ANN/THE NATION – Ed Sheeran not only mesmerised his fans in Bangkok with his music but also won over their hearts by immersing himself in local culinary traditions.
Prior to gracing the stage at the “Ed Sheeran ‘+ – = ÷’ Mathematics Tour Bangkok 2024” on Saturday, the renowned artiste embarked on a gastronomic journey at the famous Jay Fai restaurant.
Known for its exquisite Thai delicacies and frequented by international luminaries such as Lisa Blackpink, Jack Ma, Russell Crowe, and numerous others, Jay Fai provided the ideal setting for Sheeran’s pre-concert culinary exploration.
Accompanied by the esteemed Michelin-starred Indian chef Gaggan Anand, Sheeran was seen indulging in the beloved Thai classic, the crispy fried omelette.
Images of Sheeran’s culinary escapade quickly spread across social media, building anticipation for the concert. And when the time came, Sheeran’s performance at the Rajamangala Stadium did not disappoint.
The concert was opened by special guest Calum Scott, who had the crowds primed for Sheeran’s arrival.
Soon the stadium erupted with euphoria and fans began belting every lyric of their favourite hits like Afterglow, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, Shape of You and Bad Habits, and Scott’s surprise appearance added to the magic.
Yet amid the concert rapture, it was Sheeran’s embrace of culture and cuisine that lingered in fans’ minds. His willingness to embrace and connect with local traditions added a unique flavour to the experience, making it a night to remember for all.