Darryl Dishes: Connor Ball fangirls over Luke Friend

The Hits Morning Show presenter, and MP!’s resident pop star pal Darryl Morris is back with more exclusive goss only on MP!. This time Darryl hangs out (again! we’re starting to be a bit jealous) with The Vamps  in Glasgow, where they performed at Clyde Auditorium.

“There’s nobody on after us!” shouts Brad to the delight of the thousands packed into Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. When The Vamps have finished their set, the house lights will flicker on to expose the smudged make up and sweat drenched clothes – and never has an audience been so thrilled about it.

It’s not because they’re willing it to be over, they’re drinking every precious second like it’s their last on earth, but because The Vamps are playing their first, hard-earned headline tour. No warming up for The Wanted, no playing second fiddle to Taylor Swift and nobody is here to see McFly. This is their night and they are determined to make the most of it.“It’s been strange,” said Connor when we caught up after the show, “our name is the only one on the posters and the tickets!”

A headline tour means more Vamps for your money.

“We’ve never done a set this long so we’re probably going to start losing bits of our bodies to tiredness by the end of it. We’ve been doing a big YouTube medley; people like Sigma, Connor Maynard and Taylor Swift. It’s awesome to do but not easy.”

Lots more for your money, then! Enough to send the most casual Vamps fan crazy. There’s no shortage of fan girl enthusiasm but it doesn’t stop there.

“I was fan-girling when Luke Friend came on! I was throwing my underwear on stage! He’s great!”

Listen to Connor talk about his fan-girling moments

I’m sure that wasn’t weird at all, Con. And we haven’t seen any repeats of the on-stage-injuries that gave Brad a bloody nose and put Connor in hospital… yet…

“Literally ten minutes ago I smashed my shin off the side of my bed. I was on the floor crying the [our manager] Joe came to the door. I’m still limping around the room”

So they’re wrapping themselves in cotton wool during their time off, then?

“We’ve been playing a lot of X-Box on the tour. Joe and I went rock-climbing, so we might do that again”

As a band that is becoming notorious for hurting themselves, I can’t help but think rock-climbing is unwise, although Connor promised he’d wear a hard-hat.

We’ll catch up again at the end of the tour… if they make it out alive.

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