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Amanda Palmer – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh – 17.7.2013

22 Jul

On Wednesday i donned my wonderful TARDIS skirt and headed out to see Amanda Fucking Palmer!

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I hadn’t been to a concert in a while and this was certainly the one to get me back into the swing of it! As ever, everything was wonderful: from her brilliant supports (Horndog Brass Band, Jherek Bischoff, Simple Pleasure and Bitter Ruin), to sweaty jumping around to Nirvana covers, to making cute new friends in the crowd and all the bits of glitter in between was just perfect. This was truly the best prelude to the house party… and unbelievably made me MORE excited!!! Thank you Amanda 🙂

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Jherek Bischoff

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Chad Raines (Simple Pleasure) in the sparkliest sexy ass pants i have ever seen!

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Jessie England (Simple Pleasure)

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Amanda with The Horndog Brass Band

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Really really love this cover of St.James Infirmary Blues

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Bitter Ruin

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The insanely awesome cover of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit

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… ghost hand!

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That awkward moment when you accidently leave your flash on and get an odd photo of the security guy…!

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Bottomfeeder turned even more beautiful with the crowdsurfing organza floatyness…

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Amanda’s incredibly heartbreaking new song Bigger on the Inside

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Thank you everyone involved for a magnificent night!

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Edinburgh lit by pretty moonlight as i walked home…

Chloe out.

An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer at The Queen’s Hall on 12.8.2012

13 Aug

Last night i went to the totally and utterly wonderful An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer.

 

It was so good that after the show had finished and i was sitting on my bus, i couldn’t stop smiling…. so much so, people started to look at me funny.

 

 

First on stage was Andrew O’Neill. A wonderfully funny man. I forgot to take pictures of him. I know. Useless. But he was on early and i wan’t quite with it at that point…. or i was distracted… or something. Anyway, go see his show! And you can find out what he looks like for yourself Andrew O’Neill is Easily Distracted

 

Next up was Michael Pope.

Who i had heard little bits about, mainly from the twitterings of Amanda Palmer giving the both live in The Cloud Club. All i really new was “he’s that film guy” so it was interesting to see what he was about on stage.

He did seem a little nervous, but completely made up for it by being really funny and playing with poor unsuspecting audience members on stage.

I’ll plug his show too Michael Pope is Gay for Pay mostly because i really want to go and see it too!

These photos are for Michael Pope’s mother:

(although this shot is darkened, i love it, it’s quite ghostly)

 

 

 

And without further ado……………… AMANDA PALMER AND NEIL GAIMAN!

 

Yay!

 

They opened with such a beautiful version of Makin’ Whoopee and if i can find (or if you know where one is) a filming of it i will re-post.

 

Every Amanda Palmer show i’ve been to has been glorious but it was interesting having it formatted with both Palmer and Gaiman. In all honesty i went for the Amanda Palmerness, i assumed it would be a “i went for the Amanda Palmer and stayed for the Neil Gaiman” kinda thing but they both work so brilliantly together, through songs and stories and poetry and even their little quips and marital banter on stage!

I’m really glad they brought the show over to Edinburgh and i feel really lucky to have seen it.

 

Anyway, enough of my loved up rambles, enjoy some pretty pictures:

Mikelanglo doing some great whistling…. oh….. go see his show too: Mikelanglo The Balkan Elvis

Ooo i found this little film of Amanda  reading her poem Broken Heart Stew while Neil plays Bloom on the ipad (filmed by Skerrylight on youtube):

 

 

I’m so glad she played Coin-Operated Boy 🙂 it’s my favourite Dresden Dolls song, and here is a film i found of it (filmed by ubernell on youtube):

 

This is the very talented Lady Rizo, who beautifully sang Gaiman’s I Google You (a song i really love, mostly the lyrics. Was just about to say go and google them and giggled at the irony, but yeah go google them!) and guess what, you can go see her show too: Lady Rizo

Here is another wee film i found of Amanda performing The Bed Song. I don’t think i’ve blogged about this song yet, but i must at some point, it’s very sad and very beautiful and one of few songs that has made me cry in a public space the first time i heard it, and sitting there in the darkened rows of seats i did feel huge warm tears sliding down my face (filmed by queenshalledinburgh on youtube):

 

There is something about this photo^ that i really love. It deserves a wonderful witty caption… but i ain’t so good at them! COMPETITION! So, best caption you can come up with, hit me up…. and you could win a signed print of the image with your caption penned in! Either leave a comment on this post of tweet me @chloehenderson9 or email me at chloehen21@aol.com and i’ll pick a winner by the end of this month!

 

Here is my little film of Amanda playing Map of Tasmania:

 

 

 

 

And like the awesomest awesome people that they are Neil and Amanda hung around after the show for a signing 🙂 This is the reason i find myself wandering into the realms of Palmer/Gaiman fangirl, they care about us!

Yeah, this picture is of Amanda eating a twix…. which she gave me a piece of 🙂 something about that makes me really happy 🙂

oh and i gave her art………… this art:

i think she liked it 🙂

i hope she liked it 🙂

i want to make and give her something more awesome at the house party… so Amanda if you read this be excited!

Anyhoo, the concert was awesome, the artists were awesome, the crowd was awesome, life is awesome!

Chloe out.

Amanda Palmer and The Danger Ensemble – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire – 30th September 2008

14 May

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I filmed the first part of Amanda playing Icarus with Jason Webley, but my camera cut out half way through 😦 anyway, enjoy!

My first Amanda Palmer show.

It was amazing.

Even though her foot was a bit squished.

Amanda talking about her squished foot:

 

Chloe out.

Documentation of my early concert trips before I had a good camera.

14 May

This first post for my brand spanking new blog is some of my better images from the concerts I went to before concert photography became a passion of mine. Also, my taste in music has gotten better since these gigs (no rly)!

Keane – Glasgow SECC – 7th May 2007

My Chemical Romance – Glasgow SECC – 27th May 2007

 

AFI – Edinburgh Corn Exchange – 26th April 2007

Enter Shikari – Glasgow Barrowlands – 26th October 2007

My Chemical Romance – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 11th November 2007

The Blackout – Glasgow Garage – 5th February 2008

Mindless Self Indulgence – Glasgow ABC – 26th April 2008

Evelyn Evelyn (kinda) – Glasgow Oran Mor – 17th April 2010

Chloe out.