Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Look of the day // Bryan Adams Concert


There's nothing like the adreline rush of knowing you're going to see one of your favourite singers live for the first time.

On monday I attended the Bryan Adams concert with my aunt and cousin, and believe me when I say, this has been a long time coming. When I found out he was coming to Portugal, I told my whole family in hopes they'd get me a ticket for my birthday. I absolutely had to go. I had already missed Ed Sheeran two years ago (I don't know what I was thinking back then when he's my favourite singer of all times), there was no way I'd be missing this one.

I was fortunate enough to have gotten front line tickets from my godmother, and god. I nearly cried.

The concert was exactly what I was expecting it to be: an experience I will never ever forget. It was beyond amazing, beyond sensational. The thing about him is that he strips down his music to his vocals, his backing band members and his guitar. And his voice has a way to work its way right into your heart. What else would music be about, right?

"Get Up" brought back an old fashioned rock album, and if you have yet to listen to it then I have to rush you to go and do that now because it's as amazing as it sounds. 

This man has more power with his voice than I expected him to have. He held the crowd in his hand - he simply gets his gas going and then gets you rocking with him. My absolute favourite song of all time is "Summer of 69", so to hear this performed live - let me just say some tears were shed. I think I lost myself for a moment there.

He also lived in Portugal for many years, and says it was here he was first introduced to the music he loves so much (he also speaks a bit of Portuguese and made us laugh throughout the whole concert) - this makes everything so much more exciting.


With nights getting cooler because of winter (Yes, it gets cold in Portugal too. Just probably not as cold as in other countries), all I wanted was to be warm and comfortable. I also knew I wouldn't stay quiet for more than a few seconds, so I made sure to take comfortable shoes.

I decided to go with dark grey elasticated waist leggings, along with an H&M sleeveless blouse (Similar ones here: 1; 2; 3), with a Stradivarius oversized black jersey, threw on my Tiffosi black jacket, and my go-to boots (Similar ones here: 1; 2; 3

To glam it up a little bit, (and to make it easier at the concert) I took my very small Tiffosi bag, along with my Omega watch.

I also went really basic and simple with the makeup as I knew I'd be sweating with all the jumping and screaming, only putting on The Body Shop BB Cream, the Wake Me up Rimmel Concealer, my Gimme Brow Benefit, and a Kiko Crystal Sheer Lipstick (409 - Dark Pink Flamingo).






Here are a few pictures of the concert. It doesn't do it justice - but to be honest, I had more on my mind. Sometimes we forget to really be in the moment because we're too busy trying to capture it as opposed to living it, and I didn't want that to happen to me. I was with family, and I had the absolute time of my life.

I also forgot to charge my camera, which is why the pictures are poor quality as I took them with my Iphone 5S.

This will always be one of the best moments of my life. It's safe to say 2016 started out pretty darn fine.


Have you ever been to a Bryan Adams concert? What's been your favourite concert to date? Who is on your "to see live" list? (Personally, I'd die if I ever saw Ed Sheeran or Adele).

And also, what do you feel most comfortable in when going to a concert?

Ella x

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  1. I am glad you had such a amazing time! It looks so good! I love your outfit by the way! That bag is such a lovely colour x

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