Dresden Dolls At Bimbos

Dresden Dolls At Bimbos

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at Bimbos 365 Club in San Francisco, CA on October 12th, 2006.

The Dresden Dolls’s reputation for crazy crazy stage shows is well deserved! There were people walking around in stilts, and lots of people dressed up. The opening band, The Red Paintings, was dressed up in kimonos and kabuki makeup. There were 2 SF groups that performed full routines during certain Dresden Dolls full of acrobatics. There were also people doing live body paintings on stage. The strange dichotomy between the Sufjan show and the Dresden Dolls explifies why I love living in San Francisco.

I’ve decided my new strategy at Bimbos shows is to take pictures of the marquee. This pic comes courtesy of my friend Shadow.

Pictures from my new flickr buddy metaphorge after the jump.

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Sufjan Stevens with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble

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at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA on October 11, 2006.

Biggest suprise of the year! The show will probably go neck and neck with Radiohead for best show of the year. I think I counted 16 members in Sufjan’s band. On top of that, there was the 24 member Pacific Mozart Ensemble choir. That’s a whopping 40 people on stage. During “Metropolis…” tons of inflated Superman were unleashed on the audience. Later during Sufjan’s Xmas song, inflated Santas were unleashed. The show was something unique, and I’m glad I could take part in such a amazing performance. More pics and video after the jump…
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The Benefit For Pat Spurgeon

Pat Spurgeon (of Rogue Wave) and his mom

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On September 30th 2006, San Francisco band Rogue Wave hosted a benefit concert to raise money for their drummer Pat Spurgeon, who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. The benefit concert featured performances by Rogue Wave, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie,) Nada Surf, Ryan Miller (Guster,) John Vanderslice, and other special guests. Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snickett) MC ‘d the event.

Pat was born with one kidney and it failed. He had his first transplant in 1993, which served him well until now. After 13 years, it has started to deteriorate. He has been on dialysis since April and is hoping desperately to find a donor. Some of their friends have gotten tested to see if they are a match, but Pat has yet to hear good news. Provided he finds a donor, there will be an enormous amount of costs that both Pat and his donor will incur.

In a logical world, medical insurance would cover his donor’s and his expenses after the procedure, but it does not; so he and his family must carry the financial burden. The expenses can be huge. We are trying to raise money for costs like: donor’s travel, care, bills, lost work wages, etc., as well as Pat’s expenses, care, bills, etc. while he is in recovery. — adapted from roguewavemusic.com

Please donate to the cause by going to The Rogue Wave Website.
Pictures and Videos from this amazing event after the jump.

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