From Manchester I am jumping straight to Minsk in Belarus where last night (9th December) LP performed for the 3.000 strong crowd at the Falcon Club Arena. Before the concert took place she visited Новое Радио (Novoe Radio) for the interview. I missed the interview due to the time difference but the radio kindly responded that it should be up on Monday at their website. UPDATE: podcast with interview can be found here.
There was also meet & greet with LP’s fans (video), event was organized by Атом Интертеймент (Atom Entertainment agency). LP received tons of gifts including a straw hat, which seemed her favourite, it was very much in style of her captain hat she got from her UK fanclub. It looks like LP was in a really great mood, she and her band members posted a lot of cool insta-stories and enjoyed their time in Belarus. Few lucky fans got to meet LP very early at the airport, as she was heading to Lithuania.
As for the concert alone there are many pictures on Instagram, I selected few of my favourite shots for this post and some cool comments from LP fans. However today (12 December) I am updating my post with words from Ekaterina who was at the concert and here are her memories: “On Saturday I got a really great chance to visit insanely amazing and madly stunning show of our beloved LP ❤ This is my second visit to LP’s gig, first one took place in Moscow, at Crocus City Hall, this one was in Minsk, Belarus at Falcon Club Arena”.
“LP is always perfect, this voice, this playing on the guitar and her favorite uke cannot be described in words, one must just listen to it, just watch it to understand and realize how magic it is. Once she got to the stage I felt these vibes of power and charisma coming from this incredible woman. Have to say, she sang the first song (‘Strange’) with such a passion that I’m sure no warming up would be needed before she got to the stage unlike some other artists. She set the fire right after she made her first step onto the stage.”
“That’s unbelievable how so much voice and so much powerful energy could fit in such a fragile woman. She just looks this way, though but to tell the truth she is the POWER. I could feel the crowd was getting more and more excited with every song and became more and more insane in a good sense. As for me I couldn’t stop singing together with LP and support her this way, I actually did that during the whole show. Must admit I could see her pretty well on the stage from my third ‘row’ behind those who were closer to the stage and more lucky than myself:)”.
“At one moment I felt that I should be thankful to her for transformations that have happened to me for the last year that is getting to its end. I can feel how her music inspires me to do certain things, to act certain way, even to have certain feelings and emotions in attitude to other people who surround me, whether they are friends, acquaintances, colleagues or anybody else. So, this is it. I felt I was just getting her energy, power and even inner emotions and would keep them in me. The songs changed and each song was performed with the perfection that characterizes her and her internal world, her human being”.
“Then it was the airport in Minsk where we were going early in the morning. We got off the taxi and noticed LP and her band getting off the taxi that had arrived just one minute before us! So, we all got into the airport building and everyone went to their counter to check in for the flight. That was a hard time for me, as I wanted to meet her and it’s been my sort of a dream since I visited her first show in Moscow. So, we checked in for our flight and came back to the counter where LP was waiting for check-in with the guys. I was longing to take at least couple of pictures so badly that I couldn’t keep myself from coming up there, I couldn’t resist this temptation”.
“I thought if I would refuse this and wouldn’t come up to her I would just lose myself and would be sorry about this the whole of my life. So, it’s better to be sorry about you’ve done something you are dreaming of than to be sorry about having not done this. So, it’s like this. LP noticed us after our friend (who was flying to Vilnius on one plane to LP concert) pointed to us. She came up to us, said How are you, she was very friendly and ready to take pictures… I turned on my camera on, my hands were trembling, I said ‘Oh, shit”, LP repeated this ‘Oh, shit’ and laughed at me, I was embarrassed a little bit because of my cursing but she liked it, so there was nothing to worry about”.
“So, we started our ‘selfie-session’, I was holding my phone and LP pressed the camera button, then she asked to check if the pics were good, I said yes but she suggested to take more pictures, so it was done. But then it came to our mind that we hadn’t got her signature and we went back, came up to her and she signed concert tickets for us. So, I cannot choose the words to make myself clear, neither I could that morning at the airport.. I imagined this kind of ‘lucky’ meeting once in a while and would think what I could tell in this case.. I could only say that she was amazing the night before, I was lost for words… On the whole there is nothing but admiration ❤”. Thank you so much Ekaterina!!
And now for some quotes found online, starting with Elena (@leno4ka_2323): “These are magnificent emotions, memories that I will keep forever! The sounds of guitar strings and ukulele, the rhythm of the drums, the amazing voice and just sincere performance of each composition – that’s what I think is a real skill. Thank you LP for the incredible emetions that I managed to experience!”.
Nadeya (@yui.koi): “I just don’t have the words to describe how talented this person is, it is not possible not to fall in love with her. Unreal voice, unreal LP and the unreal atmosphere that she created. Lord, it was a gorgeous evening, it’s so cool to realize that the person whose creativity inspires you is three meters away from you !! ???? Thanks to Laura for the opportunity to see her and hear such a magical live voice ??? P.S. Let’s raise a glass or two to all the things I lost on you. @iamlpofficial ❤”.
Nastassia (@nastassiapilipets): “How can you even listen to other singers after that concert!! She is the Goddess of Music!! Thank you @iamlpofficial !!!”. Катя (@katiasamsonova): “On the stage there were only she, her musicians, and her voice. But what they did !!! Each song better than the previous one. For me it was the best concert of the year!! Thanks #LP !! Sincerity, talent and professionalism of the beyond was left. #laurapergolizzi #nothingbuttrue”.
Даня (@wafflesdanya): “It was a fantastic show tonight! Thanks @iamlpofficial for the wonderful performance and incredible voice that is unique. I hope LP enjoyed the concert as well as we did. I will never forget these emotions and the joy of living of favorite songs. I was lucky enough to get a drumstick #fuckyeah but was terribly unfortunate to be take a photo with #LP”. Катя (@katia_todrik): “Concert #lp.. Laura Pergolizzi… an explosive girl, who charged us with her energy, emotions … I fell in love with this voice!”.
Martha (@martha.liakh): “Incredible evening .. I did not think that this could happen to me, but fortunately I won two tickets for a wonderful LP ? Well, of course, I had to go. God, her voice is driving millions crazy, and being a couple of meters from this magnificent woman can not be compared to anything .. Dreams do come true ? The trip was spontaneous, but this is the essence of happiness, yes”. CatFan (@catfan_of_lp): “I have no words to express how much powerful it was!!! @iamlpofficial please take care of yourself! You are amazing!!!”.
Anastasia (@anastasia__rudko): ” It was magical, inexpressible, delightful and unforgettable. My heart could not stand the presence of Laura and I could hardly keep myself in hand so as not to collapse. My hands were pounding, her voice trembled and tears of happiness filled m eyes. I still have to strangle my friends (I already strangled the cat) in embraces for giving me the opportunity to go to this concert and see my love. I love you very much. You are the best ?”.
Nika (@veroyas): “▪◾▪ I was not going to post anything, but I really wanted desperately to share this talented woman’s energy! How many concerts I attended (!), And this drive, especially from unfamiliar songs, I have never received in my life. I hope that your Saturday night passes as greatly as mine ?”. Even Elias (LP’s drummer) had so much fun! @elogothetis: “Minsk!!! Belarus was ?? can’t wait to come back”.
Белый (@herda_devier): “there was the first concert to which I went as the viewer, not photographer, but I like to stop the moment very much. I want you (@iamlpofficial) to know that in my eyes you are infinitely beautiful. sorry for my bad english. thank you for this night!”. @ksju_ksju_ksju: “The first time I heard her was in January. Her tracks were periodically played during breaks in English classes. And today I was at her concert. A fragile girl with an incredible voice and a wonderful smile. That’s all her. LP”.
That’s all for now. There is an interview with LP at Bycard website, it’s in russian but google translator is pretty much accurate – click here. For article about the concert & official pictures click here. LP arrived to Lithuania today in the morning, it will be her ‘day off’. Later today I should be working on my memories from Leeds, so in the evening or at night there might be another post.