Where to begin with the gentle, powerhouse that is Florence & The Machine. Being a lady that I have followed & admired for years, it was such a special experience to be able to see & hear her in the flesh. The performance was captivating, raw and so high energy, and of course, with it taking place at the O2 Arena, the atmosphere was incredible.
The setting was wooden & beautifully simple. It was scattered with musicians, from violinists to harpists, and billowing sails of cloth swooped down from the ceiling. The light was warm and positive, leaving a glow wherever Florence set foot.
Florence was dressed in a light, peachy coloured, almost fairy-tale like floaty dress and with her fiery hair flowing behind her, took to the stage with a presence that is rare to experience.
Every song was so stunning, although of course we had our favourites. We were surprised by a few that we didn’t expect to be top of our lists, but made it anyway. I adored the classic Dog Days Are Over, we both loved South London Forever and What Kind of Man, & were surprisingly blown away by Hunger and 100 Years. You can view the whole setlist by clicking here.
It was a marvel and anyone who can get the entire O2 Arena standing with no hesitation by their second song must have a crowd who know that this event was something extraordinary. If you ever get the opportunity to see Florence live I would highly recommend you take it and I hope that this will be the first of many times I see her.
Thank you to James for inviting me to share such a special evening with him.
P.S. you can find my interview with my fellow Florence-lover James here, where we talk about everything from proving yourself to where to find creative inspiration.