Thursday, 24 January 2008

"The Moon Has Gatecrashed The Party"...

...said Bjork of the full moon over the Sydney Opera House last night.

A Sydney Festival event, her concert sold out nine minutes after the tickets went on sale! We were extremely lucky to have gotten ours (thanks to the boyfriend's persistent clicking of the "refresh" button on the ticketing website!).

The first time I saw her play was at Zouk in Singapore, a small, cosy and intimate gig compared to the scale of last night's set up in the forecourt and on the steps of the iconic Sydney landmark - a huge igloo-shaped tent housing the stage, crazy lasers, tons of musicians (a few playing some pretty sci-fi movie set-type "instruments" particularly the theramin-sounding one with a big round flat screen "played" by placing and moving runes-looking pieces on the screen) and fireworks at the end of the night.

However, ten years (I think) later, at 42, she's still as cute as a button and as entertaining as ever with her music, quirky dance moves, over-the-top make-up and of course, her wardrobe - loved the gold "foil" dress with the soft "extended" shoulders that billowed with her every move and each gust of seabreeze but was sorely disappointed that she didn't do a wardrobe change, not one!

Photo by: D. Arnold

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