Sunday, 11 November 2012

Amanda Palmer Gig

A few days ago the greatness that is Amanda Palmer was in Cologne for a concert with the Grand Theft Orchestra. My friends don't know her or her music so I didn't buy tickets but because she is Amanda Fucking Palmer and she is amazing she did a signing hour in a Saturn the afternoon before the concert. When I arrived, only a handfull of people were there, one of them being Sophia, a girl I know from the internet. We didn't know we'd both be there and were really excited to meet for the very first time. She had met another girl there and later we met a guy I know back from school aswell as another girl and together we went for sushi after the signing hour, I had the nicest day!

But back to Amanda Palmer:
She came, she sang, she played her ukulele, she signed, she was amazing. When she signed my poster and my journal, I told her that it was her who got me into feminism for the first time and she high-fived me. I, The Countess, the little nerdy kid from Cologne high-fived AMANDA PALMER! I had a serious fangirl moment, I cannot tell you how happy I was. 
After she left I went for lunch with the people I mentioned before and we showed each other the photos we had taken and of course the excitement we still felt. I am smiling right now while typing this... I'm mental. 

I managed to take some pictures while she was singing:

Do you have a famous person that you would like to meet and that inspires you?
Have a great day,
The Countess


  1. I was so excited when I got to go to a small concert of hers (I think it was a couple of years ago, now). She is amazing! I loved the Dresden Dolls when I was younger, too. I want to see them play next time they get back together for a tour. Also I love that she is married to someone else awesome, who I worship, Neil Gaiman.

    1. She is indeed amazing! I got into her music through the Dresden Dolls when I got in touch with feminism. When I met her in Cologne I told her what a great influence she had on me. I am really not a person who fangirls over people when meeting them but with her it was different...