ARTICLE NATASHA STAGG
PHOTOGRAPHY RUDOLF BEKKER
Live shows? Yes, those still happen. And no one puts on a show like Courtney Love. No one.
The Warsaw in Greenpoint is a venue known for punk bands and pierogies. That's part of why on Wednesday, June 26th, Love's intimate performance was so unforgettable. The rock star can sell out much larger venues, but prefers the closeness of a Brooklyn bar because she likes to "establish a rapport." Even superfans don't know what to expect when they buy tickets to see infamously unpredictable Courtney Love (or is it Hole this time?), but judging from the crowd's response, no one left unsatisfied. Or at least, everyone, from the old fans to the new, was impressed. As one fan, who hadn't seen Hole since the early nineties said, "I came because I expected her to be a mess. I was disappointed. She looked and sounded great."
Backstage, guests vocally enthusiastic about the show’s success including Richard Phillips, Peaches, and David Blaine, who performed card tricks for us (!). Fans paid their respect to the queen herself, who had changed from a shimmering jumpsuit into a black sequined dress. Neither outfit included shoes. Starred, who opened and will tour with Love and her band this summer, received a warm welcome from the most avid Hole fans, which is a feat in itself. Lead singer Liza Thorn looked beautiful in a netted gown, or as she described it “a piece of fabric.”
Shows all over North America are selling out fast and in case you still don't know this, you need to see this show. Cancel your other plans, get a ticket now, sneak in if you have to, travel to another city to live through this.