On September 15, Jorge and I went to the Ed Sheeran concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA. I waited 11 months to go to this concert. Jorge bought me the tickets in October last year and gave them to me as a Christmas present. I love Ed Sheeran. His Divide CD is constantly playing in my car and his song Perfect was our first dance song at our wedding!
Needless to say, I woke up that morning so darn excited. My mom offered to watch Jamison that day and overnight (so thankful!) so we could go. We left around 4 pm and arrived near Gillette around 5. We parked about a mile away from the stadium and joined the herd of people that were headed over there. That’s when I realized wearing heels was not a very good idea.
We planned on eating at Five Guys when we got there but the line was sooo long that we decided to eat at the place with the shortest line. What place was that you might ask?
We each got a “Whirlie” which is soft serve ice cream with a cupcake blended in. We both chose chocolate and vanilla soft serve with an Oreo cupcake blended in. Great minds think alike, huh? Jorge also bought a mint frosting shot. They were both delicious! I could only eat half of my Whirlie before I went into sugar shock.
After eating our “dinner” we went to the stadium to find our seats. We had a great view of the stage!
At this point we had time to kill before the first act. We walked around the stadium and I bought my Ed Sheeran Divide Tour shirt!
At 7:00 the first act, Ann-Marie, started performing. Ann-Marie is a popular singer from England. You might recognize her from songs “Rockaby” with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, and her more recent song “Friends” where she collaborated with Marshmellow.
Both Jorge and I were very impressed with her voice!
The second act at 8:00 was Snow Patrol which I’m sure most of you are familiar with. They played songs from their new album Wildness. They were also very great live! The last song they played was “Chasing Cars” which was a wildly popular song back in the mid 2000’s. It was so cool hearing that song live.
At promptly 9:00, the stage lit up and Ed appeared on stage playing his guitar and singing his popular song Castle On the Hill. It was such a magical moment! His voice sounds great in person, it sounded like he was playing his CD.
He played many songs including Galway Girl, Perfect, Shape of You, Eraser and Hearts Don’t Break Around Here. Between songs, Ed talked and joked around with us. He seems like such a fun, down to earth guy. Everyone in the audience was singing along to his songs and dancing.
The concert lasted about two hours. When Jorge and I were walking back to our car my feet really started to hurt (stupid heels!). He proceeded to take off his sneakers and let me wear them for the rest of the walk. He walked all the way to the car in just his socks!
That was such a great date night. That is by far the best concert I’ve ever been to.
Question: What was your favorite concert?