San Francisco got a taste of Lana Del Rey
madness Thursday night as the bewitching singer
celebrated the release of her debut album, Born to Die
, at Amoeba Music.
Fresh from her successful performance at Amoeba Hollywood
Tuesday night, Lana Del Rey arrived to the San Francisco store at 2:30pm and took the time to greet deliriously happy fans out on Haight Street (even greeting a friend of a fan's through his cell phone) before heading up to the Amoeba green room to get ready for her 6:00pm show. To say the show was well attended would be an understatement
as the store's capacity was reached sometime around 5:30pm. With the store packed full of admirers and a line of hopefuls down Haight Street (and around the block), it would be safe to say that over 1,500 fans
turned out to see the new voice of their generation
Overhyped media controversy
aside, Lana Del Rey was a vision of perfection
to her supporters Thursday, who were focused on her sultry voice and angelic presence
. If Madonna
held the most expensive and entertaining satanic ritual ever created in the history of the world at the Superbowl
, then Lana Del Rey held the biggest Love-in
in the Haight since 1967. As she descended upon the Amoeba stage at 6:00pm, the crowd exploded at a deafening level of glee that one would only expect to follow the words, "Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles
Her gracious response to the overwhelming crowd was: "I only sing for you."