Ruth and Honey’s Tour debate..

BACKGROUND: Brighton, first date of me attending the #5iveGreatestHitsTour. We are stood, freezing when Honey woddles like a Penguin. Ruth says “Honey, you look like a Penguin…. but with legs.”

This began a tour long debate, asking everyone we could “DO PENGUINS HAVE LEGS?”

There were some funny answers. Even though I can’t remember them all.

Abz said “Well… they have feet”
Sean said; “Yes… No…. Yes…. They have feet like this.” He then woddled and did a thing with his hands.

29 of you were correct;  Penguins infact DO have legs. They also have knees!
17 of you were wrong, including myself…


You win Honey!! I got a prize for you when I next see you.


It is time – #5iveGreatestHitsTour

The UK leg.. The actual 5ive tour begins in Ryhl, Wales tomorrow night.

Rock it boys!!!!! Super safe travels and have a funky 5ive time to anyone attending the shows. I hope to see a lot ofrevampedbanner you and would love you to sign the #5iver side of my main banner.


I will attempt to blog almost like a review of each show I have been lucky to get tickets for. I know i have put too much into this and after conversations where i am panicing so much i almost pulled the plug.. Its so close now i have to do it no matter what. Obviously i know i could do the first date and have to come home again, i have planned for every outcome and dropped a few days. So, here is my not that sensible but the most i could do without breaking my heart and feeling like my body has won #missionfailed:

20th – Blackpool
25th Southend – no longer attending due to hospital, sorry Tara.

2nd – hospital
4th – HAMMERSMITH, LONDON (Abz cosplay)
5th – OXFORD

I can’t wait to be surrounded by smiles. Lets rock!!!!!!!


Buy 5ive merch, win 5ive tickets.. Bargin.

For some reason my emails from 5ive official have been going into a spam folder. Oh noes, I may have missed this chance to enter this rather groovy competition. Luckily it was also tweeted….

I’m not sure if it was the need to expand my cap collection or the fact the lads want to see us, but either way
I couldn’t resist and so have a black and white Five logo truckers cap ordered.

For all your funky 5ive goodies check out their store:


It’s time to ROCK

After tweeting about missing their connection and by the look of it getting there a day late, with no sleep for over 24hours…

The lads kicked off the five dates of this leg of #5iveGreatestHitsTour in Fremantle, Austrailia.

rock that shit up and enjoy every minute.


#AskScott – 50k followers

A week or so ago Scott (5ive) said when he reached 50k followers over on his twitter; @scottlarock5 he would do another #AskScott. Anyone could ask him a question and he would try to answer as many as possible. He quickly reached that marker…. Infact just before this session started he was on 50,303 followers. Nice one ScottLaRock… 5.

Tonight he stayed on for an hour between 8 and 9pm. This was so everyone could then go and watch the final episode of ‘the Big Reunion – on tour.’ This three episode series has been given various names, but it’s what happened on the tour.

I did ponder over some meaningful questions. Instead, I settled on a ‘lets make him think a bit’ and ‘this could be some psychology testing’…:

Me: #AskScott Hey Scott La Rock… 5. Name 5 things that are Green????
Scott: Grass, Kermit the fog, Apples, Grapes, leaves on trees

Ok, there’s no suprises in his answer. It’s probably 5 things that most people would say. 4 of the things can also be different colours… So… I wonder what that means.  I reckon; He’s a colourful person!

A lot of the questions being asked were surrounding; the possiblity of new songs, being on stage, and the up and coming  tours. There was a ton of famous names being mentioned Ironman, Kurt Cobain, Bono, Georgie Swan, Jack Wilshere, Ed Sheeran, Queen,  There was also a few personal and deep questions thrown in. There was even talk of the idea of the lads wearing Kiltz to the Glasgow show…. a reply of ‘Ehhh No’ says it all. It was a mixture of questions and Scott did well answering so many.

If you are heading to the Cardiff show in November, keep your voices well as you will need them to sing a Happy Birthday to Scott.

To find out why the above were mentioned in answers (it was ALL good reasons) and what the answers to; “what would you do if you were in a club and a 5ive song comes on?” and “How would you describe Ritchie in 5 words?” are, go follow @ScottLaRock5 over on Twitter. You may even find out what scent he wears.

Thank you Scott, we appreciate it, especially as you aren’t feeling too well at the minute. You have also gained several followers. As of 9pm the tally is 50,308. Fab!

1 5iver Memory Countdown – Last time I saw

1 week to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have mentioned a bit about how long ago I saw the lads. I also know I said I was making this a new era and what happened on tour stayed on tour.. But…… As it’s getting super close to Swindon. I know I’m getting overly nervous (until I spoke to EJ at midnight last night while I was totally freaking out saying I wasn’t going to go. I feel a bit calmer about it today) but overly excited. I’m nervous because I really don’t know how I will react medically and mentally and from drama lamas first time around. I’m excited because…. that’s obvious. xD  I will either be very hyper and all over the place OR stand dead still, speechless in complete ore. Mixture of both I reckon.

I keep thinking about the last times I saw the lads, and how much has happened in my life since and then how my life has totally gone full circle. Feel lucky. VERY lucky.


  • I last saw the lads on stage;  12th December 2000. Invincible Tour.

My parents drove me to N.E.C Birmingham and waited with me until Sazzles got there. Sadly, some idiots from school saw me waiting and for the next month decided to take the mick out of me for ‘going to a concert with my parents’. It wasn’t nice at the time but it did make me laugh. While I waited for my best friend in the world I went over and raided the merchendise stall. I wore my ‘Abs Alwayz unofficial fan club t-shirt’ and the dude on the stall gave me money off. No idea if he was ment to but he said he was an Abz fan…. That was quite funny. I got a scarf, t-shirt, badges, programme and poster. Good use of birthday money I think. Sazzles arrived and we headed in, avoided the guards and went straight to our seats. The girls behind us took a photo for us. They and the girls next to us kept asking me about my Abs fan club and complimenting me on my banner. I really felt the nice side of the fan base that day.
It was such a funky Five show. Brilliant. Especially Abz talking when the others were changing. I just remember (maybe because of my photos) he had a towel on his head for ages while he nattered away. I was chuffed they did ‘My Song’.
I believe the set list (if what I have written in my book is correct);
~ Shake
~ Everybody Get Up
~ Slam Dunk (da Funk)
~ Serious
~ If Ya Gettin’ Down
~ Keep on Moving
~ Got the Feelin’
~ Invincible
~ Until the Time is Through
~ Two Sides to Every Story
~ Don’t Wanna Let You Go
~ Battlestar
~ When the Lights Go Out
~ It’s the Things You Do
~ My Song
~ We Will Rock You

Hang on, it’s on the Five Live VHS….  Ok, that mentions them all except ITTYD. *shrugs*
They had motor bikes, dancers, millions of lights, and jackets that looked like bees. We rocked, we sang, we cheered, we danced and most importantly came away grinning. A few of my Five friends were there, somewhere, I never did find out where. They saw my banner and took photos from afar. You couldn’t tell that’s what it was a photo of it was so small on a ‘One-use camera’. Bless Amy though she was too sweet. She was part of our Five Fan Power team. Maybe I’ll do a blog about that soon. It was so nice sharing that day with Sazzle’s, very emotional and I’m super amazingly glad I get to go with her this time around. That one will be the most sentimental I think. Bring on November. *grins*

  • I last saw any of the lads; 18th August 2002.  A very random meeting of Abz.

Me and a friend had been following an up-and-coming act around the UK for the last 4 months. That day we were due to see them again, in London. My friend was very adiment that we went. I wasn’t too fused as I felt very ill (We now know I was almost dead) I thought nothing of her being excited and travelled down with her. I basically followed her feeling lost which was the way we rolled and guess I was used to it. We walked by a river behind some buildings that looked like backs of an industrial factory or something. I remember it being quite hot but pleasant and the river looked really nice with lots of grassy patches and trees running along. People sat quietly reading their books.  Anyways, we went around a corner to find some bar fences with a bunch of girls hanging about.
My friend says like she didn’t know “I wonder what’s going on here? Oh look there’s Rose.” (Someone we saw everywhere)
CDUKAbsSo we hung for a little bit. I found a good spot where no one else was stood and I was hidden slightly by some leaves… 15 minutes later….. I looked up.. and… WHAT the heck, ABZ(!) was coming straight towards me. I literally said “A.A.A.A.A.A.A ABZ??” I was very confused, overhelmed, excited and in shock all in that second. I froze.
He said “Hi” and smiled.
Then LOADS of girls ran over screaming like a horde of banshees out of no where. He signed a couple of autographs for them as they shoved pens and paper in his hands, he quickly walked away. I snapped out of shock as the girls started to crush me. Thank goodness they moved as soon as he did.  Still starring at him walking away I said to my friend “damn, you could have told me we were coming to see Abz!!” I must have said it louder than I thought, because he turned around, laughed and waved.

Stupidly, I should have guessed this was where we were heading as I’d mentioned that week about missing Abz on CD:UK because we would be at gig. DOH. I was a bit slow I think. It was a random moment and because of the annoying type of fan-girls that I never understood, it was brief but one of my most treasured moments EVER. This is the only photo I managed to take while being crushed. My friend took some but as I’m not friends with them now I didn’t think I should use them.  I am extremely glad I had that moment, especially as it would have been my last. I’m sorry for the word on the fence, I couldn’t have planned that,  could I?  haha.  ❤

7 sleeps to go – Excuse me while I freak!

2 5iver Memory Countdown – Just admit it ;)

Just a short one today. I’m busy busy busy and only a few minutes to type. Will blog about it all tomorrow. Luckily I had some of it saved in a draft. But I just found out something else to add to it. It’s a bit of silly fun.

  • In 2011 – My Man, my sister, our friend and myself were in a car on way to see Rammstein.  We were singing, nattering and generally rockin’ the journey. We were saying about CD collections. I said about my collection being random. Somehow this lead onto;
    Our friend said he saw a board in my house that had 5ive 4eva or something written on it in marker. I explained it was the 90s boyband and that their logo was a 5 instead of an F. And that what was written was still true.
    Yes, this meant the rest of the journey was a ‘take the pee out of Ruth session’.

The mentioned board is still around. It’s currently blocking a hole in the chicken fence outside until I get some more orange fencing. Fiverule5eva

TODAY I found out something very amusing. Bare in mind that memory. I found out that this friend put ‘Keep on Movin’  on youtube and literally sang, not just a couple of words randomly but sang the WHOLE entire song!!! EVERY word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone needs to apologise and admit they ARE a fanboy in denial!

Don’t worry PERSON, you aren’t the only one. ALL the family have been singing random sentences to the tune of the songs, making out like they don’t know the lyrics and trying to act like it’s annoying having the songs in their heads. It’s not like they even stopped knowing the songs, Who they trying to kid 😉 <3<3<3<3