I experienced my first Peaches concert Wednesday night when the Canadian electro pop superstar arrived for a hometown show at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. I’d swooned over “Kick It” for years, and this was my anthem in high school, but unlike every other gay in the city, I’d never had the pleasure of seeing the woman herself. It was worth the wait.
A frenzied crowd packed the venue as Vangelis’ Blade Runner theme played and three backup dancers in swamp monster regalia took the stage and shook their swampy booties to a bad ass rendition of “Mud”. Peaches finally emerged wearing a costume resembling a cross between a woolly mammoth and a bird’s nest. She lumbered around in it some more before stripping down to a pink bodysuit-cum-superhero jumper to belt out hits “Serpentine” and “Kick It”.
A proper initiation.
Check out photos of the mayhem after the jump.
More photos: alfonsrobert.blogspot.com
Remaining 2009 Peaches tour dates:
Nov 20 @ Metro – Chicago
Nov 21 @ Turner Hall – Milwaukee
Nov 24 @ Showbox – Seattle
Nov 25 @ Commodore – Vancouver
Nov 26 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland
Nov 27 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
Nov 28 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles
Dec 10 @ Paradiso – Amsterdam
Dec 11 @ La Bataclan – Paris
Dec 12 @ Paard – Den Haag
Dec 13 @ Koko – London
Dec 15 @ Stollwerck – Koln
Dec 16 @ Columbiahalle – Berlin
Dec 17 @ Trix – Antwerp
Dec 19 @ La Cartonnerie – Reims