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Ed Sheeran took over the Superdome on Halloween night

November 7, 2018

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

Photo by: Marlie Pierce

On Halloween night, Ed Sheeran fans had more than just a little treat as Sheeran took the stage at the New Orleans Superdome for his Divide Tour.

Fans, dressed in their Halloween costumes, awaited the opening act. Lauv, an American artist from California, and his band came out dressed as famous wrestler Hulk Hogan. Wigs and facial hair were included. After playing for about 30 minutes, Lauv closed with one of his most popular songs “I Like Me Better.”

As the crowd settled down, the lights came back on, and the crew, dressed for the occasion, began to set up for the second opening act, Snow Patrol.

Leader singer Gary Lightbody entered the stage dresses as none other than Drew Brees. As the act began, the crowd sang along to their songs such as “Run” and “Chasing Cars.”

Once again, Snow Patrol exited the stage and the crew set up for Ed Sheeran. Then the lights lowered, and the crowd got their first sight of the English performer.

With Halloween makeup smeared on his face and Prince Harry’s royal uniform, Ed took the stage with his trusty guitar and opened with Castle on the Hill.

Although it was the Divide Tour, he played a handful of songs from previous albums including “The A Team,” “Photograph” and “Sing.” Those in attendance danced the entire night.

However, before Sheeran sang “Tenerife Sea’’, he asked for the crowds’ silence. The crowd was moved.

“Everybody was silent and just got to take in the music. It was honestly my favorite part of the whole concert,” said Madison Herbert, a marketing junior from New Orleans. “I saw someone get engaged during the song. Love was just surrounding everyone.”

People began to take out their phones and sway back and forth with their flashlights.

Throughout the night, Sheeran made jokes between songs and hyped the crowd as much as he could. At one point, he made a joke about the boyfriends and super-dads that are there sitting silently.

“That was my favorite part. It made everything light-hearted,” said Courtney Slyvest, an allied health junior from Thibodaux.

At the end of the night, Sheeran went off stage for a quick costume change. He came back out in a Saints jersey and shorts to finish the last song of the night.

“It was definitely a night that I think I’ll always remember,” said Elizabeth Schouest an allied health freshman from Lockport.

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