Okay, so, back from the Dresden Dolls gig. And it was very good.
It’s always excellent to see a really tight band, you know? Skilled in their craft and art, not sloppy and whatnot on stage. Not that the DD didn’t have issues during this gig, they surely did, from equipment screwing up to guitar strings breaking to Amanda forgetting the lyrics in the middle of a cover of Sabbaths “War Pigs”. Which, by the way, resulted in a plea for someone who knew the words to come sing it – and surely, a very long haired metalhead got up, threw a couple of goats at the crowd, and proceeded to convinvingly growl the song while waving his hair around. Kick ass!
I had a fine old time, and swiped a set list for Annette on the way out – not that the set list bore much relation to what actually got played.
My only problem is that they didn’t actually get going until 1015 hours or so, which means it’s now around 0100 as I type this, and that’s late on a weeknight for me, I’m old and grey and my eyes are weak, etc.
Amazing that it was such a _small_ gig, though – there were like, maybe a couple or three hundred people there, tops? It was at the Kings Arms which is not a big venue at all, and it wasn’t even full. I guess they’re just not a big impact band in NZ.