Last week we spent three days in Riga, Latvia (which I will be posting about soon) and the day after we returned we had tickets for the Glasgow Summer Sessions 2017 – Eminem Glasgow.
I had booked the Eminem tickets back in March as a surprise for Peter. He had just lost his job due to the downturn in oil in Aberdeen and I thought it would be a pick me up of sorts.
Something to look forward to, like hey, it’s not the end of the world.
I guess it was a funny one to choose to make him feel better. It was more reminiscent in my head.
We obviously grew up listening to Eminem. I challenge you to find someone my age who couldn’t rap The Slim Shady LP or The Marshall Mathers LP.
Even now, I guarantee most of you still know the words to My Name is.. and Stan! (and why the heck not!) He was revolutionary and the opportunity to go to the Eminem Glasgow Summer Sessions event was a no brainer. He was just one of those people we needed to see.
If you have never been to a Scottish gig/concert, it’s very different to what I see from other Countries/Cities.
But that could be that Instagram filter people pop on that makes everything look so whimsical! Sun, cider and flowing dresses with glitter locks. That ain’t Scotland.
It was muddy, slightly drizzly and we had a lot of intoxicated people stumbling around. I don’t know any different, I haven’t been to many concerts outside of Scotland but I love the atmosphere we bring. Theres always passion. Whatever the crowd is for, it’s always passionate.
Eminem was phenomenal. My expectations were not sky high. I thought he would be great but maybe a bit stand offish or appear fed up of doing the crowd pleasers but that man is a talent to be reckoned with (although the teen in me was a little disappointed that the bleach blond hair was nowhere in sight).
I have always had a lot of love for Eminem. What an intelligent man. He knows exactly what he’s doing and he’s doing it well. There is no doubting that he is a talent.
What actually surprised me is how political he was during the concert and how he was using his platform to voice his feelings on Donald Trump and his behaviour in certain situations. Can we boil it down to ‘behaviour’? Words are failing me.
I am glad that I decided to vlog it, again, it’s a different type of vlog for us. That night I left with a little bit more love for Eminem and an urge to dig out all those old CDs and rap my little heart out.