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.