Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Dresden Dolls @ The Astor Theatre

Yes, yes, yes!! This was my first time seeing the Dresden Dolls together. When they came to Perth the first time I was too young to go (18+ event, and I was only 17)
I've seen Amanda Palmer twice, so it was really great seeing Brian too.

 This was the only photo I got of the show :P

 Here is Danie looking super excited.

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

Here is what I wore, feature my messy lounge room due to lack of bookshelf.

Dress: City Chic (on sale for $40!)
Tights: Kmart
Belt: Torrid
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:


TropigothMama said...



you have no idea how jealous i am that you saw them...

Anonymous said...

Wait. WHAT? They're back together? I thought the fall out was so bad that Brian refused to work with Amanda anymore. I'm so out of the loop!

Natalie said...

I didn't know anything about them breaking up. I just thought Amanda took some time off to do her solo thing.

the fashionate traveller said...

Hee, I remember seeing them the very first time round at the Annandale. They were fabby in the small venue...and we crashed the party upstairs afterwards!