For Clairo, her show at Boston’s House of Blues was a homecoming of sorts. Growing up outside the city, Clairo had seen many shows at the notable venue. On February 27, she made the venue her own.
In front of friends, family, and adoring fans, Clairo took the stage after Arlo Park’s impressive set. As a nod to her Massachusetts roots and the venue’s proximity to the historic Fenway Park, Clairo’s ensemble included a Red Sox hat, one that she had owned since middle school.
Amongst scattered paper lanterns, wooden platforms, animated impressionist backgrounds, and oversized lamps, Clairo performed a robust 20 song set. The diverse set ranged from old 2017 singles like “Pretty Girl,” all the way up to her latest album, Sling. Each song carried its own aesthetic as Clairo played piano or one of her countless guitars under moody lights.
Clairo developed a symbiotic relationship with the crowd. The fans would call out questions or commentary and Clairo was quick to respond with a quip or a smile. That smile permeated every part of her set, even during the more somber songs. “This is a sad one. Be sad, “ she said, stifling a smile. She truly seemed so grateful and happy to be there.
The crowd’s enthusiasm was not limited to commentary. When Clairo asked, “Alright, Boston, do you know the words?” they proved it with every lyric they sang back.
During “Harbor,” fans even created an overflowing sea of lights that made the venue glow.
References to Boston continued throughout the night with her song “Alewife” and a comedic interaction with a fan. During “Pretty Girl,”that fan threw their bra at the singer. She had a hard time finishing up the song from blushing and laughing so hard. “First off, great throw, you should play for the Red Sox. Second, thank you,” she told the fan.
Clairo rounded out her set with a single that took TikTok by storm, “Sofia.”
“This has been like the best night ever,” she called out to the adoring crowd before taking a bow with her band.
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