Wednesday, 2 February 2011

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.


hila said...

thanks for posting about this, I'll be buying a ticket.

and I'm a great believer that tacky can easily became wonderful in the right hands.

Lightning Heart said...

sorry about my delayed reply but how amazing was sufjan!
best show i've ever been to :)
we basically did the same post! hahaha

schorlem├Ądchen said...

We heart him twice in Sydney...I do not know what I would have done, not getting tickets for this was so you say, it is hard to put it in words
I felt excited, happy close to explode while the whole show....

Anonymous said...


i just found your blog via pinterest - you are now my favourite pinner, btw - and now you've just mentioned SUFJAN STEVENS and INTERPOL.

interpol!! don't get me started about them (though let's forget last year's slightly disappointing record, shall we?). and sufjan: have to agree that he is E A S I L Y in my top five favourite gigs ever.

okay. so even if your blog wasn't so beautiful and inspiring, i would bookmark you because i think that you must be cool with music taste like that :)