Daily Prompt: Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. Be sure to describe your situation in full detail. Tell us all about your triumph in all its glory.
This isn’t exactly the most inspiring story but it was definitely a great achievement for me!
I’ve mentioned McFly’s Tenth Anniversary concert before in another Daily Prompt. It took place last September at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which meant that my two friends and I had to travel from Nottingham to London and then back again at the end of the night.
Getting there went surprisingly smoothly and we arrived at the Royal Albert Hall with ten minutes to spare. We screamed our way through McFly’s performance and practically jumped off the balcony when Busted made their surprise performance! It was absolutely incredible…to put it lightly.
Once it had finished, we had to make our way from the concert and to St Pancras station within about half an hour – that’s difficult when over five thousand other people are trying to do the same thing. We slalomed/half sprinted our way through the hundreds of other concert-goers along about a mile of street, then fought our way through the annoyed looking business people who crowded the tube station. We leapt onto the underground train just as it was about to leave and then spent the next fifteen or so minutes with our faces squashed up against the doors. We had five minutes to get to our train from the underground – that involved running up two sets of elevators, down another set, realising we had to go up again, going in the wrong direction… and then finally finding our train!
The relief was amazing as we sat down in our plush seats with just thirty seconds to spare. It was about 12 o’ clock and we were shattered. So then of course I had a Starbucks coffee and was wide awake for the rest of the journey! I think I’d earned it though- that was the most exercise I’d done in a month!