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August 21, 2011 was a busy day being that I drove into Chicago early to catch 3 different shows by Natalia Kills. The first show was a 1:00pm signing at Borderline Records. The second was a magnificent opportunity to open for Katy Perry, and the third was a late night show at Roscoe's in Boystown Chicago.
Show #1 was a full capacity crowd in Borderline Music. With her and a piano, she played 3 songs and had conversation with the crowd & telling stories. After her set we were dismissed back outside and then brought in 10 at a time for a
_____Allstate Arena w/Katy Perry_____
When the lights went out, Natalia Kills came out to a very large crowd that by the end of her set had grown to 95% capacity. Natalia was at ease and did not seem to be nervous whatsoever and therfore took a proactive approach to performing for a crowd that maybe were not as familiar with her work. She took them on and interacted as if they were old friends. I have seen Natalia many times, but this was the first time while hearing her music, there was a prominent low end and I heard people around me mention how cool the bass of the songs was. She played a set longer than I expected and it was an honor to see her perform in such a huge venue.
It was also nice to hear songs incorporated into the set list that I had never heard live. I was hoping to hear Zombie or Love is a Suicide but it was not to be tonight.
Break You Hard
Nothing Lasts Forever
Forget You (CeeLo Cover)
Bulletproof Hook (La Roux Cover)
Kill My Boyfriend
_____Roscoe's Post Show_____
After her main show, she arrived at Roscoe's in the Boystown section of Chicago around 11:15. With her dancers, she proceeded to blast through 3 of her hits to the very attentive crowd. It was great to see this intimate show after such a huge production and she sounded and looked great.