Amanda Palmer at the State Theater

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Amanda Palmer at State-0736, courtesy of Me

I had the good fortune to get to see and shoot Amanda Palmer last night.

Let me clarify – shoot as in take pictures of her. I am not the person Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

Let me also save you Gaiman-heads the trouble: No, he was either not there or not in evidence. Palmer’s dad was, however – he lives in the area and sings with the National Cathedral, according to the now-defunct Blade. Palmer did a duet of a Leonard Cohen song with him during the encore, something that’s become a tradition when she plays in the area.

The show was great and I’m becoming more and more fond of the State Theater as a venue. The management is relaxed and courteous, the sound’s good and the on-tap beer selection above average. More pictures after the jump.

Palmer came out and answered some questions before the opening act, which was a great opportunity to take too many damned pictures.

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Amanda Palmer at State-0540, courtesy of Me

My favorite shot was actually of the opening act, Nervous Cabaret.

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Amanda Palmer at State-0651, courtesy of Me

Here’s Palmer and her dad.

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Amanda Palmer at State-0759, courtesy of Me

During the show they had a painter up there doing an on-the-spot bit of art. We saw a bit of it at the mid-way point, here’s the completed painting, which will be auctioned off at some point soon. No mention on Palmer’s blog or twitter yet, unfortunately, or I’d link it.

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Amanda Palmer at State-0750, courtesy of Me

The full set of what I shot is here. Were you there? Take any of your own? Share em in the comments and add them to the We Love DC flickr pool.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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