Photos in the gallery courtesy of Buzzano Serena Photography (@sere90) – for full gallery click here.
From Spain LP went to Italy (by bus), where yesterday in the evening she performed at the IRIDE Fraschini Music Festival. The event took place at The Castello Visconteo (Visconti Castle), that was built in 1360 by Galeazzo II Visconti, soon after the taking of the city, a free city-state until then. The castle used to be the main residence of the Visconti family, while the political capital of the state was Milan.
Today’s coverage is courtesy, again, of two kind Italian souls. @fr_colors: “Pavia, 16.07.2018. Thank you LP for another unforgettable night. 🎶💥💕🙂 Beautiful voice, great band, very nice people that we’ve met again. (Well…the highest number of mosquitoes ever seen… but… never mind, we could travel for nights & days, climb mountains, cross seas to hear THAT voice….so, mosquitoes?…😁).”
“And thanks for that wonderful Switchblade at the end of the gig. I’ve been waiting for it since last year in Pescara. See you this evening, in Padova. 👍😉.” And few more words from @moongris8: “Another glorious night! Open air, seated concert in the nice courtyard of the Visconti Castle (in Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy)… what else do you want to do on a summer night? Today we have worked until early afternoon, then we escaped and in 4 hours we arrived in Pavia.”
“No waiting since dawn, the assigned seats have allowed us to arrive relaxed. The setlist was the same, with a different sequence. And at the end LP added Switchblade! The beginning is pleasant, even if I don’t love it to madness. It’s an opening way before the first song – that isn’t a “boom” but a delicate introduction with sounds and words pronounced by LP.”
“Due to this artistic choice the first part of the concert is like a musical crescendo or something similiar. Note after note, song after song, I experienced all possible moods. When LP sang Recovery, I think I listened to almost entire song in apnea, forgetting to breathe and sing in my ridiculous English. During Strange she played the harmonica in an unusual way, walking around the stage and with the usual breathtaking vertical throw. Wow!”
“And, at the fifth concert in less than a month, I can say this: she looks at you. Singing, she always looks at you. Eyes to eyes. Heart to heart. I don’t know how much she can see from the stage because of the lights, but the communication is there. Intense. Total. It doesn’t matter if she’s looking at me, or you, or someone else: that tireless woman needs to feel the contact.”
“Imagine. She has her life. We have our lives too. But, as long as the concert lasts, ours and hers existence is reunited, and the experience is absolutely authentic and profound. In short, it’s this communicative frankness that enchants me. And at the end, I must add few words about the song ‘Levitator’ – a description so powerful of the positive influence by a loved one. With this song a strange thing usually happens to me, which I’m not used to: I cry from emotions. And I never cry.”
“Never. Almost… The fact is that I don’t think about LP, but about my very own “levitator”, and then through the lirycs I can find correspondence in my real life. Because fortunately there are levitators, and I have proof of this. At the end of the concert we were happy, dreamy and awake like crickets. So, we came back traveling at night, again, sleeping in our car somewhere, no matter where and how … because listening to her music is the most powerful way to love oneself.”
“Today we’re back at work, but by tonight we’ll be at the next LP’s gig, but that’s another story…” Set List: Up against me, Tightrope, Other People, Muddy Waters, Into the Wild, Death Valley, Girls Go Wild, Dreamer, Recovery, No Witness, When We’re High, Suspicion, Strange, Levitator, Free to Love, Lost on You, Switchblade.
Can I add something to this? I don’t think so, apart from that I can relate to every single word. AND, if it’s still isn’t enough, here‘s gallery of the concert. But, if you still need more, here‘s incredible podcast with LP for Queery conducted by Cameron Esposito, shortly before LP’s tour of Russia. One hour of pure pleasure! Enjoy!