Taylor Swift’s Birthday, Jonas Brothers’s Excellent Jackets, And More Jingle Ball NYC Highlights

Sure, she wore the Kringle cape in L.A., but in New York, Lizzo one-upped herself, donning a full-on Santa suit to give those impressive vocal runs on “Cuz I Love You” added shine. “You gotta listen to Santa Claus,” she told the crowd before letting us know MSG on her watch was to be a “shame-free zone.” At this point, any Lizzo set is a greatest hits romp, but here, they really played like it: “Good As Hell” and “Tempo” and “Juice” and, to a rapturous reception that made the seats around me begin vibrating, “Truth Hurts.” “I’ve had things happen to me I never dreamed of,” she offered midway through her set, reflecting on a massive 12 months. Not a bad cap on 2019 — or as we might refer to it decades from now, the Year of Lizzo.

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