In one of my favorite movies, "Annie Hall," there's a scene where Shelley Duvall's character, after seeing the Maharishi on a date with Alvy, calls the experience "transplendent" -- a made up word. After seeing Björk tonight, I too was inspired to make up a few words. Lumescent. Giddifying. And, this one I borrow from Whitney, who accompanied me -- woooohahahaooaooaoaoaoaodhfaskdjf;dlakjf;lkdsjfa!
Words alone cannot describe what a dynamo she is. Whitney and I both loved the child-like glee and exuberance with which Björk entertained us for the approximately 75 minutes she was on stage. The set featured a good mix of older hits and many from her upcoming release, Volta. She danced around in gold leggings and bare feet while her powerful voice soared and filled all of Radio City Music Hall very easily.
While much of her music can be quite delicate and moody, she got the crowd dancing a number of times for the beat heavy songs "Innocence" and "Declare Independence" from the new album, and my personal favorite oldie, "Army of Me" for which tons of green laser beams shot down onto the stage and throughout the venue. Perhaps the highlight of the evening, however, was when Antony Hegarty joined her on stage for their duet, "Dull Flame of Desire":
Absolutely stunning! What a thrill! If the ticket were not so cost-prohibitive, you'd definitely find me at her other shows in the coming days...