I have had the worst couple of days and I almost talked myself out of going to this show. I now realize that that would have been completely ridiculous being that I’ve been excited about this show since I bought the pre-sale tickets, but alas depression is a tricky motherf*****. The point is, I was not in the mood for a concert and turns out a concert is just what I needed.
I was lucky enough to attend the Aurora concert at The Troubadour on April 5th and I was not ready for what I experienced. The crowd was an eclectic mix of music lovers and the energy in the room was enough to instantly turn my crappy mood around. I’ve been to a lot of concerts, some in smaller venues but others were held at larger stadiums; but the claps, screams and sing-alongs at the Aurora concert could rival any large stadium audience. The show was a roller-coaster of energy; the crowd would fall silent at quieter tracks like ‘Lucky’ or her acoustic rendition of ‘Murder Song’, but then the crowd would erupt with energy, dancing and singing at songs like ‘Running with the Wolves’, ‘Warrior’ and ‘Conqueror’
No matter how many videos of her live performances you have seen on YouTube, nothing will prepare you for what you witness at her concert. She is captivating as soon as she steps foot on the stage and though you’d like to take in everything in front of you (the stage, the band, the lights,etc) it’s difficult to take your eyes away from her. It’s always a different experience to watch a fairly new artist on stage; it was refreshing to see how humble and taken aback Aurora was with the support she was getting. She almost seemed surprised that she was able to sell out two nights at The Troubadour (though I think she could’ve sold out five nights). During a few instances she even paused in between songs to take a breath, close her eyes and take it all in.
Her performance style is definitely unique but that’s what makes her so wonderful. She allows her body to feel every beat and every lyric of a song, with broad arm movements and quick dance moves she expresses herself in a magical way. Her vocals are breathtaking, even better live (if that’s even possible) the notes she was hitting seemed effortless and she brought even more emotion into each song. You can tell Aurora is not taking anything for granted, she is completely present in her journey and extremely grateful that people are actually responding to her music in a positive way. This is just the beginning for her and I cannot wait to see what The Universe has in store for her.
This concert was the perfect kind of therapy I needed; it was pure happiness stuffed in a concert venue. Aurora, thank you for creating music that so easily connects with people, you may never know how many lives you are changing with the lyrics you create and the vocals you so magically express. Stop being surprised by your success; you are a talented, quirky, emotional and mystical kind of human and we are lucky to live in the same lifetime as you.
Aurora is currently on tour and you can find her tour dates here: http://www.aurora-music.com/live and I completely urge you to go to one of her shows I PROMISE you will not regret it.
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