Explosions and goose bumps
The grey/lilac haired beauty started off with ‘bellyache’, a song about a serial kill. Sick lyrics, sick performance. Billie’s past as a contemporary dancer was clearly visible when she was swirling over the stage. The teenage crowd was going crazy as they were singing (more like shouting) the words with her. Next on her set was the very emotional ‘idontwannabeyouanymore’. Simply unimpeachable. She sounded honest, pure and very mature – and the latter is remarkable since she’s only 16 years old.
Then came ‘watch’ – which made the venue explode thanks to the drums in the chorus. Billie surely knows how to play a crowd. She made eye contact with everyone and reached out her hands multiple times so that the front row could touch them. After that it was time to take it down again with ‘Bored’, a song that was featured in 13 Reasons Why and boosted Eilish’ career. One of her oldest songs came next: the very vulnerable ‘Six Feet Under’. The sentence “Would roses bloom?” gave me goosebumps every single time.
“I’m sick as shit, y’all”
To let the crowd come to their senses again, Billie took a little break and let her older brother Finneas take the stage. Finneas is her co-writer, producer and on-stage pianist/guitarist/backing vocal. His song ‘NEW GIRL’ was fun and he made quite a performance out of it – you could clearly see that he’s an actor. (He appeared in Glee and Bad Teacher.)
When Billie came back with a ukelele around her neck, she had to cough. “I’m sick as shit, y’all. So sick. I dead ass woke up like 2000 times in the middle of the night. But it’s okay, because you guys make me happy.” The crowd went crazy with those words and went even crazier when she started a Drake cover. ‘Hotline Bling’ was more adorable than ever with her fragile high voice. It was a little prelude for her song ‘party favor’, which is basically a breakup on someone’s voicemail.