My auntie had got me XFactor Tour tickets for Christmas because i was a big fan of Cher Lloyd and One Direction. The concert was on the 8th of April 2011 in Cardiff. i went to the concert with my mum, auntie and my little cousin. When we got to the arena we bought our merchandise and tour programs. After that, we went to our seats. We had got there early and on the big screen was a competition where you had to text the correct answer to the question. The question was 'Who was One Directions mentor? a) Louis b)Simon c) Cheryl' My mum text 'B Simon@ about 5 times and i text it myself once. Throughout the show i checked my phone and i had 2 text messages, one was from 'XFactor2011' and the other was from a mobile number i did not know. they both said the same thing .. 'congratulations you are the winner of the competition, please come to the right hand side of the stage at the end of one Direction Kids in America to meet Gavin'. i was so excited! When One direction started singing kids in america we all ran down to the stage where we met the tour manager Gavin :) he took me backstage with my mum, auntie and cousin to meet everyone! First was Mary Byrne, she was lovely but mainly spoke to my mum and auntie! that day i had bought her CD for my nan so i asked her to sign it for my nan, she was over the moon that we had got her CD and signed it for us. One Direction came off stage and came straight over. They went to my auntie and mum first and they all shook hands, they then went over to my little cousin and did this hand shake thing. Harry came to me first, wrapped his arms around me and gave me a kiss on the lips! Louis was next, he too gave me a hug and a kiss, as did Niall! Zayn and Liam only gave me hugs, but it was Amazing. Cher came straight over to me and we spoke for ages and she signed my phone case and my ipod. All the others were nice too but they were the main ones really! Matt Cardle was soo cute. He was really quiet and seemed quite shy! As i had won the competition i was given a free prgoram which everyone signed for me! Before i left, i asked them all to follow me on twitter and we had a huge group photo! Cher Lloyd was the only one who actually did follow me. It was a really good day and im gratefull that i was lucky enough for the opportunity :)
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In February me and my friend found out that Cher was doing a radio tour near where we lived, we found this out by bugging all the radio presenters on twitter until they would tell us. It was February 13th and i slept at my friends house, we had gone to sleep at 8 o'clock as we needed to get up early to get the early buss, we planned to wake up at 5 oclock yet i couldn't sleep of the excitement of meeting Cher, so i woke up at 5 o'clock, we proceeded by getting ready and packing something to eat, we got on two busses to get to birmingham. When we go there we where rushing to brmb, now known as free radio, as we wanted to be at the front. As the hours past by, we where getting excited, when we where told by someone that Cher had just arrived at capital fm down the street. So me my friend & about 10 others ran down broadway as we did not want to miss her. We go there and everything was calm, then all I heard was a big gasp from everyone as Cher and craig walked down the cobble path to meet us. At first Cher looked sad, but us brats soon cheered her up. Many people where asking her to sign numerous amounts of weird things, like someones bank card, and shoes. As it was my turn to meet Cher she had a big smile on her face, and was happy to take a picture with me, I said thank you very much, and she looked at me and went ''its all right'' in her accent. Just after that a girl asked her to sign a book which had harry styles on, which Cher [jokingly] said she wouldn't sign and she was only her fans & we all had to stick together, We all had a laugh and a joke, and all followed her to her car to wave good by to her. She was the most polite & funny person I have ever met in my life.