I’m on Cloud 9
Kirsty Liddle was the lucky winner of our competition with Goji to win exclusive tickets to the launch of Tinchy Stryder’s latest range of headphones.
With tickets to the launch party secured, Kirsty was also asked to write a blog about her night at the exclusive gig, which has been published on the Goji Collective blog.
Here’s her report from the night in full. Congratulations again Kirsty!
There are three things I never do: I never take taxis into London; I never glance out of the window and see the entire city glittering beneath me; and lastly, I never attend celebrity media launches. But last night I did all three. As the lucky winner of a competition run by the leading youth volunteer charity, vInspired, I attended the official launch of the Goji Tinchy Stryder: On Cloud 9 collection, a range of headphones and accessories designed by Tinchy.
My task was to blog about the event and, as a student journalist, this was a dream come true. I can honestly say that from the moment I arrived on the 31st floor of London’s iconic Centre Point building, it was one of the best nights of my life. There were endless complimentary canapés and drinks, and I was surrounded by journalists, record company executives and the wonderful girls from Goji.
The live performances from Angel – a rising star in my opinion and a fantastic addition to the R&B scene – and, of course Tinchy himself, were incredible. The atmosphere was amazing. I’ve never been that close to a musician before; It’s a completely different sensation to being at a gig, much more personal. And a surprise duet by Tinchy and Sugababe Amelle Berrabah rounded off the whole experience perfectly.
I have to say at this point that I originally signed up to vInspired for a different reason. I was looking to do some volunteering in my local area and as vInspired is a youth orientated charity I thought it would be a perfect match. VInspired is aimed at 14-25 year-olds and it connects young people with opportunities in their area, giving them the chance to do something wonderful. Plus, it gives volunteers the opportunity to boost their CV and earn a coveted vInspired award.
Commercial Development Manager Sarah Hertzog came to vInspired having previously worked for The Prince’s Trust. The Goji launch was her first project for the organisation and she said, “Tinchy really appeals to the youth market so we are very excited to be working with Goji and hope that both sides will benefit as a result. Tinchy supports vInspired and has performed at our award ceremonies for the last two years.”
As well as the incredible experience of seeing Tinchy perform live at such an intimate gig, we got the chance to try out the headphones in listening zones. I picked out the over-ear headphones, which are really comfortable and have great sound quality.
Overall it was a fantastic evening, which gave me a real insight as to what my future working life as a journalist might entail. I have to say I’ve got a bit of a taste for these events and can’t wait to attend my next one!