The Best Night of My Life
In case you missed it - I saw The Weeknd in concert Wednesday night in Indianapolis. I'm not even sure how I'm going to write an entire blog about this, because I'm still speechless.
I've been a fan of The Weeknd for a couple years now. I learned about him and his music a little later than others, but still before he was really considered "mainstream." I fell in love with his voice and musical talent and always swore I'd see him in concert one day.
Well, I kept that promise to myself. On September 20, my younger sister and I headed to Indy's Bankers Life Fieldhouse and waited anxiously for the show to start. My sister is more of a Gucci Mane fan, who opened for The Weeknd, so we both got something out of it. Gucci's performance was alright, but I was more than ready to see Abel (which is The Weeknd's real name, BTW).
First off, our seats were incredible! There was a main stage and a catwalk, and we had seats directly next to the catwalk. This made me happy because I knew at some point The Weeknd would probably walk down the catwalk. Well, I was wrong. Instead of just walking down the catwalk, he performed almost his entire show from the catwalk. This gave us front-row spots for the show. I was FREAKING OUT. He went to the main stage a time or two, but stayed just feet away from us for 90% of his performance (see picture).
He played all the hits, too. He sang, and I mean sang, almost every song off of his "Starboy" album, and all the older songs that swooned the audience, me included. His performance was incredible and he sounds exactly the same live as he does on the album. The Weeknd mentioned it was his first time ever stepping foot in the state of Indiana, but that he was pleasantly surprised with how much love we showed him. At one point, he covered his ears to muffle the screams of the audience. It was amazing.
Not only were his vocals and performance on point, but he interacted with the audience a lot, too. We even got to sing the "ASS SHAPED LIKE SELENA" part of his song "Party Monster." This was a big deal to me. I also like the shape of Selena's behind. He engaged the audience often and it was a cool experience to see everyone get hype. In addition to all the incredible stuff I've already mentioned, the light show and the stage setup were also insane. He stood in a pyramid of light rays while singing "Starboy", which is the song he made his entrance to. The lights corresponded with the beats of each song and made the show that much better.
Honestly, I'm a huge fan of The Weeknd, so there isn't much he could've done that would've disappointed me. However, even from a biased standpoint, the show itself was incredible. I can't say enough good things about it. In fact, I'm already looking into tickets for his show in Nashville in October. Yeah, I'm crazy. Lord, please help my bank account.