Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (by Chelsea 101)


“Legitimised racism” 😔. How can you be proud of being British if this is your mindset. Not one person in this country is 100% pure British. As a nation we have been invaded countless times, and then we have colonised countries ourselves. “British” blood is made up of every nation in the world. The British language is the most bastardised language within the world. The diversity of people within in this country is what makes Britain great.. Not the racists and xenophobes that this referendum seems to have allowed to be more vocal.

I’m absolutely heartbroken that Newcastle upon Tyne, the city I made my home, is included in this photo set. However, I do know that in retaliation to this blatant racist act, hundreds of people stood in the city centre as one, declaring that everyone is welcome in this country including refugees of war. This gives me hope.

As a granddaughter of a Polish migrant I am proud of my heritage and think myself as British as anyone else I know, we need to unite and show solidarity as a country that everyone is welcome, no their matter skin colour.

Today, I am not proud to be British.

sound check highlights: newcastle

songs played
Outer Space

  • michael wore sparkly pants so ashton said he looked like a mermaid (he also wore a cream/black leather jacket)
    calum wore a 5sos jumper with a dog on it
    luke wore skinny jeans a grey hoodie
    ashton wore shorts and a dark grey tee
  • “if someone could play you in a movie who would it be?”
    ashton: morgan freeman
    calum: me too
    luke: dwayne johnson
    michael: mark wahlberg
    calum: who’s that awkward guy?
    (some fans shouted michael cera)
    michael: no, i’d be michael cera i change my mind
  • “did you have doubts about your voice before you got famous?”
    ashton: my voice rocks
    luke: i still do
    michael: i wasn’t a good singer but i practiced every day till i improved and got better. but i still do too.
    ashton & calum then said hashtag believe & sang justin bieber & then sang like george ezra
  • “would you consider releasing old music? or carry on making new?”
    michael: we have no hits, so. amnesia live would be pretty cool though but we’re focused on new stuff
  • a fan spoke about her dreams and acting and advice
    michael: don’t let your dreams be dreams
    ashton: do it
    (michael then sang the pokemon theme song)
  • “what would you be doing if you weren’t in a band?”
    ashton: starting a bigger band
  • “craziest thing you’ve ever done?”
    ashton: my mum told me i smeared poop on the walls as a kid
    then luke spoke about corn & how michael buble eats it the wrong way (like he’s giving a blowjob)
  • “what’s your guilty pleasure?”
    calum: nick jonas
    michael brought up the interview where the woman said it was playing with her pussy
  • “what would you write on an I AM poster?”
    calum: nothing. i’m just a bassist.
    ashton: draw a paper bag. (he then sang katy perry’s firework)
    michael: no it’s “do you ever feel like a plastic bag”
  • “do you wet your toothbrush before using it?”
    ashton: when i put it in dry i regret it
    (michael died laughing over this)