- 10 Apr 18
Dua Lipa is a musician of the zeitgeist. Her brand of feminism, female empowerment and independence is the vox populi. When her Dublin gig was announced in September, tickets sold out in a matter of minutes and the subsequent additional date even faster.
The golden ticketholders, mainly teenage girls and twenty-something women, cram into the venue in high spirits. By the time support act Lxandra finishes her set, the crowd are rearing to go, roaring along with chart hits pumped through the speakers to fill the space between support act and the main attraction.
Dua Lipa, her given name, takes to the stage in an Olympia Theatre packed to the rafters, sporting a leaden-blue bra, navy trousers ruched at the waist,and a half black half white blazer with her sleek hair newly cropped into a mod bob.
Launching straight into ‘Blow your mind (MWAH)’, Lipa starts as she means to continue, cranking the energy full-throttle, flanked by a full band, back up dancers and tropical visuals flashing across a screen behind her.