Billie Eilish

Layla Freiberg, Reporter

Billie Eilish is one of the youngest up and coming artists in the music business, and  I was fortunate enough to go see her perform on November 17th in San Diego. The general admission tickets went up for sale on Billie Eilish’s website during the summer, and between the price (GA tickets were only $25) and the fact  that Eilish is becoming more and more popular each day, they sold out in about 5 minutes. When I arrived at the Soma Theatre, there was a line around the building; however, I was able to sneak a spot in the front thanks to some nice fellow concertgoers.

Inside the venue, the crowd had grown to 1,000 fans, many pushing to the front, crushing people as they went. The two opening acts were Billie’s brother Finneas and rapper Childish Major. Once Billie came out, her set lasted about an hour. She started her concert with her song “My Boy” from her Don’t Smile at Me album and ended with her song “COPYCAT” also from that album. Each song in her set was sung with passion and intensity.

With each song, the crowd got more insane. The pure intensity of everyone jumping up and down and dancing at the same time was overwhelming.  During some songs, you could barely hear her singing because of every single person in the crowd was screaming the lyrics at the top of their lungs.  During the bridge of “COPYCAT,” there’s a part where the beat drops; every time she performs it, the crowd gets down to the ground, and as soon as the beat drops, everyone in the crowd jumps for the remainder of the song. During her new single, “When the Party’s Over” she asked us to put our phones down and enjoy the moment. Despite the fact that she’s so young, Billie Eilish is so talented and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her career.  It was such a surreal feeling to see one of my favorite artists up on a stage, right in front of my eyes.