Saturday, 12 August 2017

From Russia With Love.

I have been having a great time with my job dancing for Bebe Rexha. We most recently visited the city of Moscow in Russia. It is easily one of the best shows we have done so far. When we arrived off the plane, we were greeted with true Russian hospitality as the fans were already waiting to catch a glimpse of Bebe and we got pulled in for some fan photos as well. They brought a Russian flag with "WE LOVE BEBE" written on it, and they promised they would be at the front row of the show. They fully were as well. They even got into the tech rehearsal, which I will never know how.

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton (yep, really) and were treated so well and it was less than a ten minute walk from the famous Red Square. We went for a meal on the first night at a restaurant called Grand Cafe Dr. Jhiavago where we ate traditional Russian food (which is a struggle as a vegan if you want anything more than pickled cabbage) and drank so much Russian Vodka that we nearly all got tattoos. LOL.

I went exploring the Red Square on my own as it was so close & took photos and wandered around the mall which is right next to the St. Basil's Cathedral (which is so major IRL) and depressed myself by going in all the designer shops and trying on Prada sunglasses.

Our first performance was a private party for Warner Music on the rooftop of the Ritz Hotel. It was an intimate show where we followed Dua Lipa's set & Bebe was awarded her Platnium record. Me & Liv missed the after party as we were too busy taking photos in the beat to the gods bathroom in our hotel room. If you saw the live stream on my instagram, you know we missed the free wine...

The other thing I need to focus on is OMG THE SPA AT THE RITZ!!!

I have stayed at some beat hotels with spas to rival the GODS but yes yes yes for the spa at the Ritz. They have a sauna, steam room, pool & jacuzzi, and then there is a relaxion room (which yes I did come down to at 7am just to sleep in my hotel dressing gown) and detox water dispensers. You can also get massages and facials and other treatments here.

The last show was a festival for Europa Plus, which is a Russian radio station. I guess it's the Russian version of Radio One's Big Weekend, because the other names were the likes of Dua Lipa and Oceana. Whatever it was, there was a crowd of 40,000 people singing along which really made the performance one to remember.

If that wasn't enough, the waiter in the breakfast restaurant gave us a bag full of fresh fruit to take home with us. Sorry about the exporting goods rule, UK Boarder Patrol. 


All pictures taken on Olympus Pen E-PL7


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