The Wilson Beacon

Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

Adelaide Kaiser

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Dua Lipa has been a breakout artist for 2017, so when I heard she was playing at the Fillmore I really wanted to go. After calling my mom from school on the day of the show, she snagged some cheap tickets from Stubhub and we made the trek from DC to Silver Spring.

Although we got there at 8 p.m., the time the show was supposed to start, I was able to push my way through the crowd of drunken women to the barricade (the very far right side of the barricade, but close to the stage nonetheless). Soon, the opening act Marteen took the stage. At only 16, he had surprising stage presence for the few songs he played. He was a pretty good opening act, as they go.

At 9 p.m., it was time for Dua. The crowd went wild as she stepped out on stage to sing “Hotter than Hell.” Dua had a lot of stage presence and was super into the music, dancing in a wild way that only someone with her confidence could pull off. Her vocals were spotless, and her amazing voice had the chance to shine during “Thinking ‘Bout You” and “New Love.” I couldn’t really see the visuals because of where I was standing, but they looked pretty cool from what I could see.

Overall, Dua put on a pretty solid performance. My favorite moment was when she hopped down off the stage onto the barricade and sang “Be the One” while holding hands with the audience. However, every song kind of felt the same; there were slower ones and faster ones, but overall the show felt pretty static. Despite that, Dua is a great performer and I would love to see her again. When she finished the show with “New Rules,” a song about getting over a boy who you’re better than, I’ve never felt more over the ex that I’ve never had. •

 

PHOTO BY ADELAIDE KAISER

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    May Albums of the Month

  • Style

    Summer releases calendar

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    A review of the AP Language and Composition books

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Sheridan School reopens downgraded park for weekends

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Passport DC brings foreign countries closer together

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Summer 2018 Playlist

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    News

    Jack White gives surprise performance at Wilson during lunch

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Beating the heat: Trying ice cream in DC

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Summer events at the Golden Triangle

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Choir students say farewell to seniors in spring concert

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Artsfest showcases student work

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    “This is America” tackles guns, racism, and ignorance

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Spring play to feature an all-Black cast

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Slam Poetry team places second in “Louder than a Bomb” competition

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Nevada to DC: The Renwick gets a taste of Burning man

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Wilson jazz band proves noteworthy

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Wilson students add diversity to the walls

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Welcome to the world of Giant Comix

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Oki Bowl is more than ok

  • Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa

    Style

    Praise the Lorde

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Still thinking ’bout Dua Lipa