Leslie & the Lys returned to Seattle, this time taking over Neumos which is somewhat divey but quite a step up from last year’s show at the
shithole dump El Corazon.
Words simply can’t describe a Leslie Hall show…you just have to see one for yourself, and if you can’t do that, watch some videos. I’ve posted two from Tuesday’s show: Part 1 (9 minutes) is a montage of clips from her various songs plus some silly banter, and Part 2 (4 minutes) shows two gem-sweatered girls being anointed in one of Leslie’s hilarious onstage ceremonies. If you liberate a fabulous gem sweater from the fate of thrift-shop abandonment, bring it to one of her shows. Chances are it will not only be christened with a name she makes up on the spot, but you’ll walk out with a signed “certificate of authenticity” and a slight dizzy feeling from being hip-slammed in the head by Leslie while you were kneeling. If all that makes no sense at all, watch Part 2 and you’ll understand completely…the 2nd girl really gets it. It’s a riot!
I also took photos of the t-shirt and other knicknacks I bought afterwards, which you can see in the video gallery. It’s one of the best concert shirts I’ve ever seen…not bad for a $10 show! If she’s headed to your area, make an effort to go. Her show is fairly short, usually an hour or so, but it’s totally worth it just for the bizarre spectacle. I think she’s a genius. 🙂