This week I Flew off to Bologna for an event I was waiting with high hope : Florence and the Machine live at Unipol Arena.
I feel really lucky today because my expectations about this concert have been realized, the location, the atmosphere,the music,the dresses and the Voice … Oh Boy what a Voice, I still have chills.
Let’s start from the beginning, I arrive to the Unipol Arena at 20:25 with my sister and my cousin, the concert started at 21 :00 as it was supposed,we went straight inside looking for a spot under the stage,and we found it, in a surprisingly easily way, at 20 :30 we were in the front row.
The opening band was already playing, Gabriel Bruce, was a great surprise,a powerful voice, deep and masculine, it was a smart way to prepare the crowd to Florence Welch voice, soulful , bluesy and sweet at the same time . So hard to describe.
When the opening band ended the performance I had the first hit, they came down the stairs from the right side of the stage, where I found my lucky spot,and few minutes later,before I could even realize the idea, she came from the same access, walking in front of me,and my brain exploded. Everything was going to start,and I was already delighted.
Eighteen songs played perfectly by the band,starting with “What The Water Gave Me”, a suggestive start,so captivating, it was like if she was introducing her self to us,and a conversation started, the following track was “Ship To Wreck”, where her voice exploded, and the conversation found his leader.
Eight Songs were extrapolated from the new album “How Big, How Blue,How Beautiful”, a title well explained during the concert , from her big personality on the stage, her blue dress and the Beautiful performance.
Without sparing any energy she run, jump and sing on the stage with
truthfulness, looking like an enchantress mermaid,she does what she feels, you can easily realize it.
The best moment arrived with ”Cosmic Love “, the crowd created a choreography with heart shaped red balloons,accompanying her voice while she reached the highest tones with pureness and sweetness,thanking everybody at the end for the big surprise with a little shake in her voice,she posted the picture the day after on instagram ,so message received.