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Thursday, 19 September 2013

FLORENCE IN FLOWERS, Cracow 10.08.2013

Flo – Fascinating Lovely Object gave a unique and unusual concert in Cracow, one summer Saturday. I won't forget being there! As well as other 40 000 people, all ages, not only Polish, male and female – true fans what we proved by singing along every song...



Florence became FLOWERence after she was surprised by Polish Fanclub action spread via Facebook: lots of participants wore wreaths on their hair and when the vocalist ran from the stage to the audience she collected many of them. Going back to the microphone she willingly used the garlands to decorate herself and the stand... That was touching and impressive, exactly like her reaction some minutes later – while Florence was singing What the Water Gave Me first row of fans unfolded banner ‘What Florence Gave Me?’ and hundreds of people raised up slogans answering that question...

We learnt that this beautiful and phenomenal British singer is not ‘stiff upper lip’ at all but very emotional, rather spontaneous and even impulsive. Some hours before, at the backstage, she and the whole Machine met young Poles who had started the Fanclub and got a very extraordinary present from them – a bag of glitter. Flo didn’t resist using that during whole concert – on her skin, rest of her band or nearest spectators... Unfortunately I wasn’t close enough but somehow after the concert, emerging from the mass of audience I did catch a grain of this ‘stardust’ on my clothes:)

18 days after the gig FLOWrence celebrated her birthday and from Polish fans she received this enormous poster – I really appreciate imagination, organisational skills and creativity of young organizers responsible for the event:

 
What Florence and the Machine gave me? Well, I'd say mental freedom when I hear Shake It Out and feeling of psychic unity with my best friend while sharing emotions, admiration, ecstasy coming to us with that music...


In Galaxy of the Lost I wish you Cosmic Love, which gives you Breath of Life Between Two Lungs, All This and Heaven Too... I wish you Bird Song about Bedroom Hymns... I wish you Gravity of Love so Heavy in Your Arms, that Never Lets You Go... I wish you Lover to Lover in No Light at night... I wish you Addiction to Love in Your Best Dress, Pearls and Roses...I wish you Falling and Swimming and Howl...


1 comment:

  1. Piękny był ten koncert. Pierwszy raz od przedziwnie niepamiętnych czasów byłam w tak wielkiej masie ludzi. Hm, w takich warunkach nie da się wejść w osobisty kontakt z ukochanym artystą (jak na Riverside czy Łonie) ale nadal można z ukochaną Siostrą w Wierze (czyli współwyznawczynią Floreligii, autorką powyższych słów) czy też poprzyglądać się tak rzadkim zjawiskom jak prześliczny elf czystej krwi który obok nas modlił się do Flo (zdaje się, miał na imię Paweł i pochodził z Krosna). Wielki szacun dla chłopaka z którego wzięłyśmy trochę gwiezdnego pyłu - stał przy barierce od 10 rano by mieć dobry widok z bliska na Florence, a koncert był o 22 czy 23 nawet (nie pamiętam) - jak on sikał przez ten czas? Łzy na Shake it off, bo naprawdę w końcu trzebaby było to zrobić... Potem długi marsz wzdłuż ulic na przystanek autokarów. Kilometr krakowski ma około 4500 metrów. "Do ciebie szłem, choć stopy krwawiły". I ten ochroniarz co nas wpuścił bez kolejki... i potem o 4 rano na mecie i gymkhana nazajutrz... ehhh

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