Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Dresden Dolls @ The Astor Theatre
I've seen Amanda Palmer twice, so it was really great seeing Brian too.
I wasn't originally going to go, but then I thought why not. I bought two tickets for Danie and myself.
I love the Astor Theatre as a venue, the combination of seating and standing area is great. There were a lot of older people, so the seating was appreciated. Me and Danie sat towards the back and in the middle, as we didn't want to stand for the two support acts. Not to mention Danie is a little short so she wouldn't get a good view past everyone.
The night started off with a band called the Jane Austen Argument from Melbourne. They are featured on the Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under album. The second act was a comedic musician that insulted Goths and Emos in his first sentence. Yeah, way to annoy half the audience dude.
The support acts were nothing compared the Dresden Dolls. Hearing Brian's drumming along with Amanda just completed the songs.
The played all the favourites (well, all the Dresden Dolls songs are my favourites). In the first few songs they did a cover of Cosmic Dancer by T.Rex which I thought was brilliant. I can't describe how awesome it was to hear everything live. Amanda is had such great energy and Brian nearly overtook Drum Wolf (from Guitar Wolf) in drumming skill.
Here are a few songs from YouTube if you're not familiar with the Dresden Dolls
Dress: City Chic (on sale for $40!)
Boots: Dr. Marten
I love this City Chic dress. I spent around $150 when they had sales. The dress it very 80's with lace and a zipper down the front. I love the ruffles at the bottom the best. It was great for the hot night (it was 30 degrees at night!)
Here is one of my favourite songs by Amanda: