Sia at the Commodore
Well, at least no one could accuse ever-effervescent neo-folk-soul singer Sia of being boring during her last Vancouver visit. As those who were there at the Commodore in April 2010 will have no trouble recalling, the Australian-reared singer put on the kind of performance that no one is likely to forget. Sia hit the stage looking like a huge toilet-paper-cover doll, her massive sweater of many Easter-egg colours accented by a giant pair of wings constructed out of self-help book-jacket covers. It looked cool but was actually anything but. Weighted down in wool, she began cooking under the Commodore lights seconds after hitting the stage, lasting a total of five songs before blurting out that she was about to faint. After staggering off-stage, she re-emerged wearing a modified muumuu, lasting about a half-minute before wobbling back into the wings, never to return again. To ensure we don’t get any high drama when the completely loveable Sia returns to the Commodore on Friday (August 19) as part of the Straight Series, let’s hope she goes the light and breezy route with nothing but a G-string and pasties.