Olivia Rodrigo teared up as she told the sold-out crowd at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday night that playing the venue was one of her lifelong dreams.
Growing up in Temecula, Rodrigo shared that her parents would drive her to L.A. for acting classes and they’d cruise by the Griffith Observatory, which overlooks the iconic outdoor concert venue. Her voice cracked as she said she told her parents back then that she’d perform at the venue someday.
“Feels good to be home,” the 19-year-old singer-songwriter said through emotion and deep breaths, having just opened her first of two nights at The Greek with the fiery, pop punk-infused “Brutal” and a rocked-out version of “Jealousy, Jealousy.”
Rodrigo didn’t just play the Greek Theatre – she owned it. Fans lined up well before doors opened and squeezed inside the venue to snag as much purple and black merchandise as possible. They took selfies with a variety of backdrops and made sure to put the finishing touches on their glittery homemade signs that expressed their devotion and celebrated the one-year anniversary of Rodrigo’s debut and multi Grammy Award-winning album, “Sour,” which brought them all together.