Monday, 15 July 2013

Gentleman of the Road

Who doesn't love a good outdoor gig. The weather has been perfect lately, and last Saturday, I had tickets to one incredible gig. It was held at the Olympic Park - so an iconic location - and the line up included Haim, Ben Howard, Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons. It was an all day gig, with it kicking off at 2pm, going well into the evening.

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Top - Abercrombie
Shorts - Zara

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All days summer gigs have such a fantastic vibe to them and the bands were all amazing. It was absolutely scorching, which is why I had to tie up my top and roll up my shorts more so - it was one of those days where no matter how little you're wearing, it's still hot - no complaints though!

I think I did well with my choice of shoes. It was hot, that I ended up taking them off while on the grass, but we did a lot of walking beforehand, and they were perfect. Keds are definitely the perfect pair of summer trainers.

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We walked in as Haim kicked off their set and they were amazing. I've not heard too much of them before, but I'm a new fan. Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons were as good as expected. I've wanted to see both for ages, and have heard great things about both of them live. They definitely lived up to all expectations. A highlight of the day was watching Marcus Mumford rock out on the drums.

But Ben Howard was the clear highlight. I knew he was going to be good live, but had no idea he would be THAT good. He had the whole of the Olympic Park (60,000 people) in silence and with goosebumps at his amazing voice. Definitely one of the best live acts I've ever seen.

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And it was amazing to be there as the sun was setting, with Vampire Weekend performing in the background. The experience of watching one of your favourite bands with the sun setting, while it's still warm, is amazing. 

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What do you wear to an outdoor summer gig?

Sherin xx


Lily Lipstick said...

This looks so fun! I haven't been to an outdoor gig or festival for a few years - getting very envious at all the blog posts and Facebook updates I'm seeing at the moment. Outfit-wise, flat shoes are a must! x

Imogen said...

Just the right outfit for the occasion. I haven't been to one of those sorts of events for ages but it sure looks like fun.

Cee said...

This is silly, but when it comes to an outdoor gig, the thing I think about most is what I don't mind having beer spilt on... because it happens to me every single time I go to a concert! I usually wind up in jeans and a black t-shirt :) This sounds like such an amazing show - I've never been a huge Ben Howard fan but I would still love to see him live because I hear he's so incredible!

Sofies closet said...

Gorgeous outfit. I love the oversize shorts and the slim fit top.

Michaela said...

This sounds great! I really wanted to go to Wireless there too! I always get stuck with what to wear for these kind of things, but simple is probably best!

Cafe Fashionista said...

You look so adorbs, Sherin - I LOVE your summer gig ensemble! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing bands an such a cute look!
I usually wear a sundress to outdoor concerts :)


Ida said...

That looks so fun :)

Johanna said...

I wear anything that breathes because summer music fests are always so dang hot!

Johanna said...

I wear anything that breathes because summer music fests are always so dang hot!

ana said...

You look gorgeous!!,

Kimberlee said...

I love Mumford & Sons! Looks like a great time :)

haven't been to a concert in ages... really need to change that.

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