On August 18, 2017, I saw the wonderful Ed Sheeran. If you haven’t really listened to his music, I suggest you do so right now. The unique thing about Ed performing is that it’s just him, a guitar, and a loop pedal. He has no band with him, no backup tracks, it’s all live and in person.
You might also think it could be boring just having one person on stage, but his concerts are so exciting! It’s so amazing watching him perform because my mind can never comprehend how one person can do so much.
He finally decided to come back to Texas, two years later, and he performed at the American Airlines Center, which was a huge upgrade form his last tour. If you went to his Multiply World Tour, like I did, I bet you have noticed how he is playing larger venues now because I sure have noticed.
For this show, he opened with the extremely talented James Blunt. If you haven’t heard his music, I suggest give him a quick listen, especially if you like Ed’s music. Also, he sounds like Louis Tomlinson, to me at least, and he was extremely funny. He’s a pretty cool guy, so I would check him out.
At about 8:30, Ed literally ran on stage, without any warning. During his Multiply World Tour, he had an intro, so it gave me a little time to prepare myself. This time, the lights went out, and he appeared on stage about ten seconds later. He opened with the song “Castle on the Hill,” and I was so shook.
Ed brought out one of his crew members for “How Would You Feel” because he needed someone to play piano with him. This is the first and only time you will ever see someone performing on stage with Ed. Shoutout to the guy who was playing the piano, you are incredible!
This was taken during “New Man.” We all know Ed can rap, but did you know he can combine his songs together? After singing “Don’t,” Ed went straight into singing “New Man,” and he would mix the choruses together. 10/10 for him!
This picture was taken during “Eraser.” Ed looks so small and adorable my himself on such a big stage, aw.
This picture was taken during “The A Team,” and I’m so in love with it because this is when Ed told us to get out our flashlights. I always love it when artist do this because it just makes it feel sentimental, and it looks really good in pictures.
Everything about this song is so romantic!! The background to “Perfect” had rose petals falling! Also, someone got engaged to this song, so take notes men.
This photo was taken during “Thinking Out Loud,” and I will forever be in love with this song. To me, this is one of those songs that never gets old, and hearing it in person makes it even better.
This was during “Sing,” which was his last song before his encore. I really love the background for this, and I was sad that he literally just walked off stage, but I knew the encore was coming. Sadly, his encore was only two songs, and it seemed to go by so fast.
“‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” was the last song. He made this song incredible, and got the crowd going one last time. I had no idea this would be the end, until he thanked us multiple times, and walked off. I was hoping he would come back, but the dreaded lights came on, and I knew it was the end. I am so thankful to see him in concert again, and I hope to see him when he tours his fourth album.
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