Takko and I went to see She & Him last week @ Terminal 5 in NYC.
As you can see from the above video, which I did not shoot, her middle C was out of tune so she had to play Sentimental Heart an octave higher which She couldn’t keep a straight face through. It was my favorite moment of the evening. Zooey and M Ward did not disappoint in a set that ran the gamut from big barnyard stompers to slower intimate moments where the eponymous She & Him were the only two on the stage. There was an army of Zooey-ites who had dressed so fancy with flowers set in their hair and thoughtfully that I began to wonder if they really understood why we like her at times. On stage it was more than clear Zooey is the girl in the Sunday dress skipping church to catch bullfrogs with the boys but never being a boy herself. This concert would have been better if we were all naked dancing in a barn. Instead we all stood painfully still, and no one was able to swim the gap between the music and our inhibitions. Or maybe it was because I was wedged between a concrete piling and mini-Zooey and her big poofy hair?