Only Love for Marina’s “Love + Fear” Concert

//PICTURED ABOVE: Marina Diamandis as she performs. She makes full use of lighting and stage design, keeping the focus on her and her performance while enhancing it.

The moment the screen changed to display “Love + Fear” in white lettering, the crowd began to scream. A chant started somewhere – “Ma-ri-na! Ma-ri-na!” Dancers took to the stage, their costumes bright scarlet even in the now-galaxy, dim blue lighting, and a silhouette approached the microphone. Suddenly, the backdrop disappeared, and a single white spotlight shined down on Marina as she began her opening song, “Handmade Heaven.” 

On April 26  Marina released her album set “Love + Fear”, her fourth full-length release of music and the second under the name Marina. One may know her as Marina and the Diamonds, as it was under this name she released hits like “Primadonna Girl,” “How to Be a Heartbreaker,” and “Oh No!” Naturally, she went on tour as her new album dropped, and Sept. 27 she performed in Dallas.

Anticipation was high for this album and this tour, as her last album, “Froot,” was released in 2015. Fans who were waiting for her newest album jumped on the chance to see her live. 

Before the main act began, a group called BROODS opened for 30 minutes. BROODS is a pop-duo founded in 2013 by siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott from New Zealand. They played a selection of their work, and while the music was vulnerable and upbeat, it soon grew a bit repetitive in sound. Their lyrics were solid, and the vocals and instrumentals were great. Overall, they were a solid opening act, but the audience was left itching in anticipation for Marina, who began 30 minutes after BROODS finished their act.

“Handmade Heaven” was a strong choice as Marina’s opening number, with its catchy melody and deep lyrics, as well as being the first song of the album. Her voice was clear and powerful, even over the fans screaming the lyrics with the music. She engaged with the audience, holding out the microphone, as dancers moved across the stage and sang back-up vocals.

She moved through various hits across her career, going from “Handmade Heaven” to “Hollywood” to “Primadonna Girl,” all in a matching hot pink top and shorts and a perfect ponytail. Throughout the performance, she varied the order of songs, making sure that there weren’t too many songs from one era at once and that her newer songs were able to take center stage when the time came. A highlight was the song “Froot,” as dancers came on with neon rods and moved in time to the song.

Another song that stood out was “Teen Idle,” a raw song delving into the pains of growing up as a teenage girl, which Marina performed on piano. The crowd sang with her, keeping up as she strayed away from the recorded version. After this, she took a costume change as dancers performed, coming back in a white skirt and top with a dog on the front.

The quality of her performances never wavered as she pushed through numbers like “Emotional Machine” (joined by BROODS’ Georgia) and “Oh No!” When she returned for the encore, she first performed “Baby” and “End of the Earth,” both from “Love + Fear.” However, her final number perfectly ended the concert, as she performed one of the most iconic songs in her discography: “How to Be a Heartbreaker.” The night ended with high spirits and energy as people flooded out of The Bomb Factory, knees and feet aching from hours of standing, throats scratched from singing along.

I was sure to buy a Marina shirt once the concert was over, still abuzz with the energy and magnitude of the concert. The concert was one of my favorites, despite the crowded space, the constant push forwards and even the difficulty seeing her at times. The bright colors of her set fit perfectly, as did the lack of extreme stunts like one could find at a P!nk concert – instead, it was open and connected.

I suppose this is why Marina chose The Bomb Factory and her set: to allow further human connection to one another as we listen to music, absorbing positive energy and the deeper messages lying underneath the lyrics. 

Story by Catherine Sigurdsson

Photos provided by Ann Segismundo


Catherine Sigurdsson

Affectionately nicknamed Salt by her friends, Catherine is a senior who loves tearing through books, eating sushi, and attending jiu-jitsu classes. She loves anything matcha and will happily show you pictures of her cat.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

vape: best temp to vape oil joyetech e roll 180 ml vape juice dual coil mods vape tank cleaning vapor chambers arizer solo why does vaping make me cough ecig cartomizers e lvt ecig e cigarette cool fire salt vape mods thc vaping oil strawberry cough smok tfv12 mesh coils dripper tank hybrid nebox leaking fix 100 watt mod box how do i use a thc cart in a voopoo vap pinkle twinkle vape wild

male enhancement: latuda libido penile enlargement surgery phoenix az foods for virility when will my penis start growing generic brand viagra what would happen if i took more then advised of male enhancement pills what happens if i take two ed pills flomax allergic reaction natural remedies to increase testosterone levels what is the maximum safe dosage of viagra penis growth furry gifs libido improvement do some people not have a sex drive where can i find some male enhancement low sex drive femalw why is viagra better than sildenafil birth control loss of sex drive reviews for best penis enlargement how to combat lack of sex drive in men male enhancement candy

cbd oil: cbd isolate reddit liberty cbd onyx and rose cbd in system hemp derived cbd oil legal rate cbd oil just cbd gummies 1000mg reviews cbd gummy frogs cbd meditation what time of day to take cbd oil puffin hemp cbd oil marijuana stops cancer affect defintion que es hemp oil the number of rats chicago pd best spanish restaurant in sydney cbd cdb medicine cbd oil and birds define pense ringos gift cbd flower

weight loss: dont lose your way weight program for fat loss toledo weight loss body weight workout for weight loss ballet beautiful results japanese green tea health benefits weight loss weight loss paleo one month vegetarian diet plan to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks hillary clinton weight loss 2015 why not loss of weight with diabetes 2 pretty pastel please before weight loss chemo and weight loss 5 superfoods for weight loss healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss kale weight loss if i had cancer anna heinrich weight loss exercise science body measurements for weight loss how to oat benefits weight loss weight loss pills garcinia cambogia and thyroid problems benefits of cranberry pills

face mask: air mask n95 or n100 cactus face mask resmed airsense 10 autoset full face mask when doffing a respirator you should filtering power of surgical mask dr face mask n 95 respirator mask for smoke what are neoprene face masks used for respirator for mold cleanup mask pro paint 3m brodit n95 breathing issues respirator mask ralphs grocery store las vegas 3m 9010 disposable n95 particulate respirator face mask flu face respirator mask design will rite aid stock go up min yoongi surgical mask gif would 3m half mask respirators work in lawn care joan crawford face mask

exam: Sale Discount ACT-VERBAL Preparation Materials On Sale, Buy Discount E22-187 Exam Cram Covers All Key Points, Most Accurate HC-035-421-CHS Exam Topics For Each Candidate, Prompt Updates 000-152 Real Exam UP To 50% Off, Sale Best 000-889 Test Pdf With New Discount, 100% Success Rate A2090-541 Material Pdf Are The Best Materials, Prompt Updates MB5-627 Study Guide On Store, The Best 050-895 Exam Questions Online Shop, SelfTestEngine 1Z0-223 Exam Online Store, Buy Discount 000-718 Training For Each Candidate,