Lorde live at the Plaza de Toros

By Jade Arroyo,
Photos by: Jade Arroyo & Antonio De Jesús Aguado

New Zealand singer Lorde performed in San Miguel during the alternative music festival San Miguel Sound. On the evening of April 8, the artist performed at the bullring accompanied only by drums and keyboard.

With an undeniable strength and sporting a gothic look with dark lipstick and nail polish and chunky shoes Lorde offered her first concert in our country. She has a unique aesthetic, a combination of retro and feminism, and her opinions and ideas have turned her into a role model for teenagers. She is a lover of dramatic literature, particularly of those stories relating to nobles and royalty, and she took Lorde as her stage name in reference to a noble title.

The concert began with “Glory and Gore,” followed by other popular numbers such as “Biting Down,” “Tennis Court” and “White Teeth Teens,” during which song she was presented with a Mexican flag.

Most of the crowd was young and euphorically screamed her name, danced, sang along and held up banners with messages of love and admiration, even one that read “Marry me.”

After her concert in San Miguel, Lorde performed in Mexico City for thousands of people at the Auditorio Blackberry. This 17-year-old was catapulted to world fame after she won two Grammys, beating out artists such as Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.


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