Harry Styles’ tour is a highly anticipated event that many fans have been looking forward to for over a year. (Image Courtesy of Writer)
By Remy Zerber
Harry Styles is one of the most successful English musicians of this generation. He was in one of the most successful boy bands ever, One Direction, which was formed on the X Factor in 2010. After they split, all the band members went on to pursue solo careers, with Harry Styles becoming one of the most successful former One Direction members. He has recently embarked on his Love On Tour to promote his second album, Fine Line. While on tour, Harry has already had some interesting things happen on his tour like a fan asking for dating advice, Harry doing a gender reveal for a couple, a sighting of former 1D member Louis Tomlinson by a fan, and much more.
Harry Styles played cupid for a fan at a show in Minnesota when he offered her some relationship advice. When he saw a fan holding a sign that said “Should I text him?” he responded by asking the fan if the guy was nice to her and the fan’s friend replied “no.” The crowd booed and Harry explained "in my opinion, if you should [text him], this isn't even a question," he said. When sharing what he would do in the situation, he said, "My personal opinion is that if there's any sort of games, trash! Trash! Trash! Not for you!" His response was something that sounded like it was from The Notebook, which gained a lot of attention on social media to the point where “TRASH, TRASH, TRASH!” was trending on Twitter.
At a show in Chicago, Harry gave out even more love advice when he saw a sign that said “Help me get my boyfriend to propose to me.” After the sign caught his attention, Styles asked the couple how long they’ve been together and noted, “Seven years, oh, I can’t help you. … What’s the hold up, Lucas? It’s a thing, you know, you love each other and you’re best friends.” He added with a shrug, “Just do it. It’s fine, you don’t have to do it now, but she’s your best friend, just do it, you know what I mean? Just give her what she wants!” After looking into Lucas’ eyes, he concluded, “Yeah, he’s going to do it.”
In addition to love, Harry has been supporting the LGBTQ+ community at his concerts in multiple ways. He frequently waves around LGBTQ+ pride and bisexual flags at his concerts, and wears different colors for every show. For example, he wore an orange outfit with an orange boa for his show in Nashville, which could be another nod to the LGBTQ+ community. Harry also waved the bisexual flag during a show in September, which is Bisexual Visibility month, to show support forthe Bi community.
Harry Styles always makes sure to include some funny and sweet moments on stage for his fans. During another show in Nashville, he did a gender reveal for a couple. As Harry opened the envelope decorated with blue and pink question marks, he said “don’t worry there’s another [blank piece of paper]. … Woo-hoo, you know, I revel in these moments because I know everything and you don’t.” After a countdown from the crowd, Harry revealed the fan would be having “a little baby girl.” As the audience started cheering, he began tearing up.
In addition to these more touching moments, Harry’s tour has also seen some funny moments. For example, when Harry was singing “Sign Of The Times,” he paused briefly to laugh at a joke a fan wrote on their sign. The fan recorded the moment and posted the video on Twitter, captioning it "HARRY LAUGHING AT MY JOKE OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME." Additionally, during Love On Tour, Harry started singing about a fan dressed as a banana. He first sang about this during his show in Detroit and has continued to sing about it during “Watermelon Sugar” ever since. Fans seem to love these new lyrics because they laugh every time he sings them. Harry is a great performer who knows how to get the crowd going and put on a show while leaving some easter eggs behind for fans to find.
Clearly, Harry’s tour is going to be an interesting and successful one. He has proven himself to be a relationship guru because he has offered love advice to fans many times during his tour. He has also proven that he supports all kinds of love between all different people, making everyone feel included at his shows. Harry creating these fun and adorable moments on stage for his fans to enjoy during his shows proves his talent as a natural born performer. Undoubtedly, Harry is an incredible artist who many people enjoy watching and he uses his shows to make people feel less alone.
Melanie Moyer '22,