Troye Sivan, Thelma Plum @ Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide 18/9/2019

Adelaide was in full youth mode last night at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Troye Sivan was in town for his Bloom Tour and it was intense, sensual and so much fun! The theme for the night was Heaven and Hell and there where plenty in the crowd that indulged in some angelic and devilish outfits giving the night more colour, more black and more fun!

Before Sivan took the stage, we were treated with the immense talent of Thelma Plum and her three-piece live band. Only having toured Adelaide a few weeks earlier with her headlining tour Adelaide was lucky to see her back with her impressive brand of pop folk. Performing songs from her new album Not Mad Anymore, Nick Cave (a song about pretending to be vegan), Home Coming Queen, Better in Blak and finishing with crowd favourite Clumsy Love.

The loudest roar was reserved for Sivan once he hit the stage. Dressed in a white suit with just him and a microphone singing Seventeen before the curtain dropped to reveal his band was the start to a long night of full pelt high energy.

Sivan oozed intensity and emotion with every song. Sivan is not just an artist he is a representation of the LGBTIQ youth and tonight’s crowd crown him their leader. It was no wonder that his fans are just as intense hearing them singing along to every word like they owned the songs was electrifying.

Breaking into the album titled track Bloom he yelled out “Adelaide I bloom just for you!” sending the crowd into a frenzy. There were plenty of songs from his Bloom and Blue Neighbourhood albums to keep the energetic crowd singing. At times it was hard to hear Sivan sing, the fans knew every lyric to every song blasting their singing voices stamping their love and approval for him. Sivan was even surprised by their energy proclaiming after singing Plum “Holy shit Adelaide! What’s up? You’re as lit as I am.”

Changing the pace for a poignant moment of the night when he sang the song about his coming out experience Heaven which he now feels is a song for any youth of LBGTIQ community. Singing in front of the microphone, hands in pockets setting off the melancholic vibe; the stance, the moves, the message it was a magical moment for the fans. Continuing the tone with Fools before bringing back the dance groove with Lucky Strike and making another declaration “who knew the craziest Troye Sivan fans were in Adelaide.”

Teasing the crowd with the fan favourite Wild and his new song with American singer Lauv, I’m So Tired before getting into intimate mode with low lighting and a comfy couch to sing Postcard with keyboardist/singer Kaela Sinclair.  While in his sorrowful mood Sivan asked the crowd if they “want to get sad?” setting the crowd off in a loud roar “YEAH!” Sivan laughed “Should I be worried you’re so enthusiastic about getting sad?” before declaring it a Group Therapy Session and launching into an acoustic version of The Good Side, What A Heavenly Way to Die and Bite.

The next set of songs highlighted more of the fan frenzy, crowd jumping, loud singing; Charli XCX’s 2099 and 1999, Dance To This, and finishing with Animal. Somebody else may have sung they were bringing sexy back but the way Sivan moves his body he just oozes sexy and can claim that title easily.

Chants and cheers brought back Sivan and band for an encore of Youth and the energetic dance favourite My My My! Adelaide fans danced, jumped and sang all night long. Troye Sivan you conquered the hearts of Adelaide.

Live Review by Anastasia Lambis

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