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Last night I went to the Dead Can Dance show at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Yes, half the people there were wearing black, and I'm sure all my friends were in there somewhere. I have to confess two things: 1) I'm a latecomer to DCD fandom (as I am to so many things), and 2) I probably haven"t been to nearly as many live shows as even the average person there.

That said, DCD is the most polished pop live act I've ever heard. They sounded fantastic. I caught my mouth hanging open a few times.

They did play material from their new album, which comes out on the 14th, says KEXP. Pretty good, and in the same ethereal, Near Eastern-inspired vein as their earlier material; it reminded me of Sky Cries Mary in their more accessible moments.

Those of you who've been fans longer than I have know that DCD broke up because they hated each other. I was close enough to look for evidence of that, but none was obvious to me. They seemed to enjoy themselves as long as they were facing the audience. Brendan Perry seemed to be the one in charge; Lisa Gerard didn't speak the entire time.

After watching her sing, Lisa is now a candidate for my #3 straight girl crush, after Kate Winslet and [livejournal.com profile] cupcake_goth.

Date: 2012-08-12 03:49 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] mahariel.livejournal.com
Heard you were seatmates with the hubby!

Date: 2012-08-12 04:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] sistawendy.livejournal.com
I was! I'm sorry I didn't recognize him at first. Clearly he needs to get out more.

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