PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Young fans waited in the cold for hours to see Billie Eilish in concert on Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena.
Eilish fans often describe themselves as obsessed. Teenage followers feel a deep connection to her, not only for her uniqueness and talent but also for the social causes she supports.
“This is a big deal for me, but anyway, I just love her,” Gianna Cosentino said outside the arena on Tuesday.
Eilish, a singer and songwriting sensation, feels known to her fans. Only 20 years old, she wasn’t much older than them. She shares and sings about struggling with body image, social norms, and growing up in a way that fans consider personal.
“I love her so much,” said fan Rebecca Mitchell. “I love everything she stands for, that she stands for.”
Nick Sickles said: “Her music really speaks to me. “Her words have power.”
Eilish’s Happier Than Ever world tour combines meaning and global message by asking fans to commit to eating one plant-based meal a day. Eilish combines her mother’s nonprofit, Support, and Feed in each city.
Eilish’s mother, Maggie Baird, met with 412 Food Rescue founder Leah Lizzarando on Tuesday to donate leftover vegan meals to those in need of nutritious food at Outreached Arms.
“To provide nutritious plant-based meals to food racist and community organizations. And we will work with you, along with all the organizations you work with,” Baird said in a video.
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Eilish’s tour was also a family collaboration with her brother, who produced much of her music. Her family will take the tour around the world, spreading messages of giving and information about climate change and plant-based eating in hopes of creating a more equitable food system. .
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