So you heard how I queued for 4 hours for Stampy Tickets? Well on Monday we actually went to see him.
It was hosted by The Royal Society of Edinburgh as part of their Christmas Lectures.
In the 230 years where they have been doing these events, this was the largest audience and the youngest speaker they have ever had. It was all over the news
The night before the little one was sick, and I got no sleep. I wasn’t sure I would be taking her. But it appears it was something she had eaten because once she had cleared her stomach out she was totally fine.
It was in the Caird Hall in Dundee. Stampy had prepared a special Minecraft version of his trip to Dundee where he went through London, India (I know!), past the Angel of the North, to St Andrews and finally a Minecraft version of the entry to the Caird Hall. It was very impressive. I really like his Minecraft version of the Angel of the North
The hall was totally packed. This picture is before it started. The seating was surprising comfortable and spacious.
His book was for sale at the entrance for a very reasonable £7.99 and it came with a sticker with his signature on it. The little one had read it before he started!
I have to say, I wasn’t looking forward to it – Stampy has a really annoying voice and an even more annoying laugh, but it was a great event. It was like a modern day pantomime. The noise from the kids was deafening. The little one loved every minute.
At one point he said he needed someone to help him. Every single child in the audience (at least 90% of the people there) desperately had their hand in the air.
And then, as you can see from the photo, there was a surprise guest – Squaishey. Apparently she is also his girlfriend so she came along for the jolly.
He explained how he does the videos and we got a bit of insight on how the whole thing works. They recorded a Let’s Play video on stage while we all watched. Before they started we could vote on different elements of the storyline. Voting was done by cheering. I needed ear defenders! It should be online soon. It’s a version with Mrs Christmas, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a quest for Christmas cake. Keep an eye out. I couldn’t hear a thing of the video because the kids cheered *every single thing* he did.
All in all it was great to be part of something really amazing. The little one loved it and I found it quite entertaining.