I know you’ve been waiting for this. And honestly, I have too. But I’m literally speechless, I don’t even know where to begin. And if I really start, I think I’ll never stop talking about the most amazing weekend I had and the angel that is Edward Christopher Sheeran. But I guess I’ll just begin and see were this takes us. Let’s go.
So, first of all let’s talk a little bit about Zürich. The language – I love it. I don’t know why but somehow seriously every single thing sounds supercute in swiss, no joke. I bet even their arguments sound damn adorable. So, gruezi again to y’all.
Besides that I think Zürich itself is a really nice city, at least the old center of it with different coloured houses and small paths and streets, which all seem like a little labyrinth. The only thing I didn’t really like was the actual things the city had to offer. I mean, it’s supercute, but for example when it comes to going shopping I’d have to completely stick to online, as there are none of my favorites shop there – no Forever 21, no Pull and Bear, no Bershka, no Monki, no Weekday. I think you get what I mean. And speaking of money, if I lived there I would be completely broke in less than a year. I’ve been to a lot of cities in my life but never to such an expensive one, I was shocked. 8 euros for a smoothie? Holy moly. But I really liked it overall. Besides of the first day the weather was wonderful and I just really enjoyed visiting a city I’ve never been to before. It makes everything really exciting.
And now on to the most important thing – Eds concert of course. And I again, I have no idea where to start. Actually I went to the concert alone. When my mum and I tried to get tickets when the sale started, we seriously just got one single ticket unfortunately – the one for me. That meant I’d be going there alone and I also flew to Zürich alone. It was my first holiday alone – Berlin doesn’t really count as holiday, or? And of course I was a little bit nervous, but I think it was still really amazing. And of course, the concert was as lovely as expected. I had like the most amazing seats, right next to the stage, like ten meters away from Ed. And I was going crazy, no joke. God, was I excited. After three years full of missing him I would finally get to hear and see Ed live again. Heaven, right?
I got to the venue at 6, somehow the concerts in Switzerland are like super early. And then the two support acts played – Ryan McMullan and Anne-Marie. And I have to say they were both really good. Ryan was like Ed, playing guitar and singing. And Anne-Marie is like the perfect example for English pop dance music right now, you may know her from her song “Rockabye” with Clean Bandit. So not really my type of music but you could see that she really enjoyed playing and that made me smile.
And then it was time to wait for Ed, which was over pretty quickly. And then he finally got on stage and I completely, utterly freaked out. I was, like, so shocked. I mean, there he was, Ed freaking Sheeran, only like 10 meters away from me. For real. It felt like I was dreaming. He started right away with Castle On The Hill, the perfect song to get everyone hyped up. Then he continued with songs like A-Team, Don’t and so on. For me, the whole concert was like one and a half hour of crying with some pauses in-between. Especially when he played Dive, Happier and then Supermarket Flowers on top. I could feel my heart break. Seriously. But it was a good heart break, because I was happy. And still am.
To my luck he also played How Would You Feel, which I already fixed as the song I’ll have my first dance to at my wedding. And yes, I do know that this sounds completely crazy. Maybe because there’s not the littlest sight of the guy I’ll actually marry then. But hey, the music is important too, right? And anyways, it was really nice to hear it live, saying nice as a total understatement.
And he also played I’m a mess, THANK GOD. I prayed for this one as it is my most favorite song from Ed. I’ve never heard a song with so much power in it. Its strength helped me through a lot and also through quite some tough mornings before exams. And I just really really really love it. And I felt so complete when I could sing it with Ed, together.
Another total highlight was You need me, I don’t need you, one of the last songs. I think it was like 7 minutes long or even more. And I just love hearing Ed rap, there’s seriously nothing that guy can’t do. His whole concert left me out of words, completely baffled. His talent is something I’ve never seen before, so amazing. And this song really shows that. His power, strength and pure talent. And his love for music. And that makes me love him even more.
If you want to know the complete setlist, here you go:
- Castle On The Hill
- Don’t with a mashup of New Man
- Galway Girl
- Supermarket Flowers
- Thinking Out Loud
- You Need Me, I Don’t Need You
- How Would You Feel
- Shape Of You
- Nancy Mulligan
- I’m A Mess
- What Do I Know
What Do I Know was actually the last song he played, after telling us the supercute reason why. He said that when he wrote the song he knew that he wanted the last line to be the last thing the audience sang. He wanted us to sing it until we get home and the morning after and for the rest of our lives. So the concert ended with us all singing the line “Love could change the world in a moment” until Ed went off stage and afterwards too. And I really loved that, it made it all even more special.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much at a concert. I know I say that a lot, but this time it’s really true. I even cried while walking back from the concert and then lying in bed a few hours later. The whole concert made me so emotional and showed me how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. I mean, I flew to Zürich to see Ed. That’s completely crazy. And believe me, I don’t take anything for granted. Not Ed, not my life and not one little aspect of it.
Overall the concert and the whole weekend was a time that I’ll never forget. It brought so much happiness and love into my life. I loved seeing Ed on stage, smiling all the time, telling us how much he missed us, the stage and playing his songs. And god, did I miss him too. I’m so happy to have him back.
So guys, there you go. That was my weekend in Zürich and Ed’s concert. I loved every single second of it and I hope you all loved reading about it. Please don’t hesitate to comment something, maybe some of you got the chance to see him live or visit Zürich too and I’d be thrilled to hear about it. And until then, I hope you’re all doing well and I wish you all an amazing weekend. Actually my 21st birthday is on Sunday, so yey, happy birthday to me. Oh and, as always, thanks for reading. x