I Met James Blunt at Ed Sheeran’s Concert in Raleigh, NC | #DividedTour

That’s right people! Ed freaking Sheeran and James freaking Blunt! Ya’ll, I was on the 7th row… from the TOP, yes nose bleed section, but the fact I was in the same room as Ed Sheeran was enough for me. I bought these tickets for my sister’s birthday back in March, we had to wait 6 months! It was worth the wait — I got some pretty epic pictures and videos!

I Met James Blunt at Ed Sheeran's Concert in Raleigh, NC | #DividedTour

Pre-concert selfie for the win! First up with James Blunt. I’ve been a fan of his since like day one back in 2004 when You’re Beautiful & Goodbye My Lover came out. He kept joking about how he knew we were all there to see Ed and that he was just using us to test out his newer songs. That if he sung the wrong words, we wouldn’t know, because we only knew like two of his songs anyways. Hilarious! I still have my first album from way back in 2004, I should of brought it with me to get signed. Oh well, we got his newest album and a poster signed.

I Met James Blunt at Ed Sheeran's Concert in Raleigh, NC | #DividedTour

James made a comment about how after he sung he would be out in the lobby taking pictures and doing autographs. We had to walk from the 300s to the 100s and on the OTHER SIDE of the building, lol. The line was LONG. But as soon as Ed got on stage, the line dropped quick. This is the 2nd time we saw him that day too. When we first got there earlier that day, we were getting out of the car and James walked into the parking lot. I turned to Debbie and I was like, “Is that James Blunt!?!? That’s James Blunt…” So this was our 2nd chance to get a picture with him.

While waiting in line, we got to sing Castle on the Hill, because at that point Ed was on stage and where we were standing was right behind the stage, so we were basically the backup singers. I wish he could of heard the people in line singing, I got a video of it, I’ll add it below, it was pretty epic. As soon as we got done with the picture we had to hurry back to our seats, talk about being out of breathe, 3 flights of stairs – we missed him sing A Team (my jam). We were able to catch the end of it though.

We got to here hits from all of his albums like Castle on the Hill, A Team, Dive, Perfect, Happier, Photograph, I Need You, Thinking Out Loud and many more. Even though we were in the nose bleed section, it was far enough away the sound was perfect for videos. I got some pretty clear pictures too. You couldn’t really see him, but lucky for us, Ed had huge screens. None the less, another amazing concert for the books! It was worth the money, even though ticket master fees are INSANE. First Ed Sheeran concert, but most def not the last. I also never seen James in concert before and that within itself was amazing. I wish he sung Goodbye My Lover, I would of cried. However I cried when Ed sung Happier & Photograph, both are kinda relatable from my past. He did quite a few love songs, talk about feeling really single, haha.

[Tweet “Dear future husband, the way to win over my heart is going to an Ed Sheeran concert and proposal.”]

I Met James Blunt at Ed Sheeran's Concert in Raleigh, NC | #DividedTour

The coolest thing about the whole night besides seeing Ed Sheeran in concert and meeting James Blunt was finding an #OBXrocks outside the PNC Arena before the concert. Then finding the lady who created it on the facebook group and instagram.

About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. tat2gurlzrock says:

    That is so cool! Soubds like you had a good time 🙂

  2. Richard Hicks says:

    You are such a lucky lady!

  3. I am a home ge huge huge fan! So jelly!

  4. Awesome! Wow, I can tell by the look on your face how excited you were. Too cool!

  5. I heard that Ed put on a fabulous concert!

  6. Darcy L Koch says:

    You lucky duck. You got to see two artists. They both are very cute. I also like your OBX rock.

  7. That is truly amazing! I would be thrilled to meet Jame Blunt and his music is amazing! What a awesome concert!

  8. nurselinda101 says:

    I am so happy for the two of year. This sounds like an awesome time. What a great sister to do this. God Bless

  9. There’s only one word for this…beautiful!

  10. Wow, I would love to meet James Blunt!

  11. margaret sarsfield says:

    sounds like such a fun time! always cool to meet your fav musicians.

  12. That was a great present for your sister (and yourself).
    slehan at juno dot com

  13. That is so neat, I have yet to meet or even glimpse any celebrity. SO jealous!

  14. How cool! I’d love to see them in concert 🙂

  15. Sandy Klocinski says:

    So awesome! I am jealous. Too exciting!

  16. I really like his song The Bartender. You are one very lucky girl.

  17. Sounds like a great evening! I love both of them and would freakin’ love to see Ed Sheeran in concert!

  18. paula peterson says:

    I’m a single mom, I have 2 girls. Great post.

  19. I hate to say I’m not at all familiar with James Blunt. I’m stuck in my Kenny Loggins days.

  20. wow thats cool I’d love to see Ed Sheeren in concert and James Blunt

  21. gloria patterson says:

    Sounds like you ladies had a great time and made many memories. Now the big question is your sister going to be able to top your gift

  22. Glad you had such a great time.

  23. Cool beans!

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  26. You are so lucky. I saw Ed Sheeran a couple summers ago @ Red Rocks in Colorado. I am 60 and it was one of the high points of my life. I would love to meet James Blunt too.

  27. Always fun to meet someone you admire.

  28. Lisa Garland says:

    That sounds like an amazing night!! I wanted to go to that concert so bad!! Love the OBX rock.

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