Lauryn Hill's Tardy TLA Performance

By the time soulful singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill took the TLA stage last night, the packed house, ready to be enthralled, had been waiting more than an hour. But that still has to have been seen as a significant improvement from earlier dates in her tour, where the wait often dragged to three hours or more.

The 17-date tour had been marred by the former Fugees frontwoman's chronic tardiness, and her decision to radically re-work most of her past catalogue, including material from her seminal solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Needless to say, fans were not optimistic that she would play anywhere near on time, some even choosing to show up late themselves.

At any rate, once the inspiring singer did take the stage, she played a stirring two-hour set that left most of her devotees fully satisfied. At least the ones who could positively ID her.

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