At the age of 40, this risquÃ© queen proves that age is nothing but a number, through hot dance moves, lasers, and the controversial. With the release of her new album, I Feel Cream, it was time for Peaches to go back out on the road. At her stop in San Francisco at the Grand Ballroom, Peaches put on a show that might as well have been in an arena. Throughout the two-hour and on performance, Peaches and her crew used lasers, interesting use of projectors, and their own on-stage personalities.
As the lights dimmed, the theme from the classic TV show, The A-Team, blared over the Grand Ballroom with Peaches’ band running out and dancing while wearing Lucha libre-esque masks. It wasn’t too long ’till the queen herself walked on stage donning the same type of masks, and a huge pink balloon outfit. Once the classic show tune started to drown out, Peaches stomped and marched into the energetic track, “Show Stopper”. After flawlessly dancing her way through the opening song, Peaches planted herself on top of the drums for “Trick or Treat”. Halfway did she finally rip off her mask, and reveal her pink lightning bolt covered face, and frenzied blonde hair.
Fortunately for the San Francisco crowd, Peaches doesn’t like jumping around a hard stage very much. For “Operate”, the entire song was performed in front of, and on of the crowd. Almost a minute into the song, Peaches introduced herself more personally by jumping into the pit of concert-goers, and gracefully being held by her fellow fans. Even though she successfully made her way out of the pit after finishing off, she didn’t go back to the stage. The band had already moved on the next song, “Mud” but there was no sign of Peaches. On the stage, at least. It turns out the “show stopper” ran all the way up the top floor of the Grand Ballroom and performed the entire song straddling on the balcony.
While the remainder of the show did not include anything as extreme as that, it still managed to put a surprise on her crowd’s faces and to two lucky men, a proud smile. In between songs, Peaches invited a male couple on-stage and “wed” them. Visually, she was able to come through, with a laser gun center-stage, two big haired dancers during “Talk To Me”, an interesting light saber prop, and use of a projector to project faces onto her dress during “Lose You” and during the rap segment featuring Shunda K of Yo Majesty for “Billionaire”. Not to mention the suggestive use of her microphone between her legs during the fan-favorite, “Shake Yer Dix”.
Ending her set with her huge single, “Fuck The Pain Away”, and a total of THREE encores, it was not possible for any Peaches fan to have walked out the door of The Grand Ballroom unsatisfied.
Trick Or Treat
Hit It Hard
Shake Yer Dix
Saskia’s Guitar Solo
Boys Wanna Be Her
Talk To Me
Set It Off
Fuck The Pain Away
I Feel Cream
Take You On?
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