PICS: Lana Del Rey at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Lana Del Rey was simply transcendent throughout her recent, long-awaited Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre show.

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Announced back in August, the singer/songwriter/poet's current tour follows the Aug. 30 release of her sixth and latest studio album "Norman F---ing Rockwell," which has garnered rave reviews and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart..
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The Oct. 11 show marked Lizzy's first time back in San Diego since her joint tour with Kali Uchis hit Pechanga Arena (fka Valley View Casino Center) in February 2018.
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During the show, her expansive, 20-plus-song set list was comprised of songs from all six of her studio albums, as well as a few well-placed (and well done) covers.
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She started off the show with -- what else? -- the title track to her new album, and then went into "Bartender" and "Cinnamon Girl" (both also from "Norman F---ing Rockwell" as well). Throughout the show, the screams, shrieks and applause from her adoring fans in attendance reached a near-Beatlemania fever pitch. There wasn't one song that wasn't sung along to by the crowd.
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After "Cinnamon Girl" wrapped, someone in the audience handed her a bouquet of flowers.
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For her next song, she said, "I'm going to do a little Joni Mitchell cover called 'For Free.'" The crowd, of course, went crazy. The previous night, at her Hollywood Bowl show, she performed it onstage with Zella Day and Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering). In San Diego though, she did it solo with her piano player.
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She then played "Born to Die," "Blue Jeans," "Cherry" (which was followed with a short rendition of "Scarborough Fair"), "Pretty When You Cry," "Mariners Apartment Complex," and "White Mustang."
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A three-song medley of "Change," "Black Beauty" and "Young and Beautiful" followed, while she sat on one of the stage platforms.
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After a performance of "Ride" (a single from her 2012 EP "Paradise"), she hopped on the onstage rope swing hanging from the rafters and swayed back and forth during the massive single that rocketed her into stardom: "Video Games."
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Then came "West Coast" and "Ultraviolence" (both singles from her 2014 third studio album). Afterward, she asked the crowd: "Do you want to hear 'Shades'?" The crowd erupted in approval as she performed the soaring, somber ballad titled "Shades of Cool."
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"Summertime Sadness" (another early hit single off her sophomore album "Born to Die") followed, during which she went down into the front row toward the end of the song and collected even more flowers from the audience.
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Recently, Lana recently dropped a music video for her cover of Sublime's "Doin' Time" (which was originally released as part of the soundtrack for a documentary on the band; it's also included on "Norman F---ing Rockwell"), and she performed it -- much to the crowd's delight (San Diegans sure love us some Sublime, right?) -- as her third-to-last song.
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"Off to the Races" followed and for the final song of the night, she performed "Venice Bitch."
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What an enthralling show. As expected, Lana was incredible and we haven't seen an enthusiastic crowd like that in quite some time -- so bravos to all those fans in attendance for showing her so much love. Please come back soon, queen!
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