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Limbo

18 Jan

Just before Christmas my wonderful Grandma surprised my family with tickets to see LIMBO at Edinburgh’s Christmas festival.

My family didn’t know anything about it, but i did. The day after the Amanda Palmer house party most people headed out to see Limbo at London’s festival… and i was rather sad about missing it as i hurtled back to Edinburgh on the train 😦 So, getting tickets to see it just before Christmas was just awesome!!

Billed as: “Witness heart-stopping illusions, mind-bending manoeuvres, breathtaking
dance moves and thrilling live music from a coterie of highly skilled
international performers. A summer celebration of otherworldly 
proportions, welcome to the greatest party ever between heaven and hell.

Well, sign me up!

Amanda Palmer fans had told me it was wonderful, so naturally it was going to be wonderful, and directed by Sxip Shirey you know it’s gonna be good, at the very least great music!

Well, high expectations surpassed… it was bloody brilliant!

And my family, who normally consider the stuff that i/”a weirdo” like, is, well, weird, bloody loved it too! the main comment being that we all now want bendy stick pole things… yeah i wont spoil the surprise! but oh my word they look amazing fun!

Gloriousness all round… looks like they are in Australia at the moment, BUY TICKETS AND GO!!!

If you weren’t convinced already… watch this clip…

Probably not the most eloquent review they’ve gotten… just a little sharing the love blog post because great art must be shared!

See you in limbo…

Chloe out.

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.

Michael Pope is Gay for Pay

25 Aug

Last night we went to see the wonderful Michael Pope in Michael Pope is Gay for Pay at The Phoenix.

 

After seeing him open up for Amanda Palmer at The Evening With concert previously, i did have expectations, and they were well met. In terms of content i had no idea what to expect, previously The Evening With gig had an age limit of 14 whereas Pope’s gig was 18… so more than a little of his show was left out and all i had to go on was a deep raspy voice (a voice i want a recording of, to play down the phone at odd times of the night to my friends! A question i should have asked, do you ever put on that voice when people call you up on the phone?).

 

(Michael Pope at An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmersee previous post)

 

This show is classed as comedy in the Fringe book, and although it is funny (hell, it pulls you through all states of emotional bewilderment), the classification of spoken word or storytelling would seem more appropriate. Storytelling via spoken word on stage is an odd art and an interesting one, and a lot of the time hard to pull off and grasp the attention of your audience, but for a whole 55 minutes the little Phoenix audience was gripped and enthralled by the tales of Pope’s peculiar life.

I wont give too much away about the content of the show itself, because i want you to go see it! There are only two performances left, so get off your arses and run down to the Phoenix now!

Let him take you through “the theatre of the imagination.”

Seriously! Wanna go? Head down to The Phoenix on Broughton Street in Edinburgh, just before 10:45 (leaving time to grab yrself a drink), sit down on the comfy chairs and await your glorious fate (oh and it’s free! so really you have no excuse not to go).

 

Show website. oh and follow it on twitter @popeisgay4pay and follow him on twitter @popecinema

 

“Fringe fairy dust was falling on me” ★★★★ – Fringe Guru <— I love this little quote about the show, ’tis very true.

 

Thank you Michael Pope for a wonderful 55minutes and for being lovely enough to not only recognise me but have a nice little chat outside after the show, oh and liking my art 🙂

Chloe out.

I’m sitting in a box.

19 Aug

Today we went to go see Nothing is Really Difficult inside The Box by Theatergroep WAK.

Performed in a life-sized wooden box. A show about nothing. Three men full of self mockery and vicarious shame. Male poetry for men and women, without words. Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, 2011.

Why? Well, as we were standing looking up at the sign and trying to pick a show, i noticed the name and remember a tweet from Amanda Palmer, saying how much she had enjoyed it.

So, to The Box we hurried!

The Box is a custom built box, situated just outside of George Square, and is… well… a box. From outside all you see is box, and inside all you see is a box! but with a set of staircase-like seating and that glorious woody smell.

We were running a little late, and although the show doesn’t start until you are inside The Box, the actors hang around outside being entertaining and handing out flyers. Wooden flyers.

We filed into the box, took our seats, the lights went out and we waited in the dark. From under the stage appears a light between the wooden slits, and then banging from below and the light moves along the stage. This continues the whole way across, until a corner of the stage lifts up and out pops a lone figure carrying a lantern. The show continues in odd bursts of movement, leaping, dancing, jumping and a hell of a lot of running around. It is, as described, about nothing at all but is mocking and funny and really quite clever.

Wanna go see it? Nothing is Really Difficult on in The Box just outside George Square at 15:30, 17:00 or 18:30 and runs until 26th August 2012.

Thanks Amanda Palmer for this recommendation, it was glorious!

And alla Amanda Palmer i have deemed it #AFPart

Chloe out.

 

p.s. all image (bar the #afpart one) are not my own and if you wanna claim credit just hit me up and i’ll be happy to pop in your name 🙂

 

*update* while looking for more information about this show, i found this article by Sunday’s Child about promoting shows, check it out here.

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.