LIVE REVIEW: Stars @ Littlefield, Brooklyn 9/26/10
Two days after their show at the 3,000-capacity Terminal 5, Stars treated their New York fans to an intimate last-minute show at Brooklyn’s Littlefield.
They opened with “The Night Starts Here” and played for about an hour and a half, with a set list that Amy Millan pointed out differed largely from that of their Friday show. Millan and Torquil Cambell’s hushed duets like “Dead Hearts” and fan favorite “Your Ex-Lover is Dead” sounded great in the small space, while their loudest song, the epic “Take Me to the Riot,” was almost too big for the room and didn’t carry as well.
The stage was covered in white roses, which Campbell enjoyed shredding and throwing the petals into the audience. It was a fitting touch for a band whose songs so often center around romance. The show also turned into a lovefest between the band and their fans, with Campbell reminiscing about being “that guy” (a crazed superfan) in the audience and assuring said fan that the band loves him–and that they love the people just standing there with their arms crossed just as much.
In the middle of a large-venue tour, the band really seemed to relish the rare opportunity to connect with their fans and give them a night to remember. After their cover of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man,” Millan quipped, “That was for you. Go blog about it.”