So November 29th I went and saw Marina and The Diamonds with the lovely Tom and she was actually out of this world. Marina is someone I’ve wanted to see for a long time, Since her first album ‘The Family Jewels’. I was given the opportunity to go her last tour, but I was too ill to go which was really upsetting as I’ve wanted to see her since the beginning. So when I saw that she was going to Birmingham there was no stopping me from going this time regardless of what happens!
I drove myself and Tom to Birmingham which in it self was a mission. An hour and a half drive later we arrived 5 minutes before the doors were meant to open. However we started to queue up and 6 o’clock passed and so did 6:30. Standing in the rain in just my dungarees, a white jumper, a blanket scarf over my head to keep me from getting wet and my iconic love heart on my cheek, I was freezing. But I wasn’t going to let the rain dampen my mood. 7 o’clock turned and the doors finally opened and I was so so so excited to see Marina. 8.30 was when Marina came onto the stage and in that instant I overcame with happiness and sheer emotion. I’ve never had this emotion of being so excited and wanting to burst out in tears. I was in the same room as the woman who has given me joy with her music for so many years.
The gig was set into 3 acts as Marina has 3 albums.
The Family Jewels.
Electra heart will always be my favourite era of Marina’s, I just love the pop synth and electro all mashed into one. The visuals for this era too were like a dream come true for somebody who is creative like myself, I love that she embodied a character for this era and played out the death of her when she finally found out who she really was. Froot comes next with its unusual sounding and juxtaposition meanings towards the songs. All in all Marina is just an amazing songwriter and a mastermind when it comes to the visual side of her albums.
Even though I had to be up for work at 5 o’clock the next day and I didn’t get in till nearly 1 o’clock I had the most amazing time ever. I for sure want to go see her again and try to get even closer than I did this time. THANK YOU MARINA ♥