I came to the Day for Night festival for many things, one in particular made the sale, Björk. I have been a fan since I can remember, starting from Sugarcubes and going through almost every phase/album/project. I’ve never seen my idol perform live so even when it was going to be a DJ set I couldn’t be more excited.
Perfect execution… No lights, no projections, people leaving, while others asked when and where Björk was coming up (when she had already been playing on the stage right in front of them for more than 30 minutes).
The stage was practically submerged in a jungle. All the plants looked cute but covered her and all her greatness completely.
I was in the 2nd row, not even 6 meters from HER, and I still couldn’t see much. Even if you could find a gap in the vegetation, she wore an enormous yet gorgeous headpiece that covered the majority of her face. I even began to wonder if it was even her.
I’m not trying to speculate but honestly, it was that weird. Yes the music was as weird as I expected (not party like at all) and the goddess looked heavenly. Something was off, the screens for example
We couldn’t see HER.
When you pay $150+ extra for her, it is very very disappointing not being able to even recognize her.
I get and love every quirk, weirdness and whatnot but this experience, waiting this long, definitely heartbreaking.
I was lucky enough to go backstage, where I got to see a bit of her moving to the music, I bowed, waved “Bye” and I still wasn’t sure it was really Björk.
Regardless, I can’t wait for what’s next for #DayForNight, hopefully we’ll get more Art, Lights, Music and presences; as of Björk, sadly I don’t expect much more from her in this festival. 😦