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Photos: Florence + the Machine, St. Vincent and Lizzo cultivate a night of powerful women at the Moda Center



Lizzo sings out to the Moda Center crowd. The hip-hop singer later mentioned her excitement toward the show being the second installment of her first-ever arena tour. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo and her dancers pump up the Moda Center crowd. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The arena crowd waves hands for Lizzo. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo moves against her backdrop while her dancers kick their feet. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo, her dancers and DJ throw their fists up. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Art-rocker St. Vincent greets the Moda Center and takes a moment to recognize the trifecta of “powerful women” performing at the arena. St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent sings “Sugarboy.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Art-rocker St. Vincent displays an impressive arsenal of guitar technique. St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent uses a slider to play “Masseduction.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent focuses on her guitar during “Los Ageless.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The band of Florence + the Machine begin to take the stage, beginning the set with “June.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence + the Machine takes the stage made of an intricate working of curved wood and steps. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Frontwoman Florence Welch triumphantly flutters about the stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Vocalist Florence Welch sings “Hunger.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch dances around the stage barefoot, breaking away from the mic stand and charming the audience with her energetic whimsy. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch sings “Hunger.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Light beams create a halo around frontwoman Florence Welch. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch walks down the stage toward the crowd. Further in to the show, she joined the crowd members to dance. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch bounds up the steps of the “High As Hope” Tour’s unusual stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch looks passionately into the crowd. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A barefoot Florence Welch dances around stage, encouraging the crowd to clap during “Between Two Lungs.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch returns to her mic stand after an enchanting trek around the stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch looks out into the arena. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch dramatically grabs hold of a keyboard. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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Sarah is the Photo Editor for the Daily Emerald. She has experience in all kinds of photography and visual tempo, as well as feature writing and news reporting. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music and petting dogs.