On Friday August 30th, The Lawn at White River State Park was host to pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen and her opening act Hot Chelle Rae. Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter from Mission, British Columbia. She gained her first bit of real recognition after placing third in Canadian Idol and taking part in the Canadian Idol Top 3 tour. She released her debut album "Tug of War" in 2008 on Canadian label MapleMusic Recordings. Three years later she released the single that would put her on the map world wide, "Call Me Maybe".
The Lawn at White River State Park is an extremely large venue that nearly sold out for this show. From the moment that Carly Rae Jepsen took the stage there was a sea of people singing along to every word. Playing a range of songs throughout her catalog it was clear that there were both fans who have heard her debut album and others that have only been hooked since her explosive single "Call Me Maybe".
Jepsen's stage presence is beyond her years, and her style and showmanship is reminiscent of Debbie Gibson. She puts on easily one of the most fun shows that you could attend this year. Involving the fans from the very beginning and even bringing out giant balloons during her hit single "Good Time". It is easy to see what her draw is, pure enjoyment in what she does. From the very first second you can see in the way she moves, sings, and involves fans that she is truly happy performing and that bleeds over to her fans in the crowd. She easily gets the crowd up and moving along with everything she does.
Jepsen will be continuing her tour through September.
Sep 12 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ Tickets
Sep 13 Humphreys Concerts By the Bay San Diego, CA
Sep 14 Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
Sep 15 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sep 17 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
Sep 18 Mondavi Center UC Davis Davis, CA
Sep 20 Washington State Fair in Puyallup Puyallup, WA
Be sure to pick up both of her albums on iTunes, and for more pictures head over to You Make The Scene for exclusive photos.