Going To See Bribry and Dodie Live

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A few days ago I had the amazing time of going to Bribry's Manchester concert of his UK and Ireland tour, and let me tell you it was brilliant! But I am getting ahead of myself, lets go back a bit.

Almost a year ago I was scrolling through YouTube videos when I saw a video by Bribry, an Irish singer and musician, who is amazing talented and such a sweet person so I started listening to his music and loved it and watching his videos and of course I subscribed. A few months passed and then  he announced he would be going on tour in October around the UK with Dodie Clark, another YouTuber and musician whose music I have loved for a very long time, and I got tickets straight away to see them. So I headed to Manchester to watch them perform, and they were brilliant! Everyone sang along to the songs, and it was a great atmosphere, just listening to everyone singing a really beautiful song called Your Life Over Mine , please go listen to it, its a beautiful song.

After the concert I went to buy some of the merchandise that they were selling and I bought a Bribry and a Dodie t-shirt, both I love immensely,and I got the chance to talk to Candice (Bribry's wife) about the concert and about YouTube, she was really lovely, and I also got to meet Jamiesface who was the kind of presenter of the night, he spoke to the audience whilst Bribry and Dodie, he was incredibly funny and he even remembered me from the crowd which was really sweet and definitely made me want to subscribe to him, and then we all got the opportunity to talk to Bribry and Dodie. Dodie was so lovely, she spoke to everyone and got pictures with everyone I spoke to her about music and me wanting a ukulele (if you follow this blog you will know I am now obsessed with my ukulele) so it was great to talk to her about that and get a picture with her, and then I met Bribry, there were a lot of people who wanted to meet him, so I waited until my turn came, I said hi and told him how great the show was and he thanked me and gave me a hug; okay one thing; Bribry gives amazing hugs, and because I am quite small (I'm 5'2) and he is 6'6 (I think) when I asked for picture he had to crouch down to get to my height, after this I thanked him and said goodbye. It was a brilliant night, and definitely one I'll remember always.

So of course after such an amazing time, when he announced another tour for April, I booked my ticket straight away. After months of waiting April finally rolled around and I traveled down to Manchester  and then headed to the venue which was Academy 3 which was in The University of Manchester's Student Union.

The show wasn't scheduled to begin until 7:30 however I arrived at the venue at 6pm and there was already a very long line of people waiting to get inside and see the show, although I came to the show alone, I met some lovely girls who I spoke to and got along very well with for the night, so thank you girls if you ever read this. So finally 7:30 came and we were allowed in, we were on the top floor of the building it took us all a  while to get there and get our place, me and the girls got quite good places, third row from the front , so we had a good view of the show. The concert started with Dodie coming on stage and talking to the crowd, and playing her set, everyone including myself was singing along which was brilliant, she told us the stories behind the songs and even played us a brand new song to which she still hadn't decided a name on at that point and asked the audience if they thought of any to tell her, honestly she was brilliant, I love her music and it was great to see her live again and singing with the crowd.

When she finished her set, we all cheered and applauded and then she left the stage. After that there was a little break whilst we waited to Bribry and then Candice and some of the band came on stage to set up when the speakers started playing a clip form Harry Potter , which of course we all squealed at, with Bribry making alterations on the dialogue which the crowd loved and then once the clip finished he came on stage and started playing. It was brilliant the crowd was singing, everyone was clapping and cheering. The songs were amazing, we even got to hear some new songs which we all honestly fantastic even one of them making everyone in the crowd jump, giving the best atmosphere for everyone to be in. In between songs, Bribry talked to audience, ask us questions, make jokes and tell us the stories behind his songs and the meaning of their lyrics, which was fascinating to know what he was thinking when he was writing the songs. When it was nearing the end of the songs, he left the show and we all shouted him back to which he came back and then joined us all of the floor to play one final song which was another beautiful song called 'Adventure Time' again please go listen, and it was amazing, everyone was just so happy singing along with him and Dodie whilst he played his acoustic guitar, everyone kind of came together at that point, it really felt like a community with everyone singing this one song together in harmony, it was one of the most happiest things I have ever seen or heard.

Then it was over and the concert had finished although there was a meet and great afterwards, to which we were all given a ticket and had to wait our turn. I waited for about ten minutes however there were a lot of people who wanted to meet him and Dodie and I had to go, as people were waiting for me outside so I couldn't wait, so I headed to the Merch stand to buy a t-shirt, and there they were, Candice on the Merch stand from whom I bought a t-shirt and talked to her a little bit again she was beyond lovely, and next to her was Bribry and Dodie! So I spoke to them both very quickly, Dodie said she liked my flower crown, and Bribry thanked me for coming to the show, I told them how brilliant the show was and how much I enjoyed it, I hugged them both and headed off so I could head home.

Although it was my second time seeing them perform, I had enjoyed it as much as the first time I saw them. It was such a brilliant night, and it is definitely something I will happily remember for a very long time.    
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  1. It sounds like you had a great time! I'm listening to Your Life Over Mine now, you're right - it's great! The Harry Potter clip sounds fun, and I'm really happy you got to meet them when you thought you wouldn't get the chance. It's lovely when life pans out that way =]



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