Clairo graced us with her presence in her hometown of Boston for two sold out nights at The House of Blues across from historic Fenway Park. She’s no stranger to Boston as she grew up about a half hour away in Carlisle, MA where she would take the red line Alewife train to the city, which her song “Alewife” is named after. A hometown show for her is always special and this one definitely did not disappoint.
It was a cold night in Boston but once inside the packed House Of Blues you instantly felt the warm inviting feeling from the crowd who were more than eager for the show to start. It was night two of the two sold out shows and this just may have been the better of the two shows. Surely the first one went well but this one brought even more to it. The venue got more and more packed as time passed and the distinct chatter from the crowd grew louder.
Around 8 pm the ever so fantastic Arlo Parks graced the stage to energetic cheers from the crowd. She opened up the night in fashion with flowers in her stage setup, singing hit songs from her critically acclaimed debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams. She has such a charismatic stage presence and the crowd was loving every minute of her stellar set. There couldn’t have been any better way to kick off the night.
The crowd was eager for Clairo to walk out on stage and when she did it was met to thousands of screams of joy. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for. Clairo walked out on stage in a Red Sox baseball cap, paying homage to her hometown. Her stage setup full of small lanterns scattered around and a carpet at her feet made the performance feel even more warm and inviting, it felt as if we were in a living room together. She opened the set up playing piano while beautifully singing “Bambi” off of her highly praised sophomore album Sling. She performed a mix of songs from Sling and Immunity as well as a new song “Nomad” that has not been released yet to the fans surprise. She also brought out Arlo Parks to sing a beautiful rendition of “Blouse” with her, something she didn’t do on night one. Clairo expressed her love for her hometown and how appreciative she always is for shows like these. It was a special night for everyone involved and one that soon won’t be forgotten. You really had to be there to take it all in. Don’t miss out on a show like this, catch Clairo on tour in a city near you! Tour information.