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General => General Board => Topic started by: kingrikk (Kirk) on October 06, 2008, 03:18:44 PM

Title: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on October 06, 2008, 03:18:44 PM
Apparently Amanda Palmer is only half sold out in Sheffield and Bristol, and so she needs you to turn up and support her gig!

What with breaking her leg and lots of other stuff, it sounds like she's had a pretty sh*tty time on tour, and she gives a f*cking amazing show (at least she did tonight) so GO ALONG ALREADY.

There we go Amanda - I did as I was told :)
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 06, 2008, 11:02:26 PM
I'm already going to see her tomorrow in Sheffield! Stop telling me what to do when I'm already doing it! You're just like my parents!
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: Damian on October 07, 2008, 12:55:46 AM
Hmmm.  Well, that means she must have sold 150-200 tickets for Bristol.  Two of which I bought myself.  Can't wait for tonight.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: rosiesunlight on October 07, 2008, 01:05:59 AM
I saw this being advertised when I went to see One Republic last week in Sheffield.
I would love to go as I only live 10 miles away from Sheffield and its really easy to get to....but 'him indoors' won't let me!   >:(
Already spent far too much money on gigs this year and have no one else to go with if hubby won't go.  :'(

 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: Carolyn on October 07, 2008, 03:19:55 AM
I'm going tomorrow too! I can't wait.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 07, 2008, 03:32:18 AM
I saw this being advertised when I went to see One Republic last week in Sheffield.
I would love to go as I only live 10 miles away from Sheffield and its really easy to get to....but 'him indoors' won't let me!   >:(
Already spent far too much money on gigs this year and have no one else to go with if hubby won't go.  :'(

 :-* :-* :-*

Where do you live?

And all the cool kids go to gigs alone.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: Damian on October 07, 2008, 02:58:53 PM
Nicely busy in the end at Bristol tonight, and a fantastic show.  Two hours long with a foot in plaster is some achievement.

She repeated the above plea in respect of Sheffield tonight.  Heck, if I lived near enough I'd be going again.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 09, 2008, 07:59:47 AM
Sheffield was pretty busy - not sold out, but those of us there created a good enough atmosphere for it to be one of the best shows I've seen (in the UK...) this year. She did a proper meet-and-greet after, too, which was awesome. I was wearing my Ben Folds Live shirt and she talked to me about him and expressed regret at not being able to see the Five's reunion show due to touring.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on October 09, 2008, 09:26:49 AM
but those of us there created a good enough atmosphere for it to be one of the best shows I've seen (in the UK...) this year.
Yes, it's fair to say that the atmosphere in Manchester was electric as well. Really really great show it was. Especially Umbrella at the end :)

She said we cheered her up lots.

She played Leeds United because we asked for it and Oasis because she was in Manchester. I nearly shouted "Yeeeeaaaah!" during the crackwhore line, but chickened out.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: DrAlexHaleIII on October 09, 2008, 09:36:32 AM
No Oasis, no Leeds United, no Runs in the Family, no Point of it all, no Another Year and no What's the use of wond'rin (though that happens to be my least favourite song on the album by a long shot)... In Sheffield, we literally got half the album, "I google you", "Bad Habit", "Back Stabber", "Mrs. O", "Coin-operated Boy", "Half Jack", the "Umbrella" "cover" and the Bon Jovi cover as an encore (together we will defeat Bon Jovi... by singing his song!).

AMANDA IS TOO LOVELY.
Title: Re: Live near Sheffield or Bristol? Amanda needs you!
Post by: kingrikk (Kirk) on October 09, 2008, 12:30:32 PM
No Oasis, no Leeds United, no Runs in the Family, no Point of it all, no Another Year and no What's the use of wond'rin (though that happens to be my least favourite song on the album by a long shot)... In Sheffield, we literally got half the album, "I google you", "Bad Habit", "Back Stabber", "Mrs. O", "Coin-operated Boy", "Half Jack", the "Umbrella" "cover" and the Bon Jovi cover as an encore (together we will defeat Bon Jovi... by singing his song!).
That's pretty much what we got. I think we only got Leeds United because someone shouted, and she did a little "covers" section in the middle - something by someone Mancunian who she likes but I didn't recognise, then Apres Moi by Regina Spektor (Really high quality vid of it at my gig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMkx-TtM9JM)) and then she went into Oasis as she was in Manchester.

She did say both before Oasis and Leeds United that she wasn't normally playing them because of the backing band requirement. In Oasis she asked us to imagine it, and in Leeds United we all failed miserably to sing along with the horns as requested.

AMANDA IS TOO LOVELY.
She did seem genuinely touched by how pleased we all were to see her. It was a really good atmosphere, very friendly and happy.