Earlier this week, Philly was once again gifted with the experience of a lifetime: Ed Sheeran for not just one, but two nights at the Wells Fargo Center.
And ya know what? Every single person in that stadium had themselves the best night of their entire lives. Between my mom, sisters, and I dancing like no one was watching and the group of boys next to us singing every (emphasis on every) word to his songs, Sheeran had fully captivated his entire audience; not that we’re surprised in the least.
For those of you who haven’t yet had the absolute pleasure of seeing Ed live, you have to add it to your bucket list asap. Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of his tunes, his energy and level of interaction with the audience creates the perfect, exciting atmosphere for any avid concert-goer.
On top of his stage presence, Sheeran proves his musical prowess time and time again with his one man show. Not only can he croon and rap with the best of them, but each beat, harmony, and strum are all him. Thanks to his loop pedal, Ed is able to seamlessly recreate his songs with all the backtrack and finesse we love.
Last but not least, Ed explores each emotion of the heart. One moment he hypes up the crowd with upbeat numbers like Nancy Mulligan and Bibia Be Ye Ye, then he’ll break and re-mend your heart with Happier and Thinking Out Loud. Finally, when your heart is fit to burst, he’ll bring in the heat with Don’t and You Need Me.