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LIVE: Carly Rae Jepsen, Portland, OR

20160301_214812Carly Rae Jepsen // Photo Credit: Hollister Dixon

By Hollister Dixon

“I started a support group for people who have played a songĀ way too many times.”

That was Carly Rae Jepsen, one song into her encore at her Wonder Ballroom performance. She was, of course, referring to her 2012 zeitgeist-grabbing megahit “Call Me Maybe”, which she said she’d only play if everyone helped her sing it. In the hands of a lesser pop star, this move might feel like a lame attempt to appear self-deprecating in an attempt to endear herself to the audience, but luckily for us, Carly Rae Jepsen is simply better than that. If there were any doubts about this, the entire show leading up to “Call Me Maybe” was fuel for the fire of the believers, the ones who saw a lot of talent in Jepsen when she was jettisoned into pop ubiquity four years ago.

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