Lily Allen live in Shepherd's Bush

With a No.1 single and album already under her belt so far this year, things are looking very good for Lily Allen at the moment and we went along to see her live.


When? Thursday 26th March 2009

Where? O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire


What was it like?
The last time we saw Lily Allen live was at V in 2007, when she got a little merry and refused to leave the stage after learning that the Manic Street Preachers were up next. Two years later and we were greeted by an older and wiser Lily at the relatively intimate West London venue, but her show was no less impressive. Backed by her live band, spectacular lights and 'Lily' spelt out in giant letters, it was spot on visually too.

 

What did she sing?
As you would expect, her set was dominated by tracks from her recent chart-topping album, 'It's Not Me, It's You'. In fact, Lily performed all twelve songs from her latest release, as well as old favourites, 'Smile', 'LDN', 'Littlest Things', 'Everything's Just Wonderful' and her Mark Ronson collaboration, 'Oh My God'. Also thrown in for good measure were covers of Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris' 'Dance Wiv Me' and a storming version of Britney Spears' 'Womanizer'.

 

What were the best bits?
The Britney cover made sure the night ended with a bang, while her song dedications to various family members in the audience and her decision to change out of her high heels into trainers endeared her to the capacity crowd. Other highlights included the expletive-filled, George Bush-baiting 'F**k You', which had the crowd enthusiastically waving their fingers in the air, while her hilarious, country-influenced, new single, 'Not Fair' had fans dancing on the balcony. 

 

What were the worst bits?
At times it felt like Lily was rushing through the set a little and there was little of the hilarious banter we've come to expect. It also would have been nice to have heard more old favourites from her million-selling debut album, 'Alright Still'.


Where can I hear more?
Lily will be playing at a number of major festivals this summer, including T in the Park in Scotland, Roskilde in Denmark and V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.



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