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Gig thoughts: Amanda Palmer – National Concert Hall, 28th May 2018

Setlist Support by Andrew O’Neill In My Mind Map of Tasmania Astronaut Ampersand Missed Me The Killing Type A Mother’s Confession Mandy Goes to Med School Drowning in the Sound Vegemite (The Black Death) Coin-Operated Boy The Bed Song Poem recital by Neil Gaiman – The Mushroom Hunters Brick (Ben Folds cover) Death Thing Half Jack/Zombie (The Cranberries) mashup The Ride Ukulele Anthem Thoughts This gig was the Monday after the Abortion Referendum. Lots of positive vibes about same. When I saw Amanda in the lobby before the show, I was surprised at her height. She looks taller on the stage. I had to get up to pee just after Death Thing and missed the start of the Half Jack/Zombie mashup. I was sitting behind the guestlist row – Neil Gaiman and Maykay from Flapes were directly in front of me! I blurted out “Hi Maykay!” when I saw her. Thankfully I resisted reaching out to touch Neil’s hair, that would have been awkward. I was working the following day – rushed to get the midnight Aircoach after the show in a panic. Tried to sleep on the bus but it was too warm. Everyone else was asleep though…very frustrating!