Lily Allen In LDN
The Pop Queen impresses back in her home town with huge hits and controversial comments
Lily says this Somerset House show will be her last in the capital until her second album comes out and on this evidence were going to miss her.
Starting appropriately with LDN her fluorescent horn section blast through the open air venue as Allen strides on stage in a beautiful white dress. Shes also wearing black heels rather than her usual trainers but quickly takes them off.
Nan Youre A Window Shopper is next and is thankfully less flat than at Glastonbury. For Littlest Things- the most beautiful modern love song- the Inland Revenue Building behind the stage is covered perfectly in purple light.
Despite the children and older audience members Lily doesnt tone down her act playing Not Big and saying: If you have a small d**k and you end up going out with me- dont f**k me over cos I will write a song about it. Thankfully she adds: You all look well endowed though.
Former member of The Specials Lynval Golding someone joins the Alright, Still singer for covers of his Blank Expression and a rioutous Gangsters which the mums and dads love.
The strange mix of a crowd includes 8 year olds with the stars name written over their faces, middle aged couples and a few too many city boys. Before the superb Friday Night she has to tell them I know its London and youre all pretty cool but dance!
Smile predictably causes mass arm waving and Allens pitch perfect cover versions of Heart Of Glass and Oh My God sound spot on.
Introducing Friend Of Mine stunning Lily says: Its about a girl who bullied me. Shes now a crack head and Im a pop star. And we should definitely be grateful.
Props also go to support Jack Penate who raced through his good time tunes including Second, Minute or Hour, current single Torn On The Platform and a superb Dub Be Good To Me.