Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one general-admission ticket to see Ellie Goulding at Kool Haus, located in The Guvernment, on Monday, August 1, at 8 p.m. (a $26.50 value before fees, or up to a $31.75 value online, including all ticketing fees and HST). Tickets should be picked up at the Kool Haus box office the day of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m., when the doors to the show open.
With its brightly lit stage and festive atmosphere, Kool Haus provides an eye- and ear-friendly environment in which to absorb the infectious pop of BRIT-award-winning artist Ellie Goulding. Goulding's debut record, Lights, lays refreshingly earnest lyrics atop a rich fusion of acoustic strums and soul-churning electronica to craft an original sound ideal for underscoring pensive late-night drives through outdoor raves. Goulding recently performed for Prince William and Princess Kate as part of the royal wedding, fulfilling every musician's dream of singing to a princess without first defeating a legion of fairy godmothers. Concertgoers can watch the songstress croon numbers such as "Starry Eyed," "The Writer," and "Guns and Horses" as they dance in place or cuddle the venue’s enormous speakers.