Last week, some of our Conn College Her Campus members were lucky enough to attend Harry Styles’ Love on Tour concert. Although we were present on different nights and in different places, we can all agree on one thing: It was an incredible experience. He are our thoughts:
As the poetic Taylor Swift once said, “We never go out of style.” Lucky for Harry, Swift was speaking on behalf of them both. Styles, an infamous and iconic musical artist, has continually paved his way through society’s hall of fame. Styles, known mostly for his previous role in the boy band One Direction, has only continued to wow audiences with both his music and impressive wardrobe.
Because of all his music that dominates my playlists and his pop star background, I was overly excited to attend this concert. Harry’s performance was everything and more. He performed the hits, brought back “ What Makes You Beautiful,” and even dazzled the audience with “Happy Birthday” in honor of a crowd member’s special day. What makes Harry’s concert particularly memorable was how personal he made it. Although there were thousands of us and one of him, he made an effort to point out people, talk to them, and recognize the humanity in us all. At my concert, there was a middle aged man named Joe who Harry would intermittently check in with to make sure he wasn’t lost in the flood of teenage girl angst, screams, and tears.
My favorite part was during Harry’s “Treat People with Kindness.” With a Pride flag in one hand, and a BLM flag in the other, Harry danced across the stage and reminded us kindness is our biggest ally in a world prone to hatred.
Harry Styles will never go out of style, and neither will his incredible fits. I left the concert imprinted by his personality, his stage presence, and his optimism. If you’re ever having a day, stream Fine Line and dance along with Harry to the musical ebbs and flows of life.
-Meredith Harper ‘24
I never thought I would be going to a Harry Styles concert this year, but by some miracle my friends and I were able to buy tickets the day of the Thursday show and go that night. It was my first concert ever (shocking for a 20 year old), and it was probably the best first concert I could’ve gone to. Harry holds his own on stage, without any other dancers, a six-person band and no extra technical elements like animatronics or extravagant set pieces.
One of the most outstanding parts of night and the tour are the outfits that everyone prepares and really goes all out for. I would describe a lot of the outfits as disco, Mamma Mia vibes with bright colors, fun tops, flared pants, and sparkly boots. Harry’s perfect setlist brought in crowd favorites off of his album Fine Line as well as a rock ‘n roll take on the One Direction classic, “What Makes You Beautiful.” He ended on a high note with “Sign of the Times,” “Watermelon Sugar,” and “Kiwi,” and kept the crowd singing and dancing until the very end of the night.
The more intimate concert venue of Mohegan Sun also made the audience feel so connected to Harry, as if we can reach out and touch him on stage. I would estimate that that furthest seat away is still less than 100 yards away and you can easily see the performers on stage. Mohegan is very close to Conn, I would highly recommend anyone try to go to see any other concerts that come to the casino during your time here. This will definitely remain one of the best and most memorable nights of my life and I’m so lucky I got to experience it around my friends and other adoring fans who gave incredible energy and love to Harry.
-Maria Sell ‘23
After two years since buying tickets to see Harry Styles on tour (and enviously watching all the TikToks I’ve seen of people at his shows) I finally got to see him in Boston on Monday night with my sister. I feel like surreal is the only way to describe the feeling of being at that concert. This December will mark two years since Fine Line was released, and after the tour being pushed back a year because of Covid it seemed unreal that it finally happened.
As others have already highlighted, Harry really knows how to put on a show. I genuinely believe anyone could’ve enjoyed his concert whether you’re a devoted fan or not. The energy was electric. The production was amazing. TD Garden is a pretty large venue, but even being in the balcony it still felt like a communal experience with everyone singing and dancing and sharing in their love of his music. Surprisingly he played almost every song from both his albums (although he skipped “Sweet Creature,” one of my personal favorites, which I have to admit I was sad about). Some of my particular favorites included “Woman,” “Sunflower Vol. 6” (lots of props thrown on stage were used), “Cherry,” and the encore performance of “Kiwi.”
As others have pointed out, one of the best things about the concert was how he engaged with the crowd. It’s a tradition from him to find someone in the crowd who has their birthday that day and sing. Someone who had a sign was turning 21 that day, but after wishing her a happy birthday he actually had everyone sing for his dad who coincidentally had his birthday that day. He gave his opinions on Boston (he said he loves it, but that there are so many colleges and late night ramen spots), and congratulated someone on getting into med school (and chastised someone else for skipping a med school exam).
This was probably one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. I keep watching the videos I took over and over again trying to relive the night. It will definitely remain in my memory as one of the best nights of my life.
-Hannah Grinnell, ‘24
Before last weekend, I would not have considered myself a Harry Styles fan. Oh boy, did that change. As I prepped for my first Mohegan Sun concert since a Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert circa 2008, I found myself falling in love with Styles’ discography. In fact, I quickly realized that he has no misses. I’m not sure how I never realized this before.
The concert itself was absolutely surreal. I was on my feet dancing the whole night, and my voice still hasn’t fully recovered. The lighting was perfect, the outfits were steller, and the vibes were immaculate. I particularly loved when Harry highlighted the female members of his band during his slow and sensual “Woman.”
Watching Harry Styles perform “Kiwi” live on the first day of Scorpio season was like stepping into a new phantom life where nothing can ever go wrong. I felt so alive, but like I was dreaming at the same time.
I am so grateful to have had this experience.
-Lara Beckius ‘24