Love was in the air at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night (Oct. 19), as some of today’s biggest music stars took the stage for a good cause in suppport of the American Cancer Society.
The audience was even treated to a surprise appearance from Halsey, who took the stage to perform some of her biggest hits like “Bad at Love” and her vulnerable new tune, “Graveyard.”
Lizzo continued to spread the good vibes, stepping onstage in a suit with “100%” bedazzled on the front and “That Bitch” blinged-out on the booty. “Give it up for my outfit!” she proclaimed as the Hollywood Bowl erupted into a roaring cheer.
“I’m all about body positivity, self love and self-care,” she continued, as the screen flashed to a girl in the audience holding up a sign that read “Lizzo, you built my confidence.” The cheers and hollers of support from the audience didn’t stop for a second, as the songstress revealed that she finally blocked the boy who was playing her and encouraged the crowd to cut off all toxic people from their lives. That empowering energy vibrated through the entire performance as the sold-out Bowl sang her Hot 100 chart topper, “Truth Hurts,” at the top of their lungs — and seriously felt it.
— Miastarr (@Miastar) October 20, 2019
Another standout of the night was Taylor Swift, who closed the show with a set that blended her 1989 hits “Blank Space” and “Shake It Off” with Lover favorites “ME!,” “You Need to Calm Down” and the title track. For Swift, the night was especially powerful, as her mom has struggled with cancer over the years: “The night means a lot to me, it means a lot to my family and I know some of you here tonight really personally relate to and appreciate the fact that this night benefits cancer research.”
Over $135,000 was raised from ticket sales and Twitter activations from fans. Backstage, musical performers also “bowled for a cause” for an additional $1,000 for every pin knocked down. Eilish, who claimed she never bowled before, knocked her first strike and earned $10,000 for American Cancer Society.
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