‘Isn’t It Ironic, Don’t ya Think?’: Alanis Morrissette performs at Fillmore

Alanis Morissette performed Tuesday at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Photo by Dylan Moroses.

Dylan Moroses
Reporter

The Fillmore in Silver Spring took a trip back to the cool alternative grooves 90s when Alanis Morissette performed Tuesday night to a sold-out crowd of young and middle-aged fans.

MC Souleye, Morissette’s husband and touring rapper, opened with a 45-minute set before setting the stage for the 90s star. Souleye and Morrissette have been married since 2010 and have a child together, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway.

At one point during Souleye’s performance a fight broke out in the middle of the crowd close enough to the stage where he could see it happening. Souleye stopped in the middle of his song and had security break up the fight.

“Not at my beautiful wife’s show,” Souleye said.

Morissette took the stage around 8:40 p.m. after singing the first song, “I Remain” off the stage, and emerging from the dark for the second song, “Woman Down.” She played a 21-song setlist that lasted about 90 minutes.

Morissette sported plain casual clothes, jeans and a T-shirt, with her black glittered Fender Stratocaster and gold glittered Gretsch guitar.

The jam-packed crowd remained quiet for most of Morissette’s set, livening up during some of her more well-known songs. She was all business from the get go, playing song after song in a flurry with barely any banter in-between.

Highlights of the concert included her smash hit, “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know” and “Head Over Feet.” During these 90s hits Morissette had fun with the crowd, giving them a chance to sing into the microphone and encouraging clapping along to the beat. Among her fan favorites were also a number of tracks off her latest album, titled Havoc and Bright Lights, which was released in August.

Morissette was as bright and lively as ever, prancing and dancing across the stage during the set. Her signature voice sounded as fresh and vivid as it did during her glory days in the 90s.

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