Olivia Rodrigo Concert Recap


Danielle Huizar

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour Tour” has been going around America. This was taken at the San Diego concert in the Rady Shell.

Danielle Huizar, Editor

When “Driver’s License” was released, I immediately became a fan of Olivia Rodrigo. I was amazed that this girl, who was nearly the same age as me, was making these hit songs. Once the Sour Album came out, I spent almost every day of those next few months listening to the album, and some nights my friends and I would just scream the songs in my car while driving around at night. 

When the “Sour” Tour was announced, I immediately signed up to be a Verified Fan on Ticketmaster to get priority when tickets were released. Then, on Friday, December 10th, the tickets were released in the morning. Thankfully, I was at Disneyland that day for a family trip, so I was able to log on to Ticketmaster immediately and get the tickets without WiFi issues, which many students dealt with at school during this day. I got two tickets for around $40 each.

When my friend and I got to the concert, which was at the Rady Shell in San Diego, there was around a two mile line to get in and long lines for merch and the vaccination checkpoint. After around two hours of waiting in line and getting food at Spill the Beans, we got into the venue, and there was food and merch available.

At 7:30, the starting time of the concert, a guest singer, Holly Humberstone, a rising singer from London, sang a few of her songs, such as “Overkill” and “Deep End,” and some songs that have not been released yet. She shared the story of the songs, and she was super nice and had a unique and beautiful voice.

Then, at 8:30, Olivia Rodrigo came on stage with blaring lights, as she began to play the first song of her concert, “brutal.” Everyone in the venue was singing very loud, and it was wonderful to see her perform one of my favorite songs in person. Then, she sang a few of her other songs, such as “traitor, “drivers license,” and “hope ur ok.” She explained the reasoning and process of those songs as well. After those songs, she shared with the audience that she grew up in Temecula, which is an hour away from San Diego, and that her first singing coach was in the audience. Then, she sang a few songs that she did not write, such as some songs from Avril Levigne, and she also introduced the band who is playing the instruments for her. Then, she finished the concert with “deja vu” and “good 4 u.” She said good night to everyone, and the concert ended at around 1o.

Overall, the concert and night was amazing. Jacqueline Sumaya (12) said that “Olivia was such a great performer and had great stage presence.” I was super happy that I got tickets, and if you are a fan of Olivia, for her next concert, definitely try to get tickets!