Norwegian indie-pop phenom girl in red brought her Make It Go Quiet tour to San Francisco earlier this month to two nights of sold-out crowds at The Regency Ballroom.
The performer behind girl in red is Marie Ulven Ringheim, a 23-year-old songwriter and producer whose songs like “i wanna be your girlfriend” and “we fell in love in October” have exploded since her starting on SoundCloud in 2016. With opening sets for Clairo and Conan Gray under her belt, Make It Go Quiet was the first headlining tour girl in red.
Ringheim started the set with an explosive performance of “You Stupid Bitch,” launching the crowd straight into her bombastically high energy stage presence. The young artist literally ran across the stage, whipping her hair and jumping around all while continuing to sing the aggressive song. The energy continued throughout the set, with girl in red crowd surfing and entering the crowd for the wall of death at different points in the show. Despite the intense nature of her performance, Ringheim’s stage presence was delightfully down-to-earth. She spoke about being “the biggest simp for Justin Beiber” and admonished the crowd after stage diving: “I need you to grab my ass instead of filming it.”
Many of the singer’s fans are queer, creating a fierce sense of community across her millions of listeners. In fact, the show felt more like a house party with 1,400 of your closest friends, with the entire venue singing in unison to the exclusively Doja Cat pre-show playlist. Lesbian and bi flags hung from the balcony awning and, at one point, Ringheim even helped a fan come out to their mother via onstage phone call.
From the acoustic new song “phantom pains” to massive hits like “bad idea!” Ringheim kept the crowd enthralled with each moment of her performance. After another two massively successful weekends at Coachella, there’s no telling what else lies in store for girl in red next, but we hope she won’t make it go quiet anytime soon.
girl in red in San Francisco:
- PHOTOS: Suki Waterhouse – San Francisco, CA – 5/7/22 - May 17, 2022
- PHOTOS: Nilufer Yanya – San Francisco, CA – 4/20/22 - May 10, 2022
- PHOTOS: cavetown – San Francisco, CA – 4/13/22 - April 29, 2022