We were able to attend the first of two Boston shows at Leader Bank Pavilion on Phoebe Bridgers’ The Reunion Tour, and it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss! From dancing with MUNA to going on an emotional rollercoaster with Phoebe, you’re in for the best night ever.
MUNA started with ‘Number One Fan’ to get the crowd energized, owning up to their title of “hottest band in the game,” courtesy of Phoebe from later in the night. Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, and Josette Maskin make up the band MUNA and are signed to Phoebe’s label, Saddest Factory Records. Halfway through MUNA’s second to last song, ‘Silk Chiffon,’ Phoebe joined in and you could just feel the excitement from the crowd.
‘Grow (Instrumental Intro)’
‘Number One Fan’
‘Crying On The Bathroom Floor’
‘Silk Chiffon (with Phoebe Bridgers)’
‘I Know A Place’
First, Phoebe pumped up the crowd by playing ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas while she and her band ran out onto the stage. Soon enough, screams ensued as she opened with ‘Motion Sickness’ from her 2017 album Stranger in the Alps. Most of the setlist consisted of songs from her 2020 album Punisher, but she sprinkled in some songs from Stranger in the Alps and a couple of covers here and there.
Every time Phoebe said anything, the crowd would erupt with cheering, so you could tell just how excited the fans were to experience this show. For instance, at one point Phoebe said, “What if I just did a two-hour TED Talk now,” which was met by enthusiastic yelling. Um, yes, please! As long as she still sings all her songs! We think we could all use a Phoebe Bridgers TED talk right about now.
Throughout Phoebe’s set, an animated storybook appeared behind her, displaying pop-up designs for each of the songs off of Punisher. We at The Honey POP snapped a picture of the beautiful garden scene that accompanied her as she sang ‘Garden Song.’
Phoebe’s band on this tour consists of Marshall Vore on drums, Harrison Whitford on guitar, Emily Retsas on bass, Nick White on keys, and JJ Kirkpatrick on trumpet. However, Marshall also played banjo on ‘Graceland Too,’ and before the song started, he cleared up any confusion we may have had on whether he “has accidentally met Shaun White” or not (spoiler: he has!).
Phoebe ended her show with ‘I Know The End,’ concluding it with fantastic instrumentals and smoke that resembled flames coming from the stage. All in all, it was a phenomenal performance. For the encore, she came back out alone playing a much-anticipated cover of ‘That Funny Feeling,’ from Bo Burnham’s Inside. After hearing that, we definitely need a Phoebe and Bo collab sometime soon. But in the meantime, you can buy the cover on her bandcamp or stream it on spotify!
Phoebe Bridgers’ Setlist
‘Me & My Dog’ (boygenuis song)
‘I Know The End’
‘That Funny Feeling’ (Bo Burnham cover) – encore
If you haven’t already, go snatch up some last-minute tickets to the remaining dates of The Reunion Tour! And be on the lookout for when she comes back around to your city, because if her next tour is anything like this one, it will be amazing. Let us know what your favorite Phoebe Bridgers song is by tweeting us at @thehoneypop or visiting our Facebook or Instagram!
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