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I Finally Saw Lorde in Concert, & It Was Life Changing

I’ve been a lover of music and concerts for as long as I can remember. I’ve been to countless concerts and have seen many different artists live in many different cities. Lorde was always on my list of people to see. Her music is so chill, and she seems like such a genuine person and musician, so I was always interested in her. Last night, I finally got the chance to go see her live! 

After Uber-ing to Staples Center, we found our seats and got settled in. Before we knew it, the opening band, Run the Jewels was on. The choice to bring them on tour seemed like an odd choice to me, because their music and Lorde’s music are very contrasting to each other. They were still a lot of fun to watch, though. When Lorde finally came onstage, I was ready to lose my mind.

Her show focuses on the story of a group of dancers dressed in light-colored clothing. Everyone always has an issue with Lorde’s dancing when she performs on TV or at award shows, and that’s something I’ve never really understood. The way her music flows through her body and makes it move has always been something I admired about her. It’s artistic and a real statement about who she is. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks—she’s going to dance her heart out no matter what!

After the we really got into the show, it became clear to me that Lorde wants the art of the show to focus on the music, not herself. Artists like this almost always have the best shows. Because her show was very artfully and tastefully done, it was so easy to lose myself in the music and lyrics. As much as I love her album, Melodrama, I never fully understood the lyrics until hearing her sing them live. I always knew I liked to jam out to her songs and sing them at the top of my lungs, but it was at the concert that I realized what she was actually saying in her songs and how I could actually relate to her so much more than I previously understood.

Lorde’s outfits were unique and super cute, and the genuine happiness that she felt on stage was not only contagious, but it was also very refreshing to see someone who is still so excited to be performing for people who love her music.

Her show has the feel of a small venue and artist, and yet, she is a Grammy Award-winning artist, who sells out stadium shows. Compared to the many artists that I’ve seen before, I’d say she falls somewhere between The 1975 and Taylor Swift on the scale of how much of a production the show is.

She didn’t have a big catwalk into the crowd or a huge band and back-up singers. It was her, a mic, a background band, a group of dancers and a cage-like glass box for the dancers to work with. It was one of the most unique shows I’ve seen, and I wouldn’t change anything about the entire night. 

Lorde was having the time of her life, which made me feel comfortable to dance and let out all the screams and singing along that I wanted. I feel so lucky to have been graced with the presence of someone so passionate and excited, and I’ll hold onto last night forever.

Needless to say, I want to be best friends with Lorde now.

Photos and gifs courtesy of Emily Lentz, Giphy and Staples Center

Emily is a graduate of UCLA and former Senior Editor of Her Campus at UCLA. During her free time, Emily loves to read, travel and binge-watch episodes of Gilmore Girls. She can be reached at emilylentz47@gmail.com.
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