Harry Styles Love on Tour LA Night One Review

Harry Styles’ Los Angeles shows swept students off of their feet

“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.” This was the Charles Bukowski poem read to introduce the one and only singer and songwriter Harry Styles to the stage.

The Forum was booming and the crowds were cheering as Styles appeared onto the darkened stage, and began singing his hit song “Golden,” the crowd singing along with him.

“All I remember is that the second the first beat of the music hit and the lights flashed, everything felt right,” said Oak Park High School senior Celeste Goldes. “I had this feeling that I had been searching for pure joy and it finally happened. I literally blacked out and cried the rest of the concert.”

While the concert was a long-awaited event due to COVID-19 causing cancellations, the show did not disappoint the high expectations that had been brewing. It seems that the communal love for Harry Styles and positive environment of the show is just what fans needed during this pandemic.

“It was a great way to get out of the pandemic and be around people who all have a love for Harry Styles and his music,” said senior Amaan Nabeel.

Not only did Styles put on an entertaining show due to his energetic movements and creative stage decor, but he also made it a point to personally engage with the crowd, breaking the typical stereotype of celebrities feeling distant while performing. This added touch of personability made all the difference to fans.

“My favorite part was when Harry Styles was interacting with the crowd in between songs,” said Nabeel.

Not only did Styles excel in performance, staging and engagement, but he also provided an extra sense of excitement because of his unique fashion. The media became extremely invested in his outfit choices for each of his shows, by comparing and contrasting, as well as predicting the various bold pieces that Styles showcased.