Monday, April 19, 2010
Ani DiFranco - Omaha April 18, 2010 The Slowdown
The night before in Des Moines, the show was sleepy and very current as the theatre audience allowed Ani to play slower tracks that honestly were difficult to digest on a Saturday night.
The next night however, Ani ripped into her version of what could be called a "greatest hits show" if she ever wanted to do one.
Talk about a different show from one night to the next!
Classic songs exploded into my ears from the first Ani album I ever bought - Dilate which shot me back to walking the UMass campus with Untouchable Face blaring on my headphones. Amazing tracks from Little Plastic Castle including Swan Dive (my favorite DiFranco song and a huge source of inspiration for my radio career) and Red Letter Year's incredibly political Alla This filled the 90 minute set list.
She played Grey, 32 Flavors, Fuel, and Napoleon!
The show was so good that I actually reverted back to being 19 again and asked for the set list from the sound tech....an old trick that I used to pull out for only the biggest of shows.
It was simply an amazing night. If you love Ani DiFranco, that set list should make you just say "WOW!"
2 Shows in 2 nights that could not have been more different but so much fun. Just another reason why Ani DiFranco is my favorite female artist ever.