I’m sure you’re all aware just how much I love the band Walk the Moon, and if you don’t know… well, you should. (For those who don’t know who they are, they’re the band who did Shut Up and Dance like a year or two ago!)
I finally saw them live last night, and OH MY WORD it was the best day of my life so far. I’ve been to several concerts in my lifetime (too many to count) and honestly, this is by far one of the best I’ve been to. I know I’m probably being bias because they are my favourite band, but honestly, it was incredible.
We arrived at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town just after 1pm, and got chatting to the two other girls in the queue. And then all of a sudden my friend gasped and said “there they are!” and pointed to the other side of the road. Low and behold, Nick, Kevin and Eli, three of the four members of WTM were crossing the road and heading in our direction.
They came over and said hi to us, and fangirled over my friend’s t shirt because they’d never seen one like hers before, and then they took a photo of it. Then they went inside, and we thought that was the last we’d see of them until the show.
BUT THEN THEY CAME BACK.
Well. Kind of. They had driven out to go to an interview (we gathered this info from their Instagram story, after we saw them in the blacked out car) and then obviously they had to come back for the show. We went down to say hi again, and though we only got to chat to Nick the second time, they’re all so lovely and the fact they actually stayed out and chatted to us before going in to rehearse was amazing.
We also met some of the loveliest people in the queue, so shout out to those guys for making the six hour wait fly by!
The second time, I actually said something to Nick because I didn’t want to be that person who just stands there like an idiot. So when it came to my turn, I just went up to him and asked if I could have a hug. Kind of wish I’d asked for a picture, but OH MY WORD he is a great hugger. Then I told him that this is the first WTM gig I’ve ever been to, after being a fan of their music for the past six years. I don’t think he really said much after I said that, or at least I don’t remember what he said, but I got the impression he’s quite shy and I was also towards the end of the queue so he probably needed to start heading inside.
And then that was that. We were at the barrier for the show, and it was an amazing show. Their energy levels were through the roof for almost a whole two hours straight. I wouldn’t have changed the day for anything. (I kind of wish I’d said more to them but I just didn’t know what to say… but apart from that, I wouldn’t change anything!)