- 23 Jun 22
Harry Styles takes a walk down memory lane during the Aviva Show in Dublin last night to talk about his experience in Tallaght, as well as stopping the show twice over safety concerns in the crowd.
Upon seeing a poster held by a fan inviting him to a house party in Tallaght, Harry Styles regales the audience with a story of the last time he was there.
At the party with former One Direction band member, Niall Horan, someone from the Dublin suburb managed to get Styles in a headlock. This isn't the first time Styles has recounted this story to fans, even mentioning it while he was on tour with Horan in 2018 at 3Arena.
@sisterhoodjournals iconic #tallaght #hslot #hslotdublin #aviva #harrystyles #fyp ♬ original sound - Laura
The concert also saw a revival of the #LeaveAmerica sentiment. The crowd not only chanted it ecstatically at the show but got it trending on Twitter again. Fans are anxious for Styles to leave the US behind (though it sounds like he probably won't be choosing Tallaght).
During his set last night, Styles had to pause twice due to crowd safety concerns. Fans are lauding his overt care, seen on tours by the likes of Billie Eilish and others in the wake of the Astroworld deaths. Styles is setting an example with this behaviour for other big artists to do the same at their own concerts.
Arlo Parks also performed as the 'As It Was' singer's support act, it being their first time in a stadium. Parks is a British singer-songwriter and poet. They started releasing music on streaming platforms starting in 2018 with their single 'Cola' and have released music as recently as this March, partnering with Spotify. Parks' music has a definite dreamy R&B/Soul and indie pop angle, with debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams becoming a critical and commercial success in the UK and beyond.
uhhhhh im playing a stadium tomorrow… the last time i played in Dublin it was in a pub…thank you Mr Harry Styles
— Arlo Parks (@arloparks) June 21, 2022
Despite tour announcements being explicitly clear about not queuing before doors opened, fans traveled from all over Europe to secure their place in line. A substantial amount of people had accumulated before 7am.
In addition to his cheeky story in the middle, Styles also took the time to sing Happy Birthday to one of the fans in the crowd. It seems that sometimes artists really do read the crowds signs.
He also paid a visit to Dalkey's Vico area for a swim with his girlfriend, director and actress Olivia Wilde - armed with a Tower Records bag of Guinness cans. Some man for the people.
Harry Styles talking to fans in Dublin! pic.twitter.com/rgyzd11nij
— Harry and Niall News! (@HarryNiallNews) June 22, 2022