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Thanking Ella ‘Lorde’ Yelich-O’connor after the show
It’s a moment like this – where Ella Yelich-O’connor, more commonly known as Lorde, stands in front of you just a year older at 16 – that makes you start to consider your own personal achievements. Just a few weeks ago, I watched the ingenious songwriter, sway her magnificent locks to the clicks of Royals. She continued to impress, silencing the small basement in Auckland, with the first notes of Bravado, also off her first EP, The Love Club. All I could think, amongst the tight bobbing and head nodding that I couldn’t resist, was no wonder Universal signed her at age 12. Taking the phrase “better live” to a new extent, I felt honoured to be amongst the small group of mostly teenagers (after the first show announced was R18), listening to who I feel the title ‘a star in the running’, would understate. 
The only thing I would have changed, is the fact that so many of us are ‘too cool’ or awkward at this age to get lost in such good music, without a care. I didn’t understand how some people could stand there, and watch – apart from if at her extremely significant stage presence – as if they were watching her perform on their tv screen. But hey, we’re still learning to live in the moment.
Listen to Lorde’s EP here
Listen to the opening band, Boy Crush
McKenzie xx


  1. Lauren says:

    She is so stunning! Love her!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  2. Valeriya says:

    The first photo is amazing!

  3. Rosa Shand says:

    I so agree with you about how so many people are too afraid or feel too awkward to just loosen up and embrace and enjoy the music! Mind you, there wasn't much room to bust a move in that crowd! x

    rosa & fox

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  6. McKenzie says:

    Haha you're right Rosa! It was limiting but there was definitely room for swaying/singing/bopping hahaha but some just stood there letting out a smile here and there (if they allowed themselves that). I felt like saying are you actually have a good time or? hahaha x

  7. you are so incredibly lucky to have met Lorde!! I listen to Royals like a ritual every morning before school.


  8. Haha yes it was an honour to see her when I could! Especially considering where she is now! So proud of a fellow New Zealander! x

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