at 18 years old, fiona apple released her first album tidal and became known as one of the most unique approaches to the familiar transparent music scene. hidden behind the abstract obscurity of being proud as a woman, the feelings of assertiveness, anger, sadness and the ability to be unafraid to speak her mind truly fueled the growth of her challenged and forever-changing success.
back in 1997, at the last minute my friend and i decided to see if there were any tickets available to fiona apple’s boston show. with extra luck, we arrived to the orpheum theater in a timely fashion and sat high above inside the second balcony. when fiona appeared on stage, it was a true musical affair. whether she was playing her piano, maintaining chemistry between the band, chaotically dancing inbetween and nervously screaming out to the crowd, she was one of the most intense, engaging experiences to share in.