At most concerts, people typically talk louder and louder the further away they are from the stage but this was not so during St. Vincent’s concert at The Pageant on October 8. Simply put, the crowd was mesmerized. Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, strode on stage in an embroidered trench coat, white stocking knee-highs, and high-heeled Mary Janes. She moved to the shadows alongside the backup singers during much of the opening song “Digital Witness.” When she did emerge, the trench coat was gone as well as the knee-highs and shoes. A blue/black ’70s-style blazer with a wide-lapeled button-down shirt that was unbuttoned all the way to the short shorts. The outfit finished with a kerchief around her neck, several long necklaces, tight-knit fishnet stockings, and boots. With a perfectly styled, blonde flip bob, Clark looked the part of a ’70s sewing pattern model.
Or, wait, was it really her in that trench coat? You might just need to see it live at one of the remaining stops of the Daddy’s Home tour (which is supporting the new album released in May) to see for yourself but you might want to hurry as there aren’t many dates left. St. Louis made for the 20th stop on the tour which is slated to end October 22 in Atlanta.
Every move and subtle look seemed perfectly scripted (including the anecdotes told) and went off without a hitch. The retro vibe remained throughout the concert even though songs from various other albums were performed including “New York” and “Cheerleader.”
Clark’s talent is impressive and changing. Daddy’s Home album and tour have only scratched the surface for what’s to come.
Comedian Ali Macofsky opened the night with a myriad of bits ranging from dating during a pandemic to being a ’90s kid (she’s now 26) and more during her half-hour monologue. An 18-year-old in the crowd thought she was terrific while the 50-year-old thought she had some truly funny moments.
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