Björk! Björk! Björk!!! Getting tickets for this was such a challenge. Presale began during spring break while I was in NYC so I couldn't get tickets then. But it was my #1 priority to go to her Chicago show. Calling ticketmaster incessantly, I finally got an amazing seat first row in first balcony. w00t!
It was so great to see so many Björk fans out there and these fans are CRAZY. Sitting next to me was a woman who flew in from Minneapolis to the show. The man next to her drove from Michigan, and told me he flew all the way to Iceland to see the Sugarcubes reunion couple months ago. And then the other guy next to him drove all the way from Virginia. I was like... hi, I walked here.
Oh man, her setlist for songs changes with every show, so it's always a surprise to hear what song she plays next. She played SOOO many Vespertine songs that totally blew me away. Aurora. Pagan Poetry. It's Not Up to You. UNISON! When she played Unison (my fave from Vespertine), I DIED.
Other favorites of mine were Bachelorette, Oceania, Earth Intruders and Pluto. But I have to say, Hyper-Ballad was like the best.Her dance moves are so cute. Seeing her live is a totally different experience. Just the acoustics of her voice live, it doesn't compare listening to her with your headphones or speakers. Plus she had the best outfit on stage. It was this gold aluminum foil deal with black polka dot tights. You can see it here without the black tights: BEST CONCERT EVER.