On November 8th, I saw Florence and the Machine play the last of her 3 sold out show at the Wiltern. And it was amazing. She was fantastic.
Every single song felt like an encore. Florence has amazing stage presence, and is very tall and statuesque. She’s got an amazing and powerful voice, yet she is very shy and soft spoken. Her songs had the right balance of simplicity and theatrics as Florence pranced around the stage like a ballerina (slightly possessed ballerina at times). It was amazing to see her in her element, and really fell the music. And she has a harpist! How cool is that?!
She played her entire debut album, Lungs, as well as “Heavy In Your Arms”.
Honestly, each song was a highlight. It looks like the concert was recorded, and hopefully it will be released as a live DVD in the near future.
During the introduction to “I’m Not Calling You A Liar”, an audience member asked Florence for her hand in marriage! She said that it wasn’t the first proposal of the tour, and he yelled, “I have a ring”, and she said, “No Way!” and went over to him, and got a ring! After admiring the ring, she told the audience that she would be ok with more jewelery being thrown on the stage! Check out the video:
The crowd was insane during “You’ve Got The Love”.
And absolutely erupted on the final song of the night, the catchy “Dog Days Are Over”. She asked the audience to jump up and down during the chorus, and we were more than happy to oblige.
It was amazing and electric in the beautiful theater. If you ever get a chance to see Florence live, don’t hesitate. She is amazing. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to, honestly.