Singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki, better known only as Mitski, played to a full house at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall last night.
Most of Mitski’s songs deal with big emotions like heartbreak, loneliness, and loss. During the show, she punctuated many of her lyrics with emphatic gestures and miming — stabbing a knife, clenching and shaking her fists, knocking on a door, shooting a pistol, and moving stiffly like a doll, for example — all of which drew huge cheers from the crowd. (They also cheered loudly when she paused to drink from a water bottle.) A fan who rode the elevator with this photographer spoke passionately about feeling the emotion behind Mitski’s fake stabs.
Mitski’s setlist from the night included hits like “Nobody” and “Washing Machine Heart” as well as songs from her most recent album, Laurel Hell, which came out in February.
Per the tour’s COVID/photo policy, which also required masks for all attendees and staff, LEO shot the first three songs of Mitski's set.| Photos by Carolyn Brown • [email protected] • @cebrownphoto