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- Posted on Nov 2nd 2010 11:30AM by Emily Tan
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"I got all my family here and they think I know my way around here, but I don't," Welch confessed at the sold-out show. "So, if you see a lost English redhead asking, 'Excuse me, how do you get here?' that's me."
Dressed in a floor-length sheer white dress, Welch combined her strong vocals with her quirky attitude and performed most of her debut record, 'Lungs.' With her show-stopping performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards and song placement on the 'Eat, Pray, Love' film trailer, Florence and the Machine's popularity has been growing faster than she's expected, so much so that Welch was taken aback by the crowd's enthusiasm. "It's so amazing to come here and play and see everyone singing the words," Welch said.
While Welch was overwhelmed by her fans' energy, the band's frontwoman had a surprise of her own for them. Although she premiered 'Strangeness and Charm' to Europe in the spring, she kicked the excitement into overdrive when she debuted the title track of her next album to New York.
After a 75-minute set, she encouraged the crowd to continuously jump during the latter half of 'Dog Days Are Over,' which she said was a "gig tradition." And even if anyone felt like Florence and the Machine's set just flew by, Welch assured everyone that she would be back in New York again soon.