|Marina takes the stage.|
Marina is one of the few artists I've felt a deep connection with in a long time. Her songs are honest and reflect a lot of familiar emotions. It doesn't hurt that she is super witty and has a lot of clever one-liners within her songs.Her aesthetic is also really appealing to me -- she is all about taking girly stereotypes and turning them on their head. I love that she uses visuals and lyrics as a social commentary. Her style is sort of retro-chic combined with American anti-glam.
I took a video of one of her songs -- I Am Not a Robot
So of course, when I found out she was coming on tour, I had to go! Through a series of coincidences, I wound up going alone, but I did talk to some other fans (diamonds!). The opening band was Icono Pop, all the way from Sweden. I hadn't heard of them before, but they had some really great music and were really excited to be performing.
|Marina in a wedding veil.|
And then Marina came on stage. It was so crazy to see that many Marina fans gathered together -- very few of my friends listen to her. Hearing so many people scream and sing lyrics and say "We love you Marina!" was almost surreal, although I know she isn't unpopular by any means. Marina is just wonderful live, she is truly talented and her personality is adorable.
I was really close to getting her to sign the shirt I bought, but she cut off the line right before me! Aw. I totally understand though, I'd be exhausted after performing.
I decided to emulate Marina's style (which, hey, is pretty similar to my own), so I wore this mint lace dress from ModCloth and painted a heart on my cheek. There were a lot of mini-Marinas and cheek-hearts at the venue, and someone had even made a cardboard cutout of a Shampain bottle! So creative!
Dress: ModCloth | Bow Necklace: Gift from Liz | Shoes (not visible): DSW