You make my heart shake
Bend and break
But I can’t turn away
And it’s driving me wild
Let me take you back to Christmas Eve of 2015. I was in the car with my boyfriend and we were on an adventure to find the house decorated with the nicest Christmas lights. My boyfriend put on a song, and said “you have got to start listening to this guy he’s amazing,” and the song was wild by Troye Sivan. His album Blue Neighbourhood became the playlist of the night, and it was just so fitting that we were listening to it as we explored our own blue neighbourhood.
Now fast-forward to August 2016, and we both got to experience Troye sing this and all of his other hits from the album live. He put on a spectacular performance and blew me away with his vocals. My heart absolutely raced when he covered Dua Lipa’s Be the one, a song I had also been loving at the time. I dare to say I even liked it better than the original.
Troye also interacted with the audience and thus brought an amazing atmosphere to the room. You could just feel that his words and songs were resonating with every soul in the room. Everyone danced in beat, sung in harmony and used their iphone’s as tiny lights together. It’s a connection that you don’t ever see strangers make, except for when you’re at a concert.
Also a big mention needs to be given to his stunning back up vocalist Karina Depiano, who absolutely stole the show on a number of occasions. Her cover of Alessia Cara’s guest verse in Youth was incredible and she deserved her solo time! Both opening acts, DJ Tyde Levi and Nicole Millar were also fabulous! They got everyone excited and dancing in anticipation for Troye. I would definitely go out of my way to see either of them again.
The merchandise was really great too, I was impressed by the range of t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, jumpers, and caps! As always the organisation of the Hordern Pavillion was a bit of a mess, and as per my luck, it was raining and we had parked on the opposite side of the venue so it was a bit of a disaster to get in. I got soaking wet but honestly, (apart from making everyone in the venue smell like wet dog,) it adds a bit more fun to the night.
Let me know if you were also at the concert, or one of his many other shows! What were your thoughts?
Love Lexy xx