moments I could be here forever! They finished with Loser Like Me. They were then all handed cups that looked like Slushie, which they threw all over the audience! It turned out that they actually contained streamers so it was all pretty 🙂
We had a fantastic trip and the concert was amazing! I’m now an even bigger Gleek then before!