This story begins back in November. We were in Quebec City for a little anniversary holiday, and I checked email and found a note from the music site Spotify, stating that an artist whose songs I listened to frequently was going to be performing in Toronto. That was singer songwriter LP.
When we got home, I went over to “Rotate This” and got tickets to surprise Nick with for Christmas. The show wasn’t until February, and since I’d gone so early, I happened to score tickets #1 and #2! (Tickets were also available online, so I’m pretty sure we weren’t the first to get tickets in the whole city, but we got the first 2 printed ones.)
↑ Tickets #1 and #2! ↑
I knew Nick would like this gift, as we’d seen her the previous summer at the Field Trip Music Festival.
I’d first heard and fallen for her music on a site that no longer exists, The Sixty One. (Anyone else remember that site? I discovered SO many new-to-me artists there, and miss it a lot).
So, when I saw that LP was going to be at Field Trip last summer, I requested tickets for my birthday. Nick hadn’t heard her before, but totally loved her show. He thought it was one of the best live performances he’d ever seen, and he has seen a lot of concerts.
After her set, while we were listening to another artist, LP walked right by us and I got to tell her in person how terrific she was. Made my day, although I regret not asking for a selfie with her when I had the chance.
(If you’d like, you can read about and see photos I took at the festival here: Field Trip 2017.)
I tried picking out a few songs to recommend to you, and have had a hard time choosing. Her new album, Lost on You, is excellent from beginning to end. If I must choose though, I’d say “When We’re High”, “Lost on You” and “Strange”. Those are links to the official videos on Youtube. While you’re there, check out some of the interview videos, and see how cool she is. Or, you can listen to the whole album and some of her older material on Spotify.
That’s all to say that we were really looking forward to LP’s show at The Danforth Music Hall, which happened last Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
The show was sold out and the audience was very happy and enthusiastic. There was a lot of dancing, cheering and singing throughout. Definitely good vibes going around that evening.
Here’s a short compilation video that someone made, from footage taken at the show. And here’s a longer one. I’ve watched these several times already, reliving the exhilarating experience that was the LP concert.
It was crowded so it was hard to get good photos, but blurry shots are better than no shots.
Opening was talented singer songwriter, Kat Cunning …
Then Noah Kahan took the stage, with his band. There were several people around me singing his songs word for word, making it clear that he had fans there that had come especially to hear him …
↑ Noah Kahan on the right. ↑
↑ Anticipation ↑
LP (born: Laura Pergolizzi), @Iamlpofficial) …
↑ Hitting that high note in “When We’re High” ↑
It was such a good time, and now I’m sad that it’s all over.
Yes, I’ve got the downs that follow a rush, however, excellent artists keep on coming to Toronto, and I’m off later today to get tickets for three more shows coming up in the next few months. Woo-hoo, bring on the live music. I love it so much!
Thank you very much for reading,