I saw Sufjan Stevens at the Festival Theatre last night. I cannot put in to words how amazing it was. What a talent. One of my friends took to writing notes every time something more incredible than the last happened, just so she could remember. I would list them, but they would seem absurd. Individually they do seem absurd, even bordering tacky (think fluro face paint, aluminium foil headdresses, back up dancers, ribbon twirling, balloons and glitter falling from the roof...) But they were just so right in this context. He is amazing, his band is amazing, his influences are amazing, his music, particularly from this latest album, is nothing short of brilliant.
I don't know that the gig will change my life in the way the infamous Interpol 2008 one did, but I can honestly say it was the most wonderful thing I have ever seen. Yes, better than Interpol.
PERTH he is playing for you on THURSDAY 3/2. BUY A TICKET. If you have never heard of Sufjan Stevens before now, BUY A TICKET. You cannot miss this performance. Please don't.