Santa came early this year and blessed my friend and I with the chance to see this spectaular set of atrists all in one place. This concert was one of the coolest line ups I'd ever witnessed and all the special guests were an awesome bonus. Let me start by saying the line up:
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
Taylor started the show and 5SOS ended it. Everyone did a really great job. My favorites were Iggy (seeing her in person was so amazing, PS she's gorgeous), Meghan (she had awesome energy), Rixton (they came out for only a couple songs but played completely acostically), and of course Sam Smith was utterly fantastic. I also loved Jessie J but they only let her do one song! Whoever was in charge of that messed up. Also someone who I look up to talent wise but do not entirely admire as a person was Ariana Grande. Her set ran too long and she cut time out of everyone after her. The concert didn't end till 12:00am. She also sang some of her lesser known songs and it was late, I still hadn't seen Sam Smith or 5SOS yet so I was very upset with her. She doesn't seem like a genuinely nice person.
Some really cool special guests included Gwen Stefani, The Weekend, Big Sean, Demi Lovato, and a special preformance by ED SHEERAN! I was estatic, I'm not going to say I cried when he sang "Thinking Out Loud" but I may or may not have.
We Ubered to the STAPLES CENTER where it was held and it was so stress free. Getting an Uber at the end of the concert was also hassle free since they were already anticipating the concert crowd. There was also a cool free Pre-Show Concert outside the Staples Center that was open to the public. It inlcuded preformances by some of the Jingle Ball Preformers and some other artisits. So I saw Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes and Becky G preform twice. Such a talented lineup this year, it was one of the best concerts I've ever had the honor of seeing. My only suggestion would be to switch up the actual line up of the artists and to designate time appropriately, other than that it was AMAZING. Hopefully I'll see you next year Jingle Ball ✌🏼️