All photos by G.
I had no idea what to expect when I went to the first of 2 sold out shows by Fever Ray at Manhattan’s Webster Hall on September 28, 2009. I know that lead singer Karin Dreijer Andersson was formerly in The Knife and I know that she’s pretty well known for dressing up in strange costumes on stage. As far as the rest of it, I decided to let the band do their job and turn a complete stranger into a fan. Mission accomplished!
At the stroke of 10 pm when Fever Ray hit the stage, these weird figures in strange costumes appeared on stage and when the thumping tribal electronic music started pulsing, we were treated to a laser lights show that Pink Floyd would tip their hats to. The smoke and lasers engulfed the room and at times, it felt like I was starring in my own version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax music video. It’s no wonder that their self titled album is already a shoe in for most best of the year album lists. Also, Time Out New York has named this show one of the hottest tickets in town this week and it’s easy to see how both nights of this spectacle have sold out.
See some of the amazing lighting after the jump.