There are only three words that adequately express what went down at AMP’s Top Secret Switch Party with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robyn[/lastfm] at The Factory in West Hollywood last night and those are: music, men, and magic.
From the incredibly hot bartenders fittingly serving up cocktails in their tighty-whities to the packed audience of predominantly beautiful men to Robyn’s energetic and explosive performance, last night was a fantastical sojourn into a Swedish pop wonderland.
As a huge fan of Robyn since hearing her track “Show Me Love” in high school, I will admit something slightly embarrassing: I’ve never actually gotten the chance to see her live.
For someone who has followed her career for over ten years and even got to interview her, finally getting to see her live was definitely one of the highlights of my musical career.
Granted, I don’t think my own love for Robyn even compares to the exhilarated showings of unbridled enthusiasm from more than ninety percent of the crowd last night. Within the space of forty-five minutes, The Factory‘s dance floor went from sparsely dotted with industry people to packed so tight, you inevitably got more action in a fifteen minute period than you’ve probably gotten all year.
And, luckily, by an overwhelming amount of incredibly attractive and friendly people.
When Robyn finally came on, she looked gorgeous although stylistically simple compared to performance outfits I’ve seen from videos. For the audience, it really didn’t matter what she was wearing. She could have been naked or wrapped up in cotton candy and the crowd would have still loved watching every second of her incredibly energetic performance.
This was a group of dedicated fans, not just some randoms that decided to go to a show. Looking around during every song, I saw pretty much everyone chanting the lyrics word for word. Two performance highlights included Robyn literally “spinning around in circles” during “Dancing On My Own” and the roar-inspiring explosion of purple confetti in the middle of her last song, “Hang With Me.”
Performers like Robyn are undoubtedly deserving of such a devoted fan base. Although Robyn is high-energy on stage, there is nothing contrived about her performance. She’s not trying to fit a character, be overtly sexy or appealing, or even trying to impress anyone.
With a kind of magically unassuming energy, Robyn gets on stage and just pours her heart out to you through her music. The sad creaks in her voice while she sang “Dancing On My Own” or the soft persuasive pitch of “Hang With Me” demonstrates the subtle grace of her not only as a performer–but as a person.
Robyn’s Set List From Her Switch Party Performance:
2. “Dancing On My Own”
3. “Call Your Girlfriend”
4. “Hang With Me”
Here’s What Some Of You Had To Say About The Show:
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