The stakes were high, the nerves were higher and Demi Lovato promised nothing short of a "f---ing amazing" show when she kicked off her Neon Lights Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday night.
And, from the sound of it, she delivered. The singer, hitting the road for the fist time since 2012, gave fans a running account of how she was feeling before, during and after the opening-night gig, making it sound like she overcame the jitters and gave Lovatics exactly what they were hoping for.
Here's the countdown to Sunday's show:
On Saturday night, Demi posted a picture of an empty arena to get fans pumped up for the gig.
Seriously Sweating The Details
It was either a good sign, or a bad omen when Demi tweeted that the top of her deodorant broke off just a few hours before show time.
Good news and bad news. Bad news, the top of my deodorant fell off this morning. Good news: OH MY GOD IT'S THE FIRST SHOW TONIGHT!!!!! 😄😄— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
With her Secret slip-up behind her, Demi said she'd never been more excited or nervous before a show.
I've never been more nervous and excited for a show in my life!!!!! I'm so happy and I want to make you all so happy too!!!!!!!!!— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
A Hand For Her Girls
You know who's super excited about the opening act? Demi!
YAYYYY FIFTH HARMONY!!! MISS MOVIN' OOOOOONNNN!!! #NEONLIGHTSTOUR— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
So nervous I literally cannot stop shaking..!!!!!! I'm so excited!!! I'm coming out SO SOON!!!!!!!— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
If you are reading my tweets, scream really loud so I can hear you from my dressing room backstage to know you're ready!! #NEONLIGHTSTOUR— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
Two hours later, Demi was back in her dressing room, no doubt pumped up about getting the first gig out of the way and psyched to get to the next one.