Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!

I don't know if anything I write could ever do justice to the spectacle that was Aphrodite! I am still on a Kylie high!

Allow me to share a video of one of my favorite performances of the night, the jazzy burlesque version of "Slow." This one was taken at her London show; the stage here wasn't quite as fantastic (no spinning, elevating platform where the back-up dancers are strapped) but it was still one of the most elaborate setups I've ever seen--giant screens, half-naked flying men, and sparkly, sparkly costumes!

OK, I got nosebleed seats again (that recent Shanghai trip kinda didn't leave much for another big expense), so I didn't have a closeup view, but I gotta tell ya--it was the most sulit P845 ever! Her set list:
  1. "Aphrodite"
  2. "The One"
  3. "Wow"
  4. "Illusion"
  5. "I Believe in You"
  6. "Cupid Boy"
  7. "Spinning Around" (possibly my most favorite Kylie song evurrr)
  8. "Get Outta My Way"
  9. "What Do I Have to Do"
  10. "Everything Is Beautiful"
  11. "Slow"
  12. "Confide in Me"
  13. "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
  14. "In My Arms"
  15. "Looking for an Angel" (a beefy male back-up dancer dressed as an angel went soaring from the center of the stage)
  16. "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
  17. "Love at First Sight"/"Can't Beat the Feeling"
  18. "If You Don't Love Me" (this was when I realized that Kylie doesn't just have that elusive X-factor--she really does have vocal chops!)
  19. "Better the Devil You Know"
  20. "Better Than Today"
  21. "Put Your Hands Up"
  22. "Especially for You"--the first time she ever sang it on the tour, as requested by Manila! We were Jason Donovan (or Kermit the Frog).
  23. "Locomotion" (but of course!)
  1. "On a Night Like This"
  2. "All the Lovers" (which ended with an explosion of gold confetti)
To be completely honest, I didn't know some of the newer songs--my Kylie fandom was at its peak during her Fever days--but that didn't really take anything away from the experience. The show was just...sigh. She was just...sigh! I've said this before and I'll say it again: When I grow up, I want to be Kylie!


  1. Wow so many songs! :) I heard about the gold confetti blast that filled the whole coliseum! :)



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