Love her. Love her husband. Love imagining the combination baking inside her.
Love the fact that she’s playing with Morrissey for one date this summer. Kinda wish I could go. Love that she did a cover of his (Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want).
Love the fact that she did a highly relevant Kimya Dawson cover (All I Could Do).
Love the fact that pretty much the first words she said to us were calling us godless for coming out to see her on Easter. Then rambled about a King Missile song about Jesus that she sorta knows (Jesus Was Way Cool – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSfa56tjBQo), then used that to segue into Missed Me, saying, “this is not about Jesus. At All. But what if it was?”
Love that she did old Dresden Dolls stuff. Love that she took requests. Love that she brought highly enthusiastic young helpers from the audience onstage to hold an iphone with lyrics for one she didn’t remember exactly (Dirty Business I think). Loved that one of them kinda got lost dancing to it and had to be reminded to come back and hold the phone.
Love that she did Have to Drive and told the story behind it, how it evolved from the guilt of seeing a dead dog in the road. Personal synchronicity significance there.
Love that she did Runs in the Family and closed with the Ukulele Anthem.
Mostly I loved how much Sophie got into it. You know how teenagers are, it’s so hard to turn them on to anything new, even quality interesting shit, because they’re so into doing their own thing. By the end of the second song, she leaned over to me with a big grin. “I LOVE HER!”
Thanks Amanda, for a wonderful night in Richmond.