Gig review: Lucy Dacus at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket

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The rescheduled show at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow city centre was certainly worth the wait for Lucy Dacus’s dedicated fans last night.

The gorgeous venue was packed to the rafters and there was a buzz of excitement in the air, despite fans having to wait an extra month for the gig. Lucy sadly tested positive for COVID before coming to the UK back in March.

Irish singer-songwriter SOAK provided support. Their thoughtful lyrics and impressive guitar skills warmed up the crowd perfectly.

Everyone went wild when Lucy came on stage, wearing a pink floral dress she had bought that day in the vintage clothes shop Frida and Coco. She was accompanied by her band dressed in all white.

They kicked off with Triple Dog Dare from Lucy’s 2021 album Home Video.

They played a mix of old and new songs, with fans screaming along to all of them.

Lucy tried to lighten up the mood after Thumbs by doing a singalong version of Going Going Gone. But then they were right back into the tear-jerkers with Please Stay and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

As the night wore on, she finally sang Nightshift, which has been doing the rounds on TikTok lately and is arguably her most popular song. The crowd had been eagerly anticipating it, and excitement reached a fever pitch.

The band came back for one more song, a high-energy cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark.

For the last song, Lucy performed an unreleased track. She requested that no one record it as she’s not ready for it to be released quite yet. It was very powerful listening to just her voice and the acoustic guitar.

All in all, it was an emotional night. Lucy’s stage presence was ethereal and her band were full of energy and enthusiasm.

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