Her trip to Miami comes amid a row with folks on Twitter asking her to butt out of politics (in particular, those dealing with a certain pumpkin-haired bag of shit). It’s a stupid fight and one that she’ll always win, because the “Burn” songbird has the type of appeal that transcends cultures and the opinions of small-minded dumb-dumbs.
Of course, as confident as we may be in her, she sometimes doesn’t feel the same. In a recent interview she admitted to The Guardian, “I feel like I could change the world. But sometimes the response I get makes me think: ‘Oh – they’ve figured it out. They’ve figured out that I’m nothing special.’ I sometimes feel like I’m going to get found out – like I’m just a normal girl.”
But Ellie Goulding is far from a “normal girl.” She’s a musical treasure who continually bestows gifts upon the world, and this coming weekend, South Florida gets its present.
Ellie Goulding. 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-777-1000; aaarena.com. Tickets cost $31 to $171 plus fees via ticketmaster.com.