If you know me, you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE Ed Sheeran. To me he is just one of those artists who can do no wrong. I love all of his records and going to his concert back in 2014 I had one of the best nights of my life. So when I released to tour dates for his new album I was all over. I got up three hours before the general sale started just go make sure I get tickets. Now I realize that getting tickets to this concert was pretty much impossible, since it only took about three minutes until all of his shows were sold out, but I was lucky enough that I still managed to get some. So get ready for a super hyped concert review:
Having gone to an Ed Sheeran concert before I knew what to expect, so I was super excited! “My job for the next two hours is to entertain you and your job is to be entertained” he opened up the show starting with ‘Castle on the Hill’! And let me tell you – entertain he did! Equipped with only a guitar, a loop pedal and an epic stage design Ed Sheeran played all of his best songs, including the ones from his debut album ÷ and managed to entertain 18.000 people all by himself. ‘Castle on the Hill’ – one of my faves – followed by a short welcome speech saying how honoured he felt to be able to play in front of such a big crowed and how much he respected the German music market.
When it came to Ed playing his hit ‘Don’t’ off of his last album he added two hip hop classics ‘Loyal’ by Chris Brown and ‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet which made everyone get up, dance like crazy and sing along – I know I was up shouting ‘these girls ain’t loyal’. Next on his set list were a few songs from is debut album + including ‘Drunk’ his hit ‘Lego House’ which were well received by the crowed. Throughout the whole show you could hear the odd random scream here and there – not denying that one or two may have been form me and my best friend.
Half way through the set Ed decided to take the time to have a little chat with the crowed and introducing his next song ‘I See Fire’ by saying that it would actually be his favourite song to play in Germany because of the success it had when it was released in November 2013. I’m not gonna lie ‘I See Fire’ is one my favourite songs and his performance blew me away. Only very few people were watching the performance through their smart phones which is quite rare these days but shows just how good he is.
He made the whole room feel alive by asking everyone to turn on their lights which created a beautiful scenery. Ed also had a camera pointed at the loop pedal to show everyone his rare talent. For me as a music lover and someone who wants to work in the business, watching him basically create the music on the spot was quite incredible to witness. I am blown away by his talent and beyond happy that there are still true musicians out there who don’t build up a fan base by sampling track after track (not meaning to offend anyone).
He ended the set with an impressing performance of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ and his #1 hit ‘SING’ making everyone jump up and down. All in all Ed did a great job at making everyone feel like they are a part of the show by requesting the crowed to dance, have a great time and sing along – making it hard to speak properly the next day. I know he is coming back next year doing a big stadium tour all over the world and I already scored tickets to that too. So this will then be the thrid time seeing him live and I couldn’t be more excited!