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posted Friday, October 14, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 41
Erasure fills Moore Theatre with energy
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Erasure fills Moore Theatre with energy

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

Erasure
October 6
Moore Theatre


Pride in October? Not quite, but the energy and atmosphere inside the Moore Theatre for Erasure's performance last week ran parallel to it.

The British pop-electronic duo - vocalist Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke - played to a receptive full house of mostly Gay men, with a scattering of straight women and Lesbian couples. It's not every day you witness these three camps dancing jubilantly side by side, at least not the latter two. But make no mistake, it was the Gay boys who turned this show into a real party.

Backed by a giant prop that slightly resembled Princess Beatrice's royal wedding hat, along with sitting gargoyles and blood-tinted lighting, Erasure was certainly going for a goth-like stage appearance. Yet, the music throughout Bell and Clarke's career is far from the dark side. Even the pair's fresher material, from the just-released album Tomorrow's World, is bouncy and intended for the dance floor.

The concert was a mix of old favorites and new songs, from 1994's 'Always' to 2000's 'Alien' to their latest single, this year's 'When I Start To (Break It All Down).' Singing into a microphone with icicle lights coiled from bottom to top, Bell has the vigorous pipes of a vocalist half his age. He belted beautifully on 'A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot,' off the new album, providing one of the evening's surprising highlights. He also sounded fantastic on a near-acoustic rendition of 'Breathe,' supported by two backup singers.

But what everybody came to hear were the big hits, and Erasure didn't disappoint in this department. The crowd didn't have to be asked to join in on slower numbers like 'Always,' 'Ship of Fools,' and 'Chorus,' all of which they seemed to know every word to. What they really wanted, however, was to move. And they got plenty of opportunities to do so.

Midway through the performance, 'Love to Hate You' kicked things into high gear. Sweaters came off, hands went up in the air, and hips swayed with more authority - all signs of a good time getting better. Meanwhile, Bell campily pranced around onstage in a black T-shirt with scissored armsleeves. 'Chains of Love' had a similar, if not wilder, effect on everyone, especially those squished into the pit just below the stage.

'A Little Respect' climaxed Erasure's main set, an impressive performance already with about 20 songs. But there was more to come. The duo raced out for a two-song encore that included 'Oh L'Amour' - opening with Bell and his backup vocalists a capella - and a rousing version of 'Stop!' that had a trio of shimmying Gay men in front of me flashing stop signs with their hands in unison, a Supremes moment indeed.

The Seattle date being the final show of their North American tour, Bell told the audience that Erasure hoped to return as early as next year. For the amount of fun that was had and the memories so many of their songs brought back, my arm need no twisting for a second round.

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