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Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever Tour Started On A Delightfully Dramatic Note

If you weren’t there, these official visuals are the next best thing.

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Billie Eilish began her Happier Than Ever tour on Thursday, Feb. 3 — and it sounds like the New Orleans show was everything she wanted. “YOU WERE AN ABSOLUTE PERFECT START I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote on Instagram.

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According to Rolling Stone, it was a rainy evening in New Orleans — ideal weather for Eilish’s moody lyrics, not to mention a title track music video that literally sees the artist dance (and cry, and sing) in a major downpour.

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Eilish wore a graphic T-shirt and bike shorts for the sold-out show, performing popular songs from both of her albums — and, as NME reports, debuting “GOLDWING” live for the first time.

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“This is real, not one of those dreams I’ve had multiple times the last two years!” Eilish told the crowd, according to The New Orleans Advocate. “Are you ready to give me all the energy you’ve been saving up?”

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The newspaper also noted that Eilish gave her fans plenty of opportunities to sing along — and referenced an emotional moment when imagery of eco-tragedies played alongside “All the Good Girls Go to Hell.”

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“I cried like five times in rehearsals,” Eilish told the audience, per The Advocate. “But it’s important that we see what the f*ck is going on.”

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Eilish’s environmentalism continued off-stage, too. Support + Feed — the nonprofit created by her mom, Maggie Baird, to promote accessible, plant-based food — appeared at the show via the Billie Eilish Eco-Lounge.

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If you’re thinking about grabbing tickets, the Happier Than Ever tour continues through the summer — including stops in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia.