If you’d like to know what type of fans show up to a Carly Rae Jepsen concert, it’s dozens of adorable children and well-dressed gay men. So naturally, the singer known for her hit “Call Me Maybe,” was met with high-pitched cheers, squeals, and declarations of “I love you, Carly!”

The spritely pop star embodied a free spirit, sporting a big flashy smile when she was singing and twirling with her arms (with her eyes gleefully shut) when she wasn’t. Despite a sweltering hot atmosphere inside the Granada (and humid Kansas Spring air outside the venue), the fans kept their spirits high thanks to an energetic performance from the band and a vivid light show.

She was joined on this tour by Cardiknox, an equally poppy group with an active and lively stage presence and new album to tout.

Words and photos by Fally Afani



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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