Tuesday night me, my sister and one of her friends went to Birmingham to see Florence and the machine, supported by The Horrors and Spector. To be fair i was looking forward to seeing the support acts just a wee bit more than seeing Florence, however i had been wanting to see her since Lungs came out but never really had the chance. Spector were pretty good, the singer Fred was wearing the amazing tertis shirt he wore to the nme awards and i for one absolutely love his voice, Never Fade Away and Chevy Thunder were definitely the highlight for me from their set. The Horrors also done a fantastic job considering how their music isn't really the arena type, although the crowd were terrible during their set, which seemed to be the case for most of the tour, only me and a girl that was stood next to me were the only people proper getting into it, whilst everybody else were too busy on their phones and one boy was texting how the band were 'completely shit'. The band didn't really seem as comfortable up there compared to the time i saw then at one of their own gigs either, they even said in an interview that they prefer the 'rock n roll tiny dressing rooms' and the smaller venues, The Horrors seemed to be a bit of an odd choice as a support act for an act like Florence and the machine.
The amount of screams when Florence appeared on the stage was frightening, she came on wearing a beautiful cape, then going onto reveal a black jumpsuit showing of a figure that i could only dream of. Her voice was incredible and i couldn't expect anything other from her. Even after seeing it live i still prefer Lungs to Ceremonials but her voice was still captivating and the whole show was really something, and in some parts reminded me of her Glastonbury set, the slight twist with the piano at one stage of the song on Rabbit Heart, Florence making everyone jump up and down during Dog Days and when the whole crowd were singing to the slower version of You've got the love. The whole performance was a million times better than i had ever anticipated, and it still shows Florence has one to the most unique and powerful voices around in the charts today.