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Student attends Harry Styles concert abroad

Student experiences live concert in Amsterdam
View from Annaliese Dorchinecz ’24 seats at Johann Crujiff Arena (Photo courtesy of Dorchinecz).

In early June, Annaliese Dorchinecz ‘24 flew to Amsterdam with her family. The original purpose of this journey abroad was to make a vacation out of her father’s business trip. When Dorchinecz and her sister learned that the Harry Styles “Love on Tour” concert was going to be taking place in Amsterdam simultaneously, they knew they had to attend, Dorchinecz said.

After seeing the show once before in Chicago, there are some differences to be noted between the two shows, Dorchinecz said. At the concert, people were dressed in more typical streetwear rather than extravagant, costume-like attire. 

“At the show in the U.S., everyone was pretty decked out and more into it overall,” Dorchinecz said. “There were so many feathers on the floor from people’s boas.”

Along with the decorative outfits there were also more people dancing and singing along to the music. Whereas in Amsterdam, the vibe of the crowd wasn’t as upbeat, Dorchinecz said.

“It almost felt like being at a sports game since everyone wasn’t as into it,” she said. In Chicago the energy was just a lot higher.”

Dorchizecz also pointed out that the arena as well as the stage in Amsterdam was a lot larger than the one in Chicago. Another difference was the setlists. In Amsterdam Styles played the tracks “Cherry,” “She” and “Stockholm Syndrome,” which he had not played in the U.S.

“I loved when he played ‘Cherry’ because that’s my favorite song by him’ and his last song was ‘Kiwi’’ which is just really fun and good live,” Dorchinecz said. 

One of the highlights of the show was the encore where Styles played “Sign of the Times” and “Cherry,” which are both fan favorites. He also played “Best Song Ever,” which was written during his time with the former band One Direction, she said. 

“It was just so wholesome at the concert to see so many people come together and enjoy music,” Dorchinecz said “Everyone was dancing and having a good time. Even though we were in a whole other country, the whole crowd connected over their shared love of his music.”


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