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With Harry Styles, the Stade de France has fun

2023-06-02T12:33:22.673Z

Highlights: Harry Styles played to 70,000 fans at the Stade de Saint-Denis in Paris on Thursday. The first of two concerts in France, the second will take place at the end of July in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Fans came dressed in the singer's favorite accessories and outfits, including boas and pink cowboy hats. The former One Direction frontman sang Watermelon Sugar with a feather thing, since the boa is his signature. He covered a One Direction song, trapping his audience, to which he sang the chorus of Best song ever.


The boas and pink cowboy hats of the singer's 70,000 fans flooded the Stade de France for the first of two feverish concerts of the British star on Thursday.


Play it like Harry. In addition to pink, many spectators - the majority of the public - came dressed in the singer's favorite accessories and outfits, fabrics with printed hearts, leather outfits, cherry patterns, heart glasses, sequined dresses and, more rarely, some butterfly wings on the back.

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The boa's nod dates from the 2021 Grammys ceremony, where the former One Direction frontman sang Watermelon Sugar with a feather thing. Since the boa is his signature.

Harry Styles at the 63rd Grammy Awards in 2021. KEVIN WINTER / AFP

This 2019 hit was also one of the highlights of the Saint-Denis show, attacked by his new quartet of brass and woodwinds, two trumpets, a trombone and a tenor sax, instead of the funky guitar of the album.

The crowd accompanied his Harry on the whole track, as during almost 1h40 of concert.

Copper section

This coppery touch is the 2023 novelty of the gargantuan Love on tour, started in September 2021 in Las Vegas when the world was emerging from the Covid epidemic. After a world tour, the pink wave will scour Europe a second time until the end of July in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Already in the summer of 2022 Harry Styles had filled Bercy, but too many faithful had been disappointed not to find tickets. This time it is sold out at the Stade de Saint-Denis, with also a date on Friday, 70,000 spectators per night.

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The brass and woodwinds also energized Late night talking, tenor sax in the lead, with a superb trumpet solo, and served an intro to the YMCA of Village People on Music for a sushi restaurant.

If the brass section, three women and one man, wore Hawaiian shirts, the orchestra, mixed, was all in pink, in line with the crowd. Harry was dressed in black, leather pants and tank top squared with sequins.

He again delighted his Parisian fans with this concert opened by Daydreaming, before drawing from his three albums. A cry of pleasure ran through the stadium at She's first bars, with a very pop dry guitar, a song he rarely sings on stage. The vast majority of the audience sang it throughout.

Harry even tried to speak French, sparingly. "We're going to play music for you tonight, I was hoping (sic) you'll enjoy it," he said after the first three tracks, repeating several times: "Let's go!"

Trapped audience on One Direction

He also played with "bof", his "favorite word in French", and "grapefruit", his other favorite word in the language of Jean-Louis Murat, not surprising for a singer with a fruity repertoire, Kiwi, Cherry or Grapejuice in addition to Watermelon (watermelon).

Fans have "ambient" on the expected moments that punctuate his concerts, when he wore a stetson - white, that one - stretched by a spectator, on Satellite, when he addressed the audience by reading their signs or when he waved the rainbow flag of LGBT pride, on Treat people with kindness.

As expected, he covered a One Direction song, trapping his audience, to which he sang the chorus of Best song ever before finally singing What makes you beautiful. The concert also had more intimate moments, with Mathilda and her harmonics on acoustic guitar, where Fine line, where he accompanies himself to folk.

He completed the encores on his two huge hits Sign of the times and As it was before concluding with a Kiwi tonic. Then the stadium emptied, revealing the whirlwinds of multicolored boa feathers littering the ground, carried away by the evening wind. Harry Styles has been there.

Source: lefigaro

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