Fletcher at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

Fletcher @ The Fillmore, San Francisco | Photo By Justine Willard

San Francisco welcomed Fletcher with open arms as she performed to a sold-out crowd at the historic music venue, The Fillmore.

With every show selling out so far, the tour, which just began, marks Fletcher‘s best extensive tour headlining. To start the night out, Fletcher performed “girls girls girls,” one of her more recent singles that she released in October. The song reimagines Katy Perry’s 2008 smash hit “I Kissed A Girl” to tell her own coming-of-age story. Fletcher said, “In a lot of ways that song really marked the beginning of a lifelong journey of self-exploration and coming into my queerness and learning how to express my truth in a bold and unapologetic way.”

It was notable for Fletcher to be back performing at the Fillmore because, as she shared, the last time she performed her she was just an opening act. Back then, she was nervous and remembered watching the headliner from the balcony and thinking how cool it would be to headlining a show here. Now, years later, she was doing just that.

The stage setup looked like a catwalk straight from the streets of New York City. It was a creative set with a ladder adorned with spraypaint for Fletcher to get up and down quickly. She also threw in a funny story about how her manager told her not to go with that setup because you would not make much money from the tour because of how expensive it will be transporting it. Fletcher shared with the crowd that she didn’t care and then encouraged fans to buy her merch. It was also ironic that she mentioned that she’s afraid of heights but manages to climb a 10-foot high platform every night, and if that isn’t overcoming your fears, then we don’t know what is.

This story also helped set up the next song, “F**k You for Ruining New York City for Me,” which she wrote about her first love and how she is messed up because of it. After that, she slowed things down a bit and performed a fantastic cover of Billie Eilish’s song “Happier Than Ever.”

Fletcher was in the crowd signing boobs at one point during the night and mentioned how she had already signed so many, even with the tour just getting underway. She also said how just the simple fact of signing so many boobs is the highlight of her life.

While Fletcher doesn’t have an actual album out, she still has many songs to perform from her multiple singles and EPs Finding Fletcher, You Ruined New York City for Me, and her most recent one, The S(ex) Tapes. Amazingly, Fletcher sounds the same live as she does on these recordings. So if you have the chance to make it out to her tour, we would highly recommend that you do.

The North American leg will end in April, before she heads to Europe where she will wrap the tour in May.

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Justine is currently studying photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She became interested in photography during her junior year of high school. She started concert photography in 2017 after randomly taking her camera to see Coldplay and falling in love with it.