It was an afternoon like any other – I was sitting outside, listening to the radio while getting some study done for uni. I had Nova FM turned up extra loud because they were giving away tickets to see Mr Harry Styles. I’m always one to enter radio competitions, so when they said to call now, I picked up the phone and continued dialing. I hoped I would get through, but didn’t get my hopes up. However, for one call it didn’t hang up or just ring out.. it started playing the music that was on the radio, and then the host of the show answered.. and told me I had won tickets to Harry Styles?!
Being a fan of One Direction since 2012 (and being lucky enough to have seen them twice), I definitely wanted to see Harry’s solo tour, but missed out as tickets went so quickly. I had now been given the chance to see him!
And of course two days before the concert, only I would I come down with a slight case of the flu.. (same with my mum, who I brought along). That wasn’t going to stop me from going! After a morning at uni, and then an appointment, we were finally on our way into the city to see Harry!
Even though doors had already opened, there was a huge line outside the venue when we arrived, as everyone was being security checked, and much more intensely then I have experienced at a concert. While there were the usual bag checks and taking lids of drink bottles (which I still don’t understand why), they had airport-style body scanners! I think this was because of the horrible events that occurred at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert. Of course it’s great to see them going the extra mile to keep everyone safe, it’s just sad that it has to be done, especially for things as fun as a concert.
On a lighter note though, it was almost time to see Harry!
Just after 9pm, the lights went down, the band started playing, and Harry hit that stage! His new music and rocky voice sounded incredible echoing throughout the arena! As well as his radiating presence on stage, both through his performance and cheeky bants with the audience (I love that dorky man). Throughout the night, he seemed to have a thing for singing Horses by Daryl Braithwaite, and got the audience to sing it before his encore, to which he came on dancing to. That was memorable for me, because my mum loves Daryl Braithwaite, who was in her favourite band, and we were seeing one of my favourite singers, from my favourite bands, loving it!
Just to hear my favourite songs from the album was amazing – Woman, Sweet Creature, Only Angel and Two Ghosts. He also did some new renditions of One Direction songs, which were great to hear (as well as singing to Olivia when it was played before he came out). Kiwi was definitely a highlight for me – that song is the best to just sing loudly and dance around crazily to!! What a way to end the show (not that I ever wanted it to end)!
I love Harry for so many reasons, and can honestly say he puts on an incredible show! He is so talented, super down to earth, and man is he handsome! I could sit here and write about my love for him, and how great his show was, but it would probably just turn into a mess of words to be honest..
I may have hardly had a voice or much energy, but I still sang with a croaky voice, and danced my heart out! I found it lovely how Harry said that tonight was a place we could have the time of out lives, and be whoever we wanted to be, and that’s exactly what I love about concerts – I forgot how unwell I was, I wasn’t thinking about anything else, I was just lost in the music.
A huge thank you to DC and Nova100! 2 weeks earlier, I thought I had missed out on seeing Harry, but thanks to you I was able to have the best time seeing him perform! So, thank you! I just want to relive this night over and over again – as I wanted to the last time I saw One Direction!
I’ve saved a story on my Instagram, filming a few snippets of songs too 🙂
And remember to always treat people with kindness ♡