Written and Photographed by Danielle Boise
What I love about Ellie Goulding is she is a fierce woman who is a force of nature to be reckoned with. The self-confidence she possesses on stage is astounding. With a perfectly timed 20-song set list that included some of her most notable songs, like Burn, I Need Your Love and On My Mind Ellie dominated the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre stage for her Atlanta stop of the Delirium World Tour with Matt and kim in support.
The Love Me Like You Do British singer kept us on our toes with numerous wardrobe changes. I lost count after the fourth one. It reminded me of the first time I saw Reba McEntire live in concert. After every other song she seemed to have a new sparkly number on. The costume changes made for a very energetic, almost theatrical performance which elevated the show to a whole new level of sophistication. From the intricate detail in lighting design to the precise choreography – it all made for the perfect show.
The deluge of rain that happened moments prior to Ellie taking the stage could not dampen the spirit of the evening. Everyone continued to sing and dance the night away.
“You are proper fans” Ellie declared as she commented in a grand laugh, noting everyone was singing right along with her, word for word, off her new album. That seemed to tickle her pink. Ellie had mentioned that she generally writes in a vacuum of sorts, never really knowing if what she is creating would connect with a larger audience. Last night was proof enough that Delirium is not only a hit but hits close to home with the fans.
The best part of the night, besides the music and stunning dancing, was when she opened up about the creation of Delirium. She talked about how before this album she would write about the same type of thing over again (essentially boys) and with Delirium she made a conscious decision to go in a different direction. She admitted she had previously never written about her rock, the person she had always depended on and relied on, her best friend; which is where Army comes from. Ellie then dedicated Army to all the people who brought their best friends with them to the show and turned the Amphitheatre into a grand dance party.
Seeing Ellie Goulding’s Delirium World Tour was a joy from the first note to the very last. And getting the chance to see the highly enigmatic Matt and kim open for Ellie was just icing on the cake, they were just an absolute blast from start to finish. I highly recommend checking them out and seeing this tour if you get the chance.
Check out the full photo gallery of Delirium World Tour here.