So I’m back home after some incredible days seeing Westlife in Glasgow and Dublin… Words don’t come easy at the moment, mixed feelings and SO much pride for these four Irish lads that have given us 14 amazing years that we will remember forever.
I’m so sad Westlife are not together anymore, it’s hard to stop the tears but I understand their decision and respect it. I am so thankful for everything they’ve given us, fans, over the years. Music, tours, laughs, tears and friendships that we wouldn’t have had, as well as helping us through hard days in our lives. Westlife will live on through all the songs, the memories, the videos, the pictures, the interviews and everything they’ve created those 14 years.
My all time fear since becoming a fan of Westlife in 1999 was seeing the members of the band falling out with each other and losing respect for each other so I am relieved to see them going their separate ways as four friends, four people who will be looking back to their Westlife days with a smile and will be proud of what they’ve achieved and how they made sure they respected the relationship between them.
What can I say about the last Croke Park concert… I’ve never seen a crowd so passionate about Westlife. You know, going to a Westlife concert there are many people who are huge fans of Westlife and there are people who are not necessarily ‘fans’ but love them and their music and go to see them. Croke Park felt like it was FULL of 85.000 FANS. Full of people who share the passion and love for Westlife, who know the lyrics to all the songs by heart and who wanted to give Westlife the biggest send off. It was all so emotional, so intense, I will never forget that night. Seeing the lads saying their goodbyes and hugging each other was heartbreaking, you could feel the energy of both the lads and the crowd. I have to admit when they first announced their split I was considering not going to their last ever concert as I didn’t know how I would cope. Truth to be said, I didn’t cope too well, a lot of crying during ballads but thankfully I had many lovely mates around me to give me hugs and I am so glad that I decided to go, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I know I would have regretted it if I wasn’t there.
I’m extremely proud of Westlife and I will never thank them enough for everything they’ve given me. Kian, Mark, Nicky and Shane, thank you for 14 years full of excitement, happy moments, emotional days, that’s more than half of my life. You are so talented and you are all lovely down-to-earth people as well, that’s why you’ve made all this work so well. I want to wish all four of you BEST LUCK with the new chapter of your lives, I hope it will bring to you even more than you wish for or dream of both in your personal lives and your careers. I have been a fan of you all from the early days and I will keep supporting each one of you in the future. You’ve made my Westlife dreams come true and I’ve lived moments I never thought I would in my life.
I will miss Westlife, I already do… but if any of the four of you ever reads this, know that there is a girl in Greece (or anywhere I might be in the future) who loves and supports you all no matter what and I’m sure there are many many fans all around the world sharing the same feeling.
Thank you my lads,