If you’ve been paying attention to my fangirling, you will probably know that I am a huge fan of Canadian electro-pop artist LIGHTS and last Saturday I finally got to see her live.
She’s relatively unheard of in the UK so when she last toured in England about three years ago I missed out because I had no one to go with.
When she announced her UK tour back in the autumn I bought two tickets and decided I was taking someone with me, whether they liked it or not. That someone ended up being Tom and he actually said ‘it was alright’, which is a big compliment from someone who won’t listen to anything that doesn’t involve screaming or Matt Tuck.
LIGHTS was fantastic, even better than I thought she would be, and it didn’t end there. I heard that she was doing a thing where the first 50 people to buy a copy of Little Machines from the merch stand got a meet and greet but I had a cold brewing and I couldn’t be bothered to stand outside the venue for hours in the hope that I might get a wristband.
When we rocked up about half past 7, to my surprise, they still had a few wristbands left and even though I have a copy of Little Machines on vinyl, I don’t have it on CD for the car and I wasn’t going to pass-up the chance of meeting one of my favourite artists.
Of course being the awkward person I am, I then spent the next two hours stressing about what to say.
She was lovely though and really sweet and gave me a hug, which perhaps wasn’t super wise because I had a terrible cold. My bad.
All in all, I had a great night and Tom seemed to enjoy himself and if not, it’s tough – he made me see Bullet For My Valentine three times in one year when they were touring with their last album. Not that I mind because I do like them but I really didn’t like their last album, it was lazy.
Have you got any gigs lined up for the next few months? Please, fangirl away!