I’ll admit it, I wasn’t really all that eager to go to this concert. One of my younger kids “discovered” Troye Sivan when he sang vocals for Zedd’s beautiful hit dance tune Papercut (yes, beautiful is the right adjective, even though we’re talking EDM). Before you click on to the next post, here’s the official VEVO video, although it is audio only:
YES. Is that beautiful or what?
I couldn’t resist using Gage Skidmore’s adorable 2014 shot of Troye at VidCon in Anaheim (thanks, Gage!). This image seems to speak of simpler times. Troye literally grew up with his fans on his YouTube channel, and eventually hit the big leagues. We traipsed down to Boston to see him live, although I was a little reluctant—I wasn’t sure Sivan’s melancholia was quite my thing. I went along with my two younger girls, and was properly shocked at Troye’s enthusiastic teen girl following.
To put it short, I was sold. Live performance can sometimes be marred by rough voices and a lack of stage presence, but not with Sivan. He owned that stage, and his affection for his youthful audience came through with such joy. Listen to the lyrics, or look them up–they are lovely. Here are links to casual videos if you want to see some of his performances that night:
One more nice bonus was his opening act, Dua Lipa. She had a powerful voice and a couple of really catchy tunes. She needs a bit of practice trying to expand her presence over the entire stage (and thus to the other half of the stadium), but after the concert we went straight to Spotify to find her. Good stuff! I’ll do a separate post on her soon.
Photo credit to: Gage Skidmore on flickr