Concert diaries #4: Father John Misty @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Last night was the best night of my life. Why? Because I saw Father John Misty at the Eventim Apollo. It is needless to say that I love Father John Misty, but he has not only met my expectations live, he has smashed them into a million pieces. To say that he is a performance artist is an understatement. The way he moves around the stage is mesmerising. It’s a bit like a musical in some ways, marrying performance and visuals with music in the best way possible.

Anyway, enough rambling, let’s talk about the concert itself. The supporting act was a mixed bag to be honest, but I wasn’t even expecting a supporting act, so I can’t complain. It was this band called Weyes Blood, who I thought had great instrumentals, but the vocals were kind of bland and I couldn’t really tell when they were starting a new song because it all sounded the same.

It was the first time I had heard a lot of the songs since I haven’t actually listened to any of his earlier albums  besides Bored In The USA off I love you, Honeybear, but I now want to listen to the rest of his stuff now because I’m loving it.

I also got the thing that I wanted so badly. The full, 10 minute version of So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain that is basically never played live. Another thing that really impressed me were the visuals. Bar one, there were no music videos in the background. It was all ridiculous light shows or beautiful, original visuals.

He also had a guy in a balaclava run across the stage and then he stopped the song and said “Is there a security issue” and then on the next song, he did a massive confetti explosion in the middle of a quiet song which kinda freaked everyone out.

I saw a great tweet about the event which is incredibly true.

It went “Here I am, next to every single art and music student in London”. Yeah, I was definitely the youngest there.

I also got this awesome shirt:

So now I can wear my obscure music and spend 10 minutes trying hopelessly to explain Father John Misty to everyone who asks me what on earth I’m wearing.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this, here’s some links!

I’m not sure why, but those are the only videos up of the concert on YouTube.



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