I’ve always liked Ed Sheeran. I appreciate his music more than most artists out there today and I have all of his albums. I’ve even seen him live a few times. Still, I’ve never been what you would call an avid follower. I don’t check in to see what he’s doing or who he’s hanging out with, what he’s saying on Twitter – I don’t think I even followed him on Instagram until recently. I guess you could call me a casual fan; someone who appreciates his music and thinks he seems like a genuinely nice (and adorably quirky) guy. That was until I saw his recent Snapchat stories.
A friend convinced me I just had to follow Ed’s new Snapchat account, saying that his shenanigans would be right up my alley. Boy was she right. It took less than 100 seconds of his snap story to turn me into his newest biggest fan (if that makes sense). I believe my comments in our group chat that night read something like…
“WTF HOW DID I NOT SEE HIM FOR ALL OF HIS GLORY UNTIL NOW!?!?!”
“OMG I LOVE HIM OMG YUP YUP HAHAHAH OMG FREAKING HILARIOUS”
“HIS CREW HATES HIS LOVE FOR SNAPCHAT. THEY HATE IT AND I LOVE IT OMG YASSSSSSS’
“BAHAHAHHA THAT GUY AGAIN. THAT GUY IS SO DONE. ED IS A GENIUS HAHAHAHA”
Oddly enough, that conversation lead us to the idea of starting a new Man Crush Monday series at Trendom. Naturally, I thought it appropriate to kick off the series by detailing my new found love (said in all caps, with the heart eyes emoji at the end) for the man that is Ed Sheeran.
Now, there are many reasons to love Ed. His music, his carefree, humor-loving personality, his cast of all-star friends, his ginger hair, his tell-it-like-it-is approach to everything, the list goes on and on. But what I’m here to talk about right now is his Snapchat story. It is, after all, the thing that melted the ice around my heart and brought me to realize my undying love for Ed.
Let’s take a look at the havoc he’s causing now that he’s joined Snapchat:
“Here’s a sock with dinosaurs on it”
He cut straight to the chase about dick pics on Snapchat in a blatant convo with his manager, Stuart (cue a string of crying so hard I’m laughing emojis here)
He’s been snapchatting from Meet & Greets
Snapchatting from McDonald’s
Snapchatting from a Nationals game
Snapchatting while riding on his new Swagway
Snapchatting to give us an update on the grooming required before his largest stadium show in America (Kev is not amused…)
And generally snapchatting to annoy the hell out of his crew…
At some point, Kevin finally snapped and hijacked Ed’s phone…
I can’t wait to see what’s next on Ed’s snap story. Will Kevin’s patience with Ed’s snap-obsession be broken past the point of return? Guess we’ll have to (gladly) stay tuned!
You can follow Ed on Snapchat by scanning this little guy:
You should probably also follow Ed on Twitter and Instagram while you’re at it. Trust me – it took me long enough to fully get on this train and I highly encourage everyone else to get on board!