Ed Sheeran is the only ginger that’s worth $69.00. I’m not a gold digger, but 30,000 people in the audience x $50 a ticket makes him my sugar daddy. His vocals quenched our thirst, especially with his performance of his hit “Thinking Out Loud” (one of my favorites). His interaction with the crowd made the audience feel as if he keeps us in a special place in his heart (even though he’s been touring for 407 days).
The special effects in the concerts was the cherry on top. The intro before the program were video snippets in a polaroid frame of little Ed to teenage Ed, playing his guitar, singing with his pre-pubescent voice, and entertaining crowds of 15 people. And then these videos transitioned to videos of him performing at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics and sold out tours. The graphics in the background of each of his performance engaged his with his music. For example, when he performed “I See Fire”, a song that was featured in the soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the scene where the dragon was attacking the town Esgaroth in the movie. In another song, “Take It Back”, where Ed is spitting lyrics faster than my mom, the background was a very accurate VU meter showing the audience’s volume level, than it transitioned to laser outlines of Ed while he was riffing at his guitar. The graphics were amazing yet limited because his concerts are all about the music and not the “wow” factor. Overall, this concert experience literally beat the past 16 years of my life. That night I was in deep denial that it was over and I still am. But Ed if you’re reading this, you are beautiful and thank you for sheeran your beautiful voice.