Well here it is, I know this post is a bit overdue, but I still wanted to share my experience with you! Unlike my previous trips to Auckland this was a bit of a spontaneous trip to see The Script. Okay s it wasn’t quite that spontaneous as Diana and I had bought tickets back in November. (Diana is my Egyptian friend from university and a super huge fan of The Script). It was spontaneous in the sense that I kind of forgot that we were going and only booked the plane tickets 3 weeks before we went. Thank god for Jetstar and their sales as I managed to get return tickets from Christchurch to Auckland for only $88. Anyway, this isn’t a sponsored post about Jetstar and I know you are reading to hear more about the concert itself, so lets delve straight into it.
I flew up to Auckland early Tuesday morning, the day of the concert. I hadn’t seen Diana in months so we had some awesome bonding time throughout the day. We went to Swig Café and ate some delicious crepes for breakfast. I chose the lemon sugar one while Diana chose a scrummy chicken and vegetable one. The we walked about Queen Street for a while, looking at shops, buying a few $2 scarves from Cotton On and eating more delicious food. Then we headed back to our hostel (Jucy Hotel) at about 3pm to get ready to go out to dinner before heading out to the concert. Diana even let me do her makeup and I reckon we rocked some pretty fab outfits!!
After we were ready we decided to go up the Sky Tower as it was Diana’s first time in Auckland and we had a bit of spare time to kill before out dinner booking. The Sky Tower gives you some pretty awesome views of Auckland and the bay, we even managed to pick out where the Vector Arena is. We both freaked out a little in the lift as neither of us love heights but the views were definitely worth it. Stepping out onto the clear glass floor is pretty freaky too, but we weren’t the only ones being cautious about it.
El Faro was my pick for our dinner meal, as I have been there before and absolutely love their food. It is a Spanish Tapas bar situated in the Elliot Stables. You can actually order from any of the food shops in the stables and they will deliver to your tables in the spacious eating area in the middle. The tables are really beautiful and made of old polished wood, with each one having a couple of candles and flowers. The inside stills has all the exposed wooden beams from the old stables and it is such a relaxed but classy atmosphere to eat in. For food we chose the patatas bravas (like wedges), jamon con pan (aired cured ham on bread) and both had a glass of their delicious Spanish sangria. We couldn’t resist getting churros for dessert too!
We were still a bit hungry after we left Elliot Stables so Diana decided to take me to a place of her own finding, which just so happened to be Sal’s New York Pizza’s. After sharing a slice of the Pepperoni pizza we were nice and full, and ready to head to the Vector arena for the concert. We decided to use Uber taxis to get to the Arena as both Diana and I had a free ride to use with them and we thought, “Why not?” (If you live in Auckland or in any of these countries and cities you should definitely try them out! You can use my code “sarahs6832ue” to get a free ride!)
Even though I lived in Auckland for 5 years I never once went to the Vector Arena, but I have to say it really is massive! Yet at the same time it reminded me of the Hornecastle Arena (where I sometimes work). I guess most arenas are pretty similar…. Anyway we ha some pretty awesome seats down in the lower bowl, about the 6th row up. I knew we were in for a pretty awesome concert from the get go as I spotted a small stage up the back near us (ad my suspicions were confirmed later that it would be used by the Script as a part of their concert.) The Opening ac was meant to be a guy from the states called Colton Avery and Tinie Tempah, but Tinie couldn’t come to our leg of the woods. However Colton Avery was pretty flippen awesome (definitely my kind of music),. He reminded me slightly of Ed Sheeran’s style as it was only him and his guitar, but he was joined for one song by a guy playing the Cajon (a box drum) which made for some awesome music with the acoustics of the arena.
Okay, enough chit chat. I know you that what you really want to hear about if he actual concert itself. Well they did not disappoint, that’s for sure! Danny, Mark and Glen came walking from out the back, through the standing crowd wit a whole lot of kids waving large green light up flags to sing Painting the Town Green. This was just many of the crowd pleasing things they had in store for us that night, as well as their amazing music. My favourite songs of the night (and pretty much my favourite songs of theirs) were Hall of Fame, No Good in Goodbye, Man on a Wire, Quite Like You, and It’s Not Right for You. The boys even decided to do a gag during the show where they called up a member of the audience’s ex-boyfriend and sung “Nothing” to him. It was a night of laughs, and happiness all round and both Diana and I had such an awesome night. I still like to look back at the photos and wee videos I took of the concert and I had such an awesome time.
So tell me, have you ever seen the Script live? If not have you been to any other concerts?