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I want to describe Amanda Palmer, half of art-punk cabaret-rock band the Dresden Dolls, in a way that makes her seem like something exotic, but truly, it’s hard for me to think of Amanda Palmer as exotic: I know her too well.
A drunk touches my shoulder and congratulates me duringthe flailing madness of “Girl Anachronism.” Or I think he’s congratulating me. The band crashes into “War Pigs” as a final number, and it’s huge and bombastic and heartfelt, and Amanda and Brian are playing like one person with two heads and four hands, and it’s all about the beat and the roar, and I watch the crowd in their lunatic, wonderful Hallowe’en costumes drink it in until the final explosive rumble of drums has faded away. And I’m in awe of what the Dresden Dolls are, and what they do. andwe are back in the hotel and the adrenaline is fading, Amanda, who has been subdued and awkward since the gig finished, starts crying,silently, uncontrollably, and I hold her, not sure what to say. Her cheeks are black with wet eye-make-up and it’s smearing on the sheets and the pillow as she sobs and I hold her tight, and try with all my might to understand.
Amanda goes into the chords of “Coin-Operated Boy,” a song that too often, solo, feels like a novelty song, and, played by Amanda and Brian together it brings the house down: less of a song and more of an act of symbiosis, as they try to wrong-foot each other.
It’s funny and it’s moving and it’s like nothing else I’ve ever seen.
It’s a remarkable, virtuoso, glorious thing to see them play together.
Read More of Neil Gaiman’s Reflection on Page 2 They play “Sex Changes.”They play “Missed Me,” and the audience are pumping their fists, zombies and superheroines and Pennywise the clown, and I think, “I’ve heard her play this song so many times.I can see how much of what she’s been doing on stage was looking for things that replaced, not Brian, but the energy of Brian, putting something else on the stage that’s more than just a girl and a keyboard.