Tonight’s show was great. “Bouncing off the clouds” started the show amazingly and Clyde was a very nice girl, full of emotion notably on “Roosterpur bridge”. I was just a little disappointed when I realized that “Girl Disappearing” wouldn’t be aired. After the short break, Tori gave us a real nice show with a lot of her standards but also with two nice surprises (“Garlands” and “Lust”). The end of the show was divine with one of the most splendid “Hey Jupiter” I have ever heard!
Miss Mary says:
“Rattlesnakes” was pretty transcendent, as was “Doughnut Song.”
I thought the transition from Clyde to Tori was handled pretty well, but it is an odd thing to have Tori leave the stage. She creates such a sacred space when she enters the concert hall; to see her go, even if you know she’s coming back, feels wrong. I’m not complaining, just making an observation. The change took all of three or four minutes and when she came back on (in that incredible sparkly jumpsuit!) all was forgiven.
She’s so brilliant, she’s almost hard to watch.
I loved the “So This Is Paris” improv, and she played my favorite song, “Lust” toward the end.
Que magnifique, Tori!
Just wanted to say that it was an awesome show, though she didn’t perform Snow Cherries From France her improv about Paris was beautiful and very touching.
I’m not a Doughnut Song fan, but I’ve never heard anything as beautiful as the intro she did tonight, now that song will forever hold a special place in my heart.
She played songs from every album except Scarlet’s Walk, which is a shame, but I can’t complain after I’ve had Sneeze, Siren, Clouds, Speed, Rattlesnakes & Garlands all in one show!
p.s. the improv wasn’t about Paris Hilton, it was about Paris the city, and all the people in it. About how the people in her show tonight are painters and artists and poets and that she’s now on stage and we’re watching and how one day we will be on that stage with people looking at us.
I’ve been to all each and every show Tori Amos ever gave in Paris but tonight, sitting at the second row, right in front of her, she didn’t seem familiar at all… This was, to me, the worst performance she ever gave, and even though fans seemed to have a good time, I certainly didn’t !
First of all, there was no energy on stage… she wasn't using her plain voice like she used to, but mainly singing her songs with a really low or very high thin voice, but not the usual strength she used to have in the past… Sometime we couldn’t hear her singing with the band playing so loud… No craziness, no energy, no fun !
Second, she didn’t promote her excellent American Doll Posse album enough with only 5 songs from it…
Third, she hardly smiled or joked with the audience the way she used to (even with the “Paris Hilton” song which she didn't bother to comment at all leaving most French fans in the dark). Her face was sometimes really looking like she was struggling to keep performing… A friend of mine who works with people with cancer suspected her wigs might hide something deeper than just role playing…
She left the stage with no vocal goodbye but she just waved in a way to say “OK my job’s done tonight”...
Disappointing and upsetting…
Stéphane J says:
Back from the concert, I must say I’m over the moon. “Bouncing Off Clouds” was great to start with, people were really happy, and they gave such a enthusiastic response to “Big Wheel”. To me, the most exquisite part of the concert was “Garlands” which I didn’t expect and was so moving. I also loved the “new” version of “Hey Jupiter”, which she played on her keyboard, giving it a new dimension. Her voice was beautiful tonight. “Doughnut Song” was so beautiful… Apparently, they were very close friends of hers in the audience, as she sang in her “Paris (not Hilton)” improvisation.
I didn’t get the supposedly “Hilton” thing in the “Paris” song and I just thought it was a song about the city, fame, shopping and stuff…
I’ve got many excellent quality videos of full songs but they’re very heavy so i need to compress those…
Concert was great. I agree that Tori is not using her voice like she used to but she is still an amazing performer and puts on a great show.
Notes on above:
Tori did not play Bells For Her
Version of Hey Jupiter was not new.
Wish she would have played something other than Parasol… for me it is one of her most boring songs.
Garlands was amazing. As was Siren.
Nice show! Tori entered the stage as Clyde and fucked up a bit on the first chorus of BOC, but what a nice introduction to a great setlist! Lots of surprises, Rattlesnakes, Garlands… Doughnut song and Lust with the band were truly awesome! Even though it’s on the list, Bells for her has not been played unfortunately :-( Sweet improv on Paris and celebrities… And the expected Leather was unexpectedly quite a highlight for me, nice interpretation! Her voice was flawless, but it lacked a bit of passion! No “hello”, no “thank you“s, no “goodbye”, she just mentioned that some of her favorite people were in the crowd tonight. She did a good job, but she was just doing her job, there is the disappointment! The other disappointment was the total absence of Scarlet’s Walk, Amber Waves should have made the cut instead of Parasol, which is as boring live with the band as it is on The Beekeeper! That was forgiven since an emotional Hey Jupiter ended the show in the most beautiful way.
The show was nice but a bit disappointing given that I’ve been waiting since SW to see Tori again. She left off songs from not only Scarlet’s Walk but Choirgirl Hotel as well. Agreed, she did seem to be rather cold and mechanical – perhaps because the left hand side of the audience was so quiet and reserved (everyone around me just sat in their seats as if they were at a movie – this did not help the experience). It was the same when I saw Tori play in Montreal for the Scarlet’s Walk Tour so I wondered if this is perhaps her way of playing for the French? Anyway, the upside is that Hey Jupiter and the Paris improv were definite highlights as well as Little Amsterdam which has always been a back burner favourite of mine. The gold lame jumpsuit and backlighting were nice touches giving a cheeky wink to glam rock.
This is my 3rd show and I suppose my favorite so far. Fabulous start of the concert with “Bouncing Of Clouds” which the crowd reacted amazingly to. Even though Tori’s entrance as Clyde on the stage was a bit odd and disappointing (no lights on her, no great effects), barely noticed she was there, before she started singing.
Garlands, Siren and Lust were nice surprises. And the old “classics” were fabulous as usual (Leather, Hey Jupiter, Cornflake Girl, God, Crucify, Precious Things). What a treat!
I thought the show was amazing, but thought Tori was a bit distant with the public, no “hand touching” with the fans at the end of the show which is unusual, no hello/goodbye, etc. as previously mentioned. Strange. The “Paris improv” made up for it tough.
I wish she played Liquid Diamonds, Father’s son or Dream On instead of Parasol… ;–(
Can’t wait for the next show !
It was my third Tori show, my favorite was the Paris show from the Scarlet Walk tour, but I enjoyed this one too. I really enjoyed “Bouncing Off Clouds”, “Roosterspur Bridge”, “Big Wheel”, the Paris Improv, “Precious Things” , “Parasol”, and “Hey Jupiter”. I wish she had played more songs from “American Doll Posse” and some song from “Scarlet Walk” which is one of my favorite albums. I did find her a little cold especially since she had been so warm with us at the meet and greet. Garlands was a nice surprise.
This was my first show, but it was pretty incredible :) I wouldn’t say she was “cold”, but I did notice she talked less in between than I thought she would or that I’ve seen from DVDs etc. After the ending of most songs, the next would begin right-away. The Paris (”-but not Paris Hilton”, which, along with the ending, was pretty much the only reference to Ms. Hilton) improvisation was funny; we were all “visionaries” and we’d be up there on stage sometime, like artists, and not end up like a “stupid celebrity” (see Tarik’s comment above).
I was also impressed by her meet & greet! (thank you, Tori fans who showed us where to wait!) She’s so efficient & professional! It had to go fast cause of a time schedule probably, yet she still managed to take time for everyone, taking pictures, signing loads of stuff, answering questions… pretty much all at the same time. She was super-nice. I couldn’t have had a better first-Tori-time!
A veryyyy great shoooow!! As others have said. I can just add she was in very high spirits, dancing while playing (most of all during “Take To The Sky”, when everyone was clapping along with her).
I don’t know if it was Mac Aladdin but there were three of them playing with Clyde a the beginning. The guy playing guitar wasn’t very lighted but he sure was there!
It was my second Tori show this Saturday (the 1st one was for the Beekeeper).
I don’t know every album of Tori, but Saturday, I totally felt in love with Leather (the song, of course:) and with her Paris improv too…
Although I enjoyed the show.. I found Tori less talkative with the audience than last year’s show… but in the end… who should complain? Her show lasted more than 2 hours and almost half… and WHAT A NIGHT!
Thanks for the night. :)
I didn’t have an excellent seat as I was on the side for the beginning of the show. Hopefully I made myself a way to the middle of the stage for the encores. I did a few videos you can find the links right here:
ntro & Bouncing Off Clouds
Bouncing Off Clouds
Take To The Sky (Part 1)
Take To The Sky (Part 2)
Enjoy! I hope you like them!
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