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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Concert Review: Florence+ the Machine at Jacobs Pavilion

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM

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Two short weeks ago, Florence + the Machine were forced to cancel some shows because of a vocal injury to frontwoman Florence Welch. But at last night's performance at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, she sounds like she's fully recovered.

A barefoot Welch towered over the packed audience during her band's 90-minute set.

And she pulled out all the dramatic stops: posing and twirling around the stage while performing a mix of songs from her two albums, 2009's Lungs and last year's Ceremonials, including the haunting “Cosmic Love” and the way popular “Shake It Out.”

In addition to being heavy on theatrical drama, the concert was heavy on fan participation. Welch asked the crowd to dance, sing, and jump around. She even rewarding one very enthusiastic shirtless fan with a hug.

Even though she's often viewed as a dark and solemn performer, Welch proved to be anything but onstage last night. She let her guard down often, laughing, smiling, and dancing like a kid living for the moment. —Julia Eberle

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