Robyn wasn’t dancing on her own when she performed for a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall on Feb. 5.
The Swedish dance-pop singer mainly sang newer songs from her three-album “Body Talk” set released throughout 2010.
A sea of brightly lit blue glow sticks radiated the room from the back of the first mezzanine. The enthusiastic audience waved them back and forth between sips of their drinks and screams of dizzying excitement for the singer.
The pungent scent of marijuana was present throughout the mezzanine, probably coming from the tall, bushy-haired man in the next row, who may or may not have been smoking from a bong.
Robyn knows her fans well and performed her biggest dance tracks. The crowd danced in their seats for the hour and a half she was on the stage.
Fans nearly reached orgasm as soon as the opening synths of last year’s hit “Dancing on My Own” swarmed the sound system early in the set. Everyone in the vicinity sang along. The song’s theme of being on the outside looking in resonates.
Robyn also performed some of the best songs from the “Body Talk” series, including “Time Machine,” “Fembot,” “Indestructible,” “We Dance to the Beat,” “Call Your Girlfriend,” “Stars 4-Ever,” “Get Myself Together,” “Hang with Me” and “Dancehall Queen.” Her sassy delivery of the songs and warm exuberance added extra zing and pop to the concert.
With songs pertaining to relationships, love and heartbreak, it’s no wonder Robyn sold out Radio City. Observing the joyous crowd, it seemed apparent her fans have experienced the same emotions Robyn sings about in her songs.
Everyone in Radio City partied with one another and fist pumped the entire show. However the more poignant songs evoked a more subdued reaction from the crowd, especially during her emotionally stirring performance of “With Every Heartbeat.”
Robyn genuinely thanked the audience during her encore. This was the largest show she had ever performed as headliner. She closed the show with a slowed-down version of her 1997 hit single aptly titled “Show Me Love,” which her fans more than showed her throughout the night.
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