The queue for Olivia Rodrigo’s last US concert of her “Sour” tour in San Francisco stretched the length of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – twice – and the length of City Hall on Friday evening.
This was, in part, by design. Picture this: The defining pop star of this young decade booked what is essentially an oversized high school theater to perform her world-conquering debut album “Sour,” all so she wouldn’t “skip any steps” in her route already accelerated. to pop stardom. (In other cities, she booked even smaller venues, like the 5,900-seat Greek Theater in Los Angeles.)