Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kylie Minogue: Love At First Sight

I saw Kylie Minogue in concert on Oct. 13, 2009, in New York City. Her big finale was "Love At First Sight" from her 2002 album "Fever." Great song and one that's gotten better over time. The version she does in concert has a stronger bass line and better dance beat than the studio release. It's a terrific number.
Above is the music video for the song.
Below are two performances of the song at stadium concerts in Europe -- Manchester, England (2006) and Poland (2009). Notice how the first performance is highly choreographed with dancers in elaborate costumes like a Las Vegas show. The second doesn't have dancers and focuses on Kylie and her band. It shows her progression as a performer, with Kylie more confident in her star presence.

What follows are some amateur videos of her performance of the song at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom last week. Kylie restaged the song for a club setting. Her joy of performing really comes through. Seeing her perform just puts a smile on my face.
The video and audio quality of these clips are iffy, but they do a good job capturing the feel of being at a live club performance of Kylie Minogue on her first U.S. tour.

Another view of the same opening night NYC performance:

Probably overkill, but here's two clips of the same finale from her Oct. 13, 2009, show in NYC -- the final performance of her first U.S. tour. The first was taken close to the stage.

And finally, video from the balcony of the Hammerstein Ballroom that night.

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