Melanie Martinez Crybaby Tour 2016 Review
On Feb. 23 at the Crystal Ballroom, Melanie Martinez performed her second concert of the second leg of the tour for her debut album, Crybaby. Whilst the opening of doors was postponed a half hour, the wait was easily made up for by the rousing opening performance by Alvarez Kings, a rising band from Sheffield, England. Melanie Martinez made a colorful, impressive entrance, rising from the floor to a stage adorned with giant ABC blocks, pastel furniture, a large rotating mobile, and an endless array of pink and purple flashing lights.
This child-like aesthetic has become signature to the 20 year old singer from Baldwin, New York, who came into public light when appearing on the popular television show The Voice. Martinez’s fanbase has exponentially grown since the release of Crybaby in Aug. 2015, leading to the large, wildly excited crowd that attended the February show. The singer performed various songs from the album, from her first single “Dollhouse,” to newer ones like “Cake” and “Mad Hatter.” With the price of $35 per ticket, it was well worth the cost for the show put on; Martinez performed with the utmost quality and genuine excitement, fans were friendly, and the atmosphere was shrouded in a glittery haze of energy, making it a night not easily forgotten.