Most Americans dread a trip to the DMV — but Olivia Rodrigo was willing to hang out at one of the offices after-hours.
The singing sensation, 18, spent time at the Glendale Department of Motor Vehicles in California earlier this month recording a show for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series.
The unusual gig location was a reference to Rodrigo’s biggest hit, “Drivers License,” which she performed at the DMV along with three of her other hits.
The “Sour” teen idol’s team reportedly paid $2,383 to use the DMV office after it closed to the public for the day.
Some of that money went to staffers who worked overtime to help make sure the concert went off without a hitch, according to TMZ.
DMV offices in California allow content creators to apply for special permits to film at their locations. However, filming must not interfere with a facility’s day-to-day operations.
The DMV has reportedly rejected numerous permit applications in the recent past, but were said to be thrilled by Rodrigo’s decision to film at one of their venues.
Video of the Tiny Desk concert has been posted to YouTube, where it has already been viewed more than 2 million times.
Rodrigo and her all-female band are seen belting out hits in the waiting area of the DMV, with empty counters seen in the background.
Fans have raved about the concert — and the location — with one writing: “The audio engineering crew killed it. This is really well recorded. The sound is gorgeous. The best a DMV has ever sounded.”
The release of the Tiny Desk concert comes after Rodrigo’s reported ex Joshua Bassett — about whom it’s rumored she wrote “Drivers License” — released new singles in which he seemingly shades his former flame.
The pair met on the set of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and allegedly dated for about a year.
Rodrigo has now moved on, with recent paparazzi pics showing her puckering up to new beau Adam Faze.