Tori performing Floating City for the first time in her career. The reason she played it was pretty poignant and it’s why her fanbase is so strong after all these years. Seriously though, what artist spends 1.5 hours outside talking to the fans before a show every night?? Hardly any and I can say that will certainty because I promoted live music for 5 years.
Here’s the reason why she performed the song:
Well what happened there was two guys from San Fran had come to see me and stood in line before the show. They came to see me in Jacksonville, Oregon, and they said to me, “This is our idea. We want you to play “Floating City” but in San Francisco, Oakland. In our city. Because we love our city so much, and it’s getting so expensive to live in San Francisco proper that many of us, many people who are artists or writers or whatever it is, that don’t get the six-figure book deals can’t afford to live in the city that they love.
And they were talking to me about how they wanted this song to not only represent how much they love their city but to create an idea, an energy of a place whereby people will be able to develop and find places that are affordable but are magical as well. So that was why. I heard what they were saying, I thought okay, they’re a couple. And it really came from the heart. And I thought ‘You know what? That’s a great idea. I’m going to do it.” via Jezebel