I had a ball at the Global Summertime Ball!
We’ve got some lovely clients. We really have, and they’ve supported us in all sorts of ways since we launched the business. But the highlight so far has to be the invite we received from Annabel from Global to the Summertime Ball at Wembley at the weekend.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but felt the need to brag to my 18 year niece who loves Example and Ed Sheeran, both of whom played a set. I haven’t actually told her that I was too busy drinking Pimms to watch Example (aka Elliot) but I’m already in her bad books, so might not dwell on that!
I was told we had VIP passes, but if I’m honest I thought that we’d just get nicer seats and possibly a buffet. But the guys at Global really know how to put on a show. We were greeted in the VIP area with a glass of Pimms (don’t mind if I do) market stalls with BBQ’d kebabs, seafood, burgers, chicken and anything else you could possibly throw on a BBQ. There was also a pizza stall, a salad stall, a strawberry stall and a big section in the middle with scones and cream cake. Not great if you’re trying to shed a few pounds for the holidays.
While we were trying to find our bearings and figure out which acts we really wanted to watch and the ones we weren’t that keen on, our glasses were constantly topped up with pimms. There was also another room, with another bar as well as ‘pick’n’mix’ and candyfloss machine.
There were also some nice surprises with Cover Drive and Lawson, Dizzy Rascal and Cheryl (who apparently has dropped the Cole). Well he’s a cheating bugger and I’d have got shot of the name a long time ago! Oh and the boys from Rizzle Kicks made a guest appearance with Jessie J.
While we were rocking out (well swaying lightly is a better description) there were ushers constantly supplying us with Chinese food, mini fish and chips, beer and ice cream.
I actually started the day by star spotting, after seeing Neville from Harry Potter on the train down from Leeds, so made a point of trying to get to double figures by the end of the day. Here’s who I managed to see. I didn’t get back 9, but thought I’d done alright. See if you can figure out who they are…
For those Beliebers out there, we left before he came on stage, although we heard all the crazy 9 – 12 year olds screaming their heads off. Also missed Katy Perry, who accordingly to the 9 year old girl (Jessica) I met on the train back up North on Sunday morning was ‘so cool’ but she was disappointed that fireworks didn’t appear when she sang firework! A note to the artist team for next years show.
Had a thoroughly enjoyable day, felt about 50, but drunk my bodyweight in Pimms and had a good old laugh with Annabel. Hope we do enough great stuff over the next 12 months to get another invite. Maybe I’ll have to pass my invite over to one of the boys. I hear Paul is a Belieber.
Thanks to all the guys and gals at Global for being such great hosts.