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Marina and the Diamonds: Governors Ball Set + Aftershow (Photos)

Marina and the Diamonds' third album Froot contains some of her most vibrant and complex pop songs and make for an energetic live show.

Marina and the Diamonds had performed in New York City only just a couple of months ago with a colorful and sold-out set at the Bowery Ballroom in support of her third album, Froot. She’s earned a rabid fan base who are as equally colorful in their attire as the singer and positively exuberant in their adoration for Ms Marina Diamandis. Enough so that upon her return to NYC for an afternoon set at Governors Ball music festival, she was also booked for, and sold-out, a separate “Aftershow” at Webster Hall (the night before). While lacking in as much flair (I wanted balloons!) as the Bowery show, Marina energized the crowd at both performances showcasing her bright and complex pop tunes.

For her Froot album, Marina drew lyrically inwards but even still songs like “I’m a Ruin”, “Froot” and “Forget” stand their own against outward, older favorites like “Hollywood”, “Primadonna” and “How to be a Heartbreaker” (all of which made the cut for both performances). Marina boldly fronted her band, strutting across the stage every-inch the diva. But she kept it friendly, fun and accessible. At Webster Hall, she was gracious to fans, reaching out to touch their hands (a little more difficult atop a huge festival stage) and near the end of her hour-plus set, Marina switched off her “Froot” headgear for a grape-piece that someone had thrown on stage. The next afternoon, fruit headgear, unicorn balloons and more all gathered en masse to see Marina shine once again.

In case you missed it, you can check out all of our Governors Ball coverage, looking back at the first day of Florence and the Machine and The Decemberists in photos here, the second day with Björk and Ryan Adams here, the third day with Lana Del Ray and Noel Gallagher here and the awesome “Weird Al” set here.

Governors Ball Webster Hall Aftershow set:

Governors Ball Main stage set:

Webster Hall 6/5 setlist:

Bubblegum Bitch

Forget

Mowgli’s Road

I Am Not a Robot

Savages

Better Than That

Happy

Froot

Can’t Pin Me Down

Lies

Hollywood

Primadonna

Blue

I’m a Ruin

Radioactive

How to Be a Heartbreaker

Governors Ball 6/6 setlist:

Bubblegum Bitch

Forget

I Am Not a Robot

Froot

Can’t Pin Me Down

Hollywood

Primadonna

Blue

I’m a Ruin

How to Be a Heartbreaker

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