30 July 2007 @ 01:03 am
Steel Eyed Vampires Of Love  
I just got back from seeing Rufus Wainwright who was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

He has such a fun, flamboyant personality and he sounds pretty much flawless live. He had a great band/back-up singers so he could play his songs w/the big horn sections. Though he sounded so lovely when it was just him singing and playing the piano (or guitar) that I could watch a whole concert of just him.

He played most of his new album, Release the Stars, a lot from Want One and Want Two, a few Judy Garland songs, and a song in French. I think my favorites were "Going to A Town," "Between My Legs," "14th Street," and "Gay Messiah." I was disappointed that he didn't play anything from Rufus Wainwright or Poses but I wasn't terribly surprised.

For the first part of the show Rufus wore a pinstripe suit which he managed to make look horribly tacky by affixing many sparkly pins to. It made me happy to see Rufus displaying the horrendous fashion sense that I know and love him for. For the second bit of the concert he wore his Lederhosen that he got recently and seems really proud of in interviews. During the encore he wore a fluffy white robe which he later removed to reveal a a woman's suit (I think it was just the top) and black panty hose accessorized with sparkly jewels, a nice hat, and some high heels (oh, and he applied some lipstick!). He and his band did a dance routine to "Get Happy" and he ended the show performing "Gay Messiah" in drag. He is lovely and has killer legs which I totally covet.

Rufus is quite possibly my favorite artist out right now so I'm thrilled that I got the chance to see him. He totally lived up to all my expectations. Also, Rufus' openers A Fine Frenzy and Sean Lennon were wonderful too!

Rufus' outfits:

Pretty much exactly the kind of outfit I expected him to wear.

Lederhosen are pretty cool, I guess. The socks he wore with them looked thick and comfy.

Applying his lipstick.

Rufus is pretty pretty. Also: YAY Gay Messiah!

And 'cause I don't show him enought love sometimes
A Mini Rufus Picspam

Rufus certainly knows how to work his fashion sense.

But outfits like these should be reason #1 why he shouldn't be allowed to dress himself.

Unless he's dressing like this. This is good.

Sometimes he looks a little like a fashion model.

He's actually quite handsome.

He looks good in black in white though who doesn't?.

My favorite picture of Rufus.

He's a prince among men.

Even when he's being totally serious he's wonderful.

And he's a whiz on the piano plus, he's got cute feet.

And the guitar.

How could you not adore him?

♥ ♥ ♥

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[identity profile] offcourse.livejournal.com on July 30th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
He's amazing. :D I'd love to see him live sometime.
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
He really really is. If you ever get the chance to see him you definitely should!
[identity profile] all-feeling.livejournal.com on July 30th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
Such a pity he's having no gigs around where I live...Just like the Scissor sisters....I had to wait for years to see them live in Vienna and now I'm waiting almost 2 years to see Rufus...Damn Rufus...get your butt over here to cetral Europe or i'll send Brian Kinney to more than just kick your ass.
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Sucks that he's not playing there any time soon. I feel lucky that he came here and I got the chance to see him. I'm sure he'll make his way near you eventually.
[identity profile] jittrbugg.livejournal.com on July 30th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
-AHHH that show must have been great, omg. lucky lucky you!! how close were your seats?

-his fashion sense is.. well.. his. haha, i love it though. because only he could do it.

-the lederhosen are actually very adorable.

-that first black and white picture is one of my absolute favorites ever.
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
It was really great. I sat a few rows back in the first of two balconies but the theater is really small so I still felt really close.

More power to Rufus for wearing the outfits he does and still having the confidence to strut his stuff! :)
[identity profile] jittrbugg.livejournal.com on July 30th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
wtf i totally didn't use my rufus icon, wtf?
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[identity profile] promiseoftin.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Dear Rufus, I will TOTALLY be the girl to make you straight. I swear. *melts*

AND Sean Lennon at the same show? Lucky woman you are!
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
I can't imagine anyone being able to make Rufus straight but it'd be fun to try.

I feel lucky. I hadn't heard too much of Sean Lennon's music before but I really enjoyed him too.
[identity profile] citibyrd.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Awww, yay!! I'm glad your concert was so good! Any show where you can caption a picture "applying his lipstick" sounds pretty awesome to me. I should listen to his music more (I have at least 2 of his albums on my iPod, and I really like them, but it usually doesn't occur to me to listen).

Also, he is very pretty!! (Which I already knew, but still). And I think he looks a little bit like my fav. figure skater Johnny Weir in some pictures (hence the icon I'm using).

Ack, that was too many parenthesis, and kinda rambly, but I'm really tired, so I think I'll go to bed RIGHT NOW.
[identity profile] equanimity23.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
Any show where you can caption a picture "applying his lipstick" sounds pretty awesome to me. LOL. That's very true.
[identity profile] giventofly37.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww, Rufus. *squishes him* I want to see him live so bad. Alas, I am a poor college student. :(
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[identity profile] coverlies.livejournal.com on August 1st, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
i loove rufus wainwright, omg! everytime i look at your posts i go "this can't be! she adores the same people i adore!" lol. don't tell me you adore conor oberst and ryan adams. :)

and i just saw rufus on the cover of "ATTITUDE".
there were some great pictures in it.

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[identity profile] more-lemonade.livejournal.com on August 11th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Omg, he's coming to Atlanta soon. Maybe I'll have a chance to see him!!

He's just so lovable.
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