What it Was Like Seeing Ariana Grande in Concert

On Wednesday night, March 20th, I got to experience today’s biggest pop star, Ariana Grande, perform live at TD Garden in Boston at her sold-out concert.

Grande, at the age of 25, has gone through a lot of traumatic experiences, from a terrorist attack during her Dangerous Woman Tour, to breaking off an engagement, AND losing a past lover. Such trauma would have greatly affected anyone. Grande, back in late 2018, explained her mixed feelings on touring again on Twitter.



I’ve been listening to her since Dangerous Woman (yes I know, I slept on her for awhile) and have been greatly impressed with her music ever since. Grande went from being first well-known for playing fun, absent-minded Cat on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, to one the most talented and coversed pop stars of today.

Her Sweetener tour is full of songs from both Sweetener and thank u, next (the full set list can be found here), excluding “ghostin’” and “imagine,” both from the thank u, next album. “ghostin’” was excluded for obvious personal reasons and “imagine” wasn’t performed because of the strain it would cause on Grande’s voice.

Despite some of these exclusions, the concert was nonetheless still an emotional experience for me and Grande as well. Grande got choked up during “needy” and “goodnight n go” which, in turn, turned me into a sobbing mess. The thank u, next album hits particularly hard emotionally because it’s centered around loss and growth from relationships. There's a song on there that nearly everyone can relate to.

But, of course, there are a few light-hearted bops; “break up with your girlfriend” and “makeup,” for example, are two of my favorite songs off the album along with “blazed” and “successful” from Sweetener.

Boston fans were lucky enough to get a surprise performance of 2 Chainz’s latest song “Rule The World” featuring Ariana Grande, along with 2 Chainz himself (I screamed during the whole entire song!). The song has a R&B vibe, and Grande absolutely kills the track with her vocals.

In conclusion, if you’re thinking about taking the plunge and buying Ariana Grande tickets near your city, go for it! She sounds 100x better live and it’s an experience worth having. I’m glad I got to see her at her peak for an unforgettable concert experience.


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