Hello everyone, hope you are all well. :) The Bublé was beyond amazing - the 2 days for my friend Roisin's 21st birthday celebrations were incredible - will never forget the fun we had. Here is a rundown of all the fun we had ;)
Friday morning, we got a train at 9.20am to Dublin. Roisin's parents gave us a HUGE bag of food (doughnuts, crisps, choc muffins, cookies, bars, cans of coke...) reiterating this was 9.20am! Here is the bag of goodies - isnt it cute?
When we got to Dublin, we got 2 separate taxis to our hotel - Bewleys Leopardstown. We chilled out for a while and then went to my friend's parents room where they had sandwiches prepared for us so we wouldn't be hungry. We then each got a present with our names on it and inside was a t-shirt with "Roisin's 21st Birthday" on it and our names on the back!
At about 4.30, we headed down to the lobby where we were waiting on a *bus* - that was when a cream stretch limo turned up!
We were all given glasses of champagne and we had music BLARING in the back. We were taken all around Dublin city before heading back to the AVIVA stadium. When we got there, it was still quiet as the gates werent open long. We headed to the merchandise stand where I got a programme - there were also signed programmes there and the ink was STILL WET! He had JUST signed them!!
We found out that our tickets were actually SECTION 4 not ROW 4 but we still had a really good view and I got some AMAZING photos if i may say so myself!
The support act came on round 7.30 - they were called Naturally 7 - an acupello group so they had no instruments or anything. At this stage, i was physically shaking - it was FREEZING!!!!! Me and a friend went up to the bar to get a cup of tea and one of the girls bought a Michael Buble hoodie which we passed around every 15mins or so just so we could keep warm! At around 8.15pm, I met up with three wonderful ladies: Melanie Schregardus, Jules Keeley & Sian Phillips - was lovely to catch up with them before the gig :)
The Buble came on shortly after 8.30 - Cry Me a River was the opening song! He was FANTASTIC! He was soooo funny too, did alot of talking with the crowd! About halfway through, he walked down thru the crowd to a podium right beside us and HE POINTED AT OUR POSTER!!! He also sang Home when he was down near us so it was awesome! He said sorry to the people who bought front row tickets but that the people down here paid just as much - very good point!!! At the very end of the gig, he sang a song with NO mikes, no earpieces, nothing. The whole crowd went silent - gave me goosebumps - we could hear him perfectly - was just WOW!
Here are some pictures of the Buble himself throughout the gig:
The next photo was when he came down near us :)
After the gig, Roisin's parents picked us up and brought us back to the hotel where we went to their room. They had bowls of treats ready for us, a tier of mini cupcakes, champagne, wine and lots of banners and balloons up - was sooo lovely!
It was near 2am when we got to sleep. The next day, we got all dolled up and headed to the extremely posh 4 Seasons Hotel. There were a bunch of girls outside and a garda so we think the Buble was actually staying there....could have met him! There was also a celeb wedding on there but we didnt find out who wsa getting married and we didn't recognise any of the guests. We were brought to our table at around 1pm and on the table at each setting was a little box with a cupcake insde that my friends mum had baked the previous day - so cute!!
The food in the Seasons Restaurant was beyond delicious.
For starters, I had Rustic Chicken Noodle Soup
For the main course, I had Crisp Pork Schnitzel, Sauteed Onion, Apples & Calvados, Italian Colesaw.
For dessert, Bruleed Lemon Tart, Coconut Crust, Raspberry Sorbet.
It was possibly the NICEST dinner i have ever had! A plate came around then with chocolates on it and happy birthday written on it for Roisin.
By the time we were ready, we had to head back to town to catch a 4.30 train. Was exhausted but it was the best weekend ever!! Seriously will take something mega to top that birthday ;)
Til next time folks, be good ;)