A small gig at a local coffeeshop was announced on twitter on Thursday and since I have no job and only study parttime at the moment I decided to use my free time and went to see Paloma there. Wondering how there could possibly fit any people in the place, I went early and got a good spot right in the face of the lady who did backing vocals.
With only 100 people allowed in there and time for only three songs it was quite an intimate experience and the passion with which this half of the band played hyped up the audience for the show that night. In lack of a cowbell improvisation happened with a glass bottle and a wooden tool, which worked surpisingly well.
That night at Tivoli Vredenbrug Paloma was supported by Jake Isaac. Even though he had a slow start he managed to get the crowd excited with his solo drum/guitar magic (apart from the two girls in front of me who are probably still not done talking).
The wait for Paloma and her band to start after that was long, but worth it. May I just say, her band is made up of good looking people, especially the men in suits got some extra applause from the mainly female audience.
The heartbreak- and lovesongs were perfect for a concert just before Valentines day, and even if you didn't know any of the songs the show would have been great fun as well, plus Paloma is hilarious, even though she claimed not to be a comedian.
All in all, great performance, great drama, great singing and beautiful people, what else can a person ask for?
( Oh I know, give the backing vocals girl her own show, she was amazingly passionate and had a great range of emotions while dancing her butt off. )