Best night ever? We certainly weren’t complaining when we rocked up at London’s o2 Arena, walking the red carpet that the likes of Rihanna, Adele and Justin Bieber had stepped on just moments earlier. We, of course, paused for some selfies before making our way up to our VIP box where we overlooked the action going on below (with a few glasses of champagne, of course.)
It was easy to spot Keith Lemon’s big hat, Fleur East’s bright red hair (we wonder who won in a hair off, her or Jess Glynne?!) and Kylie Minogue’s bright white hat – and our box buddies Game Of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, Thom Evans, Zoe Hardman, Luke Evans, Alicia Rountree and Conor Maynard all couldn’t wait for the show to begin and catch their faves on stage (Thom was excited for James Bay, while Zoe was waiting for The Biebs.)
And no one was disappointed. Maisie had everyone up on their feet dancing for Jess Glynn’s INCREDIBLE performance (when we chatted to Jess last year she said “performing at The Brits would be a dream come true… It will never happen though”… She must have been pinching herself!) And everyone was whooping when Adele scooped pretty much all the awards – there really wasn’t much point in her sitting back in her seat, was there?
We also spotted that Chris Martin left behind the band’s award on stage and drummer, Will Champion had to run back and get it! Then there was the moment Justin Bieber hit himself in the face with his own mic and Mark Ronson swaying slightly when the camera wasn’t on him.
Talking of the camera no one knew where to look and the presenters and winners spent much of their time on stage going round in circles trying to find the right camera to look at.
But along with the awkwardness The Brits are known for – there was also some seriously moving moments. The whole stadium fell silent for Gary Oldman’s beautiful speech about his pal David Bowie, and Lorde impressed everyone with her moving tribute to him.
After an incredible closing performance from Adele (she just delivers every time, doesn’t she?) we all headed across to the Indigo at the o2 for an intimate gig with the biggest band in the world right now – Coldplay. Yep, that ‘birthday party’ gig Chris mentioned when Ant and Dec asked him about it was actually a very special performance to raise funds and awareness for children affected by war – as part of War Child’s Passport to Brits week together with o2.
And, wow, did they put on a show. Performing everything from old hits Yellow to their latest single Adventure Of A Lifetime, Chris and his bandmates looked delighted to be doing what they do best – belting out stonking great hits. They finished their show with a confetti canon, firing star
shaped confetti down on the delighted crowd below.
Afterwards we joined supped on Disaronno cocktails and danced to 90s classics before heading into our cab, admittedly slightly fuzzy headed, at 1am.
Definitely the best night ever.