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PHOTOS: Fletcher Storms The Fillmore in Charlotte

Fletcher stands onstage and holds the microphone out to the crowd, which is out of frame
Fletcher lets the crowd get in on the action at her Fillmore performance on Oct. 18, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Didn’t get a ticket to see Fletcher at The Fillmore on Monday night? Don’t worry, the next time she rolls through Charlotte, she’ll surely be on a bigger stage. The indie-pop singer’s popularity is exploding — so much that her concert was moved from the smaller Underground to the larger Fillmore before showtime. 
Fletcher sings into a microphone with spotlights shining down on her in the background
Fletcher sings her own songs for once. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Fletcher’s presence is larger than life as she dances and sings her way through every corner of the stage — from side to side, on top of the set, within the set and on the barricade. As much as she belted out fan favorites (“Undrunk” and “Becky’s So Hot” among them) and a couple of cover songs (Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and “If You Seek Amy” from Britney Spears, for example), so did nearly every member of the audience. 
There were plenty of times you could only hear the crowd as they shouted and danced throughout the 90-minute set — including plenty of breakup anthems. “Wish I could get a little undrunk, so I could uncall you/ At 5 in the morning, I would unfuck you…” may have received the night’s biggest singalong. Keep an eye or ear out for the next time Fletcher is in town — and get tickets early. 
The singer sits on the edge of the stage and holds the mic out to the crowd, which is out of frame
Fletcher brings the crowd back into it. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Opening for Fletcher was emotive pop singer Verité. Though she paused to play a keyboard from time to time, Verité spent most of her time pacing back and forth across the stage and compelling the audience to feel every ounce of emotion that she poured out into her songs. Though the sound was hazy at times, the feelings were pure and woke up the essence of the audience, getting them primed for the headliner. 
Verite adjusts knobs on a turntable or some other sound system with a microphone up to her lips
Verite opened for Fletcher at the Oct. 18 Fillmore show. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again.

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