Two years of friendship and memories: The Friendship Tag
Today, Monday 9th November, marks two years since I met two of my dearest friends, Sarah and Alysha. We met at a fan meet up for 5 Seconds of Summer and we’ve pretty much been close ever since. We’ve been through a world-wind of memories in a short time period of 24 months. In celebration of our friendship I
nagged asked if the girls would take a friendship tag questionnaire with me, and they happily obliged.
What was your first impression of each other?
J: I though Sarah was like my age maybe a year younger. I stupidly called her “Jess” as I was nervously texting my friend Jess on my way to meet everyone at the 5sos meet up. I thought Alysha was really pretty and a big Union J fan since she had just met them at their book signing.
S: I thought Jazz was a bit shy and reserved, which she was, until I got to know her and we got comfortable around each other. I though Alysha was someone who would be so easy to get along with and had 10/10 music taste. I really enjoyed both of their company.
A: I thought Sarah was pretty, outgoing but also super intimidating because she had dark blue/black hair, and also because she had (and still has) a tongue piercing. I thought jazz was super quiet until about 10 seconds into our first conversation where she made me feel so comfortable and like we’d been friends for years… and then I thought you were fab and I knew we’d be friends for a while.
What’s your favourite memory together?
S: This is where my mind goes blank…
A: When we spent the day in Cardiff together and had a sleepover because it was pretty damn awesome.
J: Oh and we hacked the CCTV of my dad’s flat to take selfies. I really enjoyed our sleepover in August because despite not knowing the worst was about to happen, I had a pretty rough year but both were there for me and able to help me take my mind off everything. They were also there when I had the news about my dad and helped clear my mind. That, and the second ever meet up which was the Christmas one at the Coca Cola truck which was like the bees knees.
S: It’s pretty much the sleepover, DerpCon, and the Coca Cola truck.
Describe each other in one word.
J: Sarah is hilarious. But I want to say she’s more than that because she is. But even when she’s really caring, she can crack a joke. Alysha is caring. No matter what your situation is, she cares and that’s such an amazing quality to have.
S: Jazz – intelligent. Honest to God, she’s so socially woke, and is like a fucking wordsmith. Alysha – hilarious. Legit constantly has witty replies and is just all around funny.
J: I feel like my intelligence hides for myself…
A: Jazz is incredible. You’re such a lush person (I’d say lush but incredible is better.) Sarah is just all around amazing.
What is one song that reminds you of each person?
S: Jazz- anything 1D or Disney. Alysha-any film soundtrack ever.
J: That was rather vague…
S: I can’t think of anything specific.
A: Jazz- Act My Age by One Direction. Sarah- Anything 80s related. Rick Astley maybe?
S: I love a good Rick Roll.
J: I think… Beside You by 5 Seconds of Summer for Sarah because it was the first song that 5SOS played when we saw them for the first time together at soundcheck and Calum [Hood] looked at us and smiled as Sarah cried and I hugged her. I think for Alysha it would be Set The Night On Fire by Camryn as we both ran the Welsh Camryn fan account together and I played that song a lot when we first met.
Who in the group gives the best presents?
A: Jazz because I haven’t even given one to Sarah yet…
J: I say me because I give presents a lot and it’s my speciality 😉
S: Yeah Jazz because she’s always thinking of something new.
Who is most likely to embarrass themselves in public?
A: Either me because I’m super clumsy or Jazz because because she’s super hyper and loud.
S: I reckon Jazz because she’s quite out there when she’s hyper (that’s not a bad thing)
J: I think we’ve all had an embarrassing moment but Sarah rolls with it. I get hyper and loud sometimes because I try to mask my anxiety by acting rather boisterous but I’m also a klutz, like you need to hear my stories. If not me then Alysha because she can be a clumsy person…
If you had to be trapped with each other in one place for 24 hours, where would it be?
A: McDonald’s because I can get cheap food from employee discount.
J: Easy, Disneyland. Or a hotel but it would have to have 5SOS in it.
A: OH YEAH! That sounds good.
S: I reckon a gig. That’d be sick.
J: A 24 hour gig? Only if there’s intervals, though. Because I’d need to pee and stuff. And it would need to be a 5SOS gig since we all love them.
S: I’d love to be trapped in an arena.
J: I mean if we could get backstage, there’d be a nice sofa to nap on. With potentially a nice band member. Of 5SOS. Michael…
A: I COULD BRING MCDONALD’S.
S: Next question
J: Alright, hold on!
Deciding together, where would be your ultimate holiday destination?
J: Guys, I genuinely think California because it has everything.
A: California or Australia. Mainly California because celebrities and great American food.
J: Australia is a good place, but it’s like a 24 hour flight. And I agree on California because like Disney and Universal Studios..
S: For me, Australia, New York or LA.
J: So we all chose California. I assume that’s our destination?
A: Yep! And Six Flags… wait how far is California from New Orleans?
J: No idea…
Where do you see us all in 10 years?
J: Hopefully, all three of us will be working in our ideal jobs, still in contact and meeting up whenever possible. Maybe even going to all the local 5SOS shows together.
A: Hopefully I’ll either be in a band or more realistically have a successful job with a Psychology/English degree behind me. I see Sarah being a bassist in a band (hopefully I will be, too). I see Jazz as being a very successful journalist. Hopefully we’ll all still be friends, though. I don’t want to lose you guys.
S: I definitely see Jazz working as a journalist or something affiliated with that area of work. I see Lysh as either in a band or maybe even working in film. I see me probably living in a box making dollar from robot dancing with my Rick Rolls…
A: YES! I forgot to mention I hope to be an actress on stage and screen (as yet another career)
So, there you have it. I hope this has given you more of an insight to my friends and I. We’re all rather weird teenagers/young adults, but we’re loveable once you get to know us.