Posted in music | pictures on December 12, 2005

Last Monday night (December 5th, 2005), I checked out Goldfrapp at the Nokia Theatre in NYC. It was a fun show and their only U.S performance this time around. They'll be back for a proper tour when their album is released in March.

Goldfrapp @ The Nokia Theatre

"Alison Goldfrapp, who leads Goldfrapp, makes it easy to mistake her for a lightweight electropop act. Goldfrapp's current album, 'Supernature' (Mute) - a hit in Europe, though not due for an American release until March - is full of synthesizer hooks and come-hither lyrics. At the Nokia Theater on Monday night, in Goldfrapp's only United States performance this year, disco lights flashed as Ms. Goldfrapp sang lines like 'I need la la la la la la/ I need ooh la la la la' or 'You're my No. 1/ I'm like a dog to get you.'" [The NY Times]

Goldfrapp @ The Nokia Theatre

"...The band were accompanied on five songs in the set by a pair of dancers who performed choreographed moves in different fetish suits for each tune. (Wolf masks and bikinis for "Train," silver latex robot suits for "Slide In," disco-ball horse heads and tutus with horsey tails for "Ride A White Horse," etc.) It's a brilliantly designed spectacle for sure, but the songs are still the most impressive thing about the show.... [Fluxblog]

Goldfrapp @ The Nokia Theatre

"....The fans on the floor were definitely in high spirits (either from the marijuana or four cups of Heineken) and the people at the front staked their claim way before 8PM. I read in Arjan's blog that he felt the fans weren't responding well to some of Goldfrapp's songs. I believe it was the opposite. Some people can disagree with this, but from where I was standing, Alison was definitely feeling the energy from the crowd...." [Digital Music World]



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Comments (7)

killer pics. and yeah, fun show indeed. i wasn't sure what to expect, but glad i went.

Posted by the amphibologist | December 13, 2005 1:53 AM

Well if it weren’t for the backup dancers the show would have been a repeat of any setting with a Goldfrapp album turned up really loud. Allison has zero stage presence, while her wind tunnel blown hair stole the show. Her vocals are too processed and unrealistic making most fans wonder if she's lip synching. The sold out crowd danced and shielded their eyes from the overly used strobe lights while the rest stared at the creatures that came out for the more upbeat numbers like Strict Machine, Train, #1 and others. Funny that when she spoke to the audience she was flattered and laughing but her voice was extremely deep and pikey, nothing like what the speakers blared out? I guess Annie should hire Goldfrapp's sound engineer and maybe her backing band as well, but leave the violinist home and tone down the wardrobe, the crowd was dolled up enough.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2005 2:17 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2005 2:41 PM

What a freak show...

Posted by Nana | April 22, 2006 11:06 PM

I've managed to save up roughly $33135 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

Posted by Courtney Gidts | May 19, 2006 2:59 PM

Me encanta su show y me gustaria participar en él ya que eso de las "cochinada" me facina.

Tengo 23 años de México, y soy super fan!!!
si quieren conocerme manden un correo para mandarles fotos, igual y los convenso...
Un beso frances.

Posted by Sophie | November 21, 2007 12:20 PM

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