A review of Mixfest X, of which Tori was a part, appeared in the October 6, 2003 edition of the Boston Metro newspaper.
You can read the review below. Thanks to Ladytorilen for sending me this press review. The comments about Tori's performance are not positive I am afraid...
CONCERT REVIEW: MIXFEST OFFERS FANS A MIXED MUSICAL BANG
Mix 98.5 brought together the young and old alike Friday night at the FleetCenter for their tenth annual MixFest, offering up a cross-section of today's--and yesterday's--hottest musicians.
With more than six hours of music, fans were treated to sets by Jason Mraz, Vertical Horizon, Train, Barenaked Ladies and Duran Duran, not to be outdone by a trio of ladies--Michelle Branch, Dido and Tori Amos.
Playing perfectly into fans' welcoming arms, the ever-goofy Barenaked Ladies had the crowd on its feet dancing to their sing-along hits "If I Had $1,000,000," "It's All Been Done" and "Brian Wilson," even breaking into a rap about everyone's favorite wild boys, Duran Duran.
And it was the highly-anticipated return of new wave old timers, who have not played in their original form for nearly 20 years, that topped the night.
Donning designer duds, the forever-fashionistas jump-started their set with a fired-up version of "Wild Boys" before making their way through a hits-peppered set that included "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Planet Earth" and "Rio."
The momentum slowed midway with the new song "What Happens Tomorrow," a sappy ballad with trite lyrics ("time is a river, running deep and fast") that proved maybe reunited bands should just stick to the classics.
Closing their 40-minute set, the aging Fab Five joked "We're gonna need something to keep us up," and with that tore into the evening's closer, Grandmaster Flash's "White Lines."
Lowlights included a histrionic Tori Amos, who tormented the crowd with a schizophrenic, covers-only set, massacring the likes of Neil Young's "Needle and the Damage Done" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."