Dua Lipa at Oslo Spektrum
A “Future Nostalgia” disco party
Photo: Anne-Marie Forker
Grammy award winning English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa, known for her disco-pop sound, visited Oslo Spektrum on Sunday night on her world tour in support of her sophomore album,“Future Nostalgia”.
The opening track "Physical", which saw Lipa appear on stage in a pink outfit surrounded by her dancers, excited the crowd with a visual spectacle from the very beginning. They used the catwalk space well, and when Lipa left the stage for several costume changes, they provided the entertainment, including a rollerskater holding a cocktail tray.
Lipa spoke to the crowd about the recent attacks in Oslo, which was warmly received: "We send our condolences to the LGBT community....We have to keep loving as much as we can....I'm here to create a safe space for you guys and support you. I love you." Then "Be the One" from her eponymous debut studio album was performed, and the audience joined in with a display of a sea of lights around the venue. A later highlight of the concert was a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man", where the dancers and Lipa sat on the stage wearing Pride flags around their shoulders.
Another highlight for the crowd was "One Kiss", a collaboration with Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris, which saw most of the Spektrum Arena jumping around amid a party like atmosphere under lasers. The party atmosphere continued until the final song, "“Don’t Start Now”, Lipa's highest charting song in the US, and confetti cannons filled the air with colours.