Wow, what an incredible lady.
What a show! What a performance! What costumes! What a voice!
Yes, I was lucky enough to see Grace Jones perform at the Enmore Theatre on her Hurricane tour.
It started out a little strangely. When she first came onto the stage she appeared to be hiding behind a gigantic shower curtain…
After undulating under the silver for a while she revealed herself in THIS!
She looked amazing and she sounded amazing too. She worked the crowd, she chatted, she cussed, she sang, she danced.
Then she had another costume change…
And didn’t the costume changes keep coming? Each of them spectacular and strange. The costumes were designed by Eiko Ishioka and showed off Grace Jone’s incredible 63 year old body. SIXTY THREE!!!!!!
How can she look so great? I’m sure she’s lived quite the life, in fact she was drinking cognac on-stage “for her voice” and was telling tales of her time being busted with cocaine OUTSIDE (??) her bag in India.
Is there a Dorian Gray style portrait of Grace Jones somewhere?
But wait! There’s more! More costume changes! More raconteur-ing from backstage, MORE MORE MORE!
With her shiny sparkly bowler hat she showered us with glitter reflections as well as her enthusiastic attentions.
I have a vague memory of seeing her 20 years ago at a party at the Horden Pavilion where she took hours to come to the stage then disappeared in a huff (if my memory serves me right!). She was down right JOLLY last night!
But no! There’s MORE! More costumes, more songs, more spectacular!
So thank Grace Jones. That was one of the greatest live shows I have seen. I loved the music too. She integrated classic Grace Jones tracks with her latest album. She looked very happy to be there, she looked amazing, she sounded fantastic.
I’m a born again Grace Jones fan!