MUSIC – See your favorite artist, yes, but in style. Fans’ pink boas and cowboy hatsHarry Styleswho know all the songs by heart, flooded the Stade de France for the first of the two fevered concerts of the British star, Thursday June 1st. And the singer also did his show, as shown in the video at the top of the article.
In addition to the pink on many spectators, the majority of the public came dressed in accessories and singer’s favorite outfitsfabrics with printed hearts, leather outfits, cherry patterns, heart glasses, sequined dresses and, more rarely, a few butterfly wings on the back.
The wink of the boa dates from the 2021 Grammys ceremonywhere the former leader of One Direction had sung Watermelon Sugar with a green feather thing. Since the boa is his signature.
This 2019 hit was also one of the highlights of the Saint-Denis show, attacked by its new brass and woodwind quartet, two trumpets, a trombone and a tenor sax, instead of the album’s funky guitar. The crowd accompanied their Harry throughout the song, as during almost 1:40 concert.
From Bercy to Stade de France
This coppery touch is the 2023 novelty of the gargantuan « Love on tour », started in September 2021 in Las Vegas when the world was emerging from the Covid epidemic. After a round the world, the pink wave will scour Europe for a second time until the end of July in Reggio d’Emilia, Italy.
Already in summer 2022 Harry Styles had filled Bercy, but too many faithful had been disappointed not to find tickets. This time it is sold out at the Stade de Saint-Denis, also with a date on Friday, 70,000 spectators per evening.
The brass and woodwinds also energized Late night talkingtenor sax in the lead, with a superb trumpet solo, and served as an intro à la YMCA Village People on Music for a sushi restaurant.
If the copper section, three women and a man, wore Hawaiian shirts, the orchestra, mixed, was all in pink, fitting with the crowd. Harry was dressed in black, leather pants and a tank top with sequins.
Her favorite words in French: “bof” and “grapefruit”
He once again entertained his Parisian fans with this concert opened by Daydreaming, before digging into his three albums. A cry of pleasure ran through the stadium in the first bars of « She », with a very pop acoustic guitar, a piece he rarely sings on stage. The vast majority of the audience sang along.
Harry even tried to speak French, sparingly. “We’re going to play some music for you tonight, I was hoping (sic) you’ll enjoy”he launched after the first three songs, repeating several times: “Let’s go! ».
He also played with « bof »son “favorite word in French”et ” grapefruit “his other favorite word in the language of Molière not surprising for a singer with a fruity repertoire, Kiwi, Cherry or Grapejuice in addition to Watermelon (watermelon).
Tubes and emotion
The fans got “ambient” on the expected moments that punctuate his concerts, when he wore a stetson – white, that one – stretched out by a spectator, on Satellitewhen he addressed the public by reading their signs or when he waved the rainbow flag of LGBT pride, on Treat people with kindness.
As expected he took over a piece of One Direction, trapping his audience, to which he made sing the chorus of Best song ever before finally singing What makes you beautiful. The concert also had more intimate moments, with Matilda and its harmonics on the acoustic guitar, where Fine lineor it is accompanied by folk.
He looped to the encores on his two huge hits Sign of the times et As it was before concluding with a tonic « Kiwi ». Then the stadium emptied, revealing the swirls of multicolored boa feathers strewn on the ground, carried away by the evening wind. Harry Styles has been there.
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