Sufjan Stevens was quite indescribable. It was absurd and beautiful, moving and joyful. He played for close on 2hrs, much of it was from his most recent The Age of Adz.

Points of interest:

  • Impossible Soul goes for just over 25 minutes and he played the whole thing, and it was gobsmackingly amazing.
  • The Age of Adz trumps the evening for being my favourite, I found it extremely moving, although I never have had that experience listening to it recorded – it was quite strange
  • Vesuvius – awesome retro graphics
  • Sufjan at one stage had two boxing kangaroos on his head and a whole lot of other strange stuff

I can’t say I knew quite what to expect, and I’m jolly well glad I didn’t put a box around it as I’m apt to do. Sufjan is pure genius.

The Set List for Sufjan at the State Theatre Melbourne Jan 31st 2011

  1. Seven Swans
  2. Too Much
  3. Age of Adz
  4. Heirloom
  5. I Walked
  6. All For Myself
  7. Vesuvius
  8. Now That I’m Older
  9. Get Real Get Right
  10. Futile Devices
  11. Impossible Soul
  12. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  13. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  14. Chicago

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