Its been so long since I last posted.. Oops! I’m at a really important point with my A Levels though – my final exam is just a matter of weeks away, so I’ve been spending a lot of time working towards that and completing coursework. Oh the joy! But it’s quite scary. I’m preparing to take the massive step out of education and into work. (Eeek!)
So if you’ve read my blog before, you may recall back in January when I posted about my birthday weekend. One of my gifts was a ticket to see S Club 7 Live in Concert. Well, Friday (15th May) was the day. I saw them live in concert. This was a massive thing for me because my sister and I have adored S Club 7 for as long as I can remember. They were like childhood heroes. We even went to see their final tour before they split up. Well, my sister saw it. I merely attended, saw half and fell asleep…. I was little and it was past my bedtime, okay?
But I am very pleased to inform you that this time, I successfully stayed awake for the entire duration. And for about an hour and a half, my sister and I found ourselves reliving our childhood. Hearing their music again really brought back memories, and for that period, I missed the simplicity those times. Waaaah. I remembered most of the lyrics to the songs (despite having not heard them for years). Yep, very pleased with myself for that.
|The Stadium Selfie they took nearing the end of the show.
I have a number of favourite S Club 7 songs – looking back now, they could even be considered classics. Of course, every S Club 7 fan enjoys creating their own rendition of ‘Reach’, ‘Don’t Stop Movin” and ‘Bring it All Back’. Which I enjoyed a lot – so much so that I even stood up. But I also love that they covered Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’. I certainly wasn’t expecting it because that’s so new, and S Club’s music is so much older. But nevertheless, the cover was so good! Not just the singing – the fluorescent outfits and the atmosphere too. The whole thing was just magical! Particularly hearing the classics. The vocals almost told a story – they were sensational. Believe it or not, I think they were better than I ever remember. It seems absence from music not only makes the heart grow fonder but makes vocals better. Weird. But go them!
That ‘blast from the past’ was worth it, and really appreciated. Now I have a case of the post-concert blues. It was acceptable for that hour and a half to be transported into the mind of my younger self, and sing as loud as humanly possible without judgement. I have to accept the sad fact that it is now over. (Apart from when I’m alone in the house, as I’m now the proud owner of the re released ‘Best of S Club 7’ album). Yep.
As well as the sad acceptance of concert endings, I also have to take in board that when my A Levels finish in a matter of weeks, I’ll be stepping out of education into work. Wow, seems weird that after countless years, I’m now officially considered an adult. No thank you, back to S Club 7 filled childhood please 😦
But I’m seriously discovering the reality of the slow, agonising process that is finding a job. As well as the slow, agonising process that is finishing my A Levels. I know… ‘don’t wish your life away’ and all that. But being so close yet so far from finishing is the worst! If I have any readers a similar age to myself, I’m sure you can identify with this feeling.
I am really enjoying finding out what kinds of new opportunities there are out there. It’s quite eye opening, and of course exciting to be embarking upon a new chapter in my life. Yay!
With my A Levels are almost over, I should be able to dedicate a lot more time to my blog. Hopefully not this much rambling, but yay more posts! I’ve really missed being able to indulge in my blogging habits. Looking forward to resuming this.
Reminiscing into my childhood and looking into adulthood is fun right? (Maybe not the latter). But I had sooo much fun at the S Club 7 concert, thanks to my sister for the ticket. I absolutely loved it.
Thanks for reading. Catch up with you soon! Xx