Dresden Dolls

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.


  1. Sorry to miss ’em :- Glad you had fun, though!

  2. I like them a lot. They’re playing in London in November, but London is too scary for me.

    • It’s full of people asking you to “Do me a favour!” and yelling “Look out! He’s got a shooter!” and proclaiming things to be “Sorted!” and all that kinda stuff, I assume?

      I base my opinion of London purely on old episodes of The Sweeney, naturally.

  3. My god, I’d kill to see them at the Kings Arms!

    • It was great. And really, sparsely attended. There was ample room up the back to walk about, and you could still get to the bar, no problems.

  4. Fantastic to hear, I am seeing them tonight in Wellington at Indigo. I only had their second album, so I have been listenting to tracks from the first recently. It is way rougher than Yes, Virginia.

  5. I did not see you.

    We froze out the side door, but it was excellent m/

  6. Earlier in the year? I don’t think so – their last gig here was a couple of years back.

  7. Nope, last show was December 2004, also at the Kings Arms.