Troye Sivan plays his first NYC show of the Suburbia Tour at Terminal 5.
The fun never stops with Troye Sivan. The 21-year-old artist from Perth, Australia, kicked off the North American leg of his Suburbia Tour in Boston on November 12 with his two opening acts, Jess Kent and Dua Lipa. He made his way down to Terminal 5 in Manhattan for two nights of shows on November 14 and 15. Troye Sivan knows how to create an environment of love and support for his fans and Terminal 5 definitely embodied that for his shows– well, kinda.
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) November 13, 2016
I bought my ticket to see Troye in May and I could not have been more excited for November to roll around. Troye Sivan has been a YouTube sensation, posting videos that are both uplifting and comical. Every once in a while, he would post covers of songs or some of his original music. When he released his first serious EP in 2014 and then his album, Blue Neighbourhood in 2015, fans like me were ecstatic. His music and style is undeniably relatable and different from regular pop.
Going to his show at Terminal 5, I could not wait to see someone who inspired me to be original in everything I do. I arrived at the venue in my light-up, knockoff Yeezys wearing a bodysuit and glitter because, why not? I honestly thought everyone there was going to be dressed like me in some respect, but it was really just a lot of teenage girls wearing bomber jackets and Troye t-shirts. It was whatever, I was the coolest one there; I at least like to think I was.
His two opening acts, Jess Kent and Dua Lipa both embodied Troye’s aesthetic and had a similar eclectic pop feel as Troye. Jess Kent reminded me a bit of Charli XCX, but younger and to be frank, weirder. I did not understand her music. It was good but I didn’t get it. Dua Lipa was surprisingly really good. She’s a really animated performer and her songs are dance-y. I loved her and will totally listen to her again.
The Main Act: Troye Sivan
As for Troye himself, I thought I was going to pee myself when he came out. He started his set with second most known song, “WILD.” It was a flurry of lights and sound. It was incredible. He is very comfortable on stage and really acts out the songs. He made the most out of the small stage and moved around so everyone could see him. Every song was performed with such emotion. I never realized Troye’s “TALK ME DOWN” was as emotional as it is; it has a very different sound on his album. Troye Sivan put so much love and emotion into the songs he sang, they are still resonating with me. I am listening to him as I type right now.
Troye really interacted with the audience also. He bantered with us and he always sang to us instead of to the back of the venue as some artists do. He is a true performer and was so comfortable on stage. It was as if he was singing just for a group of friends. Some of the people in the audience were real sticks in the mud though. Granted a lot of them were jaded parents, but even some young people were just standing and watching or filming the concert on Snapchat. Whenever Troye asked us to dance or jump or whatever, they would just stand there. I don’t know, it’s a concert maybe you should have fun?
Troye Sivan’s concert as a whole was incredible and I would 100% recommend seeing him if you get the chance, even if others in the audience are a bit boring. Be like Troye; live in the moment and enjoy everything no matter what those around you are doing.