Stag do was Sheer class
DJ Jim grabs selfie with singing star
A Cambuslang man was left stunned when singing sensation Ed Sheeran turned up at his stag do.
Jim Moore, 32, could not believe it when he was told the star was in the same Amsterdam pub as them.
Ed had popped in to Excaliburs for a refreshment while waiting to perform a gig.
Although the singer was surrounded by security, he was happy to pose for a selfie with Jim and his pal, Margaret Scott.
DJ Jim, who tied the knot on Saturday to Jill Hyslop, 30, just a week after the stag do, laughed: “My mate came back from the loo and said Ed Sheeran was upstairs.
“I thought he was at it but my pal Margaret went up to check and came back to confirm it – she had gone to talk to him and his bouncers grabbed her.
“We didn’t really get a chance to talk – he was hanging about with his pals and crew and I didn’t want to bother him because once people started realising it was him they were all pouring in wanting a look.
“Margaret grabbed a hold of him and we got a quick photo and told him I was on my stag do and he wished me the best for the wedding.
“I DJ at weddings and play his tunes all the time at gigs as you can imagine, but that would have been right naff to tell him.
“He was pretty laid back. His security were doing their best to keep everyone away and he looked like he didn’t want to be bothered but he didn’t give us any hassle or anything.
“Considering he’s number one and probably one of the biggest singers in the world just now he just came across as someone else out for a good night in Amsterdam – he just had more girls trying to talk to him than most.”
Jim, who also works as a teacher, said word soon spread about Ed’s whereabouts.
“He left not long after though as it must have gone around Facebook and before you knew it the place was heaving,” Jim said.
“It was a pokey wee room and folk started piling in trying to kid on they weren’t having a nosey.
“When we got back to the digs I said to the girl behind the reception guess who we met and she started crying!
“All her pals had been texting saying Ed Sheeran was meant to be in town but she couldn’t believe we’d actually met him.”
Despite their encounter, Jim, who was speaking before his and Jill’s wedding at Number 10 in Glasgow, admitted he had no intention of making Ed his first dance.
He laughed: “I need to play Ed Sheeran for first dances nearly every week so we’ll be sticking with my obscure 80s power ballad.
“I don’t like all his stuff but a lot of it is great.
“Castle on the Hill is a belter and I love all the stuff he does live with his looper pedal. He’s a talented guy and humble with it.”
My friend grabbed a hold of him and we got a quick photo and told him I was on my stag do and he wished me the best for the wedding Jim Moore
Guitar hero Ed Sheeran was enjoying a night out when Jim bumped into him
Saying hello Jim Moore, from Cambuslang, and Margaret Scott, from Rutherglen, could not believe it when they bumped into Ed Sheeran during Jim’s stag do in Amsterdam