Tuesday, December 14th 2010:
Aah, Irving Plaza...the last time I was here was...um, maybe an industry (as in advertising) party with Chris Isaak back in 1999? So long ago, I can't remember - the shows back then kinda blend together in terms of venue...
And I certainly forgot how small the venue is. At the last minute, I decided not to go with my usual concert boots, and we pretty much hung out in the back for most of the show since again, the place was packed and from our previous concert experience at Hammerstein, we opted to avoid being near people...which worked nicely for this show.
Civil Twilight opened the show and was already onstage when we got there. Cool t shirts again, but the music, at least the part of the set we heard, was a bit too somber for my taste.
That's Vincent D'Onofrio, who announces that this is his kids' first concert, and he's very excited to see the show. 101.9 RXP DJ Leslie Fram on the left
Florence and the Machine - her 60's-style flowing dress, which illuminated beautifully when backlit. Voice was just as powerful and gorgeous live. Great Britain's Janis Joplin...
This is taken NOT facing the stage: monitor above the bar and the mirror behind the bar - both gave a nice view of what we couldn't really see, but luckily the acoustics were still good
2. Drumming Song
3. My Boy Builds Coffins
4. Girl With One Eye
5. Cosmic Love
7. I'm Not Calling You A Liar
8. Between Two Lungs
9. You've Got the Love (The Source cover)
10. Strangeness & Charm
11. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
12. Heavy in Your Arms
13. Kiss With a Fist
14. Dog Days Are Over