Posted in music on July 14, 2005

Lady Sovereign I missed Lady Sovereign's U.S. debut at Knitting Factory last night in favor of Scissor Sisters at Mercury Lounge (stay tuned). According to Coolfer...

"First she slowly walks onto the Knitting Factory stage and tells the crowd that she's been vomiting all evening but is there for the show and will give it her best shot. She did great under the circumstances -- she was obviously tired and weak. Then there enough equipment failures to last a month. Her first New York gig was good enough to sate the thirst of her many rabid fans who pressed close to the stage. The next is sure to be better."

UPDATE:
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Were you there? How was it?

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Comments (9)

I read her chicago gig was really high energy and really long. We did not quite get that, but it was generally enjoyable. Being funny and conversational served her well. Her explanation for all this was McDonalds poisoning (I would not rule out a massive hangover though). At one point someone in the crowd shouted out "MCNUGGET" and she sort of crumpled in pain. When she finally did run off stage to be sick, around the 40-min mark, the crowd quickly began to dissipate. I think this was more out of sympathy than frustration.

Posted by najork | July 14, 2005 10:41 AM

took the stage an hour late due to illness! she came out, a whole 5 foot 1, cornrows and ponytail pulled tight to the side. with a sex pistols "god save the queen" shirt with the union jack emblazened telling us stories about her vomiting backstage and too ill to jump around properly. started off with ch'ching then random.. the rest i am no too sure of seeing as i dont have the album yet. she talked before every song.. as soon as she finished ch'ching someone shouted out "you're hotter than maya" she laughed. then talked about meeting gwen stefani at which point someone said "i wanna fuck her" and she said "yeah" with huge grin on her face. then mentioned a drunken fight where she smacked a girl with a broomstick. also chatted about her new single 9 to 5 which was a bit repetative but her mc'ing is solid and on point. the dj was named francios! sporting a scarface tee..overall i felt bad for the food poisoned/hung over lady sov. the cd players kept skipping her background beats and she started some songs over but gave up on the one request midway through singing. i think the next tour will be better and hopefully the djs beforehand wont play so much M.I.A.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2005 11:09 AM

post updated with new links

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 14, 2005 1:07 PM

"and hopefully the djs beforehand wont play so much M.I.A."

OUCH! (great review tho thx)

Posted by Ande | July 15, 2005 8:59 AM

Lady sovereign ripped the roof off,And her dj's name was frampster dude.

Posted by Jim bob | July 18, 2005 11:34 PM

i love ur new song nine to five ur well pretty but i cant find ur song on d net anywere

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2005 9:03 AM

i love all ur songs and saw this programme called chavs u were on and sed u get called a pikey and that that is what i get called and it is sooooooooo annoyin!!!!!

Posted by kayleigh | December 19, 2005 9:46 PM

Lady Sov is so cool.I'm a huge fan.

Posted by robomachine | December 31, 2006 9:08 PM

lady sov is 1 big fish am wonning 2 b lyke her no 1 cn mss wit lady sov nor me

Posted by nazzy | April 1, 2007 4:35 PM

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