This video was not the video I had planned for this day. I planned to do a really creative video but due to not deleting things off of my SD card for my GoPro camera I wasn’t able to film. Why did you film on your phone I hear you ask? Well by midday my phone was on 20% and I really wanted to get some clips of Dua Lipa singing! But none the less I did a little video showcasing my favourite things of the day. I’ve missed a lot out like Ellen’s craving for biscuits halfway through our dancing drunk. But it was an amazing day and I seriously enjoyed myself!
So November 29th I went and saw Marina and The Diamonds with the lovely Tom and she was actually out of this world. Marina is someone I’ve wanted to see for a long time, Since her first album ‘The Family Jewels’. I was given the opportunity to go her last tour, but I was too ill to go which was really upsetting as I’ve wanted to see her since the beginning. So when I saw that she was going to Birmingham there was no stopping me from going this time regardless of what happens!
I drove myself and Tom to Birmingham which in it self was a mission. An hour and a half drive later we arrived 5 minutes before the doors were meant to open. However we started to queue up and 6 o’clock passed and so did 6:30. Standing in the rain in just my dungarees, a white jumper, a blanket scarf over my head to keep me from getting wet and my iconic love heart on my cheek, I was freezing. But I wasn’t going to let the rain dampen my mood. 7 o’clock turned and the doors finally opened and I was so so so excited to see Marina. 8.30 was when Marina came onto the stage and in that instant I overcame with happiness and sheer emotion. I’ve never had this emotion of being so excited and wanting to burst out in tears. I was in the same room as the woman who has given me joy with her music for so many years.
The gig was set into 3 acts as Marina has 3 albums.
The Family Jewels.
Electra heart will always be my favourite era of Marina’s, I just love the pop synth and electro all mashed into one. The visuals for this era too were like a dream come true for somebody who is creative like myself, I love that she embodied a character for this era and played out the death of her when she finally found out who she really was. Froot comes next with its unusual sounding and juxtaposition meanings towards the songs. All in all Marina is just an amazing songwriter and a mastermind when it comes to the visual side of her albums.
Even though I had to be up for work at 5 o’clock the next day and I didn’t get in till nearly 1 o’clock I had the most amazing time ever. I for sure want to go see her again and try to get even closer than I did this time. THANK YOU MARINA ♥
So yesterday the 13/05/2015 I went to Birmingham with my lovely friend Tom and we shopped till we dropped. River Island had recently had a refurbishment and it looked amazing so I had to take some Polaroids for it as it looked so good! We went around all the shops first eyeing up what we wanted and liked within the Bullring and then we thought it was time for something to eat. So Pizza Hut it was for an all you can eat buffet. An hour and a half later after we’d eaten half of Pizza Hut Tom took me to Cow Vintage and The Custard Factory which is a place I’ve never been too in Birmingham. Just a 5-10 minute walk from the bullring and you enter vintage heaven with an array of vintage shops and quirky outlet stores. While in Cow Vintage I found a pair of Denim dungarees that were a small. I was umming and ahhing whether I should get them or not as I had a few dungarees. But I thought to myself that I didn’t have any full length dungarees that were denim. £24 later I walked away from Cow vintage with a pair of denim dungarees. After our little vintage haul we went to Costa and had a little sit down, had a drink and a little people watching session.
After we had a little moment to ourselves we went back into the Bullring and purchased all the things we wanted. I only wanted a jacket from Zara that I had seen on the internet and I was hoping it was there. As I walked in I saw nothing, but walking up the stairs onto the next level it was there waiting for me to be purchased. £59.99 down but I had the most beautiful jacket ever. I can’t wait to style it and put an outfit together. Overall it was a really lovely day and something different to what I normally do. From being sprayed with every mens fragrance e possible to sissying that walk around the bullring. A very much-needed shopping spree and all round lovely day!