Lorde Celebrates 21st Birthday by Leaving Secret Packages For Fans
By Megan Armstrong, Billboard
November 8, 2017
Lorde turned 21 years old on Tuesday (Nov. 7) and ahead of playing two shows at home in her native New Zealand, she decided to embrace the gift of giving as a way to celebrate a new year of life.
On Monday (Nov. 6), leading up to a show at Dunedin, Lorde tweeted, "DUNEDIN: left a little package in the city library behind this book. see you tonight," with a target emoji, pointing to a secret present she left for one lucky fan.
DUNEDIN: left a little package in the city library behind this book. see you tonight -- pic.twitter.com/HwSXfANfLA— Lorde (@lorde) November 7, 2017
It didn't take too long before a fan, @EmJUson on Twitter, got to the package first and revealed that her prize was two tickets to the upcoming show and a t-shirt drawn on by Lorde (birth name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor).
2 tix & a hand drawing on a t shirt by ella --— Em-J Uson (@EmJUson) November 7, 2017
The following day, Lorde had arranged yet another scavenger hunt -- this time in Christchurch, New Zealand, behind a sculpture of a gorilla sitting on a bench.
CHRISTCHURCH: little package behind this fellow -- pic.twitter.com/pZWZa8i4hE— Lorde (@lorde) November 8, 2017
It seems Lorde's birthday gift in return was fans flocking to Dundedin and Christchurch, for which the pop star expressed great gratitude on Twitter.
-- TWENTY ONE SUN TRIPS -- thankyou so much for all the birthday wishes today—love you so pic.twitter.com/GJKKmbZ5Pj— Lorde (@lorde) November 7, 2017
dunedin was a sizeable mood last night ------------ christchurch tonight, wow pic.twitter.com/BI45UiDo6S— Lorde (@lorde) November 7, 2017
Lorde will perform two dates in Christchurch tonight and tomorrow (Nov. 9). Her current album, Melodrama, was released in June.
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