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Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Frontier Fiesta ignites with Lights

Electro-pop Canadian artist Lights performed on Thursday night at frontier fiesta. A crowd of old and new fans welcomed her onto the stage and sang along to their favorite songs.  | Maritza Rodriguez/The Daily Cougar

Electro-pop Canadian artist Lights performed Thursday night at Frontier Fiesta. The crowd welcomed her onto the stage and sang along to its favorite songs. | Maritza Rodriguez/The Daily Cougar

As many sudents roamed around the tents and food trucks at Frontier Fiesta, many made their way to the Bud Light stage to get a glimpse and hear the artist who was performing that evening.

Electropop singer-songwriter Lights performed during this year’s festival and was welcomed by a crowd of roaring fans. Coming from Toronto, Lights was prepared to bring a different type of music to the audience, which included many of her fans and also students who had never heard of her before.

“I thought it was cool the way the school organized the event. It was the first time I heard of Lights, and she threw an amazing show,” said advertising junior Bryan Salas.

Lights performed music from both albums “The Listening” and “Siberia,” exciting the crowd by rocking out her keyboards and synthesizers. Most of the audience brought glow sticks and neon bracelets Lights is known for having colorful lights during her shows.

Lights played “Heart of Glass” by 80s dance- and punk-rock artist Blondie. As the music went on, Lights stopped for a couple of minutes and told the audience how thankful she is for coming down to the University.

Many students who were already fans, such as construction management junior Darcy Gomez, were excited that the school managed to get an artist like her. Gomez said that Lights seemed comfortable at UH.

“She’s awesome for coming out to play for the University,” Gomez said. “I love her even more for doing that, and she is very caring and loving to her fans.”

As Lights and her band members walked off stage, the audience chanted for an encore. They came out and performed again for the audience.

“Thank you so much University of Houston, you guys are awesome,” Lights said.

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