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iTunes Festival – Jessie J

Third time is the charm.

On the 22nd September it was time for my last visit at this years itunes Festival and whowould be better to go and see as the amazing Jessie J!

I met up with my friend as we have done several times before, got upstairs to the bar and chilled out on the roof terrace ahead of the performance.

At pm sharp, the Roundhouse was greeted by a very good looking Jessie J, she kicked things of with the obvious ‘Sexy Lady’.

Jessie surprised everyone by announcing that she will perform a few new songs from her new studio album, the first new song to our ears was ‘Sweet Talker’, as the same-titled album.

Jessie J got joined by Tinie Tempah on stage and the crowd went absolutely crazy. The pair of them properly rocking the surprised Roundhouse crowd.

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After that, things got a bit deeper as Jessie J gave a little, but very empowering speech about self-acceptance and embracing your flaws, as those are the things that make you unique. iTunes Festival was cheering as Jessie J followed up her little pep talk with her massive hit ‘Nobody’s Perfect’.

The mood was lifted with a stunning performance of ‘Wild’ and the David Guetta collaboration ‘Laser Light’.

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Jessie J managed to properly balance out her set by pleasing the audience with all the well-known and well-loved hits and sparking things up with her new musical creations. iTunes Festival was in for an absolute treat this night as Jessie J debuted a beautiful acoustic performance of ‘Your Loss, I’m Found’, the crowd was touched and we all knew that this was a rather magical moment.

Every now and then Jessie J stopped everything and talked to the crowd at the Roundhouse and of course to everyone live streaming the concert. It is really nice to see an artist caring so much about the well being of their fans. And just making sure, they are all well by giving them so many positive messages and empowering them in so many ways.

I am a strong believer that music can fix you and can help you overcome a difficult phase in live, and it is just such a great experience being at a concert and feeling the connection that some people have with certain songs and by the look on their faces one can surely tell that it means the world to them. Long story short, Jessie J you are doing an awesome job looking after your fans. Please never stop.

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To wrap things up, Jessie J gave her live debut of her second single of her ‘Sweet Talker’  album, called ‘Burnin’ Up’ and – oh boy – Roundhouse was on fire. What a tune! Sadly, all good things have to come to an end and Jessie J closed her itunes Festival with an incredible performance of ‘Bang Bang’.

This was my third time seeing Jessie in concert and honestly, I really like that girl. She is a great performer with a stunning voice and her shows are always entertaining.

I reckon it won’t be too long until we meet again, Miss Jessie J,

Mels Jukebox

 

 

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iTunes Festival – Rudimental

Two are better than one.

So here we go again. iTunes Festival – the second.

Tonight it was the turn of the very talented lot from Rudimental to perform at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden Town. Unfortunately I missed Jess Glynne as warm up, as I only managed to get into the Roundhouse as Jess was singing the last chorus of her hit single ‘ Right Here’. Tough luck.

However, I couldn’t be more excited for Rudimental to own that recognisable stage of Camden’s Roundhouse. Having seen Rudimental twice already, rocking the O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium – as you do – part of the Summertime Ball 2013, I knew that this night was going to be epic!

The place was rather crowded and everyone was waiting for the headliners to enter the stage and get the party started.

The Rudimental boys and their live crew opened up with ‘Give You Up’, followed by a great performance of ‘Right Here’ that got the party people inside the Roundhouse dancing.

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All the way through their performance Rudimental kept saying how happy they were to be back home – in London. The reaction was massive cheers and screams. London was obviously happy to have the boys back in town.

DJ Locksmith dedicated the amazing ‘Not Giving In’ to his son and the Roundhouse gave it their best to cherish the moment and without question a lot of waving hands and singing was involved.

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Party mode was definitely on and didn’t go away until the last song was sung.

After a few more bangers, including a breathtaking performance of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’ it was time to make every single person in the room ‘Feel The Love’.

What a magical moment, the entire iTunes Festival crowd was singing their hearts out and suddenly the power of love spread. There were girls on shoulders, couples kissing, friends hugging and a sea of ‘heart hands’.

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Next thing we knew, the light went off and the stage was empty. Could that be the end? Of course not! It wouldn’t be a Rudimental gig without a massive sing-off to ‘For Our People’, the Roundhouse was split in half and both sides battling each other, but at the same time singing together and creating such a beautiful piece of music.

Eventually the concert came to an end and it was time for the last song and we surely had been ‘Waiting All Night’ for this moment. 😉

What a show and what a perfect way to start your Saturday night.

Whooop whooop,

Mels Jukebox

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Invictus Games Closing Ceremony – Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters in London. Those four words made me freak out a few months ago and I instantly contacted my friends to share the hype and most important to make sure we get tickets.

The Foo Fighters were playing the closing concert of the Invictus Games in the Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday 14th September, so obviously this opportunity couldn’t be missed. We were lucky and got our tickets quickly as the concert was sold out in no time.

Pretty hyped we made our way down to the concert ground early afternoon, just to be greeted with a wild Bryan Adams appearing on stage and happily singing ‘Run To You’ and ‘When You’re Gone’. Without Mel C unfortunately, that would have been brilliant, but still the crowd sang along cheerfully.

During the day the crowd was entertained by the likes of Rizzle Kicks, The Vamps, a lovely Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, who did predict a riot – but got a friendly sing a long instead.

Between the performances all participants of the Invictus Games got on stage and received their well deserved medals and massive cheers from the big crowd that gathered down at the Orbit (also referred to during the day as roller-coaster and Transformer) 😉

As the sun set you could feel the tension growing. I think it’s fair to say that lion’s share of the audience came just to see the Foo Fighters, and so the waiting was unbearable.
At around quarter to nine, Prince Harry came on stage to read a little message from Granny. And it was beautiful. It was silent for the first time during the long day and everyone was hanging on to his words about the Invictus Games and this glorious closing ceremony. It all ended, with Prince Harry refusing to crowd surf, despite his notes stating it. What a shame. I’m sure he would have loved it.
After having teased us long enough he finally introduced the Foo Fighters on stage, and then for a brief moment actual royalty was hugging rock royalty in the form of – the one and only – Dave Grohl.
They started with a brilliant performance of ‘All My Life’ and the crowd went crazy. From the first few lines sung by Dave Grohl until the very last lyrics of this night, it was one big sing along. And we all absolutely loved it.

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Foo Fighters are not just a band, who have some good songs, no. ‘They always deliver, they never disappoint.’, my friend was trying to tell me over the sound of ‘Times Like These’.
It’s really hard to explain what it felt like, standing there in a crowd of 26,000 and just trying to take it all in, why constantly thinking that this is amazing and you couldn’t have spent that money any better.

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The set continued with a great selection like ‘Learn To Fly’ – one of my favourites, and ‘The Pretender’.
Dave Grohl dedicated ‘My Hero’ to all the contestants of the Invictus Games and it was a truly amazing moment. So many feelings coming to life again.
The time went on way to quickly with every single one of us singing our hearts out to ‘Best Of You’ – such a great song. Especially live.
The show eventually had to end, and it wouldn’t have been the mighty Foo Fighters if they wouldn’t have ended with the anthem ‘Everlong’.

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What a concert. I just couldn’t get over the fact that it was already over. I wanted it to go on, for at least another hour. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end.
So, I went home, smiling like crazy about my first ever Foo Fighters concert being and absolute success.
Mr Dave Grohl – I salute you.

Mels Jukebox