Fans eagerly awaited to see their favorite artist perform after her 3 year tour hiatus; One fan was so excited, he arrived at the venue at 5:30 A.M. while others began to trickle in soon after to wait in line for the show.
It wasn’t long before Indie artist, Girlhouse, opened the stage of the historical Lincoln Theatre to begin the night with their song, “Paul Blart Mall Cop”. Halfway through the set, they realized they were wearing their own merch and made a joke about how if “they’re wearing their own merch, that’s how you know it’s cool”.
Girlhouse was the perfect person to start off the night with their metaphorical song titles and fun, chill vibes.
After the opener finished, fans were antsy for Sabrina Carpenter to come on stage. After the venue played and fan’s screamed Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” fans were pumped and ready. The curtains drew open and Sabrina sat down at her keyboard that was placed in the middle of a heart and opened with the title track of the new album, “Emails I Can’t Send”. It’s a vulnerable song, so the audience was ready to get hyped up, which is exactly what she did with the second song of the night. After she sang a few of fan’s favorite songs, she decided to play a game with the audience. She asked two people to describe how they felt about someone who’d broken their heart, gave them candy afterwards, and even hugged one fan. It is clear that Sabrina loves her fans and likes to interact with them as much as she can.
Sabrina really knows how to keep a crowd on their toes because after what fan’s thought would be the last song, she came back out to perform two more songs as an encore, including her hit single, “Because I Liked a Boy”. In perfect Sabrina fashion, red heart shaped balloons fell from the ceiling at the last chorus of the song. After Sabrina was finished, fans stopped to take photos by the stage with their heart balloons and at the photo op advertising her new perfume, “Sweet Tooth” that was set up in the lobby of the theatre.Sabrina has an extremely loyal and dedicated fanbase who truly showed out for her in D.C. as the screams and chanting echoed throughout the Lincoln Theatre all night long.