Lorde -17/10, 18/10: Metro Theatre, Sydney and 19/10: Zierholz, Canberra
Tonight is the first night in the last 3 nights that I know I won’t be seeing Lorde live.
I’ve had the most brilliant few days with some really brilliant friends and as we hang out in my bedroom in canberra it’s a bit sad realising we won’t be seeing her for another 102 days (to be exact)
I literally never imagined that the last three days would have turned out like this; going to three shows in a row and being blown away each and EVERY day.
I think that I could actually attend every one of her shows with the same setlist every night and never bored because each time is more mesmerising than the night before and it’s not even because she sings so brilliantly, it’s that she’s such a presence on stage and everything’s just really beautiful and everything feels totally cool, heaps good and nothing’s wrong for that hour or so that she’s onstage while i wave my arms, glowsticks around both wrists with two of fave friends in the world.
The first show was totally unreal, from seeing her back in May play to a crowd of about 200 to being at the metro theatre with about 1,500 people was unreal considering last time the venue was actually so small and I was so close that I couldn’t even look up most of the time without being blinded by the stage lights and prior we had been sitting on the stage waiting for her set. Hearing the songs all over again was even better this time because I actually knew every lyric and totally emotionally attached to most tracks.
My favourite part but also not favourite part because I almost had a breakdown was when she started performing Ribs and if that wasn’t enough to have been on the floor having a breakdown it was swiftly follow by her cover of “hold my liquor” and that definitely had me almost dead. But also finishing with “A World Alone” was such a good end regardless of some reviews whinging about it not ending on a “climax”
Then on the second night we stood at the back, glowsticks on our wrists once again and once the show was over we were lucky enough to go backstage and hang out a bit. We basically spent the whole time discussing dogs, talking about corny motivational quotes, tattoo chokers (like the one I was wearing which she loved) and being super sarcastic and all being a little confused as we couldn’t figure out when one another were being sarcastic. Also had a red bull and she signed our “The Love Club” EPs and our poster with personal messages and she wrote on my poster, because I always describe things as the “sickest” she wrote that I was in fact the sickest. We also got a redbull which ended up being the worst idea ever as it was about 12.30 and we had to wake up at 5.30am as we were getting the first bus out of Sydney the next morning.
On the last night we were back in Canberra and as she’d mentioned the night before backstage that she adored tattoo chokers I brought one of my spares with me for her but we also got a mood ring and a dog calendar for 2014 and she came out after soundcheck to get them and have a chat again.
Before she performed “400 lux” she introduced it as “a song a bit like this town” which is incredibly true. Canberra is a stagnant town regardless of it being the capital city of Australia.
It was just such a brilliant time. I cant thank her enough for her time and her brilliant performances each night regardless of recovering on the first night from a horrid case of food poisoning and with no doubts, (but totally undetectable) exhaustion since we were so exhausted and we weren’t even the ones putting the effort in.
It’s also been super brilliant hanging with Sam and Georgia, (both currently sitting in my bedroom discussing hatred of the hypersexuality of females in the media Georgia 300km and Sam 1000km from home) but also hanging with Hayley, Renee and Jaimee (totally sick chicks) on the first night but also with my IRL bestie Angela in Canberra on the third night.
Loved it heaps and actually 110% counting down to laneway because I can’t handle the fact that it’s going to be such a long time until we all hang again and get to watch Lorde once again.
(this is the end of my lorde concert posts I promise, I just needed to make a current post on what had happened because I hate the thought of one day waking up one day and not being able to recollect the brilliant memories I’ve had although losing my memory probably isn’t something that’s going to happen anytime soon I’m still scared of it happening (hence my adoration of “ribs” and being so scared of becoming old and all the bad things that come with getting older))