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The Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis hosted Goulding’s ninth stop on her tour Thursday night and people were lined up outside the venue hours prior to the concert. Fans rushed inside to claim their spot near the stage, eager to be as close as possible to Goulding. The singer instantly won over the audience with her mix of emotional and upbeat tracks.
“I have a lot of fun performing and I really lose myself in the moment,” Goulding said. “I’m very energetic and I remember the emotion that I felt when I wrote each song as I sing. I just have a really good time.”
Performing for crowds of adoring fans and spending time with an elite music crowd (British rapper Tinie Tempah and Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons are two of many) may be everyday occurrences for Goulding now, but she grew up leading a very simple life. Growing up in Hereford, a city in England near the Welsh border, Goulding said that there was little to do to occupy her time.
“I grew up in the middle of nowhere, so it was more likely that we were either frolicking around in the countryside or we were watching videos or we were listening to music,” Goulding said. “I suppose that kind of limitation of what I could do in the countryside meant that things [like music] had more of an importance.”