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Durham Abandoned Swimming Baths

Me and my dad decided to go and explore the derelict/abandoned Durham Baths. It was such an amazing adventure that I would never do again, but it was well worth it for the photos.

I also made a YouTube video whilst I was exploring it too! You can watch it below. Also if you’re interested on any more info about the place, check the video’s description!

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Comic Con & Meeting James Marsters

So. I went to Glasgow Film and Comic Con. If you know me in real life (and i might’ve mentioned it on my youtube channel a bit) you’ll know I was talking about how excited I was for this for a long time. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it’s one of my favourite TV shows, and when I saw that James Marsters (Spike) was coming to Glasgow Film and Comic Con, I really wanted to go and meet him. It wasn’t the most ideal situation, leaving at 5:30pm from Newcastle in the car and hoping to get there for tea. The traffic was really bad, and it was getting later. We decided to stop at a Pizza Hut literally half an hour away from home because we were starving, and then set out to Glasgow. It was late when we got there, and dark – about 9pm. But we got into the hotel alright and the next morning I was super excited to meet James. I was ‘cosplaying’ (dressing up) as Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – my dad had even made her knife, and drawn her tattoo on my arm.

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It was amazing at Comic Con. We got in early and had a good look around all of the stalls, which I felt myself wanting something off every one when we went past. And then I went to my booked photo session with James, which was awesome. There’s a video of the moment in my youtube video later in this post.

2016-08-20-18-49-07And then, we went upstairs to the autograph tables – where we saw lots of famous faces, including the guy who played Darth Maul in Star Wars, and also the guy who played Chewbacca in Star Wars. But I was there to see James, so we waited in a short queue and then I met him. We talked for longer than most people who had been to the table, and the video is in my youtube video (linked at bottom of this post).

2016-08-20-21-18-20Of course, I got my signed pic. Then, we looked around the stalls again, and I bought a few things: a Faith figurine, and 2 signed photos – one of Laura Prepon and the other of Natasha Lyonne.

2016-08-20-18-59-00 2016-08-20-18-59-40I was actually crying when I found out that the lovely man at one of the autograph stalls had signed photos of the Orange is the New Black cast. Like, the whole day was just so amazing. But then we had to come home. So it was sleeping in the back of a cramped car again, and reminiscing on the memories that had happened just a few hours earlier. I had such an amazing time, and if one of your favourite people ever comes to a convention like this – I recommend going, it’s so chilled and nice, and you get to meet your faves without the hassle. And even though the stalls are a bit expensive, you can get some really good items that you can’t get anywhere else (especially the autographs). Below is the YouTube video that I made/took while I was on this trip. Watch it if you want me fooling around in Glasgow and the footage of me meeting James. Please give it a like, it would mean a lot. :)

Concerts

The 1975 (15/11/15)

As said in the other post, this concert was absolutely amazing and all of the songs were so great live. Here are some of the videos I took (via my youtube channel), and they’re really good because at the time, these were new songs, and the crowd didn’t know the words yet. So enjoy close-up live versions of A Change of Heart, She’s American and Somebody Else – where you can only hear the music and Matty singing. :)

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Here are some photos I took when I went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the summer. It was extremely hot the day we went, so I didn’t take many photos. But I hope you enjoy the ones i did take :)

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Concerts

The 1975 & Meeting Matty, George, John and Ratboy

I’d been waiting for this day for a LONG time, because The 1975 are my favourite band, and this was my first time seeing them (as nobody ever seems to come to Newcastle. And, I was determined to ‘camp out’ all day just so that I could get really close to the front when we went in. We got there at about 8 in the morning, even though the concert didn’t start until 7:30 at night. We were about 7th in the queue, and spent the day on camping chairs, wrapped up in blankets with the same songs playing in my earphones, and watching movies like ‘Frozen’ on my IPod just to pass time. I went for various walks, to use the toilet of the nearest Starbucks, and just to walk around the back of the venue where the tour buses were, to maybe catch a glimpse of the band. And one time, at 11am, just that happened. John (The 1975’s saxophone player) was unloading things out of the back of the bus, along with their photographer Adam. I went over and got this photo with him, he was a super nice person.

img_0991Then me and my dad turned and walked back up the street, when I just happened to turn back and I saw George Daniel (The 1975’s drummer) standing at the stage doors! We were the only ones in the street, so we walked over to say hi. He was so tall just as I’d expected aha, and he was so nice even though I was shaking so much. We took this photo.

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Then as time ticked on, I got more and more nervous. I’d only eaten half of a Subway sandwich for lunch, and my stomach was doing backflips. As it was getting darker, we’d taken to going to a pub just down the road to use their toilet, which I’d been doing a lot, since I was nervous. One time, I was in such a fluster, that I tripped up the pub stairs and bruised all of my shins. GREAT. It was early in the afternoon when my Mam got a phone call from my Grandma saying that she’s arranged for me to meet Matty Healy (The 1975’s frontman) after the show, as her friend is best friends with Matty’s auntie. At this point, I completely lost it – I didn’t eat the McDonald’s that I got for my tea, I felt sick, and I’d gone to the toilet about 10 more times. I even nearly started crying in the queue and a girl had to ask if I was alright – but this was a big deal, I’d wanted to meet him for ages and I loved him, this was a dream come true. We were still in the queue, and at about 6pm, news spread down the line that Ratboy was round the back of the building. I’d never listened to any of his songs, even though I knew they were the support act. But I wasn’t passing up an opportunity, so I went around the back of the venue and met him. He was really nice, even if he did look a bit scared when I gave him a hug. Lol.

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img_0997Then. About an hour later, the time finally came, and we went into the concert. I ended up at ‘barrier’ just behind a couple of girls. The show was amazing, I’ll be making a separate blog post about it, so go and find that if you want to see concert videos/photos. However the whole time I was watching the show, all I was thinking about was how I KNEW I was meeting Matty afterwards. It was confirmed, it was real. I was looking at him, dancing and flailing his arms around as he sang my favourite songs just 3 metres away from me. And the whole time all I could think about was how me, out of all of these people is going to meet him. After the show, we frantically called Debbie’s (Matty’s auntie) mobile, to meet up with her in the bar. She was so nice, and gave me a signed photo of Matty that she’d had done before the show. We talked for a while, and then she left us to go and say hi the rest of Matty’s family show were at the bar (including his dad and grandad). John was also standing there, and we talked to him again. He told me how he remembered me from earlier, and how I was “one of the nicest fans” because I didn’t throw myself at him when I met him. Then Matty came out, and made his way over after talking to his family first. Debbie brought him over to us, and we hugged, and chatted, then we took various photos and he signed my phone case. Then, he complimented my rectangle necklace and held it in his hand, then kissed my cheek and we hugged again. See photos below, they’re dark but I’m pretty sure you can still see them.img_1130 img_1511 img_1512 img_1514 img_1517 img_3349 img_3350

 

 

Also there was 2 videos taken, but it won’t allow me to upload them, so here are some screenshots:

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Meeting PewDiePie

On 24/10/15 (which was also his birthday) I met Pewdiepie. I’ve been watching his videos for about 4 years now and I’m incredibly happy to have met him. It’s so weird to see someone that you’ve only ever seen on a screen, in real life. He was so nice (even though I only saw him for 2 minutes and met him for about 30 seconds) and and looked genuinely surprised when we were all shouting the happy birthday song as he came out. So, standing in a scrunched up queue for 2+ hours was well worth it to meet one of my favourite Youtubers. :)

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And then after a few days I CAME HOME TO THIS! His vlog from the book tour! Watch from 2:40 and I’m in it at around 2:42 AND THE CAMERA SLOWS DOWN ON OUR SELFIE! I was literally screaming when I watched this and I thought I was going to explode :) lol this is my achievement of the year, being in one of my favourite YouTuber’s videos!! AHH!

 

 

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Lake District Zoo

Here’s some photos that I took when we went to the Lake District Zoo :)

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