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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a massive Ed Sheeran fan and I have been for a very long time. So, you can imagine my excitement when Josh bought tickets for us and we went to see him again on the 22nd of June this year. I had seen Ed Sheeran once before, it was 6 years ago in Plymouth Pavilions and I queued for hours, despite having a broken arm. I'm sure that I don't need to tell you how different it was seeing him at Principality Stadium with 60,000 other people compared to being front row at the Pavilions all of those years ago.

I've never really spoke about this sort of stuff on JustALittleBitOfLauryn before so I don't really know how to word what I want to say - tbis is going to be a ramble, be warned.

Before going into the stadium, I saw the merch stand. I felt like I was 14 all over again (throwback to when I used to spend all of my money on gigs and band merch). I spent more money than intended but it was definitely worth it as I picked up a tote bag (who doesn't love a tote?), a t shirt and a keyring. So much for that spending ban, Lauryn.

My first thoughts when entering Principality Stadium were 1) Oh my goodness, this is huge, 2) £6 for a pint of Strongbow dark fruits, I don't think so and 3) AHHHH I am seeing Ed Sheeran again. So, I calmed myself, ordered an overpriced cocktail and went to find our seats - Can I just say how happy I am that we are seated because my legs always hurt and being able to sit when I wanted to was honestly a blessing.

We missed Jamie Lawson as we were searching everywhere for somewhere to eat beforehand. Note to self: remember to make a reservation next time. However, we arrived just before Anne-Marie started her set. She's someone I've never really listened to before but since the concert, I have added a few of her songs to my Spotify playlists as I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm surprised that I never bothered to listen to her music before as it's definitely the sort of stuff that I like to listen to nowadays.

When Ed Sheeran came on to the stage, I'll admit that I did feel a little overwhelmed; partly because of the sudden increase in volume of the audience (the joys of sensory issues and forgetting earplugs) and partly because he is one of my all time favourite artists and well, he was stood right in front of me so you could say that I was having a bit of a fangirl moment.

His set list was amazing and he did a good mix of songs from all of his albums. We were having a great time. The only thing that was making me incredibly frustrated was whenever I sat down, the woman sat in front of me was swaying her hair so enthusiastically that it kept brushing against my legs. A trivial matter for some, an incredibly annoying one for me. Anyway, I don't want to go in to too much detail about the set list because if you're seeing him in the next few weeks, I don't want to spoil it for you as I am definitely one of those people that doesn't like to see the set list beforehand. However, I will say that he played some of my all time favourites and when he started playing You Need Me, I Don't Need You right at the end, it made my night. Throwback to when Shannon and I were 14 and thought we were the bee's knee's singing that song.

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Overall, it was such a great night and I'm so happy that Josh bought us the tickets because it was one of the best presents ever.

What is one of your all time favourite memories? Let me know!