It seems like Ariana Grade brought 13 of her biggest fans to Lancaster County yesterday to get an exclusive preview of her “Sweetener World Tour.”
Two weeks ago, Grande’s official fan Twitter account @TeamAriana invited 15 fans to attend a rehearsal. Screenshots of the direct messages, shared by some fans on Twitter, invited fans to a rehearsal on March 13 in Lititz.
From social media posts, it appears 13 were able to attend.
Grande is a past client of Rock Lititz, the local hub of world-class entertainment production firms.
Her social media posts indicate that she’s back prepping for the Sweetener tour, which kicks off March 18 in Albany, New York.
On Tuesday, Grande posted on Instagram about her friend and backup dancer Scott Nicholson. Nicholson pointed to a sign listing Gravie Kitchen + Commons, the restaurant in the Rock Lititz facility.
An earlier post by Grande shows the singer holding a Starbucks coffee and vocal steamer device outside what appears to be Rock Lititz.
The fans who attended Wednesday’s rehearsal came from as far away as England. Others were from Minnesota and Texas.
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter user @ghostinfenty posted a video geotagged in Bowmansville, presumably on the way to the rehearsal.
Late Wednesday night, the Arianators – the label for Grande’s dedicated fans –shared bits of the experience.
The attendees praised the setlist and choreography of the upcoming tour, but didn’t share any details. Fans wrote on Twitter about taking selfies with Grande, but none were posted as of Thursday morning.
A group photo of the fans after the rehearsal appears to show Hotel Rock Lititz in the background, though.
7/25... thank u ariana 🥺🥺 pic.twitter.com/JNn7wUkSiX— zak (@ghostinfenty) March 14, 2019
The singer’s mother Joan Grande was there, and gave an inspirational talk to the fans about self-love, some fans tweeted.
joan goes “ur all beautiful and perfect nothing else matters” A CUTENESS TODAY!— aid (@tearsleftocry) March 14, 2019
Fans were able to ask Grande questions, including her favorite songs by artists Frank Ocean and Rihanna. (“Biking” and “Chanel” are her favorite by Ocean; “Get it Over With” and “James Joint” are her favorite Rihanna tracks.)
With the tour impending, Grande’s time in Lancaster County is coming to an end. She’ll perform in Los Angeles tonight as part of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which air on Fox at 8 p.m.
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