In the event that you live a sad, Lorde-less life, there is still time to buy tickets: The pop superstar and 21-year-old genius will arrive at the Toyota Center on Monday, March 19.
For almost a year, I've been listening to the New Zealand artist's sophomore album, Melodrama, on repeat almost non-stop, and, days before the big night, it's almost impossible to describe the anticipation I feel. Thankfully, there is music to say what we can't with words. Below, I co-opt Lorde's own lyrics to try to express my feelings.
"I’m Waiting for It" – The chance to show off my voice after almost a year of warming up my vocal chords while stuck in I-45 traffic.
"It's just another graceless night" – Blasting Melodrama during my Uber ride to the Toyota Center as I hang out of the window and scare my driver.
"Let’s go to perfect places" – Where I’ll be surrounded by others who appreciate this artist, tour, and album as much as I do.
"I am your sweetheart psychopathic crush" – In the sixth row and breathing the same air as you, Lorde, my queen...
"Bet You Rue the Day" – You sit next to me at the concert as I try to harmonize with Lorde for every song.
"All the glamour and the trauma" – Of finally being able to spend the money I’ve been saving up for Lorde tour merchandise since last spring when her FPSF performance was rained out and I was only refunded back half of what I paid for the ticket... (pours tea.)
"Megaphone to My Chest" – While I experience a live performance of "Sober" while being totally not sober.
"Hard Feelings" – I’m not crying. You’re crying.
"Our Rules, Our Dreams, We’re Blind" - While immersing myself in the full Melodrama spiritual experience.
"I understand, I'm a liability / Get you wild, make you leave" – Riding home with the onstage magic forever a memory in my heart...