Santigold ‘Roc’ked a sold out crowd at House of Blues, on Feb. 9. Wardell was the opening act. Trinidad Jame$ and B.o.B. followed her set, for a late concert.
SG1 Dancers, Moni-Jo and Des de la, are also the backup vocalists. Also, a live band accompanied Santigold.
Before Santigold appeared on stage, her band and the SG1 Dancers walked on stage. With their backs facing the crowd, they looked toward the entrance of the platform. They sprinkled gold coins on the ground, as Santigold walked on them and made her grand entrance for “Go!”. SG1 Dancers went onto place a golden cape around her neck, hooked both of her arms from behind and dragged her around the stage. She removed the cape and performed with it, while it was in the grasp of her right hand.
During “Hold The Line”, the SG1 Dancers danced with new props. A percussion heavy instrumental began and two stagehands dressed up in one white horse costume. The four of them managed to dance with each other synchronically, as they stood side by side. They later chased the horse off the stage and continuously whipped it, with their props. They continued to dance with new props, black and white umbrellas, for “Disparate Youth”.
After “The Keepers”, Santigold asked if there were any dancers in attendance. Then, she invited a few of those dancers on stage with her for “Creator”. She requested for no photos to be taken of her, as they took part in the dancing. If the request was not honored, she would escort them off the stage herself. As the instrumental and dancing carried on, she exited the stage and returned with a wardrobe change. She followed with the song, “Freak Like Me”.
“You guys sound good,” Santigold complimented the audience.
Then, Santigold gave a shout out to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. She wanted to let the audience know where she came from and did so with the chorus of Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn Go Hard”. She made a smooth transition into where the chorus was sampled from, with “Shove It”.
Upon arriving for the encore, Santigold began with “You’ll Find A Way” and “Unstoppable”. She described her last song, “B.O.O.T.Y.”, of the evening as ‘nasty’.
“L.E.S. Artistes”, “Lights Out”, “Say Aha”, “Get It Up”, “This Isn’t Our Parade”, “Anne”, “Starstruck” “Pirate In The Water”, “Fame” and “Big Mouth” were also a part of Santigold’s set.