MEETING LANA DEL REY

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't blogged in a while its been so hectic, I have tried to organise my trip to Manchester to see Lana Del Rey in concert. I couldn't go to the Birmingham one so I sold my tickets and bought some on Ebay for £93, I was a bit skeptical buying them from there but you really have to trust the seller to make sure your not going to get ripped off. Anyway as soon as the tickets arrived we booked our 4 hour train journey and then booked into a lovely hotel called Brittana, well it was cheap for only one night, but I have never stayed in a hotel before, well without my parents and I am almost twenty one! But I was so excited with everything, the large dimmed lampshades and the big double bed, our own bath and shower. Ah we didn't have that much time to stay and enjoy the room because we had an hour just to get ready and queue for the concert. I took my boyfriend with me, he wasn't too happy about it, but I am grateful that he did it for me and supported me. I wore my blue dress from Topshop because it cost so much, I wanted to look respectable if I had the possibility of actually meeting Lana. Then I made a flower crown with real roses and attached them to my hair with bobby pins. The queue was so huge by the time we got there, and I was so embarrassed to walk all the way down the side in my heels and my big blue dress. I know I felt good and confident, but some how teenage girls really make me feel so self conscious with their rude remarks. My legs were like jelly and to walk down the side of them I thought I was  going to fall over, I heard so many bitchy comments about what I was wearing, and it really does annoy me why people can't keep it to themselves. I didn't let it bother me in fact it made me more determined to make me way to the front of the crowd and meet Lana Del Rey.

We got to the doors and they took my canon off me because it looked too professional, so I couldn't get any footage or any photos!! that really annoyed me. Anyway we pushed our way to the front and was about 4 rows behind the barrier. I didn't realise it but the people there were so tall and I couldn't see a thing, God knows how it would have been if I didn't wear heels! We waited for ages and ages for her to come on stage, and when she did I couldn't see anything everyone was going insane and I just burst into tears because I wanted to see her so badly! I thought for the whole concert I would be stuck behind these girls with hair the size of Britain! They were so bitchy and muttered under their breath, I haven't really been to very many concerts before and you really have to fight for your place and be a bitch to get ahead of the crowd. But I got angry and pushed my way to the front I was behind a girl on the very far left, unfortunately when Lana came down she didn't go to my side but at least I could see her perform. It went so fast and it was over, we rushed to the back entrance and stood there in the freezing cold for hours and hours waiting for her to come out, we saw the pianist, Brian and they were loading up the stage set and the instruments. But no sign of Lana, everyone was so cheerful and the fan base was so closely connected through our love of her music. We had good laugh and conversation about her, people were still very sneaky about meeting her though, the security guards had told us she had already left. We didn't know who to trust, the crowds started to disperse and finally there were about 20 of us left out of about 100 people, we stood behind a barrier still so determined to meet her.

 Finally a member of the VIP whispered something to this Mother and child and they ran around to the other entrance, I knew that was obviously it she was there and I didn't wait any longer, I took off my heels and ran in my frilly white socks along the dirty pavement, till we finally got to her. I was so nervous and scared to push my way to see her. I didn't have a clue what to say. I had no camera,  I just wanted her to sign my cd's but everyone kept shouting her name and I just about caught her before she left, she must have been there a while because she only signed Lana, I don't think she recognised me from Twitter or anything, but she said to me ' Oh hey I was gunna wear that dress tonight, Topshop right?' I died right there, knowing she owns this dress, I knew we were similar in our fashion sense. Thats why she has always been a big inspiration to my blogging. However she must have been tired because she was so quiet and shy, I think when you meet her you think she is going to have a golden aura and act like a goddess but in fact she is just a normal girl, I believe when you meet her your just meeting Lizzy, and Lana Del Rey is this unexplainable essence within her music, you can't meet her, however you can feel her when you hear her music, you can escape into this ideal dream world that she creates. I expected so much of her when I met her, but after realising that Lana Del Rey is not a person but in fact an artistic soul that is channeled through Lizzy then you can start to realise and understand her music.

Here are a few photos and things I collected from the day, its not much but I believe memories are more  precious if you can keep reliving the moment through your mind.





10 comments

  1. Wao that was an amazing concert, even more amazing how you meet her ahhh I would have died!!! And so cool she owns a same piece of clothing than you!!! That most have been the most Epic nite!!! Great post xoxox Love your style

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  2. Ahh that sounds amazing, i'm so jealous! Ignore the bitchy comments, you looked amazing, my sister has that dress for our mum's wedding, it's so cool thinking Lana has it too!! I'm going to see Vampire Weekend at the end of next month i'm so excited, i hope i'm as lucky as you and can meet them! xxx

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  3. I went to her concert too, in Rome, and it was the same, i had to fight for staying in the first lines! She was awesome, and after the show i waited forever to see her before she leave, but i wasn't so lucky! Anyway i know what you mean, she's just a girl like everyone else, probably even more shy than the usual, you can see that! You can see Lizzie, through Lana!
    And about your look..You was so Amazing! i'd like to see the faces of the bitchy girls if they know that Lana told you she was about to wear the same dress as yours!
    I love your blog and your posts, because your not afraid to be yourself and be unique, so WHO CARES!
    xx Zoe
    http://lptearoom.blogspot.it/

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  4. Hey Charlotte, great outfit! Did you wear the Iron Fist wedges to the concert by any chance? ;) could you please reply to my emails? I'm in favour of fair play... many thanks! Kate

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  5. Great read Charlotte :) So happy you got to meet your idol at last aha, shame you couldn't get a picture but these things happen ay? all the best!

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  6. loving that outfit
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  7. urgh! i completely feel the same about most teenage girls! but screw them! you always look gorgeous and they will never look like you!
    i couldn't get tickets and i was devastated , you're so lucky to have met her, she is incredible! must have been magical :) xxxxxx

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  8. That sounds like a dream! And you look gorgeous - haters gonna hate. Especially teenage girls.

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  9. I just would have died! You are so lucky, and looked perfectly stunning for the occasion!

    xo Sarah
    http://loveandvelvet.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, this is such an inspirational story! I am so so jealous that you got to meet her! Lana has such a beautiful voice that it really seems as if she's singing right from her soul. I love the blue dress that you wore and I'm sorry those girls were being so rude... Ugh, they seem like trash! Don't let them get you down, you are beautiful! AND Lana del Rey has your dress!! No one can compete with that!

    Xo, Hannah

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