About two-thirds of the way through her set, French pop siren Yelle strides up to a platform to situate herself between the two drummers comprising her band.
Performing the bright electropop song “Tohu” from her new album, Complètement fou, she picks up a disco ball and holds it in her hands before her. Laser-like lightbeams crisscrossing the stage until this point changed direction to target the ball.
The lights scatter from the disco ball. The resulting light shower rained out over the room and the audience, and everyone was dazzled.
Yelle followed up the theatrics by bouncing right into the popular “Safari Disco Club,” the title track to her second album.
Indeed, light tricks or no, the sold-out audience was consistently dazzled by Yelle when she stopped by the 9:30 Club on Saturday, Oct. 11 in a tour supporting the latest album, released last month.