Before the doors of Metro in Chicago opened at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25 for the second of two sold-out girl in red – with support from Holly Humberstone – shows, fans lined up around the block. The excitement was palpable and when girl in red, Marie Ulven Ringheim, declared that attending night two had the “perk” of being even more intense than the night before, she was met with enthusiastic cheers of agreement.
“You Stupid Bitch”, “Body and Mind,” and “girls” got the party started early before Ringheim shared “.” to slow things down a bit. “Serotonin,” “bad idea!,” and “dead girl in the pool.” also appeared on the evening’s setlist.
Humberstone opened up the night alternating between the keys and the guitar often looping her own background music and building upon it with in-the-moment riffing. The British singer-songwriter shared that she tried deep dish pizza for the first time while in Chicago and revealed how terrifying her initial move to a big city was before playing “London Is Lonely.” The upbeat “Falling Asleep at the Wheel” connected with the crowd as did the personal performance of “Deep End” which was written for her sister when she was going through a difficult time.
The night was a cathartic concert-going experience empowering for everyone who has ever morphed a broken heart into motivation. Check out photos from the Friday night Metro show below and click here to pick-up tickets to see girl in red in a city near you. More information about Holly Humberstone can be found at Hollyhumberstone.com.