Florence Welch, the face of Florence + The Machine, is known for her raw talent and strong voice, but on Sunday night, Florence let her talent shine live for Chicago. With help from Of Monsters and Men, she gave Hollywood Casino Amphitheater the show of a life time. Florence held up her reputation, and gave us even more. As a self-proclaimed “maximalist,” Florence has dedicated her all to each and every one of her spectacular concerts, and the crowd could tell.
Florence is always reminiscent of Mother Nature, like a modern day Stevie Nicks. She typically looks like she just walked out of the 70’s, but with an organic, natural twist. As usual, Florence wore a unique outfit for the show. This outfit was an amazing bright pink gown that flowed with her movements, and she waved a bright rainbow flag. Her power house of a voice traveled through the venue, and while it was strong, it also seemed to lightly float about the room.
Not only is Florence Welch one of the most powerful, heart-warmingly strong singers of our time, but she also puts on a great show. No matter the song, Florence twirled around the stage like a ballet pro. She engaged with the crowd, and eventually became one with them.
Florence became the leader of a huge, blissful love fest, and it was intoxicating. The crowd was so happy, you would’ve thought they reached Nirvana, and no one would have been surprised if the members formed circles with one another and began singing “Kumbaya.”
The night was euphoric. The members of the audience were not individuals, but part of a whole. Florence Welch has done it again, she has given the world a show of a lifetime.
If you’re looking for a night to get escape the madness of life, and just chill, hit up a Florence + The Machine concert. Until then, you can download her latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.
- What The Water Gave Me
- Ship To Wreck
- Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
- Shake It Out
- Sweet Nothing (Calvin Harris cover)
- Various Storms & Saints
- Cosmic Love
- Queen of Peace
- You’ve Got the Love (The Source cover)
- Dog Days Are Over
- What Kind of Man
- Drumming Song