I couldn’t have chosen a better gig than Passenger for my first one. From Mike’s jokes to the spirit of the audience, the entire show was just beautiful. I was on a whole new level of good vibes and I felt the music spreading through my body and I couldn’t help but shut my eyes, dance along and embrace it. The fact that Mike (Passenger) is so passionate and is in love with music and the message that he has to give is so meaningful and pure makes me love his music even more.
I loved hearing the stories he had from when he would be busking around the world meeting so many unique individuals and hearing their stories. I would love to travel the world one day and just learn more about people. You must learn a lot travelling this world alone, you can share all the highs and the lows with no one but yourself and use that new knowledge to create, to inspire. That is exactly what Passenger’s music does for me, it inspires me to keep going to never give up or give in. His music encourages me to never settle and not to give in to the system that our society has created for us.
So now for the story of the whole night. Our night began at around 4pm when my friend and I went for an early dinner. We then got to Fort Regent for about 6pm (an hour early) and we actually got in past before anyone was there and got to hear a little sneak peak of Passenger’s supporting act Lucy Rose, who is fucking amazing by the way. After a while we went to the toilets and when we got back we had to wait to get back through as the security had arrived. Finally at just after 7pm we were allowed in and got our bands and our bags checked. The venue was so tiny, I was surprised but that made it so much more personal to me. I loved it. I stood myself right at the front in the centre, I was so pumped. Throughout the night I got so into the songs and my heart felt so full and it still does. At one point I had my eyes closed and my fingers were dancing along with me to the beat and Mike looked down at me in front of him and laughed a little. He also smiled at me later in the gig which made my heart even fuller! At the end of the gig we all chanted for one more song and then broke out into one of his songs which was so magical and beautiful. He came back on with his band and they played two more songs for us which was amazing. I was so in love with the whole night. When it actually ended and the lights came on we turned around as people were leaving and there was a sea of plastic cups discarded on the floor, it was awful so we helped pick them all up. I was on such a high after the gig and was having the best time, living my best life. We then decided to dance on throughout the night and went to town to the clubs and had a great time singing along once again and dancing the night away. A magical night that ended on a high. A night I will never forget and one that will remain one of my more treasured and favourite memories.