Kristina Kaufmann – Photo Editor
In late January, senior Bailey Carr attended an Ellie Goulding concert at the House of Blues in Boston and had the opportunity to meet the artist in person. Carr won this opportunity from a radio contest through Boston’s 103.3 AMP Radio.
During the first week of school in September 2012, Carr received a phone call from 103.3 AMP Radio informing her she had won the online contest to win tickets to the concert and to meet the singer Ellie Goulding.
“I just simply entered online,” said Carr.
This was not the only radio contest she has won. In March 2012, Carr won a similar contest through Boston’s MIX 104.1, winning her first chance to meet Goulding in an intimate studio concert for only 40 guests.
“Radio contests seem to be my forte,” said Carr.
Carr explained that while the studio concert wasn’t a full concert, Goulding was, “so sweet, she signed autographs, she was really nice.”
When Carr met Goulding again for the second time this past January, Goulding didn’t remember her, but she still was very genuine, said Carr.
Carr commended the performance by Goulding and the concert.
“I would recommend people to go to House of Blues. It is an awesome venue, it was a really, really good show,” said Carr.
Carr has attended other concerts such as Drake, J.Cole and the Dave Matthews Band. However, Goulding is her favorite artist.
“I’m obsessed with her,” said Carr.
Goulding just released her second album, “Halcyon,” in October 2012, and is going on tour this summer with singer Bruno Mars. Carr has contemplated buying a ticket just to see Goulding perform and leaving after her perfomance.
Goulding is an English singer and songwriter who debuted as an artist in 2009 and released her studio album, “Lights,” in 2010. Since then, her first album has reached number one on the UK Album Charts and her most popular single, “Lights,” also hit the top spot on the Billboard pop songs.
Goulding has won a Brit Award for Critic’s Choice and a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. She also performed at Buckingham Palace for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception.