BT River Of Music Festival
July 30, 2012
By: Laura Brown
Last weekend saw BT’s River of Music Festival take place in various locations around the capital, in the build up to the Olympic Games. I was lucky enough to get tickets to the ‘America’s Stage’ at the Tower of London & get to see the Scissor Sisters perform – for free!
After a day of being tourists in the city, we headed to the Tower to get ourselves a good spot. The event was very well managed & we quickly got down to the stage & grabbed ourselevs a spot fairly close to the front.
The America’s stage featured a handful of artists from ‘the America’s’ including Naturally 7 & the Scissor Sisters as the headline act.
I’d heard good things about Naturally 7, a vocal/accapella group, and they definitely impressed. I’d really recommend their music, with In The Air Tonight & Wall Of Sound being two of my favourites. Of course though, it was the Scissor Sisters who everyone was there for.
Opening with ‘Any Which Way’ they quickly got the crowd dancing & singing along. Lead singer Jake Shears wore a Beefeater-inspired outfit whilst Ana Matronic (who I am quite in love with) looked gorgeous in purple. The set list contained hit singles, album tracks & some tracks from their latest album ‘Magic Hour’ – which everyone needs in their life. It was ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ which really got the crowd excited though.
They closed the show with ‘Music Is The Victim’, an album track from their first album which featured two larger than life Beefeaters to co inside with the concerts location at the Tower of London.
My highlights were; Fire With Fire, Only The Horses, Shady Love, Music Is The Victim & Let’s Have A Kiki.
I’d really love to see them live again & to anyone that likes them and gets the opportunity to see them – take it!
Watch the show here! - http://thespace.org/items/e0000j7l
Any Which Way
Keep Your Shoes On
Baby Come Home
Take Your Mama
Fire With Fire
Let’s Have A Kiki
Skin This Cat
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Only The Horses
Music Is The Victim