I knew that Taylor Swift was going to be touring Australia and jokingly asked the boys who was going to come to the concert with me. I thought they would say no way but Jay and Harri both said straight away they would come. Luckily for my bank balance, Kobe was happy to hang out with his cousins for the night in Melbourne. I'm lucky that my sister Nicki and her family live in Melbourne now, as we get to stay with them whenever we are there. Kobe was so excited about seeing his cousins again (even though we were just there two weeks ago!) and kept saying 'it's special that I get to be with my cousins by myself isn't it Mum!?'.
We flew to Melbourne on Saturday afternoon and jumped on a tram in the city and went straight to the concert.
There were 47,000 people there all together. Most of them were couples or families with girls, but there were a few boys around too. My boys didn't seem to mind at all, and just loved the atmosphere and excitement as we waited for it to start.
Neon Trees were really good and sung a couple of their songs that we really like, but Guy Sebastian was awesome. He sang a lot of his older songs as well as newer ones. I loved watching the boys sing along.
Taylor Swift was amazing. Her voice was incredible and she sounded just like she does on her album. She played a lot of different instruments and had some great dancers and effects. We were just disappointed that she didn't sing one of our favourite songs 'Everything Has Changed'.
I loved watching the boy's faces throughout the concert. They were loving it and were singing along to the songs they knew. I was cracking them up as I would imitate the girls around us screaming, whenever different songs would come on. Harri thought it was hilarious and one time he said 'you screamed the loudest that time Mum!'. This was one of our favourite songs from the night, and it reminded us of the time Kobe was belting it out in the car.
During one song Harri asked if he could stand up as he wanted to dance! We were sad when it was over. At the end Harri said 'I was singing the best tonight! I sang all the songs!'. As we stood up to leave Harri said 'that was better than the footy!'. It made me laugh so much and I said to him that it was a big call, but he kept saying how much he loved it. Jalen asked when we can go to another concert and can't wait to go to another one. It was so nice to do something so special with the boys and to have something to look foward to.
We flew straight back home on Sunday morning, but the boys got to have a very quick play with their cousins before we did. It's a pity we had to come back for school and work or we would've stayed longer.
Melbourne looked so dry when we were flying out.
Thanks for having us Nicki and Alex and for transporting us around, waiting patiently when we are lost and running our iPad to us when we forgot it. We hope you don't get sick of us visiting! :)