Conor and me

Hola everyone.


This one is special. Really special. I know I already talked about him, but this is the post he always deserved and always will. This my story with a guy called Conor Maynard aka a guy I’ve only met once and loved before and since.

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I think you all know who Conor is, at least I hope so. Because if you don’t, what the hell are you doing with your life? I kind of crashed into Conor about 4 years ago while I was on holiday in Cyprus with my parents. We stayed in a small house and I passed some time by watching TV. They had MTV and I loved it. I remember that was the time when Conor won the MTV award for best new artist and in every break, there was a small spot with him and his song Can’t Say No. And god, was I annoyed. But do you know what happens when you get to hear a song like 20 times a day for about 8 days? Exactly. First you get used to it, then you remember the words, then you hum it and finally you sing it loudly and dance to it. That’s what happened to me. I fell for the song.

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And when I got home, I kind of kept him in my heart. At that time, I had a huge heartbreak and I just needed something to make me happy. So one night I was sitting in front of my laptop, surfing through YouTube when I got to his site. He had those series of funny little videos which he called “The Conorcles”. Actually they were just little vlogs, but sooooo damn much better. To be honest, Conor is one of the funniest guys ever. He has this totally amazing humor which makes it possible for him to laugh about himself. And honestly, he’s also just really really crazy.

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I remember sitting in my room, watching, like, every single video and I laughed so loud that my mum came into my room to ask me what was so funny. Little did I know that I was laughing about a guy that would still be a part of my life 4 years later.

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After I found out that Conor was a guy who had the same sense of humor as me, was just as weird and crazy as me and was also intensely cute, I started listening to his songs more and more. And oh my god, he has the voice of an angle, I swear. Next to Ed Sheeran, he literally has the most beautiful voice on this planet. Seriously. I don’t even know how so much talent can be stuck in one single person. But as we can see, it is possible. And I fell for him. Oh how did I fall. Actually, Conor and his music and videos really helped me with my heartbreak, so I really want to thank him for that (thanks Conor). And then it just escalated. I told literally everyone about him. Showed his videos to my friends. Listened to his songs 24/7. Tweeted about him. And finally I called myself a Mayniac, which I still do, of course.

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And then June came. I remember it like it was yesterday. My mum and me had planned our second trip to New York. It should last for a week, starting at the 9th of June. It was April when I found out. I had just gotten home from school, when I checked my phone. I have this cool app called Bands In Town, that shows you every concerts in any city you want. And I had set it to show me all concerts in New York, because I really wanted to go to a concert there. And I had followed Conor there, so that meant whenever he had a concert in the city I had selected, I would get a notification.

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I think it was about 2 pm when I got the notification. I looked at my phone and there it was. It said that Conor had just announced a concert in New York. On the 9th of June. The day we would get there. You can’t even imagine how much I freaked out. I started to cry immediately. I couldn’t believe it. It was close to being so crazy that it just couldn’t be true. I mean, how high are the chances that Conor would have a concert in New York exactly in the week when I would be there? I know, impossibly low. But it was true. I checked it like 100 times. And then I called my mum, half crying, half breathing like I just had had an attack. I remember that mum wasn’t so happy at first. Because it would be really stressful, because there wouldn’t be a lot of time to get to the hotel and to the venue. At the end it was incredibly stressful. But at the time we got into the taxi to the venue, all the stress and pressure got washed away. I think I already cried back then.

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When we got there, we already saw a few people queuing up in line. I had actually bought Meet and Greet tickets, which was just the cherry on top of the huge ice cream bowl of craziness. The M&G thing also meant that I wouldn’t just be meeting Conor, but that I was also able to get into the venue before anyone else. But as you know me, I was too shy to go around the queue. But my mum isn’t shy. And wasn’t. So she literally just took my hand and walked right onto the street with me, passing every single person and getting right to the entrance. It was sooooo crazy, I couldn’t believe it. And then it all went down really quick. I ran into the venue, got my place in the second row and the two support acts came, sang and left.

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And then the moment came. Conor finally got onto the incredibly small stage – the concert was for like 500 people, maximum – and sang and danced his heart out. And so did I. I laughed, cried, danced, smiled, admired him, screamed, cheered and literally had the time of my life. And he was sooooo damn good, oh my god. I loved every single second of it and wished for it to never end. But unfortunately it had to end, but then the M&G part came and I got so damn nervous, you can’t even imagine.

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Actually, I had prepared a little gift for Conor – I had written a letter and had bought him a cool bracelet which fitted the other ones he always wore and still does to this day (they are friendship bracelets). I remember that he smiled at me when I gave it to him and that he said “Oh I’m going to cry”, which is something I love so much. And my mum took pics, so this moment is literally captured on my phone. And oh my god. I remember when we took a pic together, he put his hand on my hip and I just put it on his back but my hand was half on his denim jacket and half on his shirt, which was kinda awkward, so I just slipped my hand completely under his jacket. I still laugh about it to this day. I think it’s so funny, I don’t even know why, it just is. Then I thanked him and got out of the concert area and sat down on a bench. I was shaking so much and my heart was beating like crazy. I think I sat there for like 10 minutes until my mum asked me to go and I was so not ready. Because I knew that Conor was like 2 meters away from me. I didn’t want to leave him. Thank god there was a small window in the door, so before we finally got out, I looked through it and took on last glance at him and said goodbye for the last time.

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So that’s how I met Conor. It was like one of the best moments in my whole life and I’m so happy that I could be a part of this small, intimidate show. It was really special.

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A few months later, Conor announced that he’d be publishing his own book and that he wanted to put a few pics with his fans into it. So he started a contest in which you just had to post your pic with him on a website and they’d chose the pics randomly. I bet you can already guess what I did. Of course I posted it a lot of times, because I really wanted to be in this book. Or at least have him see it. And of course I also preordered the book, no matter if I was in it or not.

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I was in class when my mum sent me the picture. I can still see me staring at the phone, eyes wide open, with my teacher getting right into class. I was so excited, I threw my phone on the table. I was shaking like crazy. On the picture my mum had sent me was the pic of me and Conor. In his book. Right on the first page. I thought she was joking. I couldn’t believe that this was real and to be honest, I still can’t believe it. It’s just too crazy. And of course I showed it to everyone. Because like, this is REALLY special. Like really really special. I’m in Conors book (oh wow, I still haven’t realized it).

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So far, there had been two really special things that happened with Conor – the concert and his book. And then my 18th birthday happened. I remember tweeting him that it was my birthday and that I’d literally go crazy if he tweeted me. But when I went to bed there still hadn’t happened anything. But it was okay for me. Because I mean, he’s Conor. The next day my class and I went to a trip to Madrid and my friend picked me up to drive to school. And when I turned on my phone, I got a notification from Twitter. It said that Conor Maynard followed me (!!!). And I was like “yes of course, suuuure”. Because I thought it was some fake account. So I just clicked the link to see who the fake guy was. And then I saw the blue verification sign next to his name. And I went crazy. Conor had followed me. He was following me. I couldn’t believe it. To this day I think that this was his special birthday present for me. And I couldn’t be more thankful for everything he did and does.

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I still remember texting my mum that Conor followed me and her replying with “what does he want from you???” and I grinned like an idiot. I was sooooo freaking happy, oh my god. Actually, I still am, because – thank god – Conor is still following me. Which enables me to text him whenever I want, which is like SO DAMN COOL. And of course I’m texting him sometimes, for example when he releases a new cover or something. He still hasn’t replied, but I’m sure that he at least saw it and had a small reason to smile and that’s all I could wish for.

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And now it’s 2016 and I’m still here. And I always will. Because Conor really means a lot to me. He’s more to me than an angelic, freaking amazing, unbelievable talented singer. He’s a guy who’s part of my life since 4 years now and I’m not planning on changing that and I hope he isn’t either. It really means a lot to me that I’m sharing this special story or let’s say relationship with him. I wouldn’t want to miss any of it. Never ever.

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Oh and actually, after a wait of two years, Conor finally released some new music. His new album “Covers” is out today, which includes all his latest albums, two new ones and another original. I especially love his cover of “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers and of course his original called “This Is My Version” (I think this song is about his breakup with his long-term girlfriend Victoria, so it’s a little bit sad – okay it’s really sad – but so freaking amazing). So please, whatever you are doing right now, STOP IT. And go listen to Conors album. You won’t regret it, I swear. Conor deserves all of his fame and appreciation and a lot more. Because he really has a huge talent and he is an amazing person. And I’m just really thankful that I got to know him and have him in my life, even if he’s not physically next to me.

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I really hope that you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I think you noticed how important Conor and this memories are to me. If any of you want to talk to me about Conor or anything else, I’m here. Oh and here’s the link to his new album – spotify.com. And here’s the link to the official video for his new song: youtube.com. I really hope you enjoy Conors music as much as me and, as always, thanks for reading.

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