I saw Bat for Lashes. There was joy, there was love, there was anger, there was sweat.
First of all, it's hilarious that Staind was playing that same night. There were plenty of things to laugh at.
The crowd was far more diverse than I expected. By diverse I mean there were guys there. I didn't know any male Bat for Lashes fans prior to this.
Other Lives, the opening act, was incredibly amazing. I'm getting their gosh-darn album, dad-gummit. And I want the cellist's number.
In between sets, there was totally a girl fight in front of me. It was awesome. Kudos to you, girl in the white shirt.
But then, Bat for Lashes came on. She opened with Glass, a wise choice. Her vocal delivery is just as strong live as it is on the albums. The song got me pumped.
Watching her live is like watching a shaman or medicine woman trying to both hypnotize and regale the audience with tales of yore. And she's darn good at it.
I haven't found a setlist yet, so I'll just make note of highlights.
Good Love-Always been one of my favorites. It was so pretty and serene.
What's A Girl To Do-Oh man, talk about some phat beats. I liked the song a lot as a recording but it had so much more oomph live. When I say phat beats, I mean they was some PHAT BEATZ.
Two Planets-Lots of force, made me feel like I was participating in some ancient Pagan dance.
Sad Eyes-Didn't care for it much before, but it was so great live. I got it.
Horse and I-I got a shiver as I typed that, realizing I had seen it live and it had been so wonderful. This summed up the entire experience for me; magical, mysterious, and otherworldly.
All in all, Bat for Lashes took me places I had thought I'd been before, but I had not. There is still magic in the world.