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Floor Jansen @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Floor Jansen Showcases Musical Majesty At Amsterdam’s AFAS Live

On the night of December 8th, 2023, AFAS Live in Amsterdam played host to a glamorous concert headlined by the powerhouse vocalist Floor Jansen, with Anneke van Giersbergen as the supporting act. The evening promised a blend of musical prowess and emotional resonance, and it undeniably delivered.

Floor’s set began with an unexpected delay, humorously attributed to her newborn daughter Lucy needing to be fed. Later on, she shared her considerations about performing just nine weeks after giving birth. The artist’s dedication to her fans and the acknowledgement of a previously cancelled show during the pandemic emphasized her commitment to delivering a memorable performance.

The set opened with a triumphant trio of tracks: Fire, Storm in a Glass, and Invincible, after which Energize Me ignited the venue with fiery pyrotechnics, showcasing not only Floor’s vocal skills but also her command of the stage. The performance of Storm was elevated by intense lighting, creating a visual spectacle that complemented the song’s intensity.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the duet Dangerous Game, featuring Floor’s sister Irene Jansen. The familial connection added an extra layer of emotion to an already powerful performance, creating a moment cherished by the audience.

A change in pace came with Floor taking off her fluffy pink jacket, joking about the warmth while introducing the acoustic segment. The vulnerability of an artist sharing personal ups and downs was palpable during this intimate part of the show.

Floor’s declaration about ending 2023 with Hope resonated deeply, underscoring the emotional journey she shared with the audience. The acoustic rendition of Our Decades in the Sun bathed the stage in red light, providing a visually striking backdrop to the sentimental moment. She dedicated the track to her parents, who, as Floor revealed, met Lucy for the first time today.

The acoustic rendition of Unikat and the After Forever hit Strong showcased Floor’s versatility as a vocalist.

The setlist continued to weave through the artist’s diverse catalog, culminating in a powerful encore featuring My Paragon and the hauntingly beautiful Daydream, once again featuring her sister Irene Jansen.

In conclusion, Floor Jansen‘s concert at AFAS Live was a masterclass in musicality, emotion, and connection. From energetic anthems to heartfelt ballads, Floor, along with Anneke van Giersbergen, delivered a performance that will linger in the hearts of the audience for years to come. The night was a testament to Floor Jansen‘s status as a true force in the world of rock and metal.

Check out Marjolein Veldhuizen‘s photos below and let us know if you were there!

Anneke van Giersbergen

Floor Jansen

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.