Where do I even begin. This entire Eurotrip blossomed out of the seedling that was Wireless Festival. Me and my bff saw the line up released back in February and immediately knew if we spoke it enough it would come to fruition. We closed our eyes, bought the three day passes and hoped for the best. 4 months later we were in London and the time had come.
I'll take you day by day.
Day 1: DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE DRAKE
After waiting in line for what felt like a century and my mother almost going to concert jail for smuggling in some Advil (true story, she told me I should blog about it). Meanwhile a girl probably no more than 14 snorts coke off of her iPhone screen 5 feet away. But I won't go into the details of all of the drugs we witnessed because drugs r bad, mkay.
Other things happened and people preformed including A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer and some other people I assume. Im not really sure. not because I was drunk or anything but because Drake is everything and nothing else matters.
So Day 1 was only about Drake lesbehonest. After deciding we wanted to try and be front row in the pit and then after almost suffocating and remembering how much it sucks and how stupid people at concerts are we said you what, nah. So we chilled in the back and it was incredible. A beautiful Kiwi man put me on his shoulders because he saw me for the queen that I am and recognized that my current status of staring at the back of a big dudes neck was unacceptable.
Honestly the rest was a Drizzy induced blur. I mostly rememeber british teens doing weird balloon drugs which I still can’t figure out, and then be carried out of the park on stretchers. I was too focused on my man and getting the perfect SnapChat selfie lip sync video to even notice anything else.
Speaking of which I would also like to take this time to formally appologize to my snapchat followers for my 457 second long story, most of which was my face attempting to rap like the rap queen that I think I am. Actually you know what I’m not even sorry because you have to literally click and hold my name to watch it so that’s all on you followers. Thanks for the love for those of you (like 5 people lets be real) who actually watched it though.
Also London doesn’t believe in trash cans and I literally ended up sitting on an apple core and some old chinese food ew. Yeah, they had chinese food at the festival, and lebanese food and indian food and Texas BBQ and risotto?? We were eating.
Day 2: Kendrick, Childish & Chilling
Day 2 we decided to take it easy. We got there in the afternoon, layed out our blanket in the one patch of grass not covered in garbage or vomit and posted up the whole day. Mary J. Blige went on. Did her thing and killed it as she does. She wore this killer red jumpsuit and I'm partially convinced the British teens in our midst thought she was Ciara.
Up next, Childish Gambino. Donald Glover is my perfect renaissance man. When I saw him I almost forgot that I had just seen my other husband Drake less than 24 hours earlier. Aside from being a massively talented and educated writer, actor, and comedian, he also just happens to rap on the side. I COULD TALK ABOUT HIM ALL DAY BECAUSE JUST LOOK AT ALL HE DOES AND ITS ALL JUST SO GOOD LIKE COME ON 30 ROCK, COMMUNITY, BECAUSE THE INTERNET. ok back to the festival.
Kendrick headlined day 2 and he is everything you would expect him to be live. First off, he preformed with a live band which is the best thing any rapper can ever do at their shows. I don't know if you've ever experienced live instrumentals at a rap show but it literally takes the show to a completely different level to hear actual instrumentals rather than a DJ or just a background track. Kendrick knows exactly how to put on a show and how to keep the crowds energy up the entire time. My mom was lounging on a blanket nearby and after the show she said when Maad City came on, during the “YAK YAK YAK” she thought an earthquake had hit hahaha. No mom thats just what you do during that part EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. I will admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of his new album on first listen. But there’s something about hearing something live and seeing the artist be so proud to preform that can completely change your outlook on their music. And that’s exactly what happened. I’ve been listening to TPAB ever since.
Day 3. Nicki.
I’ll start off my saying I have a slightly creepy and unusual crush on the Rae Sremmund guys. We watched them, followed by Pusha T (Shoutout VA) in the Pepsi Max arena which was probably the most fun I had the whole weekend. We aended up seeing Ciara, Jessie J, and briefly Charli XCX.
Nicki was late because she is the queen and can do whatever she wants. So David Guetta got the party started until she made her grand entrance. You forget how many hits David Guetta has because he seldom gets credit for the songs he produced since he’s not actually singing but while he was on it was a literal party. Everyone was dancing. Then Nicki came on and showered us all with her grace and bad bitchness. She looked amazing. Told us she loved us. Did her verse from Monster. If you don’t know the words to that verse I suggest you go to rapgenius immediately and study that shit. Just like I said before, theres something about seeing an artist perform a song live that gives you a new found respect for it. That happened to me during Starships, and Superbass which formerly made me want to vomit..but I get it now.
All in all I realized that I love music more than ever but I absolutely cannot hang. By the third day I was done with drunk teens and fringe and if I ever see another flower crown or foil tattoo I may scream. I'll also mention that I hate this whole festival fashion trend. it's dumb, and you all look the same, but who am I so wear whatever you want. Just please stop wearing bindis and headdresses. It's appropriation. I'll throw in the Hamsa and evil eye while I'm at it.
DISCLAIMER: I planned on getting a lot of great shots of the artists but the festival and swarms of people 3 feet taller than me said LOL no. So here are some of the moments that I happened to capture.
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