There’s something contagious about an album that sounds like a diary, and that was clear on October 16th as I arrived at the massive line outside of The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. Adoring fans patiently waited outside, wrapping around the entire building for Sabrina Carpenter’s final North American show.
Known for her hit songs, “Sue Me”, “Skinny Dipping”, and “Because I liked a Boy”, SabrinaCarpenter released her fifth studio album emails i cant send, on July 15th, 2022. Capturing honest moments, and things she wishes she could have sent, Sabrina claims that this is the first album where she is truly herself.
As I made my way inside and to the photo pit, I couldn’t help but notice the red balloons hanging over the crowd, and how everyone was eagerly waiting for them to drop. I also couldn’t take my eyes off the massive light up heart that was upstage center, ready to frame Sabrina and her keyboard.
First to take the stage was the lovely girlhouse. Humble, honest, and entertaining. The band played a 30 minute set showcasing songs like “cool guy“, and “facetime after sex“, from their recent EP, the third ep.
After the opening act, songs from Beyoncé, Dolly Parton, and Taylor swift played as the stage technicians set up for Sabrina’s set. This poppy pre-show playlist reflected Sabrina’s style of music, as well as her personal tastes. The crowd’s excitement continued to build while they danced to the music. At 9:00PM the haze slowly rolls out and Sabrina steps up on stage. She sits elegantly at the piano to play the intro track from her new album, emails I can’t send. Her fans shouted every single word with her, reciprocating all of the love she’s put into her album and this tour.
Sabrina was electric, sweet, and all around a performance to watch. She absolutely glowed under the stage, and without a doubt was born for it. She didn’t hesitate talking to her fans, and was consistently checking in with them between each song. Sabrina was having fun and wanted to make sure her fans were as well.
It’s concerts like these that make me and the listeners feel at home. From her outfit, to the set, and her angelic vocals; you can tell that she really pours her heart and soul into her music.
You can find Sabrina’s new album, emails I can’t send, here
emails I can’t send / bet u wanna / vicious / read your mind / already over, bad for business , skinny dipping (medley) / tornado warnings / how many things / can’t blame a girl for trying / bust your windows (cover) / nonsense / paris / honeymoon fades / sue me / fast times / decode / because I liked a boy