The multi-talented Dodie Clark headlined Sunday night at Summer in the City 2017, accompanied by a live band and armed with an assortment of instruments. Let’s take a moment to relive (and shed a tear at) her emotional set.
Dodie emerged on stage looking adorable in a floral dress, with glittery makeup on her cheeks and a bow in her hair, before picking up her ukulele for the first song, Absolutely Smitten. The crowd later lit up the room with a sea of swaying phone screens during Intertwined, the title song from Dodie’s first EP.
She’s known for her emotional lyrics, so we weren’t surprised to see clusters of audience members crying while singing their hearts out during the more stripped-back numbers. She also shared some of the stories behind her songs, talking about her bisexuality before She and explaining that When was written about her depersonalisation.
She whipped out her shades to play a magnificently random recorder rendition of the Titanic theme tune, before launching into I Have A Hole In My Tooth (And My Dentist Is Shut), which had the audience bopping around the convention centre floor.
Other moments during the set saw Dodie pick her guitar and ukulele, take to the keyboard, and even have a bang on the drums at the end of In the Middle, a song that she cheekily revealed was written about a threesome.
A cellist and violinist even joined the accompaniment for a weep-inducingly amazing rendition of When.
Dodie’s YouTube pals raced to join her on stage at the end of her final song, Would You Be So Kind, hugging and talking selfies as shiny confetti rained on the audience from the ceiling. What a way to close three brilliant days of Summer in the City!
And for those of you wondering, here’s her complete setlist from the performance! You’re welcome.
- Absolutely Smitten
- My Face
- Life Lesson
- Sick of Losing Soulmates
- I Have a Hole in My Tooth (And My Dentist Is Shut)
- In the Middle
- Party Tattoos
- Would You Be So Kind
Photos by Anna Holling, George Yonge, and Aria Mark. Featured image by Anna Holling.
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