We’re a big fan of all things ginger here at Maximum Pop!, ginger nuts dunked in tea, ginger cats purring on our laps while we type away in the office, Ron Weasley is our favourite Harry Potter character obv and of course Ed Sheeran’s beard is something we’d like to nuzzle close to at night.
To get closer to his sexy stubble and even more dreamy voice, we headed down to catch him at one of his sold out O2 Arena shows.
Ed Sheeran dropped his new album ‘X’ in June which absolutely smashed everything in it’s path, since then we’ve been dying to see him live, so let’s get the low down on FIVE things you’re going to be gutted you missed.
1. Ed’s vocals were totally on point. One man and a loop pedal filled out a totally jam packed O2 Arena, there wasn’t a free seat in sight, even right at the top! Forget throwing ya lighters in the air (it’s so 2010, and a teeny bit dangerous) here’s a quick snap we took that looks like the whole bloody universe inside the O2.
2. Did we mention Ed’s vocals were stunning? Thought so. He also brought on stage his pal Nathan from Snow Patrol. We cried as they sang ‘Chasing Cars’. The feels are too real right now.
3. These little Ed Sheeran shorts you can buy were a massive highlight. Get your own pair here and shake your booty to ‘Sing’.
4. There wasn’t a massive set full of pyrotechnic sparkles and bangs, in fact there was almost nothing to distract you from Ed’s pure talent. He did however have 9 gigantic screens behind him while he was belting out the hits. One of our personal favourites was the animations used for ‘Lego House’, cuteness overload.
5. Cover songs chucked in for good measure, we were also treated to renditions of Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’, Blackstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ and Backstreet Boys ‘Everybody’. Tell us who else can make all those songs sound cool and we’ll eat our new Ed Sheeran short shorts.
Ed managed to hold the attention of 20,000 fans just by using his pure talent, if you get the chance to see him you’re going to want to grab it with both hands and if you don’t leave with the hook to ‘Sing’ in your head you’re doing something wrong.
Photo credit: Dan Massie