Tacoma is falling for Harry Styles
By Keziah Rutschow, Reporter
Over a year ago, my sister bought me tickets to see one of my favorite artists, Harry Styles. She moved before the concert and couldn't attend, but that allowed me to bring one of my closest friends with me. We put our finest boots on and made our way to the concert, listening to Harry the whole way to Tacoma Dome.
We arrived as his opener, Jenny Lewis, started to perform. After she finished her set in her sparkly dress, music played as we waited for Harry. While we were waiting for the show to start, people started to chant “Harry! Harry!” until the lights dimmed and the band made their way on the stage.
The band members began setting up, lights started flashing, and clips of his hit song “Golden” started to play. Suddenly a figure pops out of a box from the stage floor, and “Golden” starts playing. At this moment, I was so overwhelmed all I could say was, “Oh my God, he's real!” Styles was not just someone on my phone screen I had looked up to, but an actual person dancing and singing right in front of me. His energy was so enormous from the moment he stepped on stage and only grew as he continued to sing.
His performance of “Sun Flower Vol.6” was my favorite because of how he danced with his percussionist Pauli, his note changes in the song, the indescribable energy, and the colorful visuals presented.
When the beginning of “Lights Up” started to play, Styles expressed his gratitude.
“Ever since my last album came out, you guys have been incredible; you have changed my life,” Styles said.
People cheered encouraging him to continue talking. He asked the crowd “Do you know who you are (a popular saying connecting with his song “Lights Up”), Tacoma?” before shifting into the song “Lights Up.”
Styles started to interact and talk with the crowd personally for a bit, once “Lights up” ended
Styles went on to describe his time in Seattle to the crowd.
“I had a very nice time in Seattle. I walked around, and it was very cold and wet. I was in [Pike Place Market], and you two lovely people in the front [pointing out two girls in the crowd] gave me some flowers. Thank you for those, [they were] very much appreciated. I've had a wonderful time here, and I will look very much forward to coming back ... Sometime soon, I hope,” Styles said. This made everyone cheer out of joy.
Then he pranced while singing “Treat People With Kindness” (TPWK). During TPWK, there was unmatched joyful energy throughout the venue, especially when he picked up a pride flag from the audience and started dancing around while waving it in the air for everyone to see.
After these energetic songs, he pulled out his guitar, and people turned on the flashlights on their phones to sing “Fine Line” together. This song brought nothing but tears and love as my best friend and I held each other. It was a magical moment that everyone could just stand back and appreciate everything he has done for us. After the concert, there was an everlasting euphoric feeling everyone experienced. No one wanted to leave this joyful state, yet people started to trickle out on the venue after his closing song. His concert was full of energy from beginning to end; it will forever be a night to remember.