Iced Capp in hand and paper directions in tow, we were ready to head to the “Great North” to see our girl.
I managed to navigate to the venue safely and without getting lost, which is a feat considering I’m directionally challenged.
We parked and decided to trek to a restaurant which was recommended to us via Twitter, thanks Ellie!
A mile and a half later, we arrived at CHEESEWERKS unscathed despite the copious amounts of runners and bikers lining the sidewalks.
I ordered the Buffalo Mac-n-Cheese and Tara ordered the Original Mac-n-Cheese. We naturally ordered two glasses of wine to accompany our dinner. I highly recommend CHEESEWERKS, the food was amazing and the service was great as well.
After our glasses were emptied and our stomachs full, we headed back to the amphitheater.
Once we entered the venue, we became easily entertained with people-watching. Lana draws some strange fans, that’s for sure!
Many girls, and even guys, were wearing flower headbands, but I think ours were the best ones there, obviously.
Also, and I’m probably going to sound like a mother right now, but there were far too many young girls wearing skimpy clothing. Ladies, the only cheeks I want to see are the ones on your faces.
Anyways, we found our seats, during which the opener was performing. I had never heard of Grimes before, and frankly, I will probably never willingly listen to her again. Between the dancing mimes, and her ear-piercing shrieks, I was not a fan. I was almost tempted to call PETA and report a cat being tortured (sorry, not sorry).
Around 9 o’clock, Lana came out on stage. She looked absolutely stunning in a short, white dress. Her look perfectly complimented the stage set, which echoed vintage Hollywood.
She played a variety of songs, new and old, along with a song called Serial Killer which was never officially released. I won’t spoil the set-list for those planning on seeing her on this tour, but she plays most of her hits, and she played a few of my favorites.
She sounded flawless and was able to hit the high urethral notes just like on her recorded albums.
Her band was phenomenal as well.
You can easily tell, Lana loves her fans. At various times, she would come down from the stage to take pictures and hug her fans in the first couple of rows. I can’t even imagine being able to hug Lana and take a picture with her!
My only complaint with her performance is she did not play an encore. I’ve been to dozens of concerts throughout my life, and I honestly can’t remember an act NOT playing an encore. I was very disappointed she didn’t come back out, but at least she performed well during the main part of the show.
Seeing Lana Del Rey was like a dream and I couldn’t be happier with her performance despite sans encore. In the future though, I would love to see her in a more intimate setting with a better opener and possibly a 21+ crowd.