Swedish pop provocateur Tove Lo performed a sweaty, electrifying set Saturday night at Austin City Limits Music Festival — and it was just as racy as her first-weekend show. The “Cool Girl” singer, decked out in mirror-trimmed track pants, hit the notes her fans have come to expect: performing in front of a vagina illustration, grabbing her crotch, throwing a first-class dance party and flashing the audience on “Talking Body.”
Let’s also take a minute to note that Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers both shed their shirts just an hour later on the American Express stage and are probably less recognizable with shirts than without. Tove Lo’s on to something when she talks about double standards for men and women. The singer also removed her top altogether at the end of closer “Habits (Stay High)” and flung the garment out into the crowd while still performing. (A not-safe-for-work clip is here, if you weren’t at the Barton Springs stage.)
Someone in audience ended with another of Tove Lo’s belongings at the end of the night, and it’s not one she meant to give up. According to the singer on Twitter after the set, a member of the crowd took a family heirloom, and she would like it back.
“And you in the crowd who pulled my blue ring off my finger – it was my grandmothers and would mean the world to me if I can get it back,” Tove Lo tweeted a little more than half an hour after she left the stage at Zilker Park.
Fans slid into the singer’s mentions to express their sympathies and, in some cases, try to solve the mystery.
Here’s hoping the only thing Tove Lo ends up leaving in Austin is her heart. For what it’s worth, ACL Fest has a pretty helpful lost-and-found portal online.
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