american singer billie eilish debuted this Friday night in Chile at the Lollapalooza festival, which is being held this weekend in the Chilean capital, and shared with the public all the intimate charge and warmth of their songs.
“Billie, hug me” (“Billie, hug me”): is the phrase that was read on a poster of a young Chilean woman located in the front row of the concert, written on a piece of cardboard that she held tirelessly for the singer to read. ; Billie Eilish was faithful to that message, and made a scene close to the public, earning praise from the attendees song by song.
The American gave the Chileans a performance that she owed them a long time ago: she should have debuted in Chile in 2020, but that concert was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic; the event never recovered, until this Friday, which completely filled the festival site of lollapalooza with tens of thousands of attendees.
Billie Eilish kept her more rhythmic songs for both the opening and finale of the performance, but filled the middle of the show with all of her quieter, often sad melodic tunes that characterize her musical style.
Although the American ended the concert with applause and praise, the beginning was tortuous, with shouts about the low quality of the sound to the right of the stage, as well as security problems due to the crowd that gathered near the stage, which were in mostly teenagers.
Before Billie Eilish, the festival saved the penultimate shift of the day for this Friday’s second headliner: African-American pop and rap from lil nas x who, with eight dancers who are also Afro-descendants, staged his performance with a strong queer aesthetic and energetic choreography.
A good part of the public this Friday came to Lollapalooza with the main claim of Billie Eilish, a world-renowned artist who, until now, had never performed in Chile.
WHAT IS LOLLAPALOOZA?
In addition to music, Lollapalooza has other leisure activities on its premises, something that attendees appreciate; Cataldo, in his case, highlighted an initiative to sponsor a tree in south-central Chile, devastated by the large fires that hit the area in February and burned hundreds of thousands of hectares.
Lollapalooza, an international festival originating in the United States, expanded to Latin America for the first time with an edition in Chile, in 2011, and since then it has begun new journeys in Brazil and Argentina, as well as in various European countries.
Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish thus closed the first day of Lollapalooza Chile 2023, but, for this Saturday and Sunday, the event promises expected performances such as rosaliaDrake, Tame Impala and T.Wenty One Pilotswhich will continue to fill the amplitude of the Bicentenario Cerrillos park, to the south of the Chilean capital, with tens of thousands of attendees.
WITH INFORMATION FROM EFE.
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