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The Dresden Dolls - Brechtian Punk Cabaret in Amsterdam
On February 21st it was time for Shaydee and me to go the a show of The Dresden Dolls once again. The first time we saw this band was at the end of last year and they had blown the Metalrage crew away. After that show, Boek visited a show of this band for Metalrage and after that show they also were amazed by the magical, energetic show you get to see. This show we went together and because we already knew what to expect we were very excited.
1,5 hour before the show we heard that supporting band Juliet’s Ghost cancelled and that there wouldn’t be a support this evening.
Because of the cancelled support act the show started 45 minutes too late. I think we were also partly to blame for that, because we interviewed the band just before the show. Sorry for the people who hate us now.

But around 9:15 PM it was finally time for the band to enter the stage and start their show. Once again it would be a marvellous and expressive live show. The last time we were standing before Amanda, she played the piano and was lead singer. This time we were standing at the other side before Brian, the Drummer and Guitarist and sometimes a backup vocal.
The Dresden Dolls have got a expressive live show with mime kind of make up and strange outfits, with these aspects they are pulling you into their show. Songs like ‘Coin Operated Boy’ and ‘Missed Me’ but also some covers like ‘Port of Amsterdam’ and ‘Pierre’ from Carole King are part of the set list in this almost 90 minutes lasting story.

This time you could see the band, enjoy their performance. The last time they were playing their first big show in the Netherlands with loads of presspeople, but they had proven themselves back then. Now it was the time to enjoy the show, together with the audience. The reaction of the crowd was marvellous; after every song there was a big applause and people couldn’t get enough of the old and new songs.
After two encores the band left the stage and left a very satisfied crowd behind. But they both came into the hall 15 minutes later to shake hands and sign all sorts of stuff. We said the band goodbye and got a live album of the band that isn’t released in Europe. You can find a review of this CD soon.

Once again, The Dresden Dolls proved to us that there is more to music. I am sure they will play some festivals in Europe this year and if you are going to one of the festivals, be sure not to miss these guys. Because this Brechtian Punk Cabaret will conquer Europe.