Antithodoxy

Feist: Boston 7/8/08

Tuesday night, I saw Feist perform at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. It was a beautiful evening, and Feist put on an amazing show. The opening act was Juana Molina, an incredibly talented Argentinian musician. Feist opened with “When I Was a Young Girl,” which she sang behind a screen for a dramatic entrance. After the first song, a fan in the front row presented her with Columbian bells. Feist handed them to a band member and challenged him to incorporate them into the show, which he managed to do. Throughout the concert, an overhead projector displayed shadow puppets and other images to accompany the music, which I think was far more effective than a flashy set and light show would have been. At one point, someone came on stage and tossed flower petals above Feist as she sang.

A reviewer for the Boston Herald argued that Feist’s intimate style wasn’t appropriate for such a large venue. I think it would have been a better show in a smaller venue, but she was still able to connect with the audience and give an incredible performance. Some highlights included “The Limit To Your Love, “My Moon My Man,” “Sea Lion Woman” and “1 2 3 4.” Before one song, Feist announced that she had envisioned us all lying on the grass licking ice cream cones, and strove to set the tone for that kind of setting. She also marveled at the “wide scope” of the venue and got everyone to do the wave, which is always fun.

Here is the video for I Feel It All. Happy belated 4th of July!

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July 11, 2008 - Posted by | Music | , ,

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