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      Official Board Rules + Regulations   01/07/2010

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Concerts

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So who here has been to one of her concerts? I've always wanted to go to one but can't because my Mom doesn't like her music. 

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Edmonton 2011 (Siberia Tour)
LIGHTS in her prime. Conditions were horrid so just getting to the show itself was a challenge. -28 with heavy snowfall, roads were a mess, accidents everywhere, huge snow drifts, couldn't see the lines on the road, that sort of thing. She was at her creative peak here with tour blogs and a bunch of social media stuff that made attending each show feel like you were part of something bigger. Had a date for this show as well so that was a bonus. Setlist was fantastic & was centered primarily around the high-energy pieces in her catalog. Felt like a rock concert more than anything.

Edmonton 2012 (Summer Festival Tour)
Changed up the setlist significantly so we didn't hear the same songs twice; a giant teddy bear was ripped to shreds during the encore. LIGHTS timed it so the K-Days fireworks coincided with her final song, which I believe was an acoustic version of In The Dark I See, which had just come out as a part of a Siberia Live in the Studio package on iTunes. The show was part of the K-Days festival so the crowd was a mix of LIGHTS fans and random people stoned out of their minds just sort of passing by to take in the token concert during the evening. There is no listing of this show on Setlist.fm but I can confirm she played the reprise of Pretend as well.

Calgary 2013 (Siberia Acoustic Tour)
The theater she played at was in downtown Calgary so it was cool to walk around the city beforehand. There was a fight before the first act, some girl screeched like a banshee at her boyfriend and given the theater size & atmosphere, basically everyone had front-row seats for it. Dear Rouge opened as a husband & wife acoustic duo, they've since released a record that receives moderate airplay over here on Sonic 102.9 so in retrospect it was neat seeing them before they "made it." They were really friendly and openly mingled with everyone in the entrance to the theater after the show had ended. LIGHTS herself was incredible. I remember back during the Siberia tour I made a suggestion in some random forum post on here that she needed to do an entire tour of just acoustic stuff because the little performances she was doing for radio shows before each gig with just a guitar were amazing, so it was cool to see this manifest into a full-blown cross country thing. Her cello player had the same sense of humor as her and it was like being back in pre-school where the teacher busts out an acoustic guitar and sings a song or two at the end of the day. It was a mistake not filming one of these shows for an official live DVD. YouTube videos don't really do this tour justice.

Edmonton 2014 (Little Machines Tour)
Uh... this one was a mess. I know she's won awards and stuff for Little Machines, but ground level opinion, just talking with people who listen to LIGHTS, a lot felt the record was rushed and lacked focus because of the pregnancy. I felt the same way but still went to the show with a good buddy of mine. This was the first night of the Ferguson riots so we watched a livestream of cars being lit on fire prior to the opening act. The setlist was just not very good and relied too much on Little Machines stuff. Crowd went crazy when she played older songs. Crowd was a weird mix of LIGHTS fans and drunk university students, as the show was in the University of Alberta theater. The drunks shouted some pretty disgusting stuff at her during between-song banter, and I wouldn't have been surprised if LIGHTS threw down the mic and walked off. Portal is not a song that should have ever been considered to be played live. She stopped the show to go on about some charity and it disrupted the flow of the show for a second time. I will say that Muscle Memory is a great opener, and Oil & Water was the right way to end the show.

 

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I've been to a few. She is great live. Her and Owl City were incredible together. I swear songs like fourth dimension are nothing without the killer sound system at the live concerts. That base is insane.

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I've been to two shows so far, one on Halloween at the Stone Pony two years ago and another last year in Philly. Hoping to make her Philly show this year, too, when she's with PVRIS. ^_^

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