I saw Charlé live for the first time since the Sucker era last night at one of her festival after parties. It was in a tiny venue that, unusually, had a stage in the middle of the room, so we had a show “in the round”. She basically prowled around like a boxing champion, had amazing energy and wasn’t afraid of a bit crowd interaction. It turned a bit raucous at the end when she invited people up on stage and everyone suddenly rushed at her from all directions. Nothing special about the set list, though it was crazy to think that only one of the songs - “I Love It” - would’ve been performed at the last show I saw. Before she did “Paradise” she talked about “going way back” for the “real ones”, and I thought...ok, sure, but if you’re really going to do that, could we hear a bit of “Grins” or “Take My Hand” perhaps? Anyway I had lots of fun and jumped up and down a lot and it felt like I vicariously inhaled a heap of poppers, a girls night out indeed!