What can you expect at a Lights show? Well, for one, you see the reason why fans have been enamored with the almost nine-year career of the Canadian singer-songwriter. There’s charm, an intimate setting to which the crowd feels apart of the show, and well crafted songs that people get lost looking towards the stage. You can even fathom making it a day night – yes, there’s something romantic about it too. A lot of fans in the New York crowd were returning champions. I, myself was seeing Lights for the second time this year (the first at Billboard Hot 100 Fest). There’s something to be said about the setting, while it was good to see her perform in a daytime setting, the payoff was within a regular sized concert hall where everything was a little bit more confined.
This time, there were three boxes that the band played behind which illuminated throughout the night in different colors. A pretty nice touch for the hour and fifteen minute set. With a Lights set list, all the songs fit and work quite well together. Opening with “From All Sides,” a track off the 2014 Light Machines, the beginning of the night had an active element. One of the things I like most about seeing Lights is her interaction with the crowd. Whether it is having everybody sing the lyrics to “Toes” or her energetic rendition of her song, “Siberia,” you feel apart of the show.
There was also a three song mini-acoustic set where Lights made jokes and made some comments about The Walking Dead. Personally, I’ve been to shows where the aura of the musician just seems so far away that you can’t really make a strong connection. Lights is not only creativity talented, but anything she does, whether it be a Twitter post or interactions with fans are genuinely strong bonds. It’s like the old friend that comes to visit – you may not talk as much, but when they come around, you pick up right where you left off.