Monday, March 23, 2009

Grace Jones @ Grand Rex Paris March 22nd 2009

Grace Jones @ Grand Rex Paris March 22nd 2009.

Not really a fan of what she's doing but my mate Ray from Ray's gigs told me that the show was great so i went.
The Grand Rex was sold-out a long time ago, touts are everywhere outside this beautiful 2000 seats capacity theatre in the center of Paris.
Funny how she has become a gay icon now , with an audience of 80 % gay male in their 30's.
The show starts with Grace singing " nightclubbing" from the top of a platform.
It's hard to believe that she's 60 years old , she's got the body of a 30 year old woman.
The voice is fine and she wears a different outfit ( at least hat ) on EVERY song, so she's going backstage between every song but that's ok as she's telling stories and jokes while getting changed.

I'm not too familiar with her repertoire but i recognised " La vie en Rose" of course , " Love is the drug" ( in a very heavy version ) , " Slave to the rythm", " Libertango", "Pull up to the Bumper".
Many songs from her last cd "Hurricane" were played.

Nice tight ass

She went to sing one in the audience and had 50 people on the stage for another.
Light show was minimalist and the whole band ( 6 musicians and 2 backing vocals girls ) was all dressed in black so was Grace Jones for the whole gig.
It was a bit like a disco with confettis and lasers just like in the 80's.

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier backstage