Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sufjan Stevens, May 18th 2011, Olympia Theatre, Dublin

I genuinely can't put in to words how incredible the show was. Any gig that doesn't play many of your favourite songs and in fact only plays 13 songs and yet leaves you completely mesmerized has to be a good show. Sufjan manages to tap into a creative realm that most of us can hardly understand never mind tap into ourselves. It was a privilege to watch a genius perform to that level, complete with ridiculous costumes, fluorescent lights, synchronised eurovision type dancing, mental art work, balloons, streamers and all the while it made total sense in the very most non sensical manner. Jane over heard a bouncer on the way out saying to his fellow bouncer "That was fu*ked up!". Yes mr bouncer it was; in the most heavenly way.
Here's the setlist and some photo's I took...

Seven Swans
Too Much
Age of Adz
Heirloom
I Walked
Vesuvius
Get Real Get Right
All For Myself
I Want To Be Well
Futile Devices
Impossible Soul
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3 comments:

Brian said...

Great review and unbelievably amazing gig. Listening to Impossible Soul as we speak!

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