Performing to a sold out Boston crowd on a frigid Wednesday night in January, British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding found a way to keep her fans warm in the House of Blues. Taking the stage at nine o’ clock, after openers St. Lucia warmed up the crowd with their retro 80’s sound, Goulding drilled through a solid 90 minute set with a heartfelt response from the crowd.
Goulding connected with her audience as any talented performer would, talking to them between songs, winding them up during songs, and dancing her way into everyone’s hearts. She also felt comfortable enough with her Boston fans to share some personal information relating to her music. For instance, Goulding explained that her song, “I Know You Care,” was written about her father.
During the first of two songs in her encore performance, “I Need Your Love,” Goulding was delivered a bra on stage via air toss. This one bra led to a revolution of loose bras, to which Goulding hung each prize on her microphone stand. In regards to this event, she said, “I would expect this to happen to One Direction, not me.”
The set list for Ellie Goulding’s performance in Boston, MA on January 23, 2013 was a combination of both of her releases, relying a little heavier on 2012’s Halcyon than on 2010’s Lights.