Phoebe Bridgers live In Glastonbury 2022 A Triumphant And powerful Win Lap

One of the breakthrough actors of the pandemic era speaks on politics and brings Arlo Parks to the stage in a majestic first turn at Worth Farm

His first Glastonbury set by the Los Angeles singer-songwriter

It’s my first time here and, honestly, it’s super surreal, but I’ve had the brightest day ever,” Phoebe Bridgers confides in the John Peel stage crowd after ‘Scott Street’ calms down. Los Angeles singer —Hours before the songwriter debuted her first Glastonbury set, the U.S. Supreme Court officially overturned the historic abortion ruling Roe v Wade.

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Abortion rights such a topic

“Fuck Supreme Court,” she spits before leading the crowd in shouting those exact words, quickly characterizing the entourage of judges as “irrelevant old men.” Abortion rights is a topic she speaks about frequently and she uses this moment to draw attention to it again, showing part of why – outside of her music – she is so involved in modern indie. has become an important voice.

Packed John Peel Tent for This Set for His Career

Bridgers may have been a cult indie figure before the pandemic and the release of his second album ‘Punisher’ in 2020, but it was the record that earned him the status of one of the best-loved musicians in the alternative world, inspiring Had fever. Support from his fans. The set for a packed John Peel tent seems like a victory lap for this era of his career – an opportunity – after many, many lockdowns – to base in his brilliance with those who sent it stratospheric.

Screen Animation of a pop-up picture book

As she performs, the screen behind her is adorned with the animation of a pop-up picture book, with its pages turning with each song. Sometimes, it shows a spacecraft hovering over a city (‘Chinese satellite’), at others the picturesque Griffith Observatory from the musician’s hometown (‘Moon Song’). It adds a magical quality to the production, elevates Bridgers’ heartwarming lyrics and highlights the storytelling element that has connected many people around the world.

Friends soundtrack contribution dedicated to ‘Sidelines’

From the enthusiastic response of ‘Kyoto’ to each song on the set, to the echoing cheers that followed the driving ‘ICU’, the response has been getting faster and faster. The noise is so loud that, even with a microphone and a big PA, you can’t say a word she tries to say as it continues – something she quickly feels with a weird laugh. When it finally dies, she shows off her more comedic side with her drummer, before dedicating her recent Conversations With Friends soundtrack contribution to “Sidelines” to her boyfriend and Normal People actor Paul Mescal.

the darkest day in history

Bridgers takes the bow, with a little help from their friend Arlo Parks, bringing the British singer-songwriter to the stage for a melodious rendition of ‘Graceland Two’. Bridgers would later say, “It’s so cool, so surreal, but her smile quickly fades as she reminds a multitude of bigger issues happening outside of our idyllic Glastonbury bubble.” Not the darkest day in American history, but it is there,” she assesses. “If you’re feeling discouraged, there are some good abortion funds out there like the Mariposa Fund.”

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