The line at Olivia Rodrigo’s final US concert of her “Sour” tour in San Francisco stretched the length of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, twice, and the entire length of City Hall on Friday night.
That 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 host her world-conquering debut album “Sour,” all so she wouldn’t “skip a step” in her route already accelerated. to pop stardom. (In other cities, he booked even smaller venues, like the 5,900-seat Greek Theater in Los Angeles.)