FEQ: Explosive Halsey on the levels

You doubted that Halsey could lure people to the Plains of Abraham and most importantly make them vibrate? It only took her two songs to confuse doubters on Monday night.

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When the 27-year-old American artist inexplicably arrived on stage almost half an hour late, she was forgiven for her lack of punctuality by raising the floor in time to say it.

she was wild On her knees, bobbing her head like a metal singer and then bouncing with the energy of an athlete, she started her concert with an explosive nightmarepunctuated by jets of flame as his admirers roared their delight.

Then she tried a few words in French, a strategy that always works on the Plains. “My French needs practice. I’m not from Quebec, sorry but I’m trying.

The tone was set. While lockShe paused to ask festival-goers to jump with her. She was delighted with the more than enthusiastic response from the audience.

“It’s the most beautiful crowd I’ve seen in my life. Not even close,” she said before revealing what was electrifying Easier than liesthe first track of the evening from his excellent 2021 album, When I can’t love, I want poweran industrial pop gem created with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails).

Though the Plains wasn’t nearly as crowded as it was when the Maroon 5 and Luke Combs visited, it turned out that a more than respectable crowd saw this final concert of Halsey’s tour.

Some left before the end, but the star didn’t care. She even bothered to thank people who don’t know her music for showing up.

In any case, those who were massaged on the standing room side in front of the stage would not let go of her and sang with her all evening. petrolwas in particular the scene of a very moving communion song.

Halsey was banned. fans and from Quebec. “I can imagine living here. You’re lucky here, it’s a beautiful city, which puts me at ease.”

Strong suggestion

Whether musically, in the care taken in staging, or in the use of pyrotechnics, Halsey presented the strongest artistic proposal at mid-way through FEQ 2022.

This first visit to Quebec was an opportunity to discover an artist who has nothing in common with the one-dimensional pop singer. Of course, also titles that have achieved great radio success, such as e.g Without merallied the troops, but she also showed she can hold her own in an alternative rock niche (You asked for it) or pop punk (Treasure).

Also, she seems to have all the talents. Sometimes on guitar, sometimes on bass, Halsey also became a live designer singing Be Kind.

Her cover of Running Up That Hill, the Kate Bush song revived by the Stranger Things series, was also one of the highlights of this concert, which ended with a wild performance I’m not a woman, I’m a god as fireworks erupted over the stage.

Lighting: electric

Ontario’s Valerie Anne Poxleitner, aka Lights, hadn’t been to Quebec since 2014. what was wrong with her


The energetic Ontarian Lights made a strong impression prior to Halsey's arrival.

Photo Cedric Belanger

The energetic Ontarian Lights made a strong impression prior to Halsey’s arrival.

“The curds they sell at the Couche-Tard checkout,” she says.

It would be good if she didn’t go without cheese for so long from now on.

Served with a beautiful energy seen by often accompanying himself on guitar, his electro-pop-rock songs had the bite needed, we think of titles like Siberianthe dazzling crap Where okay okayto keep us hooked from start to finish and make us want to see her again sooner rather than later.

Also, she is fearless. At the end of her singing tour, in front of the biggest audience of her career, Lights decided to meet the festival-goers while balancing on a barrier before thanking her with the only phrase she knew: in French, “Thank you, my little wolf”.

How can you resist him?

Cannons: all the way

The American group Cannons, who stormed onto the stage at the beginning of the evening, almost lost us but eventually managed to keep our attention.


The group Cannons opened the evening.

Marcel Tremblay/QMI Agency

The group Cannons opened the evening.

After a promising start to the tune of The shade and recklessAfter singer Michelle Joy thanked the crowd for coming and yelled “Fuck you,” her indie pop threw us into a state of paralysis with somewhat superfluous melodies.

Never mind, Cannons rolled up their sleeves and finished strong, saving the life-changing song for the last moment with 96 million streams on Spotify. fire for you

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