Sam Smith Tour


I know I've been complete rubbish about keeping up with this and with all the amazing things I've gotten to experience within the past few weeks I really should document them and I promise I'll get around to it but for now, I just really feel the need to write about last night because it was such a noteworthy experience.

Last night put me in a state of euphoria. I don't know if it was because I've been concert-deprived for longer than I'm used to but Sam Smith's show was completely special in a way that's incomparable to anything I've ever had the privilege to watch. It might have been because I had been on the hunt all week for reasonably priced tickets to this sold out show and it seriously felt like a mission accomplished to even just be there. It might have been because I've been wanting to see this man since he released his EP last year. It might have also been because I watched the show without any company which almost made it feel like he was singing exclusively for me... I'm lame, I know but whatever it was, I was just in complete bliss. His openers were Reuben James and Josh Record and they were both amazing. I was especially excited to know Josh Record was opening because I had been wanting to see him live for a while too! 

Sam Smith opened with 'Nirvana' and right from the start my heart just melted into a huge puddle. His falsetto is unbelievable. The best part of the show was just seeing how genuinely happy he looked every time he finished a song or heard the crowd sing along word-for-word. Half way through the show he told the crowd, "I can't believe I'm doing this, it's ridiculous, this is my dream venue to play" and continued to reminisce the days when he had sat in the third tier and recalled how "shit it was" so to compensate, he left our poor souls some chocolate to take at the end of the show- such a sweetheart! He sang a couple ballads and even some upbeat songs with a few unheard tracks thrown in from his upcoming album. I nearly lost it when I recognized his band starting to play the opening chords for the Arctic Monkeys' 'Do I Wanna Know?' which he covered, flawlessly. He sang an acoustic version of his hit with Disclosure, 'Latch' and closed out the show with his single, 'Money On My Mind' and 'La La La' before his encore performance of 'Lay Me Down' (which overwhelmed me to the point of uncontrollable quivers- don't judge, I just love that song so much!) and then introduced and sang his next single 'Stay With Me'.

After the show, I made my way though a dark square outside of the venue to get to the tube before it shut at midnight and although I probably should've been worrying about my safety and wellbeing, I was just too high off life to care. I always walk out of shows so inspired and I don't even really know what I'm inspired about. It's just amazing how live music has this powerful ability to remind you how great life is. The next morning, I woke up to a tag from a friend on Sam Smith's Instagram in which he reposted a photo I took of him! It made my entire day. I just cannot wait for this man's career to blow up. I have no doubtful bone in my body that he is the next big thing. His genuine talent alone will get him so far. His voice deserves all the praise and recognition the world has to offer. 

Photos by me
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  1. Hi Rachel! Your photos are amaze balls!! may I know what camera and photo editing tools you use? With love from another Rachel.

    1. Hey Rachel! Thanks so much! The camera I used for these photos is just a little point-and-shoot Canon Powershot ELPH 330 HS and I use the application, Lightroom, to retouch my photos!

    2. Thanks so much for sharing! ��Hope you have a wonderful time in London!