“What do you want from me? Why don’t you run from me? What are you wondering? What do you know?”
That was how mega superstar Billie Eilish made her presence known to her fans last night at Impact Arena, stepping onto the stage singing the first few verses of Bury a Friend. There, her larger-than-life popstar energy gave way to an intimate performance that sent 10,000-plus fans into a frenzy.
For the next 90 minutes, they jumped, danced, and sang with the star whose soft-spoken, breathy voice offered a warm wave of comfort.
Two hours prior to the show, fans were already swarming outside the arena, queuing for drinks, merch, and seats. An hour after the appointed time, screams filled the venue as the lights went out and a set began that cherry-picked catalog hits including Therefore I Am, My Strange Addiction, and You Should See Me in a Crown.