Charli XCX hits the stage at Fitzgerald’s with a Boom
October 21, 2014
Laura Bettinson, known on stage as Femme, warmed up an already excited crowd with her Europop style. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
It was all about girl power when Swedish rapper Elliphant invigorated concert-goers with her Bob Marley-inspired vibes. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
Around 11 p.m. Charli XCX greeted a crowd that gave her a roaring welcome to Houston. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
The British artist was dressed in her signature 90’s goth pop style and gave the crowd just what they wanted. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
Screams erupted whenever the artist pointed out into the crowd. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
While some might think XCX does all the work on her own, she actually performs with a band of one drummer and two guitarists. | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
To end the night, XCX performed “Boom, Clap” which was featured as part of the soundtrack to the movie “The Fault in Our Stars.” | Maritza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
The artist, who is best known for singing the chorus of the summer anthem “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea, performed some of her lesser-known songs, including some from her upcoming album, “Sucker.” | Martiza Rodriguez/ The Cougar
The line of anxious music lovers extended far down the street as people crowded outside of Fitzgerald’s on Thursday night.
Charli XCX, a British pop singer who has floated under the radar for most of her career, exploded this summer after being featured on Iggy Azalea’s hit track “Fancy” and after her song “Boom Clap” was featured in the hit movie “The Fault in Our Stars.”
A diverse crowd of young and old packed the small venue, speaking to the artist’s popularity. Her two opening acts, Femme and Elliphant, are both already popular on European music charts. Their performances succeeded in getting the crowd pumped.
By the time the star of the night took to the stage, the energy in the air was intoxicating. XCX performed a mix of songs from her first album, “True Romance,” and her upcoming album, “Sucker,” set to debut Dec. 12.
Even though many concert-goers may not have known all the words to every song, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Highlights of the night included her solo performance of “Fancy,” along with “Break The Rules” and “Boom Clap.”