Last Night: Sia at the Granada Theater
Better than: watching someone with a gift trying to make it seem like work.
I don't know if Sia has been bestowed the nickname "The Voice." She ought to, though.
And that voice. A pixie of a girl, Furler conjured up a massive voice without effort, calling to mind her friend and sometime employer Christina Aguilera. But while Aguilera peacocks around the stage, imploring the audience to take note, Sia moved hardly a muscle and barely broke a sweat through her 80-minute set.
The set drew deeply from both We Are Born and 2008's Some People Have Real Problems. It's hard to say what the high points were for the audience; every song drew enormous applause, with Sia seemingly delighted and a bit startled by every response,sharing a grin as big as her voice.
After the main set ended with "Death By Chocolate," the audience roared a roar seldom heard at the Granada, and nobody headed for the door. After a very short break and with a greeting of "Surprise, we came back!" the bandtwo-song encore started with "Clap Your Hands." And with the opening piano notes of the tune everyone was waiting to hear -- "Breathe Me" -- the already ecstatic audience became amped-up even more.
Two forces of nature -- singer and audience -- came together and appreciated each other's company for while on this night.
Random Note: Sia's songs clearly mean a lot to her fans. The start of each song caused some significant, but varying, portion of the audience to burst into applause.
Be Good to Me
I Go to Sleep
Big Girl Little Girl
You Have Been Loved
I'm In Here
Soon We'll Be Found
Never Gonna Leave Me
Death By Chocolate
Clap Your Hands
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