Amanda PalmerPhoto - Kyle Cassidy

The ukulele-strumming, piano-banging showgirl of Dresden Dolls fame came via the Spiegeltent for the very final performances of her Australian tour. Audiences were not disappointed as Amanda Palmer delivered the full spectrum of song and spectacle we have come to expect from this seasoned musician.

Palmer played a medley of favourite numbers as well as some brand new tunes, a few of them written from and about Australia, which garnered a roaring response from the crowd. Several hundred keen punters were packed into the sold out Spiegel, making the seating experience not unlike a budget domestic flight, but those who lingered outside after the show got a special treat. With feature guest artist Jason Webley (co-performer from Evelyn Evelyn), Palmer emerged out of the tent, ukulele in hand, and proceeded to continue her performance on the Garden grass in the chilly pre-midnight air.

Undoubtedly this woman loves playing her music, loves performing and it would seem is also head over heels for this country. Lucky for us, as we can be led to believe Amanda Palmer will make a speedy return sooner rather than later.

2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival
Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

Venue: The Spiegeltent | The Garden Of Unearthly Delights Adelaide
Dates/Times: 2-3 Mar at 10pm
Duration: 60mins
Tickets: $45
Bookings: FringeTix - 1300 FRINGE (1300 374 643) |

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