Charli XCX is one of the most mind-blowing, progressive and experimental pop artists of our time. From her exciting collaborations with artists such as Troye Sivan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo, and cupcakKe, to her no-fucks-given attitude, Charli is spearheading an important movement in pop music. She is the poster girl for our generations shift back to loving, appreciating, and embracing pop music, and is proof that it can be as exhilarating and electrifying as any other genre.
Taking a break from her monstrous world tour with Taylor Swift, Charli XCX took to the stage of The Metro in Sydney last night in a sea of strobe lights and smoke machines to prove to everyone she really is one of this generations most iconic and prolific pop artists.
Bursting on to the stage with captivating energy, she blasted the audience straight into a dancing frenzy with her Pop 2 banger ‘Unlock It’. Frolicking around the stage in an amazing tulle-sleeved sports-chic pink outfit, Charli wasted no time in amping up the excitement, bringing out her Reputation touring band mate Banoffee, and her previous Australian tour opener and Aussie legend Tkay Maidza to close out the song.
She kept the hits pumping throughout the night, flawlessly ripping through more Pop 2 and Number 1 Angel slappers like ‘Lucky’, ‘Femmebot’, and ‘3am (Pull Up)’, in the latter reminding her audience ‘Fuck those people that don’t want your love, they aren’t worthy of it’.
Selling out in mere minutes, Charli packed The Metro theatre out with the purest of her fans, with a majority of her diehard supporters made up members of the LGBTQ community. She wasted no time in pausing the show to gush over the support of her fans, but mainly the support of those from the LGBTQ community, saying ‘Over the last year – maybe 18 months – I really feel like I’ve been embraced by the LGBTQ community, and I’m so lucky and thankful and I’m just so proud to be here with you guys, and I feel like even if you aren’t in the community, this room right now is a safe space for every person. ‘
And she wasted no time showing her gratitude, bringing out on stage a flock of beautifully dressed, fish-netted, glitter covered, snatched weaved collection of fans from the LGBTQ community to perform one of her most iconic songs with her, ‘Boys’.
As one of the men came running on stage, he gracefully death dropped to the ground, his wig literally flying off during the process – a metaphor for how everyone in the audience felt that night.