It’s been 5 days since I attended this show last Wednesday at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO — as a part of her Never Be The Same tour — & I am still depressed that it is over. I keep going & watching Instagram stories of the shows following mine trying to relive that night. IT WAS THAT AMAZING, I swear. I’ve always been a fan of Camila, even when she was in Fifth Harmony, as she was my favorite of the group. Her voice is KILLER – I am so amazed at the variation she uses when performing, especially when she hits those high notes during Consequences, singing “No, ooh-ooh-ooh” so beautifully.
To start off the show, Camila had support of NY based, Loote – performing a smaaaash called High Without Your Love along with their version of Cheat Code ft. Demi Lovato’s hit, No Promises, because THEY WROTE IT. From what I gathered during the show, the duo consisting of Jackson & Emma (I don’t know their last names & yes I could google, however, trying to provide only information gathered at the show. Cool? Cool) were song writers before they started working on original music. Even though I didn’t know the words, I was dancing in my seat (all by my lonesome, because yes, I went alone). Definitely an artist I will continue to follow, as should you!
I had just moved to Denver about a week before, so was completely clueless Camila was coming until the night before the concert. I spontaneously bought a ticket the morning of for about $20 through Stubhub. Come to find out when I got to the venue, I was second to last row in the venue’s balcony (sorry, I won’t have that great of photos for you this concert). Surprisingly, I still had a great view of the stage. Camila had a giant screen behind her — starting the show & most transitions between songs displaying slow motion video of her while softly speaking to introduce her set or the next song she was about to play.
Above shows the first image you see to start her set. BEAUTIFUL. Camila opened up with Never Be The Same & throughout the set played songs off her self-titled debut album, such as She Loves Control, Inside Out & All These Years. The two songs I want to touch on, though, are Real Friends & Somebody’s Gotta Give. During Real Friends, Camila brought up a girl, Elena, who was celebrating her 8th birthday. I think I melted – it was one of the sweetest moments I got to witness. The little girl was so excited, exclaiming that “she’s never been on stage before.” Camila even let her sing some of the words. I UH-dored this moment. OH, we also got to sing her happy birthday. If I was Elena at her age, I would NEVER stop talking about it. Talk about being the “cool kid” at school from now on.
On a more serious note, during Somebody’s Gotta Give, the screen behind her displayed images from the Florida school shooting along with images from the March For Our Lives event that happened this past March. I immediately teared up when the video of the students exiting the Florida school popped up. I. Did. Not. See. That. Coming. (Hence why my video did not capture it). I was so moved! I truly appreciate artists who stick up for what they believe in.
Let me also touch on the whole production & performance. I typically am not a fan of the “pop star” on stage trying to over perform with backup dancers. However, Camila did it just perfectly. She had about 5-6 backup dancers to support her throughout her set. It was just enough that it wasn’t overdone or overbearing. The reason I’m not usually a fan of this type of performance is because I go to listen to the VOICE of the artist I’m seeing. Camila danced her ass off while also maintaining a dominating vocal performance. She also knew when to slow it down — busting out her skills on the keyboard — && getting the crowd into their feels. She empathized with the crowd. She brought the energy. She even gave us some acapella during In The Dark (while *unironically* singing it in the dark –which I LOVED, don’t go hatin’ on me now).
Camila eventually ended the show with her mega hit, Havana, & once it was over…
The Post Concert Depression set in…
Check out both artists below:
Spotify: Camila Cabello