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Taylor Swift- Red Tour London

Taylor Swift rocks the O2!

So last night we went to watch Taylor Swift and her Red Tour perform live at London’s O2 arena.

The place was sold out and the atmosphere was amazing.

Firstly I have to give credit to The O2 for being very proactive in terms of the London tube strike – they emailed us to let us know alternative routes etc. and they displayed details in the actual arena via their advertising banners. Hats off to them!

Taylor Swift Red Tour
Red Tour poster

The warm up act was The Vamps who went down very well – especially with the younger female crowd. They were a great starting act and got the crowd dancing and ready for the main act to arrive.

Taylor came on promptly around 8pm and from then on we were entertained to the maximum with her amazing voice, incredible lyrics, great costumes, stage theatrics, videos and set.

The Red Tour was extremely well thought out with a little bit of something for everyone. Taylor sang some older famous songs such as ‘Love Story‘ and ‘Sparks Fly‘ and she also say songs off the aforementioned album including ‘Red‘ and ‘We are never getting back together.’

Taylor Swift Red Tour
Taylor Swift Red Tour

The staging was amazing with new backdrops for most songs including a carousal, wedding chapel, circus and much more.

Her backing dancers were energetic and interesting to watch but Taylor stole the show with her passion and enthusiasm plus she worked the crowd exceptionally well – flying across and over people at certain points and always including the people lucky enough to be standing right by the stage.

The surprise of the night was Taylor introducing Danny O’Donoghue from The Script on to stage where they gave a great duet of ‘Breakeven‘ to the most insane crowd yet! (Taylors words!)

The show ended with a massive standing ovation after Taylor sang her very famous recent hit ‘We are never getting back together‘ sporting an amazing red glittery jacket with red confetti falling from the rafters.

Taylor Swift Red Tour tickets
Red Tour tickets

News reports today mention that the previous nights show ended with someone coming on to the stage to hand Taylor a note (read more here) however nothing disrupted last nights show.

The Red Tour was quite simply amazing – passionate, emotive, lively, entertaining and it really gave Taylor Swift the opportunity to show people her personality and (if this is possible) cemented her even more in to the hearts of the people who had been there to see her!

Brooklyn Bowl arrives in London!

Brooklyn Bowl opens in London!

So the latest hotspot everyone is excited about in London is the arrival of ‘Brooklyn Bowl‘, located in the famous O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula.

London O2

Brooklyn Bowl is a famous bowling alley, restaurant and music venue and as the name suggests started in Brooklyn, New York. The idea as far as we could work out is that famous people perform/ bowl there and they are trying to bring that to London with the place being attached to the O2 Arena!

So we actually booked a table at the restaurant as we couldn’t reserve a bowling lane online but on arrival the waitress told us we could eat whilst bowling so we decided to take that option instead.

Bowling was £18 per 30 minutes (peak time!) so it can work out pricey if there isn’t many of you bowling but I think they allow around 8 people per lane so for larger groups it’s a bit of a bargain really!

Brooklyn Bowl scoreboard

We ordered loads of food including BBQ Pork Sliders, Cheesy fries and the biggest chicken wings we have ever seen. We had a friend from LA with us and even he was bowled over by the food! (Excuse the pun!)

The bowling itself is standard – bumpers / no bumpers – we chose none! But the atmosphere is great – fantastic music and nice decor creating a modern and edgy vibe. There are big TV screens playing music events which is awesome and I heard that some events from the O2 will be screened there too!

Halfway through bowling the lights dimmed and the pins and lane became illuminated which was a fun bonus!

Brooklyn Bowl bowling!

I totally recommend London Brooklyn Bowl as a fun and relaxed night out for larger groups of people 🙂

They also hold events there and tomorrow they are holding a Super Bowl party – you can get tickets through their site for this.

For details on London Brooklyn Bowl you can visit their site here – you can also reserve tables and get tickets to events here too 🙂