(photo courstey of Gina Weaver, taken at Scarborough 27.7.14, link here)
As some of you may already know, I went to see Little Mix and Scouting for Girls last Sunday night at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, which is the biggest outdoor theatre in Europe. Both bands were fab, but it was the support act that caught my eye and when I was asked whether I wanted to write about them, I jumped at the chance! Only The Young is a mixed gender band (no, not like S Club 7) and to be completely fair, not a single band comes to mind that I can liken them too. It's plain and simple pop, I admit it - but there seems to be a cool edge coming off it and it is honestly something I can not pinpoint. I just like it.
I had the chance to meet Betsy, Parisa, Charlie and Mikey during a mad scrum after the show, which even they admitted was completely ridiculous and mad themselves afterwards, I tell you what if I'd have been four foot tall I'd have been trod on and killed, there were that many people pushing and shoving. I dread to think what it would have been like if it was One Direction I was queuing for (or pushing for) because I think I'd have been squashed into the size of a McDonalds burger. Imagine that on your gravestone? Death by concert.... Anyway. They were all really lovely (I promise you this post is not sponsored) and I'd go and see them again live if I had the chance, they were probably as good as my faves Little Mix and coming from me, that's quite a big compliment. You can see my selfies below:
OTY are currently working with Vodafone under their new #FIRSTS program, where the phone company are inviting people to do things for the first time that they'd probably never get the chance to do otherwise. Only The Young performed at Wembley (eek!) at the Summertime Ball along with Miley and Cheryl (double eek!) and then filmed their experience with the help of their fans. I've included two embedded videos, the first one being how the band got the chance to be part of the #FIRSTS scheme and the second one is a cover of Avicci's Wake Me Up which was put together along with videos taken from the phones of the ordinary people at the gig. Am I the only one who thinks this is rather cool!?
Though I was provided with the videos, all opinions are my own and I received no payment for this post, I just think OTY are fab. -^.^-