Lorde Confronts Her Biggest Fear At NYC Show

'It's something that wakes me up at night and makes me scared,' she tells Roseland Ballroom about getting old.

NEW YORK — By the time Lorde skulked onstage at her New York show on Monday night (the first of three), the former ballroom floor was packed with teens, tweens, moms, dads, music critics, lovers, first dates and drunken coworkers.

Chaperones leaned against the wall as girls moved in strings throughout the sweaty sold-out crowd, lacing fingers so they didn’t get separated. As they pushed in to get closer, Lorde, a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, floated to the microphone in wide-legged pants, a white tank and black military jacket. She gazed seductively at the balcony, and as the bass throbbed around her, she opened with “Glory and Gore.”

The curtain behind her dropped to reveal her band — a drummer, and a guy manning the synths — and candles on pedestals. The spotlight shone on her like a flashlight illuminating a ghost-storyteller. She swayed through Pure Heroine tracks like “Tennis Court,” “White Teeth Teens” and, of course, “Royals,” when every single person in the house was singing along. She also resurfaced tracks like “Bravado” and “Biting Down” from her Love Club EP.

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