Hello Amy's readers, I’m Claire and this is my review of the first concert of the Emilie Autumn North American tour. The concert was in Cleveland on February 9 2011 at a bar called Peabody’s Downunder, and just a heads up: I don’t remember which instrumental songs were played so I’ve excluded them from my review.
I arrived donning a corset and bloomers at about 6 o’clock (an hour before doors were to open). Emilie was giving a private violin concert/tea party with the people with VIP passes at the time so everyone who didn’t want to freeze was forced to wait in a small breezeway. It got very cramped in there. Once we got inside at about 7:20, we waited for an hour and a half until the show started. The stage included a candle lit harpsichord, a tea set, and a large clock used for making interesting silhouettes.
|Rat-Emilie with her Crumpets.|
I believe the Blessed Contessa is attempting to take flight.
[Amy's note: I will begin work on my sign immediately.]
God Help Me was either after or before the harpsichord incident and it was intense! It has never been one of my favorite songs but it might be now. The singing and harpsichording (I invented that word) was quite passionate. The Art of Suicide might have been next, I have a horrible memory. Also played was Liar, I Want My Innocence Back, Mad Girl, Bohemian Rhapsody (everyone sang along), and Dead is the New Alive. Mad Girl was by far my favorite song, as far as performance goes. She used an echo technique which was very powerful. When she sang “how did the prince say he loved you?” she sang it with bitter sarcasm and screamed “Liar!” after it. So cool and highly effective.
|EA, with rather frightening eyes, does something to a beam...|
|My corset - very lovely and very affordable.|