Live Music Review: Pharrell Williams at the 02 Arena
Anticipation and excitement was in the air as the crowd waited for international superstar Pharrell Williams to take to the stage at the O2 Arena on Friday night (October 10).
Playing his last date in London, Pharrell opened his set with Come Get It Bae, taken from his latest solo studio album, Girl. Minus Miley Cyrus, an energetic and dancing mood filled the arena, as the audience was treated to hit after hit from the US star’s back catalogue.
Showcasing his most recent solo work, as well as tracks from his time in N.E.R.D and collaborations with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, Pharrell catered for every member of the audience.
Williams’ stage presence was matched by his backing dancers, who were introduced by the man himself and given their own segment of the show. It was easy to see from their performances that everyone on stage appreciated the 20,000 strong crowd, with Williams stating that UK fans have played a “strong part in his career”.
Highlights of the gig were surprise renditions of Nelly’s Hot in Here, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky – where everyone sang in unison – and closing track Happy, where confetti shot into the crowd to mark the end a momentous gig.
If you ever have the chance to get to a Pharrell Williams gig, you should.