Florence + The Machine’s High As Hope tour rolled through The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 5th and 6th.
The High As Hope tour celebrities Florence’s recent album. Florence Welch and her band, complete with a harpist and violinist, wowed fans of all ages this past Saturday night at an almost sold out show. The sixteen song setlist included everything from new single “Hunger” too old hits like “Cosmic Love.”
Raw Talent and Good Vibes
Welch has a voice good enough to give you chills. She hits high notes most of us can only dream of with admirable range. While singing with such skill and beauty, Welch twirled and danced across stage barefoot in a peach-colored dress. The color matched the rows of that curtains hovered above the stage and the bi-colored confetti that fell during the encore.
The vibes in the venue were positive throughout the evening. Florence even mentioned that the energy was “healing juicy.” Following this, she took several moments during her set to discuss positive change without being too political. “Please do not give up hope. Hope is an action,” she said, “please keep doing good in the ways you can. Don’t think that it doesn’t matter.” Florence urged the crowd that “a revolution in consciousness starts in individuals making small changes that lead to big changes.”
Intimacy Despite Numbers
Through words such as these, Florence managed to make a 6,000-person venue seem intimate and inviting. From accepting gifts from fans to singing on the general admission floor, Florence welcomed crowd interaction. “To anyone new, you don’t have to bring gifts,” she said with a laugh, “it’s not party of entry, I promise”.