Lorde Tells Audience She Took A Dip In The Famously Filthy Potomac River

At her concert in Washington D.C., you could hear the audience gasp with laughter when Lorde told them that she had been swimming in the Potomac River earlier in the day. Even with the US Clean Water Act, the Potomac is famously filthy.

In videos posted online, from her August 29th concert, Lorde said that she loved to swim in cities where she was playing. It makes her feel like she knows the people better.

After the show, she was briefed on the history of the iconic river and told fans “Now I know why you all were laughing,” she said. “I’m happy to be a DC meme, you know.”

Lorde is on a short touring break and will be back on the road in mid-September.

TL;DR:

  • At her concert in Washington D.C., you could hear the audience gasp with laughter when Lorde told them that she had been swimming in the famously filthy Potomac River.