Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Best Day Ever

So yesterday the Olympic flame came to Aberdeen.

Normally its something I won't get all het up about, the only reason I was even aware this was happening was because my peace of mind had been disturbed all weekend by the people building the stage for the ceremony right outside my flat.

Needless to say it was well worth it because the surprise performer was EMELI SANDE!!!!

Can you tell I'm still on a massive high?

I actually had zero intention of leaving the cocoon of my duvet to go watch the flame pass by but I could see the back of the stage from my window so yesterday, at about midday I was idly looking out at the preparations for the ceremony from my window when I saw some music equipment being unloaded from a van and it had "Emeli Sande" printed on the side. 

I was like "naahhhh".

Then I saw a few people get off a bus wearing waterproof parkas with her name printed on the back. I didn't want to get excited yet so I put on my sweatpants and Uggs and went down to investigate. I put on my face before I left my flat so I wouldn't scare people and to give me more leverage and the first person I spoke to at the site confirmed that yes, my girl Emeli was in town and was in fact performing that night. At this point I lost it and started tweeting up a storm, I probably pissed a few people off but I COULD NOT believe my ridiculously good fortune. How could the Emeli Sande be getting ready to perform in front of my house and for free no less.

*sigh*

Didi I mention I'm a huge fan?


Waiting for her to come out, that child did not even bother to give me a side-eye, that my people, is a full on "wtf" look.


The stage for the ceremony. The turrets and stuff at the back are part of what used to be Aberdeen Castle. Most buildings in Aberdeen are former castles and cathedrals and they all retained their previous facades, Its so weird going into a building with statues of saints, stained glass windows, towers etc and its an office or a casino.



Went with my friends Nike and Tobi.



To "entertain" us and I use the word very loosely; some act called Twist & Pulse who were apparently on Britains Got Talent did.... something. I'm still not entirely sure what the purpose of their act was.


Yaaasss, the main event, my blonde-haired, caramel couloured skin boo FINALLY made an appearance.


I trampled a few poeple while bum rushing the stage.

Its not my fault, I'm really tall, I honestly don't see people way shorter than I am. I've nearly stepped on many children. I suggest people below 5'6 should wear bells around their necks so I can hear them coming.

I kid, I kid.


*sigh*

Isn't she just perfection.

Oh yeah then the other thing we were there for happened. The Olympic Torch runner came on stage and lit the flame.


Best day ever.

Love and light xx
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30 comments

  1. Niceeeeee..I'm so jealous of u right now!

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  2. That child behind u would ve slapped u if she could. Her eyes said more than 'wtf' lmao! love d hair on u :)

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    1. We were friends by the end of the day though, lol.

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  3. So good to see Nike again....

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  4. wait wait, people are still wearing jackets in JUNE????? and i thought we had it bad in Canada

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  5. At the risk of sounding like a typical lagos girl; I ask... What HAIR is that! Love eeet! Where can i get it?

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    1. Not a 'typical Lagos girl' but a typical girl, lol. Its a human hair wig actually, not a weave

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  6. At the risk of sounding like a typical lagos girl; I ask... What HAIR is that! Love eeet! Where can i get it?

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  7. At the risk of sounding typical, I just have to ask "What HAIR is that!" Love eeet! Where can i get it?

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  8. LMAO @ that girl's look.

    I do like the hair.

    Fun Fact: Did you know Emeli Sande's real first name is Adele?

    and waka at the cowbell bit. 5'3 representing!

    You already know I was jealous so whatever. Hope you enjoyed it for two.

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    1. I just wiki'd her now and saw it. Good for her she dropped the 'Adele' cos it might have become way awkward. Lmaaoo @ 'cowbell', you know I secretly wished I was small with hips and bootaay for days. Its envy talking

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  9. i love your new hair style, it really suits you

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  10. Love your hair... What hair is it??

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  11. Did you make fun of short people???????

    Boo I am jealous!!!!!!!!

    Looked like fun. *plays our version of events*

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  13. haha!..you are hilarious!

    I should def get myself a bell then.. 5 feet chick here!..LOL

    :)

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  14. haha!..you are hilarious!!..

    I should go get myself a bell then. 5 feet chick here!

    :)

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  15. Lol. Jealous of and happy for you at the same time. I just made the cut-off height. Phew. It's truly not your fault!

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  16. Aaawww!!!! Grey Aberdeen!!! Nostalgia!!!

    Thats Castle Gate... the 'bridge' between Kings street and Union street. Those building can never get painted, even in a million years...

    I love 'Deen.... well, except for the cold that kept me miserable.... loads of nigerians packed together in a small town, had a great time there.... hope you like it there?

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  17. Looks like you had fun. I didnt anticipate it would be this much fun. Needless why i passed by union street twice without joining-in lol

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