Saturday, 1 February 2014

I heart Pop.

At the moment I am on a train. To go and visit my sis in London and also...go to a Taylor Swift concert. Ok you know how I love reality TV? Well I also really really REALLY love pop music. Yes it's not cool and it's not hip (does anyone even say hip anymore? That's how unhip I am). But it's so much fun!

When I was 14 I fell in love with one Mark Owen. Which swiftly changed to Gary Barlow. Not the gorgeous, smart, witty, matured beautifully, Gary Barlow of 2014. No, the slightly tubby with a crap haircut Barlow circa 1992.

Swifty tickets ready to be used!

For the next four years I turned into one of 'those girls' who could easily have been featured in a channel 4 documentary about 'fans' (stalkers). We did things that I would NEVER allow my Erin to do. We travelled up and down the country seeing bands. Stayed in hotels (20 to a room). Sat outside their houses (come on Robbie only lived in Stoke, it would be rude not too). Turned up at radio stations. And generally made an utter nuisance of ourselves. 

Please do not think we ever did anything rude with these men. No we, well I, was horribly unattractive. I thought it would be really cool to actually dress like the boys we followed. Mmmmm. Yeah that's a great idea. So bomber jackets, plaid shirts, jeans and boots with wood in were the 'fans' outfit of choice. Fit. 

I had the best time of my life and I think all the travelling and meeting of like minded 'fans' made me who I am today. I'm quite a confident person and if I see Jason Orange in Euston station (like I did a couple of years ago) I have no problems in (mortifying my husband) and stopping them for a chat (he was rude but that's another story). 

Britney how I love thee even though you're bonkers. 

This year I am also going to see McBusted (McFly and Busted) and also BSB (Backstreet Boys and All Saints). Last year I nearly imploded with delight at dancing to Five at The Big Reunion concert. Pop isn't about heartache or longing feelings or depressing or sad. It's just pure cheese. You can pop on Spice Girls greatest hits and dance around to 'Stop' and immediately feel happy. 

So tonight I am going to have a few cheeky over priced Malibus at the O2 and dance to 'Feeling 22'. Granted on the outside I look 36 but inside? Me and my sis will be feeling 13 and 15. But with better hair and no bomber jackets. 

My Girl has even seen Blue!

15 comments:

  1. I love pop music, R n B, classical, pretty much anything that moves me and the kids and I adore shaking it around the living room most days! Fab post and enjoy all the gigs!

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    1. I do love gigs even though I was twenty years older than anyone at the Taylor gig. Ha ha ha x

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  2. I absolutely agree, I love the simplicity of pop music sometimes, it's just unashamed fun (even though Britney IS bonkers!). I remember learning all the dance moves to Janet Jackson songs! I think it's so sweet that you dressed like the bands you loved, rather than a floozy trying to woo them - there's a massive difference there. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou and have a great time tonight!

    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. The bands must have though we were utter losers! Ha ha ha. They must have been oh here come the frumpy teenagers. But we had a great laugh xxx

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  3. What a fab post, so much fun! Love that it's still something you do with your sis! Thanks for the inspiration to carve out some 'me' time with my sisters! Loving #AllAboutYou

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    1. Oh we love it so much! Claire and I brought each other tickets so we could spend at least two wkends together away from the sprigs. It was great fun! xxx

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  4. Love a bit of pop music, who doesn't really - it's just some can't bring themselves to admit it ;) Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou

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    1. Deep down we all love a bit of S Club 7!!! Who wouldnt! xxx

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  5. Great post! I love pop too, sometimes. I think, like you said, it's the cheese that makes it.
    #AllAboutYou

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    1. Defo!!! Cheese is the utter way forward xxx

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  6. Lovely post. Pop music is, quite possibly, the greatest thing in the world (bar sweet 'n salty popcorn). Makes you smile, sing, laugh, dance and cry. Let's hope the generation we spawn get the same joy from pop that we did/do.

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    1. Erin already enjoys the backstreet boys greatest hits. I shall force her to love pop! Bet she rebels and loves hard rock xxx

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  7. ah this is me all over..love a bit of taylor swift! sshhhh :)

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  8. Love this post! I love a bit of pop! Or a LOT of pop! I put together a girl power half hour playlist for my sister's wedding. The groom overruled. Still not forgiven! Enjoy McBusted! In case you think I am clairvoyant, I am reading this through #archiveday :) x

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