A couple days ago, I went to the Clairo concert with a few of my friendos. As someone who has listened to Clairo…maybe…like 10 times, I didn’t really know what to expect. Being someone new to the artist, I figured I would just write down my initial reactions to everything as the concert went on; after reading my notes, however, one of my friends suggested that I just post my unfiltered thoughts AS my review of the concert, which was a pretty fun idea, so, here are my notes on the Clairo show:
Hello Yello (opener)
Wtf is this opener
Hard rock maybe???
Jack: “I have zero thoughts about this, I’m just confused’
Now it’s early 2000s generic rock
Now it’s like emo rock??
I’m just confused
Kind of Cranberries-esque
Jack: “I’d really love to SEE them” (people are standing immediately in front of us)
Full moon backdrop???
Super sad opening song
Why am I crying in the club?
She’s got a cool fan behind her, and Allison just called it a “wind machine”
“Clairo and the Wind Machine” is gonna be the name of this blog post
Dreamworks logo backdrop lol
Rising sun backdrop now??
Now cloud backdrop?? Whaaaaaaaa???
Her voice is like one of Jack’s soft bagels
Dope “softly” remix—more instrumentation than the album version
More background spotlight than anyone in history
Really mellow stage presence—essentially just walking around
Background coinciding with the theme of each song—background was pink for “bubblegum”, for “drown” it was all water and floaties
Thematically, “bubblegum” sounds like someone regretting a breakup—now I’m just sad. Thanks Clairo.
Cool wormie friend on the background now
Clairo says no phones out on this next song sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯—the song is “bags”
Clairo is a horse girl confirmed (for context, she was playing a video of horses on the background)
Clairo 👏 said 👏 no 👏 more 👏 climate 👏 change 👏
During “sofia” the background is like lava
Well, there you have it. As someone who has heard Clairo only a few times, and had never heard the openers, it was a sweet concert. Honestly, I was just confused about the openers because they seemed so much more…punk, I guess?…than Clairo’s sound, but they weren’t bad. Clairo was awesome, though; her voice is as good live, if not better than, how she sounds on recordings. ALSO her visuals were AWESOME and I would go again just to see that awesome background. 8/10 concert.