Power & beauty: LD Graeme Nicol's flexible designs enhance Sarah McLachlan's "Surfacing" tour and the summer's successful "Lilith Fair"

Lilith is the pre-Biblical character who, as Adam's first wife, was kicked out of Eden for refusing to live with him as less than his equal. Based on this proto-feminist folktale, it's appropriate that Sarah McLachlan chose her to serve as the namesake for a tour consisting of all women/women-fronted bands. Yet by creating this past summer's most successful festival tour, McLachlan has become a modern-day David, who took on the Goliath of male music executives--and won.

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