Grimes @ The Great Hall

By: Andrew Horan

Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall

About half the audience had cleared out by the time Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, took the stage.

At one point she commented that she was drunk and she looked to be having immense fun. Unfortunately, Boucher seemed to be the only one enjoying herself. The people who were actually watching her were spellbound but for the most part, the remaining crowd seemed to be content to mill about until last call.

There's no disputing that she has a great voice but one song seemed to blend in to the next. When Daniel Woodhead of Spiral Beach joined her on stage to play drums, it brought an organic feel to the songs.

There was a definite end of the night feel to the set with Boucher playing everything from trance-like songs to heavy techno tracks with booming beats. Pretty much, she was serving as a DJ, right down to the flashing lights.

Perhaps if the crowd had been a bit bigger and more into the music, the set would have been a bit more interesting and fun. But, having a DJ spin tunes until the end of the night would have served the same purpose.

Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall

 

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Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Grimes @ The Great Hall
Photo: Allison Janzen
Grimes @ The Great Hall

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