Ani Difranco at The Vic, 9/21/11

I’m a huge Ani Difranco fan and try to catch her show whenever she’s in Chicago. Last night was my fourth time doing so:

Anaïs Mitchell opening for Ani Difranco

Anaïs Mitchell opened

Ani Difranco at The Vic Theater, Chicago, 9/21/11

Then it was time for Ani 

Ani Difranco at The Vic Theater, Chicago, 9/21/11

The show was just Ani + her guitar, no drummer or bassist.  

Ani Difranco at The Vic Theater, Chicago, 9/21/11

She didn’t need it though, she has so much energy, so much presence

Ani Difranco at The Vic Theater, Chicago, 9/21/11

It was a great show. She’s such an awesome performer. She played the sh*t out of Swandive, among my favorite songs ever.

She also talked about how now that she’s older and wiser, and recently did a compilation album, she was reflecting on her earlier music. I forget what she said exactly, but something along the lines of “What was I so angry about? Someone needs to get over herself!” It was pretty cute.

Ani’s setlist (thanks to OnHerOwn.net)

1 God’s Country
2 Angry Anymore
3 Manhole (!!!!!)
4 Promiscuity
5 Unworry
6 Napoleon
7 You Had Time
8 Lag Time
9 Jay
10 Marrow
11 As Is
12 TR`W (aka W.O.W.)
13 Little Plastic Castle
14 Swandive (!!!!!!)
15 Mariachi
16 Which Side Are You On
17 Both Hands
18 Angel From Montgomery