3.27.2014

Lorde Concert

Jacob is not that into music. I don't know why or how you can live that way, but he does and it's weird. He still comes with me to about two concerts a year - one that he wants to go to and one that I ask him to attend with me. No one else in my life really understands my love for Lorde so he got to be my date to her concert on Monday. From what he's heard, he likes her music. She's too mellow for his taste, but he really likes her voice. He has a hard time with female singers because they all just sound like screeching to him.  I get that. But he's always excited when we get a night out so he was happy to be there and we were having fun through the opening act, Lo-Fang. Then Lorde took the stage and he watched about 30-seconds of her sweet dance moves and sat down. He is one of those people that cannot handle awkwardness and feels a whole lot of secondhand embarrassment. He stayed seated for about four songs before finally realizing that this is just who she is and got up with me and enjoyed the rest of the concert, throwing in some gawky dance moves himself. 

I loved the show. It was very...Lorde. She's a strange kid, but I love that about her. She seems wise beyond her seventeen years, has hauntingly beautiful and thoughtful songs, and doesn't care what people think about her. That's an artist. I wish I was that self-aware and confident as a teen. I agree that she is a little uncomfortable to look at sometimes, but in her element, at her show, with her fans, it didn't seem that spazzy anymore. Her stage was simple and pretty and her voice was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Seattle was the 15th stop on her 18-city North American tour. Her energy was up, her voice didn't falter, and she was genuinely grateful and gracious. I love her.












7 comments:

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I really like her - she's quirky and odd but I dig it. I always felt that Florence was a bit odd but when I saw Florence + The Machine live it all changed, she was AMAZING - I put Lorde in the same category. I love that you're so into music - I'm happy my hubby and I both are even if our taste isn't 100% the same. I'd say it's 80% the same. I like all he does, he just doesn't like all that I do.

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I really like her - she's quirky and odd but I dig it. I always felt that Florence was a bit odd but when I saw Florence + The Machine live it all changed, she was AMAZING - I put Lorde in the same category. I love that you're so into music - I'm happy my hubby and I both are even if our taste isn't 100% the same. I'd say it's 80% the same. I like all he does, he just doesn't like all that I do.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I'm glad he quickly realized she's awesome. ;) I need to listen to a couple of these later. Glory and Gore is my favorite!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Oh, and people who aren't that into music... Well, that's just sad.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Secondhand embarrassment! Hahah! Jacob is hilarious. I love love love Lorde. And Lo-Fang! what did you think??

Jacob said...

I wasn't as embarrassed for her as I thought she was having a seisure and I was affraid for her safety. It is hard to be a fan of music that makes your brain hurt and/or you can't make heads or tails out of the muddled mumblings "artist" create.

Karen M. Peterson said...

I really enjoy Lorde's music, but I don't know if I could go to see her perform. She was so awkward at the Grammys that I think I would feel some of that secondhand embarrassment too.