Billie Eilish Kicks Outside Lands’ Ass … With One Foot Nothing Could Keep Billie Eilish From Wearing The Crown At Outside Lands
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
“… Speaking of talented young singers, Olivia should really seek out some advice from the team who handles the 16 year old ingenue Billie Eilish. I was lucky enough to catch Billie perform a stripped down, acoustic version of show in a church at SXSW earlier this year, but I had yet to see her go H.A.M. for a pumped crowd. I saw her slay the Outside Lands main stage … on one foot.
Still recovering from a injured foot sustained earlier in the week, Billie didn’t let that hamper her from running around the stage and getting the crowd hyped, and the crowd got hyped with her.
As I was catching and photographing the performance from the crowd, I was surrounded by hordes of young women wearing paper crowns with the name of their queen emblazoned thereon. Whoever handed out the crowns prior to Billie’s performance should get a marketing award as tying that in with her new single “You Should See Me In A Crown” was a pretty brilliant marketing move.
But the show wasn’t all about Billie. She let her equally talented brother Finneas get some shine with a solo of his “New Girl”, and he did an admirable job of connecting with the audience as he left the stage to sing into the audience from the railing.
But clearly, the audience was there to see Billie do her thing, and she was proof positive that age ain’t nothin’ but a number when it comes to laying the smack down on stage. She performs older than her age and her confidence rivals that of performances three or four times her age, and she did it all on one foot. Amazing …”