If you couldn't tell from my listening history which includes over 10,000 Hole
plays, I'm a really big fan of Courtney Love
. Like, a huge fan. I find her lyrics compelling and vivid, she's incredibly smart, and most of all, she's thick-skinned enough to give all of her detractors a "fuck you" and continue to do her thing. She's braved a lot of shit and been through horrible things, and the fact that she's even alive is a monumental accomplishment. She's an underdog, and she's inspiring. I never get tired of her or anything she's done.
I saw her once at Bumbershoot in 2010 when she was billing herself as "Hole", despite being the only original member, and that was a big deal for me, but the vibe wasn't totally right— I don't like festivals typically, so her show at the Moore Theatre was much more intimate and, more importantly, everyone in the audience was there for the same reason.
She came out after her opening act…